Color Splash For iPad App Review

The Color Splash For iPad app allows you to create black and white images, with a touch of colour, Daniel Bell trys it out.

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Color Splash for iPad is an app which lets you quickly and easily give photos a dramatic look by converting them to black and white and keeping chosen details in colour. As well as the iPad app, which is priced at £1.49, there is also an iPhone version, which costs £0.69. NB. This review has been updated after the app has been updated to v2.0.

Color Splash For iPad Features

  • Save multiple sessions
  • Undo any number of accidental brush strokes
  • Adjust brush properties such as brush size, softness and opacity
  • Alternative view mode highlights the regions that will remain in colour with a red tint
  • Adjust brightness, contrast, saturation and more
  • Give black and white parts of the image a sepia or blue tint
  • New brush monitor feature
  • Share via email or by uploading to Facebook, Flickr, Picasa / Google+ and Dropbox
  • Short tutorial video

Color Splash For iPad Performance

The app is quite basic and easy to use, although it is worth watching the tutorial video to ensure you are aware of how to fully use the app. When you load an image it is turned grey and you can then turn your selected details to colour.

By hitting the Color option at the top of the screen the areas you select will turn to colour, if you accidentally run over to an area you want to keep black and white, hit the Gray button and go over that area again. The red dot next to the Color and Gray buttons shows you where you have selected to change to colour. To get in closer you can use a two-finger pinching gesture to zoom in and out, allowing you to work on details with pixel-accuracy. Included in version 2 is the new brush monitor, the area of the image you are editing appears in the corner of the screen, allowing you see see clearly what you are doing.

It is also possible to change the size of your brush as well has its properties, whether it be from soft to hard or full to partial, adding to the creativity options. At any time you can hit the undo button and it will take you back step-by-step. When you are happy you can save your session, allowing you to further edit your image at a later time, or save it to Facebook and Twitter. You can also email your image directly from the app, send to another app or print.

Color Splash For iPad Verdict

The iPad and iPhone versions of the app are very similar, with the iPad's larger screen making it much easier to edit. It is great that you can save your sessions so you can edit your images further at a later date. The latest version has added the very useful brush monitor feature so you can see the area you are editing much easier. You can now also adjust brightness, contrast, saturation and more.

  The Color Splash for iPad is an excellent app capable of helping you create superb images easily.

Color Splash For iPad Pros

Ability to save sessions
Easy to use
Brush monitor feature

Color Splash For iPad Cons

No way to see full colour version when editing


The Color Splash For iPad is available from the iTunes Store for £1.49. For more information please visit the Pocket Pixels website.

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