Universal Colors, Awake!

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  1. prettyview macrumors newbie

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    "Colors, Awake!" is a tool that helps you turn an ordinary photo into a piece of art with minimum effort. It works with you to select areas within a photo as intelligently as it can through your simple taps on the screen of your device. The resulting selected area will keep the original color of the photo while the rest of the photo was turned black and white to make the selected area or object to stand out from the less interesting background.

    With a photo displayed on your device, you make the selection by tapping the screen of your device with your finger at a spot that is representative of the desired object or area. After the tapping, the app will make an intelligent selection based on the color and other information collected from around the point of contact.

    The user interface of the app is almost self-evident:
    - With the first tapping, the whole original colored photo will be turned into black and white except for the selected area.
    - With each additional tapping, more areas will be selected in the same way as described above and merged with the selections made previously to reveal the original color of the photo.
    - If a selection was made by mistake, click the "Undo" button to go back to the previous selection. With the current version of the app, you can go back only once. Going back more steps will be made possible with a future version soon.
    - During the selection process, you can click the "Original" button to see the original colored photo for up to a few seconds.
    - If the selections made with the default setting of the app tend to be more than what you desire, click the button with the "-" sign to make future selections more stringent.
    - If the selections tend to be less than what you desire, click the button with the "+" sign to make the selection more comprehensive.
    - The result of your artistic creation can be save onto your device by clicking the "Save" button.
    - Click the "Open" button to load a photo from your device.

    The app utilizes the research results from fields such as image processing and pattern recogition and adjusts its behavior continuously based on user interactions.
     
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    For explanation, please see: http://studio.prettyview.com

    I am now testing the app in TestFlight. If you could give me a hand, please let me know through email. My address is: studio at prettyview dot com.

    Thanks!
     
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    Description in Chinese

    "点色"是一个在移动设备上帮你以最小的工作量将一幅司空见惯的图片转化成一件艺术品的应用工具。你在图片上轻轻几点,它就尽可能智能化地帮你完成图片内区域的选择。在选中的区域内,原图的色彩被保留。图片的其余部分则被淡化为黑白以衬托及突出选中区域的内容。

    要选择设备显示的图片中某个区域或物件,用手指点击此区域或物件具有典型色彩的部位。此工具将在点击接触点附近搜索及分析色彩和其它相关的信息,并作出相应的智能选择。

    用户界面几乎无需解释:
    - 第一次点击后,此工具将整幅图片,除了按上述方法选中的区域之外,转化为黑白。
    - 后续点击选中的部分将和在此之前的选中区域合并成新的彩色区。
    - 若某次选择错误,可点击“退回”按钮退回到先前的选择。此版本只能退回一步。未来新版本将提供后退多步功能。
    - 创作过程中,可点击“原图”按钮审视原图数秒后返回。
    - 若此工具默认设置使选择偏大,可点击“-”按钮收紧。
    - 若选择偏小,可点击“+”号按钮放松。
    - 创作完成,可点击“存图”按钮存到设备。
    - 点击“加图”按钮调入新图。

    此工具运用图像处理及模式识别领域的研究结果,能根据与用户的互动进行自我调整。

    祝你挥洒自如,得心应手:
    指点银屏
    弹色为形
    简彩水墨
    卓尔不群
     
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    Colors, Awake! is now at the "Pending Developer Release" stage.

    Just found I used only the primary language "English" page to input all the info about the app, including a brief description in simplified Chinese. When I clicked on the language dropdown, the "Not Localized" section is no longer shown.

    Is there a way to go back to localize the store page without canceling the release and starting all over again?
    Thanks!
     
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    Colors, Awake! Version 1.0 is now available at the Apple Store.
    I will very much appreciate your comments on the current version and your suggestions for future versions.
     
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    Colors, Awake! Version 1.0 is now free for the holidays season.
    Thank you very much, and

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
     
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    Very good app! Thank for sharing!
     
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    Thank you very much for trying and letting me know!
     
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    Used the app to process this image:
    mao.png
    to get this one:
    Photo Dec 25, 1 30 45 PM.jpg

    Merry Christmas!!
     
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    More examples - friends' kids for the holidays:
    Image-9483.jpg
    Image-5024.jpg

    Used the Android version of the app here. The Mac version does NOT watermark the image.
     

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    Try the app for FREE now for the holidays and please let me know what to improve.

    Now at top of the requirement list are:
    1) Multiple-step un-do
    2) Zooming and panning

    What else would you like to see?
    Thanks!
     
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