Color Splash Photo & Video App Review (iOS, $0.99)


Languages: English, French, Japanese

Seller: Pocket Pixels Inc.

We redesigned and polished the user interface and added some new features we hope you will love:
- The new 'brush monitor' feature lets you see what is under your finger while you paint.
- You can now browse and download photos from (and upload your edited images to) Dropbox, Google+ and Picasa.
- Bonjour and 今日は! We added support for French and Japanese.

Customer Ratings

Current Version:
28 Ratings
All Versions:
29273 Ratings
Photo & VideoPaidTopIOS


** Selected for Apple's App Store Hall of Fame **
Color Splash lets you quickly and easily give photos a dramatic look by converting them to black and white, while keeping your chosen details in color. This effect draws the viewers' attention to the colored areas, creating striking images.

The intuitive and responsive multi-touch user interface makes Color Splash amazingly easy and fun to use. Use your finger as a brush to "paint" sections of your image black and white, or to bring back the original color. Zooming in and out using the two-finger pinching gesture allows you to work on details with pixel-accuracy.

- A short video tutorial explaina the use of all features and will have you editing your images in minutes.
- Choose photos to edit from your iPhone photo library or from Facebook, Instagram or Flickr.
- Share your edited images on Facebook, Flickr or Twitter.
- Save multiple sessions to resume your work later.
- Undo any number of accidental brush strokes.
- An alternative view mode highlights the regions that will remain in color with a red tint. This makes it easier to see and adjust the boundaries between color and black & white regions.
- Choose from 4 different brushes (hard or soft edged, opaque or transparent) and adjust the brush size.
- Hide the toolbars in full screen mode.

Customer Reviews

  • Best photo color/edit app!

    by Punk_Rock_Yorkie

    I LOVE playing with the saturation and such, and have made some great photos with it! As a beginning photographer, this makes my simple photos into true works of art!

  • Great but

    by Bo ml mzozl oijxjxkxldlhbgz

    Really good but when I go to save a photo the app crashes and doesn't save the work

  • Great photo app

    by Son Vicera

    Nice color editor for photos

  • An app for every toolbox

    by Portland user 97XXX

    This app is like a screwdriver: everyone should have it in the toolbox.

  • cool!

    by guard of shadows

    I like apps like that, which do one thing and do it good all the way!

  • Hi Matt

    by Anthony Schilt

    Great app.


    by iamlostsol

    My go to app for Colorsplash

  • 2 Matters

    by B.R Expert

    Good app but bellow are missed: 1) smart color tool: to color the parts that only your first touch is, not all the picture. 2) user interface for ios7. Regards

  • Love!

    by Lani87

    Love it! Just wish there was a square brush option.

  • So great for a while!!

    by Jimborata

    So beautiful pics with this app!!!

  • Love love love this app

    by Karina139

    I love this app. It has taken me my photoshopping abilities to the next level. I recommend this app for people who want to add a little SPUNK to their photos. It's a really great app and easy to use. It has features that help get u just what U want. Have fun and make sure u watch the how to use video.

  • Always imitated never duplicated

    by jSon707

    These guys are the original color app guys! Been around since day one! I would buy their app again if I had to! Keep up the great work!

  • I love this App

    by Almond1599

    It is easy to use and very user friendly. It also produces detailed & accurate results. Formatting features work well too (brightness, contrast, saturation, etc).

  • Perfect

    by Myke7777

    You can tell they put a lot of time into this app. Glad I got it for .99. Worth way more than that.

  • Favorite

    by cfcggcassy

    Still one of the best!!!

  • Awesome!

    by Gassy Smurf

    Love this app - it's my go to for many different types of editing choices and has great tools within. The best around!

  • A truly amazing app..

    by ilovemyfatcat

    So easy to use, I absolutely love using it. Definitely a must have.

  • Wonderful app!

    by Fresquit0

    It works great when you need a color punch or a colorful reflection in a black and white image.

  • Perfection!

    by Neonpony2656

    SWEET APP!!! Ladies and gentlemen this is an app worth buying its perfect how u can turn a boring old picture in to the best with a SPLASH of color!!!!! (;

  • Awesome app

    by Coolhunterguy

    The best on App Store to retouch some part of the pictures. The new UI is clever and easy to use.

  • Freezing up, no save

    by kris10km

    Doesn't save photo. Just keeps saying "saving" and doesn't save. This freezes up the app and can't do anything but quit.

