When in need of an elegant, intuitive, and easy-to-use photo editing tool, you may want to take a look at the many features, presets, and extra tools that COLOR projects offers to its users. Fully equipped with a wide range of well-organized settings collections, this tool can not only enhance your best photos, but also correct hard-to-avoid lighting errors and remove unwanted objects in the most straightforward way.
COLOR projects works perfectly both as a stand-alone application and as a plug-in for Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom. Its use of one-click presets is fully compatible with the way those two professional image editors work, and they will surely enhance the default filters and settings present in those Adobe products.
The program opens in an elegant, dark-themed interface that will display all its possibilities as soon as you load one of your image files. The multi-panel approach has been designed in a way that far from cluttering the working space, as it happens with many other similar tools, clearly improves the usability of the whole interface. The main editing window is where you’ll find the program’s presets collection. Organized by themes (natural, landscape, portrait, drawings, surreal, architecture, etc.), it has reserved a special category for your own custom presets. Each preset is shown as a thumbnail of the selected image in a panel on the left-hand side, so that you can preview the results before selecting it with just one click of your mouse. The magnifying glass and the various optimization tools provided on the right-hand side of the interface will let you fine-tune the default effects and customize them according to your preferences. These tools include a photo film emulator, a denoising tool, controls to change the tonal value, clarity, and sharpness, as well as a selective drawing utility and a tool to eliminate scratches and other blemishes from your best shots.
Among the extra tools, you will find a useful batch editor to apply your favorite presets to all the images in a given folder, and a RAW processor, surely one of the program’s main assets. This RAW processing tool will allow you to adjust the white balance, the sharpness, the noise, the color balance, the exposure, the color, etc., of your RAW images, regardless of the format used by your camera.
COLOR projects is a comprehensive, full-featured image editor devised for both the amateur photographer and the professional one. Its combination of one-click presets and manual adjustment tools makes it suitable for all photography lovers and for those who require an effective image editing tool to produce high-quality creative effects in no time.
- Works both as a stand-alone app and as a plug-in
- Extensive choice of settings and profiles
- RAW processing available
- Denoising tools
- Allows you to remove unwanted objects
- Batch-editing capabilities
- No drawbacks found during the review