Colors Pro iPhone app like finger painting on a photo

Nov 23, 2009
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Probably best for the hobbyist, Colors Pro is yet another app that lets the iPhone user play with their photos. The description in the iTunes App Store says something about concentrating on “professional artwork.”  Really?  Are photography professionals creating artwork on their iPhones?  I seriously doubt it.  If they are, they’re probably going to have […]

Probably best for the hobbyist, Colors Pro is yet another app that lets the iPhone user play with their photos.

The description in the iTunes App Store says something about concentrating on “professional artwork.”  Really?  Are photography professionals creating artwork on their iPhones?  I seriously doubt it.  If they are, they’re probably going to have to use something other than Colors Pro.

When opened, Colors Pro displays a default photo of a colorful hot air balloon.  With a swipe of the saturation tool at the bottom of the screen, one can reduce the color level all the way down to nothing.  Panning and zooming is accomplished via tools at the top of the screen or by dragging and/or pinching.

I tried to use Colors Pro to color in specific sections of the hot air balloon, leaving the rest black-and-white, but even when zoomed in very close, I found that my finger was either too fat or the tool itself just not tight enough for this to be effective.  The end result looked like something a 4-year-old child might do.

There are box, circle and looping tools available to choose specific sections of a photo to colorize or de-colorize, but these didn’t help me fare much better.

With the endless number of photo manipulation apps available, Colors Pro is probably not worth $1.99.

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Viki Gonia

Viki Gonia writes a column for her local paper, teaches writing at Columbia College of Chicago, and has had her iPhone surgically attached to her hand.

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