Polarr Photo Editor Pro

Developer: Polarr, Inc.

Current Version: 4.4.2

Last Updated: 1 month ago

Download Size: 63.9 MB - Download


Used by the world's most professional portrait and landscape photographers, Polarr offers advanced auto-enhance tools and sophisticated filters to edit every detail of your photo.

• Face detection and advanced face editing panel
• Adjust skin tones, face width, nose height, eye sizes, etc.
• Liquify, clone and healing tools
• Advanced text tool with shapes, ornaments, and multiple blend modes
• Complete set of color, radial and gradient masking and brushing tools
• Multiple local adjustments and layers
• Batch export, copy and paste adjustments
• Beta support for RAW formats
• Edit and upload your own watermark

• Over 100 high-quality filters for different scenes and settings
• Create, customize, and share your own filters
• Sync filters across devices

• At 50MB, Polarr is the smallest and yet most powerful photo editor for macOS
• Exceptional memory/CPU management and low power consumption

• Customizable UI color theme and workspace
• Drop images directly into the app from other apps
• Designed for mouse, keyboard and touch
• Proprietary control slider for speed and precision
• Interactive in-app guide to photo editing
• Expandable and collapsible workspace
• Responsive window re-sizing to fit your screen
• Keyboard shortcuts for common actions

Global Adjustments
• Color: Temperature, Tint, Vibrance, Saturation
• Light: Dehaze, Exposure, Brightness, Contrast, Highlights, Shadows, Whites, Blacks, Diffuse
• Detail: Clarity, Sharpen, Denoise (Color and Luminance)
• Vignette: Amount, Highlights, Roundness
• Lens: Distortion, Horizontal and Vertical Perspective
• Effect: Fringing, Pixelate, Noise Amount and Size
• HSL: Hue, Saturation, Luminance for eight color channels
• Curves: Master, Blue, Red, Green channels
• Toning: Highlight and Shadow tone, Tone balancing
• Local adjustments: Gradient, Radial, Color, Brush
• Text: Layer, Blend, Shapes and Ornaments
• Liquify: Wrap, Pinch, Bulge, Erase

Local Adjustments
• Multiple circular and gradient local adjustments
• Multiple brush and color masking adjustments
• Multiple clone and heal adjustments
• Adjusting basic color, highlights/shadows, clarity in local adjustments
• Additional local tools: Lens blur, feathering, invert

Cropping and Tilting
• Precise tilting with automatic zooming to fill the frame
• Horizontal and vertical mirroring and rotations

History Management
• Infinite undo and redo on your photos
• Easy navigations to jump to any point in previous edits
• Persist editing histories across different editing sessions

Visit our website https://www.polarr.co to see all our great products.
Email [email protected] for any questions.


Release Notes:

In this update:
* Added color inversion tool.
* Fixed an image importing issue.
* Bug fixes.


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.3.0
Review by Peter Cranstone

Very impressive - I have to say that this is one of the most impressive photo editing tools for the Mac that I’ve come across. Seriously good job with the coding. I have one feature request - A Photo extension with all the capabilities of the standalone app - I would pay for this. What’s also incredibly impressive is the gradient filters - well done! And if you buy their iOS app (well worth it) they have the gradient tool there as well. I’ve been searching for this single capability for a long time. The number of times all you want to do is darken the sky a little as it’s over exposed and there’s nothing out there on iOS that will do it. Well now there is. Well done! Exceptional programming. Well that didn’t take long - just installed the update with the Photo’s extension and it’s perfect. Click, edit, save and you’re done. Again - incredibly impressive - thank you!.

Found helpful by 19 out of 21 people
Version 1.4.0
Review by Jerzup

Crap - It doesn’t even import your photo based on the order the photo was taken, or by the file name. Pretty crappy software.

