Developer: The Iconfactory

Current Version: 1.5.1

Last Updated: 4 years ago

Download Size: 69.6 MB - Download


★★★ Best of Mac App Store 2011 ★★★

Effortlessly add effects and textures to your photos. Choose from a variety of Flare’s built-in Presets or create your own using dozens of individual photographic effects. Easy to learn for casual hobbyists, Flare also has the flexibility professional photographers need.

Your photo is just the beginning!

• Dozens of built-in Presets spanning a wide range of photographic effects and styles
• Create custom Presets using over 90+ effects including textures, frames, borders, and more
• Additional Presets available for download at FlareApp.com

Color Effects:
Exposure, Midtone Brightness, Saturation, Brightness, Contrast, Tint, Duotone, Color Filter, Color Gradient, Black & White, Cross Processing

Lens Effects:
Gaussian Blur, Motion Blur, Zoom Blur, Sharpen, Glow, Vignette

Creative Effects:
Grain, Texture, Lightleak, Frame, Border, Rounded Edges, Barrel Distortion, Rotation, Halftone, Pixellate, Scanlines

• Edit – Fine tune effects via live preview
• Snapshot – Temporarily save edits as a Snapshot for later use
• High quality 12 Megapixel Textures, Borders and Frames
• Unlimited Undos
• Drag and drop images from iPhoto, Aperture, Photoshop and Lightroom
• Use Flare as an external editor in iPhoto, Aperture, and Lightroom.
• RAW format supported for importing photos
• Crop and Rotate images quickly and easily
• Export photos in JPEG, PNG and TIFF formats
• Share creations on Flickr or by e-mail
• Online user guide and video tutorials

System Requirements:
MacOS X Snow Leopard 10.6
Intel Core Duo
2GB RAM (minimum) / 4GB RAM (recommended)
100MB Disk Space plus room for your photos


Release Notes:


• Improved image rendering for better app stability
• Compatibility with all versions of OS X


• Minor bug fixes


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.2.1
Review by graybell

Excellent - This is the best photo editing app I've found for adding Photo special effects easily. I also have Lo-Fi, Analog, FX Photo Pro, Color Splash. This one is the easiest to use, especially for creating your own filters. The Preset filters are only not that useful, but it's easy to modify an effect or create your own Presets. The other applications have their virtues too, but this is my favorite.

Found helpful by 26 out of 26 people
Version 1.2.1
Review by larklarklarklark

i want to like it - but I've never used it without it crashing on me.

Found helpful by 21 out of 34 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 1.5.1
Review by realgeek

Awesome app with improved stability! - This is an awesome app! However, previous versions seem to have been plagued with serious instability — to the point where it was unusable. Well, I noticed that they recently updated the app, so I decided to check it out. Lo and behold, it works! I haven’t done extensive testing, but I’ve done a little bit of testing, on both JPEG and RAW files, and it seems to work well. No crashes yet! With the bugs out of the way, I can now give this app the rating it deserves: five stars!

Found helpful by 17 out of 19 people