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The Plugin Site Releases ColorStyler

The PluginSite has released its ColorStyler software, which is the seventh product in the PhotoWiz series. According to the software developers, ColorStyler reproduces the whole workflow of colour film photography, recreating traditional film effects and giving photos a special style. It features more than 20 effect types, 600 presets and plenty of masking options for applying the effect only to selected areas of a photo. Priced at $69.95, ColorStyler is currently available as a Photoshop-compatible plugin for Windows as well as a standalone application. A plugin version for MacOS X will follow soon.

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The Plugin Site released the ColorStyler Plugin and Standalone

The Plugin Site ( is pleased to announce the ColorStyler software, which is the seventh product in the popular PhotoWiz series. ColorStyler provides impressive photo effects, recreates traditional film effects and gives photos a special style. It features more than 20 effect types, 600 presets and plenty of masking options for applying the effect only to selected areas of a photo.


ColorStyler reproduces the whole workflow of color film photography from shooting a photo to processing it in the lab and framing the end result. It recreates the look of color films, lens filters, lab effects and photo papers that are popular in traditional color photography, but it even goes far beyond that. With the help of more than 600 built-in presets you can transform dull photos into interesting color pictures. ColorStyler lets you enrich images by colorizing them, manipulating brightness, contrast, color and saturation, masking certain image areas, adding soft focus and glow effects, simulating film grain, adding special effects, framing the image and more.

For Beginners as well as Experts

oColorStyler contains modes for inexperienced, intermediate and advanced users that let you gradually add and tweak effects and improve your image one by one. Easy Mode displays thumbnails of all 600 presets and offers the most important controls for further adjusting a selected preset. Photography Mode lets you quickly combine up to 12 different groups of presets, e.g. color film types, film grain simulations, lens filters, lab development strategies, paper types, special lab effects, vignettes, frames and many more. These effects can be further adjusted in Advanced Mode. Quick Edit Mode offers the most useful controls for quickly enhancing images whereas Advanced Mode provides full control over all effects with dozens of features and controls.

Sophisticated Functionality

ColorStyler also offers various features already known from our PhotoWiz plugins. There are three preview tab sheets for quickly comparing and adjusting three versions of the image at the same time. A Navigator tab sheet lets you quickly scroll the preview image and the preview zoom can be set between 6 and 3200%. Fifteen types of histograms help you tweak your images without damaging them. ColorStyler also supports multi-core CPUs for faster rendering and can be used as a smart filter in Photoshop.

On the other hand ColorStyler contains several innovative features. Preset thumbnails help you to choose the appropriate effects by letting you see the effect without applying it. The new curve tool allows you to visually and precisely adjust brightness, contrast, color and saturation in the shadows, midtones and highlights. A masking brush tool gives you absolute control over which image areas ColorStyler changes and which it keeps untouched. New UI features let you reposition or expand main UI elements to better match your workflow.

Why ColorStyler Is Different

ColorStyler combines a whole range of photographic effects and tools in a single plugin, which saves you time and allows you to creatively enhance your photos according to your imagination. Unlike many other tools, ColorStyler also supplies many efficient masking features, including a masking brush tool. Best of all, ColorStyler is available at an affordable price and offers more features and possibilities than other tools in the same price range.

Availability & System Requirements

ColorStyler is currently available as a Photoshop-compatible plugin for Windows as well as a standalone application. A plugin version for MacOS X will follow soon. The plugin works in more than 80 image processing applications, including Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Paint Shop Pro, GIMP, PhotoFiltre and IrfanView. The standalone can also be used as an external editor in Lightroom, ACDSee, Bibble and Corel AfterShot Pro. All versions support batch processing and process RGB images with 8-bit and 16-bit/channel. The standalone supports JPEG, TIFF, PNG, PSD, Camera Raw and DNG image formats among others.

ColorStyler costs USD 69.95 (Academic/educational license: USD 39.95). A demo version can be downloaded from

Published: Tuesday, May 29, 2012

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