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MacPhun ColorStrokes iPhone App Review

MacPhun ColorStrokes iPhone App Review - Daniel Bell reviews the MacPhun ColorStrokes iPhone app.

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ColorStrokes iPhone App

The ColorStrokes is a program which has been previously released for Mac but is now also available as an iPhone app. It allows you to turn your images black and white, and then recolour certain parts. It as available now from the iTunes Store for £0.69.

ColorStrokes iPhone App Features

  • Special effects to make pictures more dramatic
  • Blue tone, grayscale and sepia monochrome layers
  • Possibility to adjust hue, saturation, contrast, brightness
  • Customisable smart brush
  • Integration with Instagram and FX Photo Studio

ColorStrokes iPhone App Performance

Images can be taken via the app or imported from your camera roll or Facebook. When you have chosen your image you can then crop it into a square if preferred. You will then see your image in black and white. All the image editing is done by pressing areas of your image with your finger, with further editing options available. A small thumbnail area appears in the corner so you can see where your finger is on the image.

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The main editing controls are along the bottom. Pan & Zoom allows you to zoom into your image and move it about so a different section is on the screen. There are Color and Grayscale (this changes depending which effect you are using) buttons, Color adds colour to the image where you touch it, with Greyscale turning it back to black and white. The latter options are mainly for fine tuning if you have added a touch of colour where you didn't intend to.

There are other buttons along the top. To the left there is done and undo. Brush allows you to change your brush and amend diameter, opacity and softness. Effects allows you to add a dramatic effect, choosing from Soft, Dreamy and Hard Light, you can also choose between Grayscale, Sepia and Bluetone. You can also change the Saturation, Hue, Brightness, Contrast and Vignette as well as the strength of the black and white layer via the Adjust button. Hitting more tools allows you to see the mask, brush outline and zoom preview as well as clear and invert mask.

Hitting the done button gives you options to share or save your photos via Camera Roll, Postcard, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Email, FX Photo Studio and Print or start a new session.

MacPhun Color Splash Studio iPhone App Before
MacPhun Color Splash Studio iPhone App After

ColorStrokes iPhone App Verdict

The ColorStrokes app is an effective way to be creative with your iPhoneography. It is quite fiddly on the iPhone, but it's great to be able to import from Facebook and export to many other places including FX Photo Studio and Instagram.

MacPhun Color Splash Studio iPhone App
The ColorStrokes app has an easy to use interface and can produce effective results.

ColorStrokes iPhone App Pros

MacPhun Color Splash Studio iPhone AppClean, easy to use interface
MacPhun Color Splash Studio iPhone AppCan export to plenty of places

ColorStrokes iPhone App Cons

MacPhun Color Splash Studio iPhone AppDoesn't allow multiple sessions
MacPhun Color Splash Studio iPhone AppQuite fiddly on an iPhone

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The ColorStrokes  iPhone App is available from the iTunes Store for £0.69. For more information please visit the MacPhun website.

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