Polarr Photo Editor Lite 4.5/5

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Polarr Photo Editor Lite

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By Polarr, Inc. (Polarr Inc)

Used by the world's most professional portrait and landscape photographers, Polarr offers advanced auto-enhance tools and sophisticated filters to edit every detail of your photo.

This free version of Polarr has limited access to all of our advanced features. The paid version in the Windows Store automatically includes all features unlocked. In this free version, you can use in-app purchases to unlock the features you want.

• Face detection and advanced face editing panel
• Adjust skin tones, face width, nose height, eye sizes, etc.
• Liquify, clone and healing tools
• Advanced text tool with shapes, ornaments, and multiple blend modes
• Complete set of color, radial and gradient masking and brushing tools
• Multiple local adjustments and layers
• Batch export, copy and paste adjustments
• Beta support for RAW formats
• Edit and upload your own watermark

• Over 100 high-quality filters for different scenes and settings
• Create, customize, and share your own filters
• Sync filters across devices

• At 50MB, Polarr is the smallest and yet most powerful photo editor for macOS
• Exceptional memory/CPU management and low power consumption

• Customizable UI color theme and workspace
• Drop images directly into the app from other apps
• Designed for mouse, keyboard and touch
• Proprietary control slider for speed and precision
• Interactive in-app guide to photo editing
• Expandable and collapsible workspace
• Responsive window re-sizing to fit your screen
• Keyboard shortcuts for common actions

Global Adjustments
• Color: Temperature, Tint, Vibrance, Saturation
• Light: Dehaze, Exposure, Brightness, Contrast, Highlights, Shadows, Whites, Blacks, Diffuse
• Detail: Clarity, Sharpen, Denoise (Color and Luminance)
• Vignette: Amount, Highlights, Roundness
• Lens: Distortion, Horizontal and Vertical Perspective
• Effect: Fringing, Pixelate, Noise Amount and Size
• HSL: Hue, Saturation, Luminance for eight color channels
• Curves: Master, Blue, Red, Green channels
• Toning: Highlight and Shadow tone, Tone balancing
• Local adjustments: Gradient, Radial, Color, Brush
• Text: Layer, Blend, Shapes and Ornaments
• Liquify: Wrap, Pinch, Bulge, Erase

Local Adjustments
• Multiple circular and gradient local adjustments
• Multiple brush and color masking adjustments
• Multiple clone and heal adjustments
• Adjusting basic color, highlights/shadows, clarity in local adjustments
• Additional local tools: Lens blur, feathering, invert

Cropping and Tilting
• Precise tilting with automatic zooming to fill the frame
• Horizontal and vertical mirroring and rotations

History Management
• Infinite undo and redo on your photos
• Easy navigations to jump to any point in previous edits
• Persist editing histories across different editing sessions

Visit our website https://www.polarr.co to see all our great products.
Email support@polarr.co for any questions.

Release Notes

11/17/2017 | Version : 4.3.1 | Size : 58.5 MB
Hi again! Here's what is new in this update:
1) Fixed color theming issues where app window appears to be white.
2) You can now change the opacity of your color theme.
3) New color space support for macOS 10.13.

11/15/2017 | Version : 4.3.0 | Size : 58.5 MB
We received the most one star reviews in our last update and we apologize for the recent crashing issues experienced by some of you. The crashes are mostly caused by the fact that our developers are all using Sierra machines and we didn't test OS backward compatibility for El Capitan and Yosemite before release as previous versions have been stable:

* For El Capitan and Yosemite users, we fixed all import related crashes in this update.
* For High Sierra users who run on 2015 Macbooks, we also fixed the trailing ghosting issues when moving the image around.
* We recommend you use the Pro mode of the app on bigger displays. You can change the express/pro mode UI in settings.

New features:
* We added better grain texture and grain controls. Now you can control roughness and highlights of the grain.
* We moved some of the local adjustment controls to the bottom of the image, and now the controls will hide when you make adjustments.
* Other improvements from our iOS app is now carried over to the mac app as well.

