Flare 2 4+

Smart photo editing

The Iconfactory

    • 2.8 • 8 Ratings
    • $9.99



Flare 2, awarded Best of 2014 in the Mac App Store, features an improved workflow, a new user interface for Yosemite, curated collections of Effects that are updated monthly, and iCloud support so you can take your favorite effects with you wherever you go!

When you download Flare Effects, available for FREE on iOS, your custom built desktop effects from Flare 2 will sync automatically onto your mobile devices instantly.

Choose from a variety of Flare's built-in Effects or create your own using dozens of individual photo filters in near infinite combinations. Easy to learn for casual hobbyists, Flare 2 also has the flexibility professional photographers need.

New photographic filters in Flare 2:

Tilt-Shift, Bokeh Rings, Paper, Highlight & Shadows, Saturation & Vibrance, Color Cast, Van Zesen, Vintage Chrome, Vintage Fade, Vintage Instant, Vintage Process, Vintage Transfer, Vintage Mono, and Vintage Noir

And the filters you know and love from the award-winning Flare app:

Exposure, Midtone Brightness, Saturation, Brightness, Contrast, Tint, Duotone, Color Filter, Color Gradient, Black & White, Cross Processing,
Gaussian Blur, Motion Blur, Zoom Blur, Sharpen, Glow, Vignette,
Grain, Texture, Lightleak, Frame, Border, Rounded Edges, Barrel Distortion, Rotation, Halftone, Pixellate, Scanlines

Flare 2 features:

• Simple Edit - Adjust effects quickly and easily
• Advance Edit - Fine tune effects via a live preview
• Snapshot - Temporarily saves your edits for later use
• High Quality Textures, Borders and Frames
• Batch Processing - Apply effects to a group of images effortlessly
• Light & Dark interface themes
• Unlimited Undos
• Easy to use with iPhoto, Aperture, Photoshop and Lightroom
• RAW format supported for importing photos
• Crop and Rotate makes adjusting your source image a snap
• Export photos in JPEG, PNG and TIFF formats
• Share your creations on social networks or by e-mail
• Online user guide

What’s New

Version 2.2.7

• Updated for macOS Mojave
• Minor bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

2.8 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Igoncat ,

Lacks very basic functions

This is really a beginner’s app. It does some interesting things, but it lacks very basic features like being able to zoom in on an image to inspect it at full size. This is the first graphics program I’ve ever seen that doesn’t have a zoom function.
Plus, there’s no way to add effects, textures, overlays, etc., so you’re stuck with only the ones that come with it & you pretty quickly get tired of those.
Flare is a good idea with some promising features but needs work to be very useful. If the developers added a few basic things it would be killer. but ss it is, it’s still strictly for kids.

C. Coats ,

Very Basic - Don't waste your money.

I would not recommend purchasing this as you are better off editing images using the free Apple Photos app that comes with your Mac or iPhone. Once you're ready to go to the next level of photo editing, go for Adobe Lightroom instead.

R.T. Fitch ,

Does not work well with El Capitan

The old version served me well with the old operating system, but it would not work well with El Capitan…so thinking rev 2 would be better I purchased it and am deeply dissapointed that it loads slowly and it takes forever to render a coverted image. I sincerly hope that an update will be coming out soon to bring this program up to minimum standards of performance.

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  • Family Sharing

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