Shine: Illuminate Photos

Developer: Ohanaware Co., Ltd

Current Version: 1.3

Last Updated: 2 years ago

Download Size: 5.5 MB - Download


Illuminate photos to the next level using Light Rays, Lens Flares & other lighting effects. Shine utilizes state of the art technology to generate realistic effects in near real time, while providing a beautiful retina ready interface.

## What the media, professionals & customers say about Shine ##

TUAW - "Shine does what it advertises, and does it well."
MacFormat - 4 Stars - "Capable of creating good looking results, this deserves a place in the kit of keen photo geeks."
HDR360Pro - "Shine is a godsend for stock shooters! God rays on demand! Thanks Ohanaware!"
5 Star average rating on the Mac App Store (U.S.)

## Features of Shine ##

• Cutting Edge, Turbo Charged "Light Rays" engine.
• Choose from a selection of beautiful Lens Flares.
• Large Retina compatible preview, with Full Screen support.
• Alter the mood & colors with a gradient tint.
• Dynamic Range adjustment using the custom contrast effect.
• Alter or add a light source to the image.
• Light Fall Off (Vignette) & Image Glow effects.
• Original comparison while editing.
• Maximizes CPUs & GPUs usage to generate near real-time updates.
• Share images online with built-in sharing.
• Export illuminated photos directly to other photo apps.
• Smart Saving, protects original image.
• Supports large images (100+ megapixel, 500+ MB file size).
• Compatible with OS X 10.9, 10.10 & 10.11

## What makes Shine so great ##

9 years experience at work.
Since 2004 Ohanaware's developers have been building a great deal of photo editing apps & photo effects. Being photographers as well as developers, provides insight and understanding, that we use to build our cutting edge photo tools.

Sophisticated Light Rays Engine.
It took 18 months for Shine to be completed, with many iterations of the engine. All in the quest to generate the most natural looking light rays possible. Shine 1.1 includes a refactored version of the this engine, delivering superior performance while using less memory.

A workspace that allows focus on the task in hand.
It's easier to concentrate on perfecting the photo, when there are less distractions. Shine's tools are neatly laid out on the left, the rest of the window is used to provide the stunningly large preview. In full screen the preview almost fills the entire screen.

Smart Saving (non-destructive file format).
Ohanaware's Smart Saving uses a non-destructive file format, so when a file is saved as a ".Shine" file it includes the original image, the document settings, every previous save & all the Undos. This enables the photo to be 'undone' to a week last tuesday, or quickly restored to a month ago.


Release Notes:

• Completely re-written to improve compatibility with El Capitan and certain Macs.


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.1
Review by Lord North

Fun and Easy! - This app is really a lot of fun. Adds flash and dash to ordinary pix. Don't overuse it or your family and friends will catch on that you're not really a great photographer.

Found helpful by 1 out of 2 people