Not for iPad 1/5
Might work on iPhone, but worthless on iPad. Can’t log in, screen is tiny, etc.
This app is terrible. 1/5
When you upload a photo and choose a paint color the colors and effects and not realistic at all. Looks like something from paintbrush on an old windows computer.
wildly innacurate 1/5
By B's Apple iTunes
I downloaded this thanks to an instagram ad. In the ad, the visualizer paints flawless walls to exact swatch colors. The real app has an extremely difficult time detecting edges, which wouldn’t bother me in the least if the rest of it worked. When you choose a paint swatch and “visualize” your room, the color in the photo is miles away from the swatch - made glaringly obvious because the swatch and the painted wall are literally side by side. Not worth your time if you actually want to visualize a real color on your wall. It’s wildly inaccurate.
Very poorly designed app. 1/5
Does not work on cell phone which is where my camera is. It colors my entire house with the color I choose. and then when I tap a new color the other goes away. You can see the original color behind the new colors.
This app is not helpful at all. I have wasted time and to top it off gave this company all of my personal information (duh right?) for what? Nothing.
Upload a picture of your own and pick out the colors you want, then you can “paint” it to see if the colors go with each other. If yellow was picked for the walls it painted the whole room yellow. If white was picked for a door the whole room was white. :p
Don’t bother. Just trust your instincts and use the colors YOU like!
Colors are not accurate 1/5
I wanted to match a paint to my window treatment I snapped several photos of the curtain. Each time the app gave me different paint colors to use. None of which matched my curtain. Also, I snapped pics of my wall. The resulting pic took the blue out and gave me paints that didn’t match at all. I could not even use it to get something close.
Outside house coloring 1/5
By Regina vandivier
Very confusing and hard to manipulate where colors will go on the outside of the house. Don’t like it!
Love it, needs trim/body coordination 4/5
Has a lot of great features, and useful for exploring base colors. I’d say useful, not the whole decision process. But I really wish I could coordinate multiple colors in the simulated rooms.
So confused 1/5
I am not sure how to work this app but after reading a review about learn how to use it, I am going to load it again and try their suggestions. For now I give it a one star.
Unless you’re painting over something white. Any other color will bleed through and there is no way to tell what the color will look like.
Good, but... 4/5
I deleted a duplicate color palette, but the app deleted both versions. And doesn’t have an “undo” option. Also, “App Support” doesn’t provide app support; it’s the generic corporate website everything-but-app-support page.
By disapointment x 50
Makes me want to throw down my phone!!!!
Love it! 5/5
I really love that I can take a pic of anything and this app builds a color palette for me!
Doesn’t quite work 2/5
It doesn’t work that well. Doesn’t give me a sense of confidence on color selection based on how poorly it “paints” the walls.
It might be due to low lighting or shadows. I’m not really sure. But even with all lights on it sets a spotty wall.
I really wish this worked better. But what can you do with a free app?
Search doesn’t work 1/5
The app is garbage. Basic functionality like searching by color name and by color code never works. Only the “scan color code” feature works for finding a specific color. Which is only useful only if you have the color chip card. C’mon guys! This is bare minimum stuff! Make your parents proud and do something properly.
Tried using the camera in the app and uploading an existing photo from my camera roll - neither worked well. Color did not stay within lines in photo. Also tried indoor photos vs exterior house photos, no success in either. Downloaded & then deleted the app within 24hrs.
I really like this app! People are too critical.. It gives you a great visual idea of what your room would look like with different colors.
No stains 1/5
It doesn't have stains.
Very splotchy and does not work on my walls that have stripes
Waste of time 1/5
The app is difficult to maneuver, almost impossible to sample the actual color that you want to try an forces you to use a pre loaded picture! Horrible!
Don’t bother 1/5
This app is horrible. Don’t waste your time.
Lear How to Use 5/5
This app is great. I was worried it wouldn’t work based on negative reviews. You have to learn how to use it. If you click on paint a scene, you have to choose a color either new or from your saved SW paint perks colors, then it will access your camera. It does at first, take you to a pre loaded scene, but go back to the camera live using the arrow at the top, then touch the screen and it will load it to your own live picture. It just takes a little exploring, but it does work. It may not be flawless but it’s the best I have used to get a color on your own actual wall to see what it will look like. I’m not sure the color it paints is very accurate. I wouldn’t choose a color based on this first. I would choose a color you really like, then put it in this app to get a “general” idea what it will look like. All electronic devices are going to vary in their pixels and look different. The chip is still going to be the most accurate.
Needs one more tweak. 4/5
It has its uses, and its limitations! I appreciate this app’s good features.
Be aware, however, that after you take a photo of your “well lit room” and you click on a color, to “see it on your walls” it will apply it to their stock photo. If the app could apply it to MY virtual walls, this would be far more interesting, helpful and fun.
In my case the light neutral colors of woodwork and furniture of the stock photo are very similar to mine. So it’s not such a stretch to envision the wall colors in my setting. I can imagine that if your trim, ceiling and furniture are in a very different color palette it will be difficult to picture. They do indicate, in the very tiny print, that one should, as always, try a swatch of paint on your walls to be sure if it’s going to work.
