ColorWasher 2, a highly effective,
well-thought-out Photoshop plugin... The automatic features
... analyze the image and, in one step, impressively remove
color casts. ... I found the semi-automatic tools to yield
the best results.
Verdict: Inexpensive, easy to
Rating: 4.5 of 5
Layer Magazine Jan/Feb 2006,
Photoshop User Magazine March 2006
... there are several plug-ins
that can do the heavy lifting for you ... One of the best
is The Plugin Sites ColorWasher 2.0 ... If you take
a lot of photos, or have a project that involves correcting
faded or color-shifted photos, ColorWasher 2.0 will quickly
pay for itself. Its Easy Mode provides instant results
for inexperienced users and its Advanced Mode provides
plenty of power for professionals.
Pros: Easy Mode is straightforward
and gives excellent results; Advanced Mode provides a
wealth of professional color-correction tools.
Cons: None significant.
If you want to remove color casts,
you don't get anywhere with the miserable automation of
Photoshop & Co. A real comfort is working with the intelligently
conceived ColorWasher ... which can almost be regarded
as a independent image processing tool ... makes colors
shine without blowing them out ... ColorWasher is a high-quality
color and contrast optimizer ... exactly the right combination
of intelligent algorithms and user control.
Color Cast Correction: Very Good
Exposure Correction: Good
Usability: Very Good
Every photographer ... should
have this in their collection. It really makes the long
tedious job of correcting underexposed or overexposed
photos, a lot easier with just a couple clicks of the
mouse. ... It used to take me anywhere from 5 minutes
to an hour getting a photo just right, now it takes me
about 10-20 seconds ... Basically you get an entire darkroom
for a very low cost. Very useful and fun.
ColorWasher, like FocalBlade,
is in a class of its own. Theres no other tool (that
Ive seen anyway) that combines the depth of functionality
and ease of use for such complex and often harrowing tasks
as cast removal and exposure correction in one package.
ColorWasher is accurate, malleable and infinitely useful,
and so affordable I cant see any reason why a serious
photographer or graphic artist would want to be without
... color correcting just became
a whole lot easier to do ... was able to obtain great
results with it. ... This full featured color correction
plug-in is worth every penny. There are other tools that
cost much more and many dont deliver the color improvements
ColorWasher does! ... Try this product, its a winner!
We played with many images and
found very few that could not be improved by this tool.
We consider it easily one of our top 5 PS plug-ins. What
can we say: Wash your images! Highly Recommended.
Don't confuse this with cheap
imitations. The filter contains revolutionary algorithms
and sophisticated methods for achieving the best results
from your images
Sometimes images have color casts
that need to be corrected. ColorWasher ... allows me to
easily adjust the color of images in a fraction of the
time it takes using other tools.
ColorWasher bundles several tools
... It is nice to play with the Auto buttons, which do
all the work on their own. The rest of the dialog contains
sufficient helpers for color correction, which can be
optimally used combined.
Heres the color correction
plug-in that youve been waiting for. ... ColorWasher
makes all of its color magic happen by ... reconstructing
lost colors and details in photos.
Adobe's Photoshop CS is ... a
powerful and useful tool but only when used with a few
plug-ins, namely Photowiz Colorwasher and Focalblade.
These two plug-ins allow me to bring out the true colour
of an image and to sharpen it extremely accurately without
too much time and effort. The results are excellent.
Harald Heim of The Plugin Site
satisfied with existing image enhancement
tools, so he made his own better ones! ColorWasher ...
operates more as an app within an app than a simple filter.
Its algorithms help you reconstruct lost colors and details
ColorWasher helps especially
with badly underexposed photos ...
Computer Arts Projects
... correct[s] ... in a very
convenient and automatic way with manual retouch possibility.
... it is better and faster than any built-in function
from any photo editor software. ... Color
Washer allows you to enhance your digital photos in seconds
instead of minutes.
Photo Software Guide
A plugin that would automatically
recognize all [photographical] mistakes and turn a snapshot
into a professional photo would a dream. Who thinks this
isn't possible should install ColorWasher ... The results
look like they were already perfectly photographed. ...
It is easy to use ... the parameters are easily understandable.
... Rating: Very Good.
PCgo Grafik & Video 2/2004
ColorWasher ... lets you easily
convert color shots to black and white, on the other hand
BW images can also be colored.
foto Magazin 3/2005
ColorWasher is interesting because
of the combination of different correction steps in one
plugin... the five Auto buttons already lead to helpful
have appeared in recent years ... but not one has ever truly
given me the feeling of "this is it". ... This changed when
I ran into ColorWasher... This plug-in offers good value
for your money and is clearly conceived by a someone who
is well aware of a photographer's needs, and knows how to
offer a solution to these needs by developing really outstanding
software. ... can be used ... without having to take up
first a study in complicated software . ... Final verdict:
It was a real pleasure to test this plug-in. Seeing as its
price is so reasonable, I can only say: Highly Recommended!
The plug-in is cleverly designed,
with multi-view strips and mostly slider-based operation.
... ColorWasher comes with histogram feature that must
be one of the most powerful Ive ever come across
... the ColorWasher histogram is even more powerful than
Photoshops. ... ColorWasher is, in my opinion, especially
suitable for removing difficult colour casts. Orange casts
are a good example. ColorWasher gives you all the power
and capabilities you need to get rid of such colour casts.
The plug-in is also great to add colour effects...
... ColorWasher is worth very
cent (an quite inexpensive in comparison). ... you can
not process colors, color casts and color moods in images
better und faster. ... using it is quite intuitive and
the results are convincing.
You can not process exposure,
light, shadows and brightness better and with more control...
Simply a great Photoshop plugin
for those working with digital photos that require tweaking
to bring out their best.
The Graphics.com Newsletter
Inexpensive Universal Photo Corrector
... A simple solution for photo editing...
Welt Foto & Video 1/09, "The 10 Best Plug-ins"
ColorWasher is prized especially
by enthusiasts for its ability to help the user correct
colorcasts. Independent tests by many reviewers were unanimous
in praising its ease-ofuse and overall effectiveness.
... It has excellent histograms: 10 types in four styles
for expert use. ... very detailed user manual.
John Lewell, The Digital Photographer's
secret weapon for post-correcting shots through acrylic
windows is the ColorWasher plug-in. Unlike the finicky
Photoshop/Elements white-balance eyedropper tool, ColorWasher
allows you to drag a marquis across white and grey areas
to find an average white, thereby correcting
the photos colors.
Brown Flying Carpet
The Swiss army knife for JPGs... a
must-have for all people who have to deal with camera
JPGs from time to time. Simply, conveniently and quickly
you can get a grip on all problems caused by wrong white
balance and color casts as well as most exposure problems.
And the support of the manfacturer is legendary.
Total Rating: 4.75 of 5
An easy solution for editing photos
is offered by the PhotoWiz plugin ColorWasher... the functionality
is remarkable considering the low price.
& MacWelt 5/2008