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New iPad App: iCorrect OneClick Color For iPad

by on Sep.05, 2012, under iCorrect OneClick, iPad Apps, iPhone Apps

Freshair Software, a PictoColor Licensee, just released iCorrect® OneClick Color for iPad
iCorrect OneClick Color for iPad, the first iPad app with PictoColor’s OneClick Color Technology is now available in the App Store.

iCorrect OneClick Color for iPad App is available in the App Store. Click on photo for larger image

 

iCorrect OneClick Color for iPad Gives Life to Photos
Almost every photo can be improved with a single touch of a finger with this easy to use color correction app. Simply touch the photo in an area that should have been gray or black or white or the Auto Fix button and the exposure and color balance is automatically corrected, bringing life to the photo. The automatic correction can be fine tuned using sliders to independently adjust brightness, shadows, highlights, contrast, saturation, tint and temperature. And, stunning black and white and sepia tone photos can be created with the touch of a finger.

iCorrect OneClick Color for iPad Information and Purchase
iCorrect OneClick Color for iPad and iPhone are available on the App Store for $2.99. For more information go to http://www.oneclickcolor.com

First Testimonial for iCorrect OneClick Color for iPad App
GREAT APP  5 Stars  
I don’t post many reviews, but this App is fantastic!  I am a professional photographer and designer and this makes color correction a snap. Thanks so much!  By rlinn3 9/3/12

If you have don’t have an iPad but have an iPhone you can get iCorrect OneClick Color for iPhone in the App Store.

Wayne www.pictocolor.com

 

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Kissing Rocks of Spearfish Canyon –Get FREE iCorrect OneClick 1.5 Photoshop Plug-in

by on May.09, 2012, under Color Correction, iCorrect EditLab Pro, iCorrect OneClick, Photoshop Color Correction

I didn’t get anything posted last week because I was enjoying a few days off at a friends cabin in Spearfish Canyon, SD. This is an annual guys trip to “open the cabin” for the summer. Spearfish Canyon is a gorgeous place and a photographers dream with so many scenes and sights to shoot. I have past the Kissing Rocks of Spearfish Canyon many times over the years, but never stopped to photograph them. Imagine the noise and danger if you were driving by as they broke off the cliff and tumbled down, landing just short of the road.

Spearfish Canyon Rocks-Photo color corrected with iCorrect OneClick Plug-in (click on photo for larger view)

I color corrected the original photo (left) in Photoshop using PictoColor’s iCorrect OneClick plug-in (corrected image in the middle) in seconds. With another click I created the sepia photo on the right which is the way the photo would have looked if it was shot in the late 1800s when Black Hills gold was discovered.

FREE Copy of iCorrect OneClick Photoshop Plug-in
You can get your own copy of iCorrect OneClick 1.5 plug-in for Free at http://www.pictocolor.com/email/free-icorrect-oneclick-offer01.htm. This is the 32 bit original version of iCorrect OneClick and will run in all the recent versions of Photoshop and Elements in 32 bit mode and is available for both Windows and Macintosh computers. (Note: it will not run in the 64 bit only version of CS6 beta.) iCorrect OneClick is a subset and entry level version of PictoColor’s flagship color correction plug-in, iCorrect EditLab Pro 6.0, which is compatible with both 32 and 64 bit versions of Photoshop.

Wayne www.pictocolor.com

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September iCorrect EditLab Pro PowerSuite Offer

by on Sep.27, 2011, under Adobe Lightroom, Color Correction, iCorrect EditLab Pro, iCorrect EditLab ProApp, Lightroom Color Correction, Photoshop Color Correction, PictoScript Newsletter

iCorrect EditLab Pro PowerSuite September Offer

September Feature: iCorrect EditLab Pro PowerSuite
Streamline Photoshop and Lightroom Color Workflow

iCorrect EditLab Pro PowerSuite
The September issue of PictoScript Newsletter features iCorrect EditLab Pro PowerSuite which includes both iCorrect EditLab Pro Photoshop plug-in and iCorrect EditLab ProApp Stand Alone application to streamline Photoshop and Lightroom Camera RAW color workflows.

New iCorrect EditLab Tutorials
The Newsletter highlighted new video iCorrect EditLab tutorials that describe how EditLab Pro and ProApp can streamline your color correction workflow in both Photoshop and Lightroom. All tutorials can be found in the Learning Center on our website.