I’m also not sure of how accurate the colors are that the app tries to ‘match’, in order to suggest colors. To be fair I do know my camera photos are not a completely accurate match to what my eyes see, due to any camera’s limitations. Phone cam’s just aren’t as good (yet) as a human eye at discerning subtleties. So, given that, it does a pretty good job of suggesting colors, and you can see more suggestions as you click on each color.
Would I use this to pick my colors and then buy the paint to match? Certainly not without getting a color swatch and paint sample, at the store, then painting it in the wall and viewing in all my lighting conditions to be sure. I would, however, use it to get some ideas before going to the store. Standing in front of all those samples, without any ideas, can be very overwhelming.
Not what it promised 1/5
Colors are not accurate. I guess it matches to the closest Sherman Williams paint rather than a custom paint color. The matched paint colors were awful.
How can this be so bad? 1/5
It’s amazing this app has a national paint name associated with it.
Waste of time even trying to get it to work.
I can’t even imagine how much they paid to develop an app that doesn’t work.
We will be buying a different brand paint.
Thought this app would solve my waffling on colors problem. It’s very hit and miss.
Not enough parameters to color the wall or side of the house. Paints the entire pic, and erasing where you DON’T want paint takes alllll the color away.
Great concept but needs some serious tweaking.
Try another app. 1/5
This app crashes every time. Everysingletime.
Doesn't work 1/5
The title says Colorsnap for iPhone but other reviews are saying it only works for iPad. I am using a 7 plus and none of the features of the app work. Deleted it.
Doesn’t work if taking a picture 1/5
If you have to use the taking a picture method, it’s exactly like the standard Paint program on old computers. Using a paint bucket to paint individual pixels and it doesn’t know the difference between shadows, anything hanging on your wall, furniture or the floor. Great concept for an app, horrible execution/delivery.
Color snap is horrible! 1/5
I downloaded this app and found it to be horrible to use. In fact it was unusable. Don’t waste your time on this mess.
Looks fake 1/5
Doesn’t really give you an idea of what the room would really look like if it were that color.
Not good but not a waste 2/5
The “paint a scene” that they advertise is horrible. It paints the entire photo whatever color you choose. The selection of colors and ability to compare and create palettes is well worth getting the app though.
This app is horrible. If using a photo half the time it cannot tell where lines should be. It will just paint everything the chosen color. Ceiling, walls, furniture.
If using the option to paint walls in real time the color will not be accurate. I tried a brown called Portico and it tried making the walls light green.
You CAN use your own pictures 5/5
I have an iPhone 7 and I am able to view colors on my own pictures. Tap paint a scene, tap take or choose a photo, tap on a color you chose at the bottom, tap in your photo above to “paint” it. It works like the paint program on windows computers.
The ad is very misleading. Deleted the app minutes after downloading.
Does not work 1/5
The colors are very inaccurate. A deep, rich blue (like salty dog) will show up on the pictures like a medium blue. What is the point if none of the colors are correct? On top of that, it’s not intuitive. Great idea. Terrible execution.
By Cold country gal
This is, without a doubt, the worst paint app I’ve ever tried to work with.
Difficult to use 1/5
The app is very misleading in navigation, colors are not very accurate do not recommend to use!
Cool concept but not very accurate 2/5
By Inspiringly fantastic!
The color doesn’t fill in accurately & takes a long time for you to touch up the photo in order to get your desired result.
Hardly worth the time to register 1/5
Why does SW want so much information just to register to use this stupid app. It’s hardly worth the time.
Downloaded the App to figure out what color to paint my exterior trim on my house. Absolutely useless app. Very difficult to figure out how to use. Once I figured it out it doesn’t work. Deleted it right away.
No es como muestra el video 3/5
El video en la aplicación te muestra que podes pintar una escena en una fotografía y probar los colores escarbados pero la aplicación no tiene esa opción aparte de esto, es muy buena aplicación
Works great 5/5
I was apprehensive because people were complaining that the app didn't work as stated. But I was impressed that I could pick a color and tap on the screen where my wall was and it would change the color so that I could actually see what that color would look like with my flooring and furniture. Impressive!
Does not work with my iPad
Colors don’t match 1/5
The colors used to paint the scene are way lighter than the actual colors
Only helpful for looking up colors 1/5
You can’t do accent walls or different walls different colors, you can’t drag different colors next to each other to compare them side by side, and you can’t save and edit a scene... very frustrating
Paint visualizer is all or nothing 2/5
It’s easy to pick out the paint. But the visualizer has as all or nothing approach where the walls look poorly painted or the entire room, light fixtures and furniture, even flooring become that color. Doesn’t help visualize at all.
Very weak 1/5
Difficult to navigate and use. Should be able to take a picture and do 2, 3, 4 colors. Nope 1. All colors look bland. Poorly designed and executed. In today’s day and age this should be far far better. Don’t bother downloading.