How many photos do you have stuffed into iPhoto? For me, the collection grows with every family event, accelerated by my iPhone. Every photo I’ve take for years has been dumped into iPhoto and shared with family and friends.
iPhoto’s photo enhancement tools are of the garden variety, mostly unexciting, and designed to improve photos ever so slightly, with little effort by the Mac user. What we photo buffs need are more inexpensive, one-trick-pony tools like iSplash.
There’s a reason why iSplash doesn’t cost much money. It doesn’t do much. What it does is, to say the least, colorful. It takes a color digital photo, turns it to grayscale (black and white), and lets you drop in splashes of color.
Controls are straightforward and won’t tax either your brain or creative streak.
Choose any part of the image to add the color back into it. iSplash works with PNG, GIF, JPEG, TIFF, and BMP files.
My claim to fame isn’t photography, but simple apps like iSplash make it easy to get all artsy for very little money. Even though iSplash is inexpensive and doesn’t do much, it does something iPhoto can’t do and Photoshop Elements is overkill and anything but effortless.
What I’d like to see Apple do is come out with more photo enhancement tools in iPhoto that allow for simple but attractive embellishments such as iSplash.
And I want it to be free.