Simple editing app lets kids create photo masterpieces.

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Ease of play

The touchscreen controls are so intuitive you'll only need the tutorials for learning special tricks, such as tinting.

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Kids can post their creations from the app directly to , Twitter, and Flickr.


Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this simple photo editing app lets kids turn photos into minor works of art they'll have fun showing off.

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ColorSplash does one thing and does it well: It creates black-and-white photos with pop-out color details. Loading a photo automatically converts it to grayscale. Then simply use the tip of your finger to rub back in a color, say a red scarf. Instant art! If you accidentally add back too much color, simply undo or switch to grayscale mode to retouch.

App details

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Release date:March 8, 2010
Category:Photo & Video
Publisher:Pocket Pixels, Inc.

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