Colorstrokes for Mac lets you selectively colorize your photos and add effects to emphasize certain aspects of the image. Import any photo from your computer, make all the adjustments you want, and then compare the before and after images before saving the final draft. You can also share your images directly from the app, so all your friends can see your completed project.
The interface of Colorstrokes is intuitive and functional, allowing you to make all the changes you want quickly. You can drag and drop the image you want to edit right into the main window, and the image will immediately appear in black and white. To start bringing color back into the picture, select Brush Size, Softness, and Opacity using sliding scales and start shading. When it comes to re-coloring, you can choose to bring out the native color with the brush or add a different color to the mix, and you can recolor the background separately from the rest of the image. Other options for editing the photo include adding Effects such as Soft, Dreamy, and Hard Light, and introducing a Vignette boarder, also through a sliding scale.
When you're satisfied with your work, you can choose Full or Quick Compare to see before and after shots of the image, and then export your photo to Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, or Flickr. There is a link in the app to CanvasPop, where you can go to purchase a canvas print of your photo, and the app, itself, costs $2.99.
ColorStrokes is the award-winning selective color editor for Mac.
For a very limited time you can get it absolutely FREE.
ColorStrokes brings you easy-to-use tools for hassle-free color splashing, including possibility to apply custom colors, change background to sepia and blue tone, separately enhance background and foreground, easily export creations to social networks and iPhoto albums and more.
What's new in this version:
New engine and major performance improvements