ColorWasher is a
tool for quickly and effectively correcting the colors, contrast,
exposure and saturation of digital images. ColorWasher is available
as a Photoshop-compatible plugin for Windows and MacOS X
as well as a standalone application and Lightroom
external editor for Windows. The plugin works in dozens
of graphics applications, including Photoshop, Photoshop Elements,
Paint Shop Pro, Photo-Paint, PhotoImpact and IrfanView. All
versions support batch processing and process RGB images with
8-bit and 16-bit/channel. The ColorWasher standalone application
supports JPEG, TIFF, PNG, PSD, Camera Raw and DNG image formats
features a wide range of automatic, semi-automatic and manual
tools for correcting, enhancing and restoring photos. It
is very easy to use as it offers interactive explanations and
hints for each feature, incorporates an Easy Mode and
detailed step-by-step instructions in the manual. ColorWasher
lets you do professional photo corrections within seconds and
also offers a Cloak mode for processing dozens of images very
ColorWasher can be used on digital photos as well
as scanned photos. It even achieves great results on old
and faded photos. But you can also use ColorWasher to enhance
web graphics, drawings, cartoons, paintings or screen shots.
ColorWasher is also recommended for photos in RAW format.
Some RAW converters don't produce perfect color correction results,
so after the RAW files have been converted you can still apply
ColorWasher to enhance the result. Moreover, if you want to
create artistic and stylish color or b/w effects, ColorWasher
lets you correct photos and apply impressive color effects in
algorithms help you to turn even the worst photo into a delightful
visual experience. Unlike other tools ColorWasher contains
seven sophisticated methods called Cast Types for reconstructing
lost colors and details in photos. ColorWasher's exposure correction
features are superior to simple brightness and gamma correction
methods used in known graphics applications and plugins.
It also features built-in mechanisms for hiding image noise,
camouflaging overexposed areas, boosting contrast, keeping saturation
constant, fixing chopped histograms and increasing the number
of colors in photos. To make ColorWasher that effective a lot
of time has been invested for research, evaluation and testing.
An Arsenal of Tools
five different automatic methods for achieving perfect
results with photos that have a wide range of different color
problems. Even more powerful is the semi-automatic sample
area feature, which lets the user select a white or gray
image area for correcting the color cast. Additionally there
are twelve different Split View modes that let
you visually perform photo corrections with the help of color
or exposure stripes and grids that are laid over the image.
The manual controls include source and target color boxes,
three sliders adjustable to five different color models, a color
picker, a color dialog and a lightness balance button. You can
also manually enter the color temperature, open and save
presets and process photos in one batch with Cloak Mode.
As far as Contrast and Exposure are concerned, ColorWasher offers
Auto Contrast and Exposure Fix features, which can be
set to three or five different levels. In addition to these
two automatic features, you can also adjust the contrast and
exposure manually in percent and EV values, alter the highlights
or shadows and change saturation using 10 different methods.
Experts can also view 10 different histogram types in four styles
to supervise the correction.
Why ColorWasher is Different
ColorWasher was developed
because of the lack of color correction tools that combine precision,
speed and ease of use. Many available tools have insufficient
automatic modes, don't manage to remove color casts completely
or demand expert knowledge to be used properly. Some even make
photos look worse or seduce the user to overdo the correction.
ColorWasher is the first tool that performs 100% precise
corrections within seconds and is flexible as well as very
easy to use. It also guides the user with interactive comments
and explanations. Additionally ColorWasher makes it very hard
for inexperienced people to unintentionally apply destructive
corrections. Best of all, ColorWasher saves you precious
time when correcting photos and is available for an affordable
New in Version 2 for Windows
ColorWasher 2 offers a greatly
improved color and exposure correction and a vast amount
of other new features and improvements. Color casts are better
removed from the shadows, red and orange casts are treated more
effectively and the automatic exposure fixing works much more
reliable and effective. Better results on more difficult photos
can be achieved with a second sample area and the new
sliders for adjusting the color correction in the highlight
and shadow areas.
ColorWasher now supports
16bit images, processes huge images with little RAM and
renders faster. Its dialog is resizable and tab sheets
with many new features were added. The new saturation feature
lets you adjust the image with the help of 10 different saturation
methods and the new Histo tab displays 10 histogram types
in four different styles. The new Log Settings feature
uses the image name to automatically save preset files that
can later be automatically applied when processing the same
image again. Other improvements include Contrast Boost option,
highlight and shadow contrast sliders, exposure correction in
EV units, a Multiple option for mirroring the split views, color
cast statistics, identification of blown highlights, selections
display in the preview and preference settings among many others.
You can also switch between 7 languages on the Prefs tab sheet.
Windows 64-bit Plugin
Upgrade: People who purchased
Version 2 for Windows in December 2008 or later receive the
Windows 64-bit plugin for free. Other users can upgrade for
$14.95. Please contact us
with your order details.
64-bit Plugin Upgrade: People who purchased the Mac
version in July 2010 or later receive the 64-bit version for
free. Other users can upgrade for $19.95. Please contact
us with your order details.
you are a registered user of Windows plugin, you can buy the
Standalone/Lightroom version for $19.95. Please contact
us with your order details.
If you have any questions about
ColorWasher, please don't hesitate to contact