While continuing my exploration of Haiku HD, I discovered that the developer, Jixipix Software, has a version for Mac OS X for £5.49. I got my copy from the Mac App Store, but there’s a Windows version available from the Jixipix site. As far as I can tell the desktop Haiku is almost identical to the iPad version: there is an additional adjustment, Colour Vibrancy, and images have to be dragged into the working area and selected using Finder. I load all my processed images in JPEG format into iPhoto. I found I can browse in iPhoto, and choose to reveal a selected image in Finder, which I could then drag into Haiku.
The extra space of my iMac made it easier to do some testing; so I’ve created a few samples to illustrate the possibilities of the app. It’s, by no means, exhaustive, but it does give a flavour of the output options.
- Colour Style: specifies where the watercolour appears on the image
- Strength: changes the opacity of the watercolour effect
- Wet Edges: changes the size of the outline around the water-colour effect
- Paint Fill:changes how much of the image is covered by the watercolour effect
- Paint Variation: changes how the paint looks in the selected area
- Ink Outlines: changes the outline of objects in the image
- Ink Outline Detail: changes the level of detail
- Ink Fill: increases ink amount in darker areas of the image
- Ink Colour: changes the colour for ink outline, detail and fill (has input from pointer and RGB values)
- Colour Vibrancy: enriches the watercolour pigment
- Paper and Borders (not shown): choice of background (42) and borders (14)