September Savings
The September Special Savings Offer includes savings of $75 on iCorrect EditLab Pro PowerSuite or $25 on the purchase of either iCorrect EditLab Pro or iCorrect EditLab ProApp. This offer is valid until the September 30th (this Friday) and is applicable to new orders only. Click here for details.

Wayne www.pictocolor.com

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PictoScript Newsletter-July Issue: Great Color Made Simple

by on Jul.23, 2011, under Color Correction, iCorrect EditLab Pro, PictoScript Newsletter, Uncategorized

PictoColor’s PictoScript Newsletter, July 2011 issue, is now available.

Great Color Made Simple is the theme of the July issue of PictoScript Newsletter. We continue our 10 year celebration of the iCorrect color correction software product line highlighting iCorrect EditLab Pro Photoshop Plug-in.

Great Color Made Simple-iCorrect EditLab Pro Photoshop Plug-in

In the last issue of PictoScript we began the celebration of the ten year anniversary of PictoColor’s iCorrect Photoshop Plug-ins highlighting our first plug-in, iCorrect Professional (now called iCorrect Portrait). This issue’s focus is iCorrect EditLab Pro Photoshop Plug-in, first released in February 2002 by Pictographics International, our technology licensing company. The “color engine” behind EditLab Pro is Pictographics’ Color Profile Editing technology, a proprietary set of complex color algorithms for editing ICC color management profiles. Now, if that doesn’t sound impressive I don’t know what does. What Pictographics really did when creating iCorrect EditLab was to “package” this complex technology into a simple to use Photoshop plug-in that made achieving great color simple. Read all about iCorrect EditLab Pro in the newsletter.   http://www.pictocolor.com/PictoScript_Newsletter/July2011_1.htm.  If you are not on our email list you can sign up at http://www.pictocolor.com/newsletter.htm.

Wayne www.pictocolor.com

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Championship Results with iCorrect Software

by on Aug.17, 2009, under iCorrect EditLab Pro, iCorrect EditLab ProApp, Photoshop Color Correction

The PGA Championship came to the Twin Cities last week and we were lucky enough to find a few tickets for Monday’s practice round.  Since we were looking for a topic for this month’s PictoScript, we figured we justify an afternoon walking the beautiful Hazeltine National Golf Club.  As it turns out, cameras (for non-credentialed observers) are allowed only during the three practice rounds, so off we went hoping to catch a glimpse of and maybe even a few shots of Tiger at work.  Mission accomplished. 

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In order to show a possible RAW workflow, I did all the shooting in RAW.  Using Camera RAW 4.6 in Adobe Photoshop CS3, I simply relied on the Auto function with some minor tweaking to the Exposure and Brightness to establish an fairly good baseline image from which to start.  I prefer the tool set within iCorrect EditLab Pro Plug-in and iCorrect EditLab ProApp for making further refinements.

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Whereas Camera Raw allows you to preserve the maximum amount of data and image detail during the raw conversion and sets a good baseline from which to work as you optimize your photos, it does not offer an entirely intuitive toolset for making additional color corrections.  This is especially evident with colors like blue sky and green foliage.  Take, for example the following image of the magnificent 9th hole.  Although the initial Camera Raw image looks O. K., and it provides a great starting point, the EditLab ProApp image, with just single click on the grass and one on the sky, looks absolutely stunning.  The built-in Memory Color definitions take care of everything.

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ProcessQ Streamlines Color Workflow

At the heart of iCorrect EditLab ProApp is ProcessQ, the completely redesigned image queue that allows you to easily view, sort and manage your color corrections for efficient, time-saving workflows.   After adding images to ProcessQ, they are displayed as thumbnails in the filmstrip at the bottom of the main panel.  With ProcessQ, you can correct and save any number of images – either one at a time or as an entire group.  You can even Synchronize adjustments across multiple images.  

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iCorrect EditLab ProApp 6.0-Time-Saving Workflows with ProcessQ™

by on Jul.15, 2009, under iCorrect EditLab ProApp

At the heart of iCorrect EditLab ProApp is ProcessQ, the completely redesigned image queue that allows you to easily view, sort and manage your color corrections for efficient, time-saving workflows. Here is how to make ProcessQ work for you.  We color corrected 15, 3MB+ images with similar color issues in 2 minutes and 4 seconds.  Try that in Photoshop!

 

Step 1-Setting iCorrect EditLab ProApp Workflow Preferences
The first step is to customize EditLab ProApp’s preference settings for the specific job or your desired workflow.  You can access the Preferences selection window by clicking on File Menu/Preferences or the Preferences button located under the color tool panel. Detailed instructions for each preference category can be found in the User Guide. Click Here Each preference has a “recommended” default setting, however, each preference can be optimized to maximize your efficiency and workflow.

