The Breakroom

This week’s freeware takes the form of three new desktop wallpapers perfect for the Halloween season. Mindy brings us two offerings in the form of Pig Pen and Pumpkin Patch, wallpapers featuring iconic characters and settings from the classic, ‘It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.’ In addition to these, Dave Brasgalla invites the undead hordes […]

As we approach our favorite holiday, the time has come once again for us to rise from the dead and rearrange our pixels into something a little more appropriate for the season. This month, as you gather supplies to fight off the zombie hordes and vampire covens, keep a lookout for our new insidious icon […]

Flare 1.5 is now available, featuring new presets, new borders, Facebook sharing, and more! This version brings some great new options and improvements to our popular photo processing app. Check out all the changes in version 1.5 on Flare’s version history page, and be sure to read Wolfgang’s post about the new release on the […]

You didn’t really think we’d forget about Halloween did you? As anyone who has visited us knows, Halloween is our absolute favorite holiday and this year we’re pulling out all the spooky stops. We’ve been hoarding pixels like corralled zombies and now it’s finally time to open the barn doors. We’re kicking off our month-long […]

Flare 1.4 Adds Retina Support

September 6, 2012

Flare 1.4 is now available, featuring a new high-resolution interface for Retina displays. Version 1.4 also adds Twitter sharing and Save to Aperture on Mountain Lion, as well as fixes to the external editor mode, color management, and more. Check out all the changes in version 1.4 on Flare’s version history page, or head on […]

Way back in 1994 I was working for a startup database publishing company producing their corporate ID and marketing materials. We purchased a tiny interactive design group led by an inspiring, enthusiastic young man named Ron Jones. I was fortunate to have been given the opportunity to join his team. I am saddened to say […]

Flare 1.3 is now available and features many great improvements, including the new Shuffle feature. Shuffle is an easy way to