Found helpful by 5 out of 28 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 4.4.2
Review by David247

Great App. Excellent customer service. - UPDATE 28 Dec 2017: After several weeks (months?) of using Polarr, it has become my go to app for image processing on both my iphone and my laptop. Loving it. Takes a bit of effort to learn all the ins and outs, but it is one very powerful and versatile app. I started out using Polarr on my iPhone. It worked very well but still had some concerns about lack of a perspective correction app. Customer service response was very quick and very thorough. They looked seriously at my concern and examined photos I sent to them to show how the distortion tool does not work as a perspective correction tool. Indicated they will work on adding a proper perspective correction tool. I added Polarr for Mac OS and using both the iPhone App and the Mac Desktop app, have now left Lightroom and its nightmare Creative cloud behind. (I live outside the US in an area (Philippines) where quality internet is difficult to come by and often is data capped. Creative cloud really hurt me and I don’t use Apple iCloud either for the same reasons. We can’t all connect instantly or quickly to the cloud to get to our real images.) Polarr for Mac OS and iPhone is now Since they both use the Photos Database, and I can sync between computer and phone without going through the internet, it is a better solution. Mind you sycing isn’t perfect but it is much more usable solution then “Cloud Services”. I am impressed by both the iPhone and the Mac OS apps, and how well they can handle so many different tasks. Yes there is a learning curve but I have been taking photos for more then 50 years and shooting digital since Jan 2001 or more then 16 years. I have no difficulty learning to use new tools. One of the things I really like about Polarr is they have a huge and growing library of “Tutorials” that is readily available and very helpful in learning to use Polarr to its fullest. Impressive!!

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
Version 4.4.2
Review by TessyK777

disappointed - I had the lite version last night and it was working fine. I could upload a photo and then upload another photo over it for over lay. I liked it so much that I bought the full pro version. Today, I try to use it and the function is missing off of both apps. The system is confusing and you have to watch videos for answers. I have watched over 5 videos and still have no access to the button to allow me to do photo overlay. I want a refund. It could have been a great app.

Found helpful by 0 out of 1 people
Version 4.4.2
Review by xxmbabanexx

Good App but Suffers From Stability Issues - Over the past six months, I’ve come to rely upon Polarr’s Photos App extension as my primary photo editing software and have found it comparable to Lightroom 2015 in its single photo editing capabilities. The curves interface works well and is easier to understand than the one that comes pre-installed with Photos. The HSL sliders are highly useful. Loading speeds are ok, (around 3-7 seconds when loaded from Photos), but I’ll give the development team a break on that one because I’m working with a 2013 MBP and my files are typically larger than 30MB. The unique facial recognition interface is especially useful in portrait photo situations. The developer has done an incredible job on that. Regardless, I have started to have several issues with the app surrounding stability issues as of the most recent update. I’ve sent in tickets via the Pro Support website and have yet to receive a response - this is obviously very frustrating. The app seems to have issues with the following: • Radial sizing is incredibly buggy. If the size adjustment dots are not squared relative to one another, everytime you attempt to move them they will quickly adjust to a square position before allowing you to change their position. This is especially annoying if you are trying to rotate your radial/use an oval shape instead of a circle. • Occasionally, the app will become entirely non-responsive when used as an extension. When it becomes responsive again, the photo will be reverted to its original state and any slider change will have no effect upon the image. I have lost hours of work in this way. • Gradient local adjustments are slow (not a huge issue though - this is likely due to the computer that I’m working with.) Then, there are several features that would be helpful to implement: • HSL slider adjustments in local areas. • More photoshop-esque interface for blemish removal and cloning tools. • In Lightroom 2017 there was a new feature where if you sloppily drew over your target area with the local brush adjustment tool you could click a button to have it more perfectly fit. This would be an incredible addition. • Better file management system. Stuff loads faster when native to Polarr - would be nice to have option to ditch photo app entirely. Not a huge concern. Regardless, this is a really good app (especially for the price) and I can’t recommend it highly enough. Once the stability issues are sorted out (they weren’t present before the December update) the app should go back to being a serious competitor to Lightroom and the like.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
Version 4.4.2
Review by donperreault

This is a six star application in my book - Every time I use this application I am impressed. It has all the great featurs of mmost imaging applications but it also recognizes faces. You can take an ugly mug like my own and resize my eyes, nose, mouth, get rid of wrinkles even whiten and brighten your teeth. It has everything you need to make yourself look great. Along with filters, editing, history for undo, guides and before and after views. It works directly from within Apple Photo application. I absolutely love this application.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people