10/18/2017 | Version : 4.2.0 | Size : 51.1 MB
In this update we fixed plenty of bugs and added a few more UI elements.

1) Newly designed image filter panel.
2) Express Mode for those who're on a smaller screen or prefers a simpler UI.
3) Improved export menu and TIFF export.
4) Improved local adjustment tools.
5) Support for macOS High Sierra.


Overall :
#57 : Top Free Mac Applications

Categories :
#4 : Top Free Mac Applications [Photography]

Screenshots Mac OSX :

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Photography , Graphics & Design

Supported Devices : Mac OS

Comments and Ratings for Polarr Photo Editor Lite

Easy to Use! (3.8.0)
6/14/2017 5:13:59 PM 5/5 By Ikruskie
Very user friendly! I’m trying the free one out and I’ll see how I like it from there…. But so far it’s great!

Good But One Thing (3.8.0)
6/3/2017 9:34:36 AM 1/5 By Swish!! Liz scores!!!!
I hate this app because its great, but it needs the feature that allows you to add a picture or image on top of the one that you opened, and it needs to feature to resize photos and images, so unless it gets those features, im going to uninstall it.

Wow (3.8.0)
6/2/2017 11:59:48 PM 5/5 By NamedMitch
Sooooo many options for edits. Definitely going to consider buying the full app. Images export in great quality after edits.

great photo editing app so far (3.8.0)
6/1/2017 10:33:10 AM 5/5 By ERRRRBBBY
This app does not have a lot of filters & does not have a good ‘blur' effect (which was one big reason I needed a photo editing app) BUT it’s ok... I still give it 5 stars because all the other tools that come with this app are AWSOME! You can really transform an average photo into a true work of art with all the effects & abundance of editing tools they provide you with! I have had a lot of fun with this app so far and I have only had it for a day! I feel like a professional editing my photographs with finesse & beauty! You have so many different looks to choose from .. I don’t regret getting this app at all, Despite the limited filter selection & excluded ‘blur’ tool, I love it!

works pretty good (3.8.0)
5/27/2017 2:38:50 PM 3/5 By geoirishbox
I like the lite version, and will likely buy the pro version because it is way cheaper than photo shop (which I don’t like because it is too complicated for me at this time).

5/27/2017 1:11:10 PM 5/5 By Pleasedontlet
I’ve had this app on my mac for about a week now and I can safely say that I’m in love. I haven’t yet tried the mobile version, but I’m sure it’s just as great. Since there’s two versions (the free & pro), you’re obviously not getting the full effect, but what they do allow you to use in the free version is pretty great. I plan on buying the full version when I have the extra money to spend on it.

Excellent! (3.8.0)
5/17/2017 5:52:29 PM 5/5 By ND Carper
I’ve tried several free photo editing apps, but this app and Pixlr and both are awesome applications for photo editing! It’s nothing fancy, and I really didn’t want anything fancy (because with fancy comes cost). I just wanted something that I could use to touch up my images, and this application does exactly that! One person who wrote a review before me said the app crashed alot, I don’t know what all the app is doing to him so I can’t speak for him, but I know that I am not experiencing the same problems. Something I’ve come across in my own development of apps is that an app works differently on every computer (even if it’s running the same system), so it may give problems for one user but not for another. Anyway, great app!

Great app, but keeps crashing (3.8.0)
4/30/2017 12:24:15 AM 5/5 By asderygfhuy
This app is exactly what I was looking for in terms of editing my photography, but it keeps crashing every time I upload photos! I have to upload a few at a time and restart the app every 3 uploads in order to avoid the crashing. Please fix this! I love this app otherwise.

great (3.7.1)
4/16/2017 10:10:06 PM 5/5 By Ice age in Arizona
its really simple but also has a hell of a lot of editing tools if you want to make your photos more complex, get it!

User Friendly (3.4.6)
4/4/2017 8:15:58 PM 5/5 By Stylelm
Nice app, easily navigated

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