ColorWasher 2, a
highly effective, well-thought-out Photoshop plugin...
The automatic features ... analyze the image and, in one
step, impressively remove color casts. ... I found the
semi-automatic tools to yield the best results.
Verdict: Inexpensive, easy to
Rating: 4.5 of 5
Layer Magazine Jan/Feb 2006,
Photoshop User Magazine March 2006
... there are several
plug-ins that can do the heavy lifting for you ... One
of the best is The Plugin Sites ColorWasher 2.0
... If you take a lot of photos, or have a project that
involves correcting faded or color-shifted photos, ColorWasher
2.0 will quickly pay for itself. Its Easy Mode provides
instant results for inexperienced users and its Advanced
Mode provides plenty of power for professionals.
Pros: Easy Mode is straightforward
and gives excellent results; Advanced Mode provides a
wealth of professional color-correction tools.
Cons: None significant.
If you want to remove
color casts, you don't get anywhere with the miserable
automation of Photoshop & Co. A real comfort is working
with the intelligently conceived ColorWasher ... which
can almost be regarded as a independent image processing
tool ... makes colors shine without blowing them out ...
ColorWasher is a high-quality color and contrast optimizer
... exactly the right combination of intelligent algorithms
and user control.
Color Cast Correction: Very Good
Exposure Correction: Good
Usability: Very Good
... should have this in their collection. It really makes
the long tedious job of correcting underexposed or overexposed
photos, a lot easier with just a couple clicks of the
mouse. ... It used to take me anywhere from 5 minutes
to an hour getting a photo just right, now it takes me
about 10-20 seconds ... Basically you get an entire darkroom
for a very low cost. Very useful and fun.
FocalBlade, is in a class of its own. Theres no
other tool (that Ive seen anyway) that combines
the depth of functionality and ease of use for such complex
and often harrowing tasks as cast removal and exposure
correction in one package. ColorWasher is accurate, malleable
and infinitely useful, and so affordable I cant
see any reason why a serious photographer or graphic artist
would want to be without it.
... color correcting
just became a whole lot easier to do ... was able to obtain
great results with it. ... This full featured color correction
plug-in is worth every penny. There are other tools that
cost much more and many dont deliver the color improvements
ColorWasher does! ... Try this product, its a winner!
with many images and found very few that could not be
improved by this tool. We consider it easily one of our
top 5 PS plug-ins. What can we say: Wash your images!
confuse this with cheap imitations. The filter contains
revolutionary algorithms and sophisticated methods for
achieving the best results from your images
images have color casts that need to be corrected. ColorWasher
... allows me to easily adjust the color of images in
a fraction of the time it takes using other tools.
bundles several tools ... It is nice to play with the
Auto buttons, which do all the work on their own. The
rest of the dialog contains sufficient helpers for color
correction, which can be optimally used combined.
the color correction plug-in that youve been waiting
for. ... ColorWasher makes all of its color magic happen
by ... reconstructing lost colors and details in photos.
Photoshop CS is ... a powerful and useful tool but only
when used with a few plug-ins, namely Photowiz Colorwasher
and Focalblade. These two plug-ins allow me to bring out
the true colour of an image and to sharpen it extremely
accurately without too much time and effort. The results
Heim of The Plugin Site was not
satisfied with existing image enhancement
tools, so he made his own better ones! ColorWasher ...
operates more as an app within an app than a simple filter.
Its algorithms help you reconstruct lost colors and details
helps especially with badly underexposed photos ...
Computer Arts Projects
... in a very convenient and automatic way with manual
retouch possibility. ... it is better and faster than
any built-in function from any photo editor software.
... Color Washer allows
you to enhance your digital photos in seconds instead
Photo Software Guide
that would automatically recognize all [photographical]
mistakes and turn a snapshot into a professional photo
would a dream. Who thinks this isn't possible should install
ColorWasher ... The results look like they were already
perfectly photographed. ... It is easy to use ... the
parameters are easily understandable. ... Rating: Very
PCgo Grafik & Video 2/2004
... lets you easily convert color shots to black and white,
on the other hand BW images can also be colored.
foto Magazin 3/2005
is interesting because of the combination of different
correction steps in one plugin... the five Auto buttons
already lead to helpful comparisons...
have appeared in recent years ... but not one has ever truly
given me the feeling of "this is it". ... This changed when
I ran into ColorWasher... This plug-in offers good value
for your money and is clearly conceived by a someone who
is well aware of a photographer's needs, and knows how to
offer a solution to these needs by developing really outstanding
software. ... can be used ... without having to take up
first a study in complicated software . ... Final verdict:
It was a real pleasure to test this plug-in. Seeing as its
price is so reasonable, I can only say: Highly Recommended!
is cleverly designed, with multi-view strips and mostly
slider-based operation. ... ColorWasher comes with histogram
feature that must be one of the most powerful Ive
ever come across ... the ColorWasher histogram is even
more powerful than Photoshops. ... ColorWasher is,
in my opinion, especially suitable for removing difficult
colour casts. Orange casts are a good example. ColorWasher
gives you all the power and capabilities you need to get
rid of such colour casts. The plug-in is also great to
add colour effects...
is worth very cent (an quite inexpensive in comparison).
... you can not process colors, color casts and color
moods in images better und faster. ... using it is quite
intuitive and the results are convincing.
You can not process exposure,
light, shadows and brightness better and with more control...
a great Photoshop plugin for those working with digital
photos that require tweaking to bring out their best.
The Graphics.com Newsletter
Universal Photo Corrector ... A simple solution for photo
Welt Foto & Video 1/09, "The 10 Best Plug-ins"
is prized especially by enthusiasts for its ability to
help the user correct colorcasts. Independent tests by
many reviewers were unanimous in praising its ease-ofuse
and overall effectiveness. ... It has excellent histograms:
10 types in four styles for expert use. ... very detailed
John Lewell, The Digital Photographer's
secret weapon for post-correcting shots through acrylic
windows is the ColorWasher plug-in. Unlike the finicky
Photoshop/Elements white-balance eyedropper tool, ColorWasher
allows you to drag a marquis across white and grey areas
to find an average white, thereby correcting
the photos colors.
Brown Flying Carpet
Swiss army knife for JPGs... a must-have for all people
who have to deal with camera JPGs from time to time. Simply,
conveniently and quickly you can get a grip on all problems
caused by wrong white balance and color casts as well
as most exposure problems. And the support of the manfacturer
Total Rating: 4.75 of 5
easy solution for editing photos is offered by the PhotoWiz
plugin ColorWasher... the functionality is remarkable
considering the low price.
& MacWelt 5/2008
Rating: 4.5 of 5
... a feature-rich and user-friendly
application that can be used for both novices and professional
photographers ... It's wrapped in a well-structured and
approachable layout ... a comprehensive and intuitive
utility, packed with individual tools and designed for
those who want to adjust general and advanced photo properties
... as well as correct imperfections and improve the overall