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In our example job we used the default settings in each category except for the Save Image File Folder

Step 2-Add Images to ProcessQ

Next we select and add images to the ProcessQ by clicking on the File Menu/Add Images to ProcessQ and selecting the pictures to be corrected from a folder

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and clicking on Open and the pictures are added to ProcessQ. In this example we selected images that were taken under the same conditions.
 

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Step 3-Color Correct Test Image

Next we select an image from the set that represents the average color of the batch and color correct it using the EditLab ProApp tool set.

Tool Tab 1: Color Balance

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With the first tool tab, you begin by correcting the color balance by simply clicking on any neutral (black, white, or gray) colors within the image.  In this case the display shows that the original image had a predominantly yellow color cast.

 

Tool Tab 2: Tonal Range

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The next tool tab establishes the tonal range by automatically setting a new black point and new white point.  You can also adjust the mid tones in the center of histogram display.

 

Tool Tab 3: Brightness/Contrast/Saturation

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The third tool tab addresses brightness, contrast, and saturation.  You can even adjust the highlights and shadows independently. We simply increased the saturation slightly.

 

Tool Tab 4: Hue-Selective Editing

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The final tool tab allows you to finely tune specific colors on a hue-selective basis.  Simply activate a color on the hue-wheel by clicking on a color in your image.  You can then adjust its hue along the color wheel as well as independently adjust its brightness and saturation.  We used the skin tone memory color to improve the skin tones. Click Apply to finish.

Step 4-Apply Color Correction to Selected Images-Sync
Next we select the images to apply the color correction parameters and click on the Sync button and the color correction settings are applied to all of the selected images. At this point the color correction is only applied to the proxy (thumbnail) image and can be still be changed.
 
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Step 5-Check Corrected Images and Save
Next we check a few of the images to make sure the color correction settings are okay.  If not, further adjustments can be made to specific images.  After checking a few images to be sure the color correction is okay, select the thumbnails you wand to Save.  The Save button title will reflect the number of selected images and, when clicked, will apply the changes to the images and put them in the destination folder selected in the Preferences (Step 1)

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 How Long Did it Take to Color Correct 15, 3MB+ images with similar color problems?

Total Time: 2minutes, 4 Seconds!!

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Product Briefing

by on Jun.29, 2009, under iCorrect EditLab Pro, iCorrect OneClick, iCorrect Portrait

Every so often, we receive an inquiry wondering which of our products would be best suited for their application.   As a response, we have put together a synopsis of our iCorrect color correction software to briefly describe how each one works.  Hopefully this will help you decide which will work the best for you.

Which iCorrect is best for me?

iCorrect OneClick

iCorrect Portrait

iCorrect EditLab Pro

 

iCorrect OneClick-“

iCorrect OneClick, our newest and simplest color correction plug-in, reduces the  color correction task to a single click for most digital photos. Click on a neutral (black, white, or grey) area of the image iCorrect’s SmartColor technology will automaticallyHere is what a customer has to say about iCorrect OneClick. Rick Straubwww.yearsofwonder.com

  • Remove any color cast by correcting the white balance.

  • Correct the tonal range by making the darkest colors black and the lightest colors white.

  • Correct the exposure by adjusting the overall brightness

  • Adjust the saturation

If required, tools are provided to fine-tune the exposure and recover extra detail by independently adjusting:

  • Overall Brightness

  • Shadows

  • Highlights

  • Contrast

  • Saturation

  • Auto Black & White Conversion

  • Auto Sepia Conversion

 

If you want the easy way to make your photos “pop”, you need to get iCorrect OneClick. I typically use Pictocolor’s iCorrect EditLab and iCorrect Portrait plug-ins for all my digital photo editing in Photoshop. What I realized is that 99% of the time, I was using the Smart Color button in each of the first 3 tabs. With OneClick, now all I have to do is “one click” and it turns out exactly the way I would have tweaked the colors with a lot less effort and time. Even if there aren’t any neutrals, you can check a box and OneClick still manages to make the color right. Pictocolor has done it again by reducing my post processing time and really making my client’s say “WOW!”
 

iCorrect Portrait-“Point and Click to Perfect Color Portraits”


iCorrect Portrait is a quick and easy color correction plug-in with outstanding skin tone technology designed primarily for color correcting pictures of people. A few more clicks are required to color correction a picture. First click on the Auto White/Auto Black buttons to automatically set the the white and black points. Next adjust brightness and contrast,. And finally, click on the skin to fix the skin tones.

