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Flare

Your photos are just the beginning

  • Buy for $1499 Available on the Mac App Store for Mac OS X 10.10 or later

Awarded Mac App Store Best Of 2014

Version History

Flare Effects 1.0.1 for iOS

December 2014

  • Added support for the Hair & Dust filter in Flare 2.1 on OS X

For more information on new features, check the Flare blog: http://flareapp.tumblr.com

Flare Effects 1.0

October 2014

Initial Release

Flare 2.1 for OS X

December 2014

Features

  • A new magnifying loupe shows fine details of the effects applied to your photo.
  • Add random dust and scratches to your images with the new Hair & Dust filter.

Improvements

  • Quickly and easily turn filters on and off from the Simple Edit pop-up window.

Bug Fixes

  • Minor bug fixes

For more information on new features, check the Flare blog: http://flareapp.tumblr.com

Flare 2.0

October 2014

Features new

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

Filters new

  • 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
  • Vintage Noir

Flare 1.5.1

November 2013

Improvements

  • Improved image rendering for better app stability
  • Compatibility with all versions of OS X (including Mavericks)

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

Improvements

  • Added support for Gatekeeper in Mountain Lion

Flare 1.3

April 2012

New Features

  • Use new Shuffle feature to add variation with selected preset

Improvements

  • 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

Improvements

  • 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

Improvements

  • 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

Improvements

  • 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

Improvements

  • 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 1.0

March 2011

Initial Release