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November 14, 2014
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What's New

Flare 1.5.2

November 2014

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  • Compatibility updates for OS X Yosemite

Flare 1.5.1

November 2013


  • Improved image rendering for better app stability
  • Compatibility with all versions of OS X

Bug Fixes

  • Minor bug fixes

Flare 1.5

November 2012

New Features

  • New default presets: ‘Tin Type’ and ‘InstaMatic’
  • New borders: ‘Tin Type’ and ‘Hipster’
  • New Profile Presets effect in the Color menu
  • Added Facebook sharing (requires Mountain Lion 10.8.2 or later)
  • New option for rotation effect that scales to fill image frame
  • Hold down option key while clicking Shuffle to increase amount of change

Bug Fixes

  • Fix a bug with viewing rotated CR2 file
  • Resume now restores the crop and master opacity
  • Retina fixes will run on 10.7.5 now
  • When loading a new Preset the Master Opacity will be reset to 100%

Flare 1.4

August 2012

New Features

  • Support for Retina displays, new high-resolution editing and user interface
  • New sharing services on Mountain Lion, adds Upload to Twitter and Save to Aperture

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed external editor mode for Lightroom, Aperture & iPhoto on Mountain Lion
  • Color management now works when moving a window between displays
  • Preset previews will display more quickly
  • Dragging a folder into Flare no longer causes a crash

Flare 1.3.1

June 2012


  • Added support for Gatekeeper in Mountain Lion

Flare 1.3

April 2012

New Features

  • Use new Shuffle feature to add variation with selected preset


  • Multiple presets can be added by drag & drop
  • Better control of JPEG quality while exporting
  • New cropping aspect ratio of 4×5
  • More robust final rendering when exporting
  • Improved security by supporting Application Sandbox

Bug Fixes

  • Fixes a crash with large images that were using complex presets
  • Fixes a problem with a black preview on some older Macs
  • Fixes the display of photos with odd DPI settings in the cropping view
  • Fixes a problem creating large export files when used as External Editor from iPhoto
  • Fixes a problem with an incorrect light border on large exported images
  • Fixes an issue with scrolling while dragging effects in the edit tab

Flare 1.2.1

October 2011

New Features

  • Full screen support in Lion
  • Resume support in Lion


  • Added additional aspect ratios when cropping (1:2, Golden Ratio)

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug that caused Flare to hang after deleting the Presets folder
  • Fixed visual glitches in Lion

Flare 1.2

August 2011

New Features

  • External Editor support for Aperture/iPhoto/Lightroom


  • New “More Presets…” button in Preset tab
  • flickr uploading UI will now remember your Friends & Family checkbox settings

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug that affected loading presets containing the Rounded Edges effect (fixed the CCTV preset)

Flare 1.1

June 2011

6 New Presets

  • Big Softie
  • Daguerreotype
  • Eastern Exposure
  • Resplendent
  • Winter Ghost
  • Yesteryear

8 New Borders

  • Lightbox (5 variations)
  • Medium Format Negative (3 variations)

8 New Frames

  • Hassy (2 variations)
  • Dirty Fade (2 variations)
  • Halftone
  • Two Step
  • Pinestraw
  • Mica

10 New Lightleaks

  • Lightleak (4 variations)
  • Film End (3 variations)
  • Film Positive (3 variations)

New Texture

  • Brush Strokes

Flare 1.0.2

May 2011

New Features

  • Location of Preset folder is now user customizable via Preferences
    • Can be moved to a DropBox volume for easy sharing of presets across multiple Macs
  • Command-Click on disclosure triangle to toggle all effects open/close


  • Rendering speed of presets and snapshot panes increased
  • Open Recent (photos) in the File Menu
  • Uses EXIF rotation information to auto-rotate images on import
  • Using File > Open… now remembers previously selected directory
  • Displays a warning icon on presets that’ve been created by a newer version

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a problem when cropping, and then undoing

Flare 1.0.1

March 2011

New Features

  • Frame now has an Invert parameter
  • Rounded Edges now has a customizable border color parameter
  • Added "To iPhoto" as Save and Export option


  • Preference to turn off tagging and linking to Flare when uploading to Flickr

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a problem that displayed an incorrect time stamp on Snapshots
  • Snapshots now display their selection state properly
  • Corrected the total number of Snapshots to 24
  • Fixed the switched Horizontally and Vertically controls in Textures
  • Other minor bug fixes

Flare (com.artissoftware.flare) is a Mac software application that has been discovered and submitted by users of Software.com. The latest version that our users have reported running on their systems is Flare 1.5.2. The most popular version of this application used by our users is Flare 1.3.

Operating System: Mac

Default Install Path: /Applications/Flare.app

Minimum OS version: 10.6