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See your room in new colors with this feature-rich and sophisticated color visualizer!

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Bring your room to life!  

The right color in your environment can energize, relax, revitalize or just make you feel more comfortable. The effects are subtle yet persistent. Room color has a big impact.

A real painting project

and yes, we really did paint using the color we chose with TapPainter, and it looks awesome!

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How it Works

First place a marker on the wall.

Our algorithms use a combination of edge detection and color analysis to select a region within the image, typically this gives a good approximation of the wall region. Wall detection accuracy does depend on lighting, so we offer the custom shape feature.

Mix your own using our intuitive color picker...

or pick a paint color from a fan deck (see brands listed below).

Our custom algorithms are designed to find the 'reference', or original color, within the selected region to get the color change right, even in very dark rooms. TapPainter is the only software out there that can do this right now.

Once you've picked your color, just tap on the marker and watch the magic.

You can easily compare recolored images with a simple left/right flick, or see them all at once through the recent images screen.

Our automated wall detection works great on evenly lit rooms but we're not done yet. We're very close to completing our improved detection methods for better wall detection on any image, we need a little support, and a little more time, to make these improvements.

A little Color Perception Science

The human eye perceives color using rods of roughly three different lengths. The rods are 'tuned' to different wavelengths of light depending on their lengths, these are the red, green and blue wavelengths. 

Color, to a human, is the combination of wavelengths we perceive in a given instant and this depends on your eye. Each individual perceives color a little differently because we each have different numbers of red, green and blue perceiving rods.

Good designers can help you narrow down your color choice and are an amazing resource at combining the right colors for your room. Ultimately though, it's you who will see the room through your eyes.

TapPainter helps you see your room before you paint, through your eyes.

TapPainter is the most accurate

...and we can prove it. The before picture (first picture below) was recolored using TapPainter (second picture below) and a similar picture was taken again after painting to compare (third picture below) the TapPainter recolored image with the actual painted image. See the results.

Before Painting

Before painting
Before painting

Painted with TapPainter

Repainted with TapPainter
Repainted with TapPainter

 After Actual Painting

After painting
After painting

Paint Brands 

We are constantly scanning in new paint color fan decks. Below is our list as of the start of this campaign: 

  • ACE Illuminations 
  • AFM Safecoat Ayurveda Essence 
  • AFM Safecoat Specifier
  • Behr Color Collection 
  • Benjamin Moore Afinity Colors 
  • Benjamin Moore Classic Colors
  • Benjamin Moore Color Preview
  • Benjamin Moore Williamsburg Color Collection
  • California Paint Perfect Palette
  • Dunn Edwards Perfect Palette
  • Dutch Boy Color SImplicity
  • Frazee Paint ColorLife
  • Gilden Professional The Master Palette
  • Kelly Moore Paints Colorstudio Collection
  • Mythic Color Fashions
  • Sherwin Williams
  • Valspar Signature Allen Roth
  • Valspar Signature Eddie Bauer Home
  • Valspar Signature Pantone Universe

Coming Soon

  • Farrow and Ball
  • Pratt & Lambert
  • Ralph Lauren Lifestyle
  • Ralph Lauren Specialty Finishes

Help us make TapPainter awesome!

Be a part of the creation process. Back our project. Together we can create an online community dedicated to smarter, greener design where we can post our own before and after projects, get news and create beautiful ideas together.

With the funds we raise we can bring new features to TapPainter and bring it to new platforms.

For starters, TapPainter Pro, if successfully funded, will have the following additions:

  • Two-way messaging - chat about any image right in the app. This will be an awesome feature to collaborate on painting projects
  • More paint brands - we'll add more brands from both the US and around the world, including Europe, Asia, Canada and the Americas.
  • Improved edges - we'll make the end painted result even sharper.
  • Vote for a feature! - we want to make our Pro version a must have for painting projects, suggest your idea and we'll pick the top ideas.

We've poured countless hours into thinking through the physics of light and perception, the app user experience and working with both high and low quality images in all sorts of lighting conditions. The first version of TapPainter is now finished for iPad only. We want to bring TapPainter to everyone. We are already beginning designs for iPhone and Android version but need your help to get these off the ground.

TapPainter has been a labor of love for the past year and a half, and the physics of light and perception get rather tricky. The more accurate you get, the more work it takes to get to the next level. We want to bring TapPainter to the next level and we need your help!

Now it's your turn to help dig deeper into the science of color perception.

What you get

Backers can choose to get a copy of the app on either iPad, iPhone, Android phone or Android Tablet. We also have some high quality, super soft and comfortable T-Shirts and polos to choose from as well as a nice sweatshirt.

All clothing delivery estimated late May 2014

Design Consultation

All design and color consultations courtesy Zelda Kohn at Bowl of Cherry Interiors. See her work here:

http://bowlofcherry.com/Default.aspx

Versions

TapPainter standard comes with two color fan decks. Additional fan decks require an In-App purchase.

