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App Specs
File size:
64.14 MB
March 10, 2011
January 9, 2013

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Best of Mac App Store 2011

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
  • Use Flare as an external editor in iPhoto, Aperture, 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

    System Requirements:
    MacOS X Snow Leopard 10.6
    Intel Core Duo
    2GB RAM (minimum) / 4GB RAM (recommended)
    100MB Disk Space plus room for your photos

  • What's New

  • 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


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

  • Flare (com.artissoftware.flare) is a Mac software application that has been discovered and submitted by users of Software.com.

    Operating System: Mac

    Default Install Path: /Applications/Flare.app

    Minimum OS version: 10.6.6