Point-and-Click Color Correction

  • Automatically set black point and white point

  • Easily adjust brightness and contrast

  • Automatically correct color balance, skin tones, and other colors with just a click!

  • Time saving workflow options and custom settings

Time-Saving Features

  • User-definable custom settings

  • Save corrections as Custom Settings and apply the same correction to multiple images.

  • Launch iCorrect Portrait to start with Custom Settings or Previous Settings as a starting point for large jobs.

  • Add your own custom Memory Colors to suit you preferences or add backgrounds, team colors, and other items.

  • Record iCorrect Portrait into an Action for automated workflows.
     

iCorrect Portrait Plug-in–Fast and accurate color correction plug-in for Photoshop  by Jay Nelson, Macworld Magazine Click Here to read review         “For me, the perfect photo correction tool would take just a few seconds to use, require minimal tinkering, and vastly improve my photos. PictoColor’s iCorrect Portrait 1.0.1, a plug-in for Adobe Photoshop (versions 4.0 through CS2) and Photoshop Elements (versions 1.0 through 3.0) reaches for this ideal and succeeds. As its name implies, iCorrect Portrait was designed for portraits, and is targeted to commercial photographers and advanced hobbyists. (PictoColor offers another product, iCorrect EditLab Pro, for advanced color correction.) Read Macworld Review


 

iCorrect EditLab Pro-“Frustration Free Color Correction”

iCorrect EditLab Pro is a color correction AND color editing program and is available as both a Photoshop plug-in or stand alone application. iCorrect EditLab Pro has a more extensive tool set than OneClick and Portrait and is ideal for pictures requiring more correction. For example, iCorrect EditLab Pro SmartColor technology makes it easy to remove color cast, individually adjust white/black points, correct mid-tones, boost saturation, adjust highlight and shadows, boost saturation, and selectively edit hues. Color correction and editing with iCorrect EditLab is much faster and easier than the complex tools in Photoshop. EditLab Pro also offers noise removal and sharpening and Auto Black and White and Sepia Tone Conversion.

Many of our customers, particularly wedding, portrait, and school photographers, have both iCorrect Portrait and EditLab and we offer a bundle discount when purchasing both at the same time. Below you will find links to a couple of reviews in MacWorld and tutorials on our website that will help you decide which iCorrect product or combination is best for you.

iCorrect EditLab Pro 5.0 Plug-in Makes Color Correction a Breeze! by Lesa Snider King, Macworld Magazine  (Click Here to Read Review)“With Adobe Photoshop’s proven ability to perform feats of color magic, you might think a color-correction plug-in would be overkill. Not so. Even for color experts, the process of correcting color can be time-consuming and frustrating because of the many problems and methods of correction, and because fixing one detail can throw off another. PictoColor’s iCorrect EditLab Pro 5.0 Photoshop Plug-in (which is also available as a stand-alone application) is geared toward digital photographers and anyone else who appreciates optimal color. It makes correcting RGB images a breeze, and its interface offers as much or as little assistance as you need.” Read Review

 

 

 

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Welcome to iCorrect Color blog!

by on Jun.10, 2009, under iCorrect EditLab Pro, iCorrect EditLab ProApp, iCorrect OneClick, iCorrect Portrait, Uncategorized

Welcome to iCorrect Color blog, the latest information resource on PictoColor’s iCorrect Photoshop plug-in software.
iCorrect Software

iCorrect Software

Our line of iCorrect color correction and color editing plug-ins take the guesswork out of making the color right and simplify the process from start to finish.  Our engineers have created several software programs that utilize fairly complex digital color technology yet offer a simple, straight-forward and intuitive approach to the otherwise often difficult task of getting the color right.  Even though there are countless other color correction and color editing programs available for all levels of users. However, few offer the combination of speed, simplicity, and accuracy of iCorrect.

With iCorrect Color Blog we will try to show that color correction and color editing doesn’t have to be the most difficult, challenging or time-consuming aspect of your digital workflow.  Whether you prefer the automated approach of iCorrect OneClick, the point and click approach of iCorrect Portrait with its unique skin tone technology, or the more comprehensive tool set in iCorrect EditLab Pro for fine tuning and tweaking your images, iCorrect should minimize the frustration of your color correction workflow and improve the quality of your finished product.

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