Intensify Pro
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Intensify Pro lets discerning photographers of all skill levels create powerful photographic images with unprecedented drama and detail. Precise control of contrast, structure, detail and sharpening across different tonal ranges delivers high quality results every time.

Special algorithms to prevent image artifacts, image layer stacking with opacity control, dozens of professionally created presets, adjustment brushes, RAW image support, vignettes and the ability to run as a standalone or as a plug-in for popular host applications all make Intensify Pro an essential part
What's New
Version 1.0.1:
  • All plugins fully updated
  • Overall user experience improvements, including:
    • Welcome screen to easily load your images;
    • Hints window get the most from Intensify (you can turn it off any time);
    • Possibility to copy and paste parameters of one layer to another;
    • Possibility to copy and paste mask of one layer to another
    • Rotate image left and right by pressing "Command+L" and "Command+R"
  • Improved Vignette
  • Improved "Export to..."
  • Performance improvements, including faster opening and saving of large images
Version 1.0.1:
  • All plugins fully updated
  • Overall user experience improvements, including:
    • Welcome screen to easily load your images;
    • Hints window get the most from Intensify (you can turn it off any time);
    • Possibility to copy and paste parameters of one layer to another;
    • Possibility to copy and paste mask of one layer to another
    • Rotate more...
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.7 or later



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JohnieIsASuperman reviewed on 21 Jan 2014
5 stars - simply perfect. Something new and powerful in my photo-edition collection of many apps. I would definitely recommend it to all professional photographers.
[Version 1.0.1]


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RobertS5698 reviewed on 21 Jan 2014
I'm a great fan of all macphun products, so I was eagerly waiting for Intensify Pro release. I bought it during Christmas sale - and I'm really happy with my purchase :)
Works like a charm! It has many effects, presets, adjusting tools - all you need for professional editing.
[Version 1.0.1]


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Gary30 reviewed on 14 Jan 2014
I spent the nineties acquiring the skills to optimize a photo and was once considered an expert in Photoshop--at least in the Pacific NW and made a great living from that and related skills. Apps like Intensify/Intensify Pro incorporate all of this hard won knowledge and much more, and put it at our fingertips. I am particularly impressed with Intensify Pro, having tried Topaz and Nik products which are also very good. Very fine grain control, well thought out user interface and very attractive price (in my case as part of a bundle) make Intensify Pro the best of breed in my experience.

These days our only limit is imagination. The technology is so very well thought out and so compelling.
[Version 1.0.1]


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Bogbunny reviewed on 08 Jan 2014
I bought this as part of the Intensity Pro and SnapHeal Pro holiday bundle. I even paid for the download insurance (why should I have to pay for this?). Overall I wish I hadn't.

I use Aperture and wanted the pro version to streamline my workflow as it works as a plugin which the app store version doesn't do. The price isn't cheap especially when you have to add 20% tax if you live in Europe!

The software isn't bad and has some useful presets and features, but most I could probably do with a bit of time (and presets) in photoshop.

I probably should have researched this further as it turns out that not long after buying this, the pro version is virtually given away in a macheist software bundle. It turns out this is normal practice for Macphun software, whose customer services even admitted they offer promos and good deals "on an almost weekly basis" to get many app sales. If you want to buy this I suggest you wait for one of these promos.

As a business practice, "forcing" customers to buy download insurance and providing a wildly varying pricing policy doesn't make me want to risk buying their other products.

Overall I wish I'd spent the money on premium software such as Topaz or Nik from more professional companies.
[Version 1.0.1]


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Mikokim commented on 19 Dec 2013
Tried to purchase their creative kit at a special holiday price (Intensify Pro and Snapheal Pro) at the developer site; during checkout, I noticed that the developer is "forcing" me to purchase also the download insurance — I never checked that option during placing the order, and I saw no option to remove it. So I tried contacting support — no go; you first have to place an order to get an account and access to their support (it seems). Sorry. But you just lost a purchase and a potential long-term customer. Too many hurdles — I hope the software is not as user-unfriendly as navigating through the websites support and store process.
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Drdul reviewed on 30 Nov 2013
I prefer to use Lightroom and Photoshop as much as possible, and I only buy a plugin if I cannot replicate its effects in LR or PS. Intensify is one of those few plugins. I ended up buying the less expensive App Store version that doesn’t run as a plugin because I can still set it up in Lightroom as an external editor, and because I discovered that the plugin version does not allow me to save my work (as a proprietary MPI file) and reopen it later to tweak the settings. Although a key feature of the plugin version is that it opens RAW files, Intensify does not have any lens correction or healing tools, so for me there is no benefit to opening RAW files directly, and instead I use Lightroom to correct an image before opening it in Intensify. The App Store version does everything I need it to do.

