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

3.6 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Cloudimaging_Nick ,

Much better. Keep on improving.

Very similar to version 1, but with a different UI.
Few dozens of overlays that make your images look analog. Pretty good.

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.

macfixer ,

Cleaner, more powerful, and yet underpriced!

Yeah, in a world with free photography apps galore $10 seems like a lot — however, when you have an app as powerful, as versatile as Flare is — it’s so little money for what it does.

Sure, you can tweak each filter, but the presets are terrific jumping off points for creative work. Flare 2 makes me want to take more photos!


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