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Review: Colorstrokes 2.1

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MacPhun has released the 2.1 update for its image recoloring app, Colorstrokes.  Using Colorstrokes you can recolor your images, add color, and apply creative effects.  In my example, I used an image I took of a parrot and was able to selectively color the bird and leave the background in black and white.  This is a popular technique as it brings lots of focus to the main subject of the image.

It’s also possible to do the reverse and apply grayscale to your image, and Colorstrokes allow you to pick your own color and apply that to your image for even more color choices.  Adjustable brushes let you fine tune so you have more control over how the effects are applied.  There’s even settings for brightness, contrast, blur, and other various adjustments.

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When you are all done with your image, you can save it in the typical image formats, or share via popular services like Facebook and Twitter.  They also have a partnership with CanvasPop where you can order actual prints of your images.

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Colorstrokes has a specific task which is to recolor and adjust your images, and does this quickly and without a steep learning curve.  The quality of the effects and adjustments are clean and professional looking, and whether you’re just a casual shooter, or more of a photo pro, ColorStrokes is a tool you definitely want on your Mac.  It has even been updated to support retina displays.

Colorstrokes 2.1 is available in the Mac App Store.  At the time of this writing, the app is on sale for a limited time for $0.99.

Colorstrokes - MacPhun LLC

Rating: ★★★★★

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