Intensify provides far more control of contrast than Lightroom or Photoshop, and it adjusts contrast without excessive halos or other artifacts. When I am adjusting an image in Lightroom that I plan to edit in Intensify, I do not apply any clarity or strong contrast, leaving that for Intensify. I also apply only a minimal amount of sharpening, as Intensify has its own sharpening function, and I have found that if I bring a pre-sharpened image into Intensify it can sometimes create artifacts along high-contrast edges.

The key adjustments in Intensify are “Pro Contrast,” “Structure” and “Detail.” Pro Contrast adjusts contrast separately for shadows, midtones and highlights, with an Offset slider that adjusts the median value for each tonal range. Structure enhances texture, particularly in areas of continuous contrast (a light-coloured wall, for example). It also provides separate adjustments for shadows, midtones and highlights. Detail is a sharpening function with separate adjustments for small, medium and large details (similar to using different radius settings in Photoshop) and separate adjustments for highlights and shadows. There’s a Masking slider that apparently works the same as the one in Lightroom, but there’s no ability to hold down the Option key while adjusting the Masking to see the black-and-white sharpening mask, so it’s a bit of a guessing game.

Layers are a great feature of Intensify. Adjustments are applied on layers (that can be renamed by double-clicking on them, which is a feature I haven’t seen described anywhere) that can optionally have a mask (and reduced opacity). The Brush and Eraser tools work well for creating a mask, but for some reason it’s not possible to set different brush parameters for each. For example, if I want to Erase with a soft brush at 50% and then paint back with a harder Brush at 100%, have to adjust the brush parameters every time I switch from the Brush to Eraser and back again. The Gradient tool works well, too, but unlike Lightroom it cannot be adjusted once it has been applied.

The online help for Intensify isn’t terribly useful, but fortunately there are several videos on Vimeo that do a good job of demonstrating how to use the app. Overall, Intensify is a great piece of software, and the price is right. I looked at similar plugins such as Topaz Clarity, but chose Intensify because it offers more controls to adjust contrast, it includes layers, and the price was less.
[Version 1.0.0]


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Bdikkat reviewed on 28 Nov 2013
Disappointing - especially for the price. A triumph of website marketing over substance. Go Topaz instead.
[Version 1.0.0]


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Usefulmisfit rated on 10 Mar 2014

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Willy-Software-Addict rated on 21 Jan 2014

[Version 1.0.1]


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Type:Graphics and Design : Photography
License:Demo
Date:09 Dec 2013
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
Price: $59.99
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Intensify Pro lets discerning photographers of all skill levels create powerful photographic images with unprecedented drama and detail. Precise control of contrast, structure, detail and sharpening across different tonal ranges delivers high quality results every time.

Special algorithms to prevent image artifacts, image layer stacking with opacity control, dozens of professionally created presets, adjustment brushes, RAW image support, vignettes and the ability to run as a standalone or as a plug-in for popular host applications all make Intensify Pro an essential part of your photo editing toolbox.

While the core features of Intensify and Intensify Pro are the same, Intensify Pro brings a number of advanced add-ons that will be mostly appreciated by professional photographers, who will use Intensify Pro as part of their daily image editing activity. Here's what you get in Pro version.
  • Run Intensify Pro as either a standalone app or as a plug-in to Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Photoshop Elements, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Apple Aperture.
  • Several tools in Intensify Pro contain additional capabilities. For example, Micro Sharpness gains a Dehalo feature and Structure adds a Softness feature.
  • Vignettes are upgraded in Intensify Pro, adding a Luminosity control and the ability to "place" the center point of a Vignette -- very handy!
  • You’ll love the improvements to navigation -- with Intensify Pro, you can use the Navigation Window for simple navigation, even while in zoom mode!
  • Intensify Pro also supports a number of shortcuts to make workflow even faster. Histograms can now show tonal range clipping, pixel saturation and more.
Intensify is available exclusively on the Mac App Store for $29.99, and Intensify Pro can be purchased directly from MacPhun for $59.99.


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