Feb 6, 2014

ColorTime Releases Major Update

ColorTime just released a major update, and it's now FREE to download. Thanks to developer, Jerome Dewhurst, I had a chance to try this app out before the release so I've been playing with it for a few weeks and highly recommend it.  Although it is a universal app, it's designed primarily for the iPad. The video below shows you just what ColorTime can do.

Here are a couple of versions of an image I edited with ColorTime (below). With this app, it's not a matter of applying a filter, but rather adjusting an Shadows, Midtones, Highlights, Contrast and Saturation using a very intuitive user interface.

The one issue I had a little trouble with at first was the Select button. A sold white square means you are applying the changes to the entire image, a light square with a black circle in the middle adjusts only the outer edges of the image and the unedited center can be moved and made larger or smaller. The reverse, a dark square with white circle in the center indicates that adjustments are applied only to the center of the image. Finally there is a Brush which allows the user to mask a particular area for applying changes. To activate the Brush, select the paintbrush icon under Select and press your finger on your device screen until the red dots appear and then move your finger to paint in the area you would like to work on. Once you get the hang of it, it's really quite simple and quite clever at that!

Be sure to press the center Modulate Color button which is designed to cycle through various color grades. Press it again to stop the cycling and you can save as is, or further edit the image to your liking.

© Geri Centonze

© Geri Centonze

© Geri Centonze

Press Release

Based on a new GPU accelerated graphics engine, ColorTime 2.0 is the first app for a mobile device that allows 1080p HD video to be color graded in real-time.

The powerful grading tools in ColorTime enable consumers to make their images and HD videos look beautiful and professionally finished. The gestural interface transforms the iPad into a color grading panel, enabling color and tone to be accurately manipulated in the highlights, midtones and shadows.
VertexGrade technology allows grades to be applied to organic, freeform selections.


NEW***Color grade 1080p HD video in real-time***
  • Accurately manipulate: Shadows, Midtones, Highlights, Contrast, Saturation.
  • Apply unlimited changes to: All the image, Inside of a shape, Outside of a shape, Long-press and drag to paint a selection.
  • Use different brush sizes to make your selections.
  • MODULATE the colors in your image - explore beautiful new looks.
  • Save your grades and sync them with iCloud.
  • Share to social networks.
  • Crop and rotate your photos and video.

Unique Color Gesture
The most natural way to manipulate color in your photos.
Just touch the screen and drag. ColorTime's unique gesture interface allows you to effortlessly change color and brightness of the shadows, midtones, highlights and contrast in your photo.

Full Screen Realtime Editing
Fill the display with your image and watch it change in realtime. ColorTime uses a new graphics processing engine so that you can manipulate up to 16.7 Megapixel photos or 1080p HD video in real-time full screen.

VertexGrade Technology
A powerful and non-destructive way to selectively change parts of your picture. VertexGrade technology allows you to long-touch and drag to select part of your photo or video. You can then change just the area selected. Make as many selections and as many changes as you like, it won’t slow ColorTime down.

Interactive Shape
A versatile way to add a vignette or create a unique look.
ColorTime’s inbuilt shape allows you to assign one look to the inside of the shape and another to the outside. At its simplest, you can darken the edges of an image to create a vignette, or go further and create your own unique effect.

Modulate Mode
Need inspiration? Let ColorTime generate some looks for you.
Press the play button and ColorTime will smoothly animate the color in your photo or video.
ColorTime uses an algorithm to assign an almost endless sequence of unique looks.

Grade Manager
Save your favorite grades.
ColorTime will sync your top 5 grades across your iOS devices using iCloud.

Social Integration
Share your creation on Facebook, Twitter, Email, Vimeo, and others.

About the developer:
Jerome Dewhurst is a consultant color scientist for feature-film productions, with experience spanning from blockbuster movies to smaller independents. Specializing in color grading and digital intermediate technology, Jerome’s current interest is in bringing professional motion picture imaging technologies to consumers. ColorTime is the first such product, exploiting multi-touch and an innovative new gesture, to give the consumer a tactile grading experience somewhat akin to what a professional colorist experiences using a grading panel costing tens of thousands of dollars.

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