Published on July 17th, 20110
SpotColor – a Purely Magical Photo App
Now I’m not one to recklessly download every ipod app under the sun, but I do seem to be mesmerized by any and all things photography lately, and when I stumbled across the SpotColor app by LiquidThought, I swiftly loaded it on my iPod Touch. For a mere two bucks, this app is amazing.
The samples shown in the iTunes description are fantastic of course, but I was leery that I’d not be able to whittle anything nearly as fine. But this honey is pure magic. Perfection in every way. Simple yet powerful for what it does: lets you easily (we’re talkin’ in just minutes I had my first creation) take a color image and transform it into an eye-catching black and white with… as the app name suggests – a spot of color anywhere you want it – as much or as little as you like.
And so easy! Seriously, just a handful of functions: load a color image from either your iPod photo albums, else simply take a new photo with the iPod camera. The color image loads already transformed into black and white. Then it’s just a matter of “painting” with your finger. Everywhere you touch the black and white is replaced with the original color from the photo. And should you miscolor a smidge, there’s a separate function that likewise let’s you “finger-paint” any mistakes back to b/w.
And the best part is – you can zoom in like a gazillion percent – right down to pure pixels, just by double tapping the screen. There’s a separate button for scrolling around, as well as an “undo/redo” function.
In short,this app is great fun and truly outstanding!
And finally – a quick b/w SpotColor remake of the “Just another brick in the wall…” wallpaper that I created last year for my iPod.