A Color Story

TechLife Australia - - DISCOVER - [ CLIFF JOSEPH ]

BRING OUT THE COLOUR IN YOUR PHO­TOS Free with IAP | acol­orstory.com COLOR STORY IS a pop­u­lar pho­tog­ra­phy app that fo­cuses on color ef­fects and fil­ters. It’s a crowded market, but Color Story is at least free to down­load, with in–app pur­chases that are en­tirely op­tional. Even so, its in­ter­face is clean and the free tools it does in­clude will sat­isfy most ca­sual users of in­ter­est.

The app starts by al­low­ing you to im­port pho­tos or videos (up to 60 sec­onds), and ver­sion 2.0 in­tro­duced a Batch op­tion that al­lows you to ap­ply ef­fects to mul­ti­ple files all at once..

The edit­ing win­dow pro­vides four sets of tools — ad­just­ments, fil­ters, ef­fects, and col­ors, and a set of crop­ping and ro­ta­tion tools. The free fil­ters and ef­fects are fairly lim­ited with ba­sics such as ‘color pop’ and lens–flares. How­ever, the color ad­just­ment tools are quite ver­sa­tile, al­low­ing you to ad­just color curves, shad­ows, tints, and hue. Then there’s a new Se­lec­tive Edit fea­ture that al­lows you to ad­just spe­cific ar­eas of a photo, rather than the en­tire photo all at once. The em­pha­sis on in–app pur­chases might be highly ir­ri­tat­ing at times, but the ver­sa­tile free tools pro­vided by Color Story should help to keep it at the top of the App Store rank­ings for quite a while.

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