The image is fully black and white but one object is colorized. That brings sharp focus to the colored item and now there’s a drop dead simple, easy, one-click, one-trick pony color app that does the deed on your Mac.
It’s called Splash It.
What it does is take a color photo, turn it to a monochromatic black and white (I’m not sure I understand if there’s a difference, but they all look the same), but lets you colorize a single or multiple objects in the photo.
Here’s an example.
See? Simple enough. Black and white background, but the colorized object brings a sharper focus to the image.
Here’s another example.
How do you get the color into a black and white photo?
Start with a color photo first. When Splash It opens a color photo it’s automatically converted to a black and white photo. The paint brushes at the top of the app, in the tool bar, are used to paint away the black and white and leave only the color. The brush size is adjusted with the slider bars to the right.
To make sure your erasing the right black and white and bringing in just the correct amount of color there’s a zoom in feature which makes brushing away the black and white and revealing the color much easier, especially on smaller objects.
Splash It is about as close to a one-trick pony Mac app as you can get and it’s priced just right.