Many of us like tweaking our pictures every now and then by adding effects to them. Some of the most commonly used effects which are available with image editing applications include Sepia, Greyscale and Negative. While these effects can be easily applied to images, it can be hard to colorize only a selected area where effects like Sepia, Grayscale or Negative have already been applied. Leaf is an image editing application which lets you colorize only selected parts of an image with a Sepia, Greyscale or Negative effect. The first part of the process includes selecting a preferred effect followed by dragging the image over the interface. Unlike most image editing applications, Leaf allows you to first add the selected effect to the image and then to remove it from selected areas of the image. Your transformed images can be saved in PNG, GIF, JPG and BMP and PDF format.
To get started, right-click on the main interface and select an effect from context menu as well as a brush size. Once done, drag the image over the canvas to begin colorizing it.
The image will appear with the selected effect (e.g. Grey scale). Now you can use the brush to bring back the original color of the image for required portion of image in question.
Once you have colorized the image according to your liking, right-click the image to save it in PNG, GIF, JPG and BMP or PDF format.
Using Leaf you can easily colorize your ordinary pictures to give them a stylish look. The only thing you might find a bit scarce in this application is the option to add more effects. However, this is because the developer has a paid application called Pixo which offers more effects and advanced options.
Leaf works on Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7.