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Published on July 17th, 2011

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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.

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Now I ask ya – is this app kewl or WHAT???

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!

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Sooo easy to color the bicycle – a scene from… yup, Amsterdam of course!

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A lad and a watermelon in an Egyptian market

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A red balloon – Belize

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A youngster amid the backstreets of Egypt

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.

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“We don’t need no ed-u-ca-tion!”


About the Author

Off-the-beaten-path travel is my passion,and I’ve always lived life “like-a-kid-in-a-candy-store” – eager to sample as many flavors as I can. Indeed, my life motto has long been: This ain’t a dress rehearsal, folks!



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