Flare
Flare 1.5.1
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Add effects and textures to your photos.   Demo ($19.95)
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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
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
Intel, OS X 10.6 or later



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Flare User Discussion (Write a Review)
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+3

darlanne reviewed on 09 Dec 2013
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.
[Version 1.5.1]


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Britzi commented on 12 Feb 2013
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!!!!!
[Version 1.5]

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MacUpdate-Warren replied on 12 Feb 2013
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 commented on 10 Feb 2013
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.
[Version 1.5]

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MacUpdate-Warren replied on 10 Feb 2013
Upon purchasing the app, you should have receive an email receipt. Enter your license code from the receipt to register the app.
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darlanne reviewed on 21 Jan 2013
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!
[Version 1.5]

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talos_tsui replied on 21 Jan 2013
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
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darlanne replied on 22 Jan 2013
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.
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Revco commented on 06 Sep 2012
On sale at the MAS. 1/2 price.
[Version 1.4]


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Xplicit commented on 29 Oct 2011
Thanks for making this app not AppStore only.
[Version 1.2.1]


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+6

PhilippBerndt reviewed on 21 Jun 2011
This is a great app, the effects are a bit boring though.
[Version 1.1]


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Audionx reviewed on 31 Mar 2011
nice effects. sadly, lack of batch processing
[Version 1.0.1]

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Sachi replied on 17 Aug 2011
Cool App, but batch probably will add in paid upgrade.
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talos_tsui replied on 21 Jan 2013
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.
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+4

Onlooker reviewed on 30 Mar 2011
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!
[Version 1.0.1]


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Phil Hubbard reviewed on 14 Mar 2011
Great Job Iconfactory!!!! Terrific piece of software-simple, beautiful presets and wonderful flexibility. Highly recommended.
[Version 1.0]

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Alsenmyr replied on 24 Mar 2011
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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+3

darlanne rated on 22 Jan 2013

[Version 1.5]



Ne58 rated on 21 Jan 2013

[Version 1.5]



kristinks rated on 23 Apr 2012

[Version 1.3]



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Yuriy Georgiev rated on 09 Jun 2011

[Version 1.1]



+6

PhilippBerndt rated on 04 Apr 2011

[Version 1.0.1]



+10

Domes rated on 30 Mar 2011

[Version 1.0.1]


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Version Downloads:425
Type:Multimedia Design : Image Editing
License:Demo
Date:26 Nov 2013
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $19.95
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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:
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
  • 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


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