ColorCastFX

ColorCastFX for Digital Cameras 1.0

Correct color balance and exposure in your photos

Having the best digital camera doesn't guarantee you'll get the best shots. Fortunately there are software apps that can help us fix those little flaws. View full description

PROS

  • Good for a quick retouch
  • Includes several presets
  • Allows to create new presets

CONS

  • Too simple
  • Interface can't be resized

Not bad
6

Having the best digital camera doesn't guarantee you'll get the best shots. Fortunately there are software apps that can help us fix those little flaws.

One of them is ColorCastFX, a very basic optimization tool that has been specifically created to solve some apparently common color issues in certain camera brands. In fact, the program includes a few optimization presets for some Canon, Nikon, Olympus and Fuji models. If your camera is not among them, you can customize the optimization tool with two simple sliders, one for fixing color and the other one for correcting gamma. Any preset you create can be saved for later use.

The program works in a very easy way: load the image and move the sliders until you obtain a satisfying result, which is when you'll be able to save the image. It's great for a quick retouch, but power users will definitely miss having some more advanced options. Plus, the program window can't be maximize so you must see photos either in a too small size to make them fit the interface or a 1:1 zoom that is really uncomfortable to use.

ColorCastFX is a rather simple tool that allows you to fix color and exposure values in your pictures.

Using Canon PowerShot (and also other) digital cameras many people found that the landscape images were simply bad. The grass was dark, almost black, The shadows were too heavy, however at that day the light condition was great.... Does this sound familiar to you ?

ColorCastFX can help you to fix that. And not only landscapes. It works great on any picture where fill-in flash was not used and the camera underexposed the front objects. The same cameras usually behaves also the same way, so once you set the controls in CCFX you will need to change it very little. Try select your camera from the Presets, if your camera is not there, just start from the default setting.

What the controls are for:

  • Color Cast Fix: moving the slider to the right will fix the dark grass landscape problem and makes the image warmer.
  • Auto Gamma: this lighten the shadows and with the Color Cast Fix combination produces more natural images.

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ColorCastFX for Digital Cameras 1.0

User reviews about ColorCastFX

  • ioptfm

    by ioptfm

    "Simple and great"

    This is the simplest and best photo program I have used to enhance my digital photos...Can't turn everyday photos into i... More.

    reviewed on June 23, 2014