Pixelate Review


Version Reviewed:
18th Dec, 2010
Review Date:
Reviewed by Chris


2 out of 5


  • Publisher: Sprout
  • Version Reviewed: 1.10
  • Review Date: 18th Dec, 2010
  • Cost: £1.19
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Painting your house but can't decide on the colour to choose or which colours work well together? If so Sprouts Pixelate app could help you out.

Pixelate's a photo app that allows you to paint colours onto a photo, helping you discover which colours compliment each other.

Using the apps fairly simple, you first need to take a photo of the room you're wanting to paint (or obtain a current photo from the your library).

Once you have the photo selected you need to select a colour. Selecting a colour can be made from a colour matrix or you can pick a colour from a photo.

Using a photo to select different colours is good, it allows you to use colours from photos which makes choosing your colour easy. After selecting your colour selected it's time to start painting.

There's 2 options to get your colours down, the first, you can use the traditional method of selecting a brush (various sizes available) and using your finger to paint.

The second option allows you to select a 'paint over colour' and get the app to automatically use your chosen colour to go over selected paint over colour.

The auto colour sounds good in theory but in practice I often found the paint result quite poor. If you have an empty room with solid, contrasting colours on each wall, the automatic paint over feature works ok. If your photo's quite busy, the auto colour often picks up unwanted points giving you an odd result

Pixelate has lots of potential, if the auto colour could be refined to be more accurate and allow for more natural colour fills, the app would be great. Another good feature would be the ability to export colour values via emai or social sites, enabling you to share your colours with your friends.