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With Flare, 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:
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What's New

Version 1.5.1:
  • Improved image rendering for better app stability
  • Compatibility with all versions of OS X
  • Minor bug fixes

Requirements

OS X 10.6 or later

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darlanne Member IconReview+14
darlanne
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I rated this a 4 last January, mainly due to the lacking of custom textures. However, this little app has proven SO useful for my vintage project workflow (that would take a lifetime in Photoshop), that I am upgrading my rating to 5 stars.

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Version 1.5.1
Britzi Member IconComment+0
Britzi
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Of course I have the receipt and the serial number, but when I open flare, it keeps saying the trial period is over and pictures can only be seen in 500 mp! There is no link where to enter the serial number, can you please make sure that I somehow can register this app and that it works correctly!!!!!

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Version 1.5
Regular-Warren
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Britzi -- Sorry for the frustration. Please reach out to support AT macupdate DOT com. We'll get that resolved for you promptly!

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Britzi
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Have bought flare through macupdate offer and downloaded it, now it says trail period is over, but there is no link to register your app. to receive the full version.

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Version 1.5
Regular-Warren
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Upon purchasing the app, you should have receive an email receipt. Enter your license code from the receipt to register the app.

darlanne Member IconReview+14
darlanne
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Great little app. Got it on sale today for $7.99. I was already planning on buying this a few days ago after using the trial, so the special pricing had perfect timing.

I'm a graphic designer and primarily never look beyond Photoshop for my tools. However, I have an upcoming vintage style photo project coming up and Flare was the perfect solution to running actions, etc, in PS.

Fun to play with and the ability to save presets is a huge bonus. I would gladly give 5 stars if it had the ability to add custom textures. I have not found that yet. I hope this is something they add. Either way, this is a snazzy little photo effects app!

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Version 1.5
talos_tsui
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Hello Darlanne, thank you for your support and feedback.

All the textures inside Flare were created in optimum resolution to be able to scale up and down. So any custom texture will have to be in that specific resolution, which can be very troublesome for average users. Also, using a custom texture will break the "preset sharing" feature as well due to copyright issues.

That's why we opt not to allow the use of custom texture in Flare 1.X.

- Talos

darlanne
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Thank you Talos, that makes perfect sense. I used the app again today and every time I work with it, I love it more and more. Keep up the great work.

Revco Member IconComment+291
Revco
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On sale at the MAS. 1/2 price.

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Version 1.4
Xplicit Member IconComment+804
Xplicit
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Thanks for making this app not AppStore only.

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Version 1.2.1
PhilippBerndt Member IconReview+16
PhilippBerndt
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This is a great app, the effects are a bit boring though.

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Version 1.1
Audionx Member IconReview+7
Audionx
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nice effects. sadly, lack of batch processing

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Version 1.0.1
Sachi
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Cool App, but batch probably will add in paid upgrade.

talos_tsui
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If you have one image with the presets or adjustment you need for a group of images. You can drag the second image onto the window. The effects from the 1st image will immediate apply to the new image. Export, and do the same for the third image and so on.

Batch processing require a new user interface to handle such function, and we can't do that in version 1.X.

Onlooker Member IconReview+7
Onlooker
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Aimed, I think, at people who are used to the way iPhone apps work. Nevertheless, there is a fair range of presets included, plus others can be downloaded from the website. And the editing tools allow for lots of variations to be made. Sure, it's not photoshop, but for adding quick and dirty effects to your photos it's pretty good!

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Version 1.0.1
Phil Hubbard Member IconReview+1
Phil Hubbard
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Great Job Iconfactory!!!! Terrific piece of software-simple, beautiful presets and wonderful flexibility. Highly recommended.

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Version 1.0
Alsenmyr
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The only thing I can think of is missing right now is a brush on mask as an addition to the preset masks.

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darlanne
Version 1.5
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Ne58
Version 1.5
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kristinks
Version 1.3
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Yuriy Georgiev
Version 1.1
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PhilippBerndt
Version 1.0.1
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Domes
Version 1.0.1
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Downloads 10,573
Version Downloads 522
License Demo
Date 26 Nov 2013
Platform OS X / Intel 32
Price $19.95
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