Windows/Mac/Linux: If you're a fan of photos that are desaturated save for a an interesting burst of colour left behind—often a vibrant one like a yellow flower or red carpet—Tintii makes it easy to play with the technique.
Source photo by O Palsson.
Tintii is available as a stand-alone tool, the one we're reviewing here, and as a plugin for Photoshop and Paint Shop Pro. The stand-alone version is free to try out the application, activating the plugin costs $US16.
For casual use however the stand-alone version is more than adequate for tinkering and experimenting with your photos. The sample photo in the screenshot above only took a matter of seconds to tinker with before we arrived at a pleasing outcome. Tintii has a host of settings which are probably best played with to see their full effects. You can adjust the decay and edge parameters for both saturation and hue, increase the number of colour detections — it starts with the basic primary colours but you can increase from there activating and deactivating colours within the photo's palette. Finally you can play with the channel mixer to further push and tweak the colours.
Tintii is available as a free stand-alone tool, registering the plugins is $US16. Tintii is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux.