Hand Tint Pro 4+

Colorize with Brushed on Tint

JixiPix Software

    • 4.1 • 16 Ratings
    • $4.99

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Colorize your photo with Tint, Tone and Color

Hand Tint Pro supplies everything you need—color palettes, paper and smart brushes—for creating beautiful and timeless hand painted photography.

Like all art forms, preparing a good base for hand coloring is like stretching a canvas for painting, so every imaged placed in the app is stripped of color and transformed into a classic Black & White, a dreamy Luminescent or an aged Vintage photo we call a Background Effect. To keep your painting organized and in control, we give you Layers and a handy Selective Color tool to define areas for accurate brushing. Both features are designed to keep color where you want them.

An easy workflow with a professional layering system has modes for tint, tone, color, multiply, soft paint or paint that can be changed per layer, and a powerful color selection tool to keep brushing inside isolated areas for fast colorization and accuracy. It is important to have fun while creating beautiful photo memories so a forgiving erase brush is there to wash away mistakes occurred during the painting process. If you need to stop, not a problem! Use the save project feature and return to finish when you are ready.

PHOTO EFFECTS (also known as background effects)
For the base of your hand tint we transform your photo into a classic Black & White, a dreamy Luminescent or an aged Vintage—the choice is yours!

Black and White—turns a photo into a classic black and white with options to adjust the RGB channels. A strength slider gradually blends the photo's original colors back in, if desired, for a variety of customized looks before the tinting process begins.

Luminescent—adds dreamy brightness combined with subtle texture—that you control, as you brush on color, tint or tone

Vintage—ages the photo with image toning and adds distressed paper for a beautiful and unique basis of your tinting project

3 Photo Effects—Black & White, Luminescent & Vintage (also known as background effects, creates the base photo layer for hand tinting)

3 Layer Styles—Colorize Layer allows the original color to be brushed back in, Paint Layer allows customizable coloring using paintbrushes and color palettes, Auto Paint Layer allows original color to be removed, and a base layer called Background Effect to change photo effects styles on-the-fly without changing the hand colored layers above it—this allows you to be creative without repainting the image.

Layer Modes—on every layer feature Color, Tint, Tone, Multiply, Soft Paint and Paint modes. These modes are designed to change the look of painted or colorized areas for unique and infinite variations.

RGB Sliders—found on the Background Effect allow for pro mixing of light and dark areas in the Black & White and Luminescent effects.

Film Grain Slider

Soften Slider

6 Paper Surface Textures

25 Color Palettes—consist of multiple swatches created for seasons, hair color, eye color and skin tones plus 2 Romantic palettes for dreamy gardens and seascapes.

36 Textures for adding an aged and worn paper effect

15 One-touch customizable Presets—create the Background Effect

3 Paint Presets—with layer styles and brush colors already in place for learning and understanding the layering process.

Save Project—will save your hand tint project externally, or share projects with co-workers and friends. This feature keeps all layers and brush colors in tact.

Randomize Button—automatically changes the settings on the Background Effects

What’s New

Version 1.0.7

Optimization, bug fixes and performance improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

david in va ,

First thoughts. Like so far.

Have this on my MacBook an used it a couple of times. Just using a mouse is tedious on a laptop, so only tried a couple of photos. Wanted a version for my iPad Pro and Apple Pencil and bugged them a couple of times for a version. Do all my photo editing on the iPad. My first attempt which probably took an hour with a learning curve turned out decently. Don’t think you can include photos in these reviews but I used a photo from about 1900 and it doesn’t look professional, but is certainly acceptable. The original has some aging effects and the tinting doesn’t cover those, but I like these first results. Will update the review as I learn the app.

Toni-czec ,


Just as described and truly fantastic app. Bought it a few days ago and really love it so far. You can make color splashes and app can be used to simulate vintage/retro looks. Highly recommend this app. It is high quality, very customizable, many options to make your work look brilliant.

Old Radio Lady ,

The worst!

The photos look good while you’re working on them, but this app NEVER lets you finish them! I have the Pro version. I’ll be working on a photo, saving as a I go along, but then it goes onto this weird rendering mode and ruins what I’ve been working on. No matter how many times I save what I’m working on, it’s never in the Projects section. And the worst is, when I open the latest saved version of the photo I was working on, it reverts it to the original with all my work to do over again! Worst photography app I have EVER used!

App Privacy

The developer, JixiPix Software, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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