Yes, you read that correctly, The Mill has released a free iPhone application that allows the user to apply looks or emulate primary color grading tools found in a grading suite. The app has preset looks like “golden” and “bleached” as well as controls for lift, gain, gamma and saturation that can be applied across RGB or to individual channels.
They also have set up a “Mill Colour Image Gallery” on Flickr where you can submit images and the colourists will pick the best image every three months and award prizes.
More info from the help files, where to find the app and the Flickr group, and some screen shots after the jump.
The application has a read me file that comes up when you first launch the program, here is an excerpt:
Mill Colour has been designed by our team of Colourists to emulate primary grading within a high-end digital grading suite.
The application can be used both as a professional shoot-tool to set reference looks on location and also for fun to manipulate any photo taken on the iPhone or imported to the iPhone picture library.
I’m sure there will be a lot of chatter about this app on the various forums around the net as well as on twitter, we thought we’d show you a few quick screen grabs:
(original image was taken in the neon graveyard in Las Vegas as part of a photography course offered in a previous term at fxphd.com)