TapPainter Pro has everything the standard version has but does not require any In-App purchases and all color fan deck are available. We'll also add a few exclusive Pro features such as

  • Two-way messaging - chat about any image right in the app. This will be an awesome feature to collaborate on painting projects 
  • More paint brands - we'll add more brands from both the US and around the world, including Europe, Asia, Canada and the Americas. 
  • Improved edges - we'll make the end painted result even sharper. 
  • Vote for a feature! - we want to make our Pro version a must have for painting projects, suggest your idea and we'll pick the top ideas.

iPad version is currently available through iTunes

iPhone version planned for release July 2014.

Android version (both tablet and phone) are planned for release by September 2014.

Funding Goals

$20,000 - iPhone version

This will help us to cover the costs of design and development for creating an iPhone version and prior costs for our iPad version.

We'll also integrate a service which will let you chat about any image inside the app with other users of the app, super convenient for roommates, significant others or professional / client talks.

$30,000 - Top selling Android devices (tablet and phone)

We'll update our iOS designs and code for Android. We chose native code rather than Html5 for improved performance.

Android Please note: We are committed to making an Android version. If funding goal is not met backers will have 2 options:

- Cancel pledge prior to May 28

- Request a refund after May 28. We will provide regular updates on progress of Android development, a refund may be requested at any time prior to delivery.

$40,000 - Faster re-coloring and more Android devices

support for more Android devices. Improved re-coloring speed across all devices. We estimate our re-coloring can be improved even more with some technical tweaks and server upgrades.

$50,000 - Home Exteriors

New algorithms to detect shapes and lighting in home exteriors.

$60,000 - Light simulation

Want to see what your room will look like at night? in natural sunlight? with a different kind of lightbulb? No need to take more pictures, we'll add lighting simulation to visualize the room with different types of light bulbs or at different times of day.

$80,000 - 360 Panoramic

With some object tracking and storage, we can add full 360 image capture / analysis and then let you rotate around the room in near real time.

$100,000 - Real time and integrate with wearable devices

The up and coming wearable devices movement has huge potential. We'll integrate with a full field of vision device (one that covers your eyes, not just above the eye) to let you see the room re-colored in near real time.

For more video production services contact Barkadainc@gmail.com

Risks and challenges

Our team is fully committed to making TapPainter the best it can be. We have already created a fully functional iPad version. iPad and iPhone can be fully color calibrated due to the consistent technologies and highly precise manufacturing.

Android devices present a bigger challenge, each different device needs to be color calibrated to ensure colors are analyzed consistently. We are sure to calibrate the biggest sellers and most popular devices however we cannot guarantee color calibration on all Android devices.

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

FAQ

  • You'll be helping to make TapPainter standard better by improving the wall detection AND make it available for your iPhone and Android devices much sooner (the current standard version is iPad only).

    The funds from the Kickstarter will push this ahead, without your help it may be more than 6 months before we can make planned upgrades a reality.

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  • Not yet. The current version works best on flat or medium textured surfaces, exterior textures typically have much higher color variations than our current algorithms will accommodate. We do have plans to expand to exteriors, this will however require automatically determining the difference between interiors and exteriors automatically and adjusting the algorithms accordingly. We do have a stretch goal to help bring this to fruition sooner.

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  • No. These are considered separate Apps in the App stores and cannot be linked.

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  • All backers who wanted an Android version will have a few options:

    1.Cancel prior to the close of the campaign. We hope you won't do this of course but it is an option as no funds are exchanged until after the campaign finishes.
    2.Request a refund after the close of the campaign. We will honor those who do not wish to wait for the Android version to be completed.
    3.Continue backing. As soon as the Android version is created we will contact you and offer you beta access as soon as it is available.

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    Be a part of our community and get project updates.We'll welcome you with our humble thanks and some bad poetry :-),

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    TapPainter standard for iPhone or Android. See below for expected release dates.

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    TapPainter Pro. See below for version information and expected release dates.

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    First backers. SAVE 44% on TapPainter Pro and one of our T-shirts! Choose your T-shirt and TapPainter version. See version estimated availability below. (TapPainter Pro retail $24.99, T-Shirt estimated at $30)

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    TapPainter Pro and on of our T-shirts! Choose your T-shirt and TapPainter version. See version estimated availability below. (TapPainter Pro retail $24.99, T-Shirt estimated at $30)

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    A Polo Shirt and TapPainter Pro. You will get to choose from one of our two polo designs and select either Android, iPhone or iPad versions for TapPainter. Android version estimated by September.

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    A sweatshirt and TapPainter Pro. Choose one of the two sweatshirts and select either Android, iPhone or iPad versions for TapPainter. Android version estimated by September.

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    Pro Paint Bundle. Everything you need to rock your next paint project, just add paint. Everything included is pro quality; - TapPainter Pro on your choice of platform (see below for estimated delivery based on platform) - TapPainter T-Shirt - 1 Extendable roller frame - 1 pro roller frame - 4 microfiber paint roller covers for super smooth paint application - pro paint trays - 4 pro edging brushes - drop cloth

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    Up to 2 hours Color consultation with an Interior Designer + TapPainter Pro on your choice of platform (see below for estimated delivery based on platform). Color consultation requires advance scheduling.

    Android version estimated by September 2014.

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    Pro Paint bundle + color consultation + TapPainter Pro + shirt of your choice

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    TapPainter Pro volume purchase version for iPad or iPhone (includes 100 licenses).

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Funding period

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