  • Sorry

    by Avis23324

    I didn't like the app because yo can only change the colors to orange and gray so before you buy this app lets just say you want to change the color of an apple it can't be purple or blue or even green or red just orange

  • The best at its job

    by Scangemode

    REQUEST: -Square or Line paintbrush to precisely split a photo into half color, half gray please Very easy to edit photos, and spot-check edits mid-session Updates are improving all the time, easier to save and resume sessions, share sessions with others

  • Love it!!

    by Gchav6

    I bought this on my iPhone 3G and still using it, but now on my iPhone 5. Love the new update, now I don't have lift my finger to check if I am filling in the correct spots.

  • Still the Best !!!

    by aka2k1

    Even though color splash has been around for awhile and other apps have duplicated it, it's still the best !!!

  • Wonderful

    by BugzBunny69

    Great and very useful/fun

  • Awesome

    by Ch40sf4ct0r

    Great app!

  • Awesome

    by Flappy66

    Wonderfully initiative

  • This

    by Drcdom

    One of the best apps ive ever used.

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  • Almost Perfect

    by COULDN't find aNICK NAME

    There are two things missing. One is that the old tutorial was more enjoyable to watch. Not really a big problem. Number two is to refresh the app for IOS 7.

  • Amazing

    by Lamplighter 23

    Amazing,works great and love the app

  • LOVE

    by MVP!!!

    Love !!!!!!!!!!!!

  • iOS 7 design please

    by al3xsanch3z07

    I REALLY love this app! It would be so much better if it had an iOS 7 look and feel. :) 5 stars.

  • Used to work great

    by PepperJon

    Now it does not save the image even close to how it looks in the app...iPhone 5s

  • Great

    by Fdvdhrcttf j

    This app is fun and easy to use :)

  • Love this app! Have made some beautiful and unique photos .

    by wldkt-gma

    Love this app!!!!

  • Best 99 Cents I Spent

    by @DevIzDope



    by Sniper12397

    Great app to make your pictures look 10x better

  • Amazing!

    by Dancer2129

    I was a little unsure about getting this app because I've bought quite a few bad ones, and I was worried about how my photos would look. But my friends that suggested to me said it was good so I gave it a try. It is amazing and so easy to work with. And the 99 cents is a bragain, love this app!

  • Great app

    by TheCommishWoo

    Works wonders

  • Love. This. App.

    by Kittypawz02

    I love this app, it allows you to amaze your friends with the splash of color in your photos! With the ability to pan and zoom, you can get those close details! Change the hue of the gray spots! Reverse the gray/colored! Many other awesome things that add up to one of my 3 favorite photography apps ever!! And I've tried many.

  • Amazing

    by Casief

    Must have!!! Awesome & Fun!! I LOVE It!!!

  • Perfect app for great edits

    by Jim_bo_66

    Easy to use - very intuitive and fun! Makes good photos look great!

  • Amazing!!! But...

    by Manx Mouse

    I love this app, but every time i go to save it crashes :(

  • The Very Finest

    by Ann's Husband, Glen

    This really is the finest app for color splashing. The in-app video tutorial is excellently done, and is very helpful. Once in a while you find an app that is a standout. Its interface is delightfully clear and beautiful, it does what it says it does and maybe even surprises you with a tad more. But above all, it delights you because it's so well-thought out. SOMEONE allowed inspiration to have its way and then made a dang good product with good-sense functionality. It makes you want to thank the developer who made it. All of the above is what this app is. there are other apps with color splashing capability, but they are not nearly as responsive to the touch of the user's finger, and won't zoom all the way in to the pixel level. And so far not a single bug or crash.

  • Absolutely WOW

    by AUPanda

    I would recommend this to anyone! This app is a lot of fun to play with, and not to mention makes any picture POP! Buy this app and you won't regret it.

  • Awesome

    by Miami for Life

    This APP is worth the money. Watch the short tutorial before you start using it! I love it


    by CCéé

    ¡Increíble! Perfecta para lo que es, sólo necesita imaginación y práctica.

  • Freaken awesome!

    by shmo-joe

    Very easy to use!

  • Beats all Competition.

    by Jklingon467

    This is so much easier to use then all other versions. Great app and totally worth the money. A must buy.

  • This app..

    by WorldOfColor

    Is totally worth it! Sure, maybe at first you get some edges off, but after a tiny bit of practice, you'll fall even more in love with this app! I love the colors & the mode where it shows where you're coloring. It's truly amazing, especially for just 99¢! Tip: Make sure to watch the tutorial, it helps a lot and is very quick and to the point! By far the best photoshop app I've ever used (for b/w + color editing)!

  • Derp

    by Mary Richer

    I need a taco.... Does this come with a taco? Nvm...

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