Mac Application Review: Flare

September 11, 2011 in Mac, Main Blog, Photography, Uncategorized

Name: Flare
Category: Photography
Price: $9.99
Requirements: Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later
Plomonet rating: 10/10

Flare is a Mac Application that is used for editing photos and images. The reason why Flare is so easy to use is because of the simple, clean layout for the users. This app basically takes 5-10 minutes to master and another 5-10 minutes for you to get the desired results.

Some say this app is similar to the iPhoto photo editing, but I personally think that this app is different for most parts of this app. Flare provides a lot of built-in 1-click presets that you can access and play around with. You can also build your own effects and presets at the ‘edit’ section. What I usually do is that I take a similar preset that I have in my mind and tweak it a little so that the results come out as I wanted. This saves a lot of time and money since some of you might use multiple applications just to edit one photo. And if you really love your presets, you can also save them manually so you can have access to it in the future with other photos.


The outcome of the photos look like as if they were retouched by professionals even if you are only a beginner. This app is very beneficial to those of you who enjoys taking photos and editing them. As I mentioned earlier, the low level of difficulty to manage and high level of productivity and quality makes this app rather flawless compared to other ‘simple’ photo editing apps.

Another feature I would love to mention is that you can save unfinished photos in the ‘snapshots’ section. This would save the time to export it and then realizing something was wrong and having to start all over again. The exporting feature is very easy to use and takes very very little time to finish.

At the end of the day, I would recommend this to everyone. Everyone who likes their photos to be special and different is some ways must use this. This app costs $9.99 in the Mac App Store and believe me, every penny is worth it. Be sure to watch the youtube video above for a demonstration and a more detailed review.


About the Author: Erin Cheong is a high school student who was born in San Jose, California. Raised in Hong Kong, Cheong developed interest into the gaming category. He moved back to United States for academic reasons halfway through 2011. Nevertheless, as a gamer, Cheong follows gaming news frequently and very closely as well. Cheong is also the owner of many gaming consoles and devices, in addition to the countless collection of games, giving him many advantages to discuss the fields of gaming and entertainment amongst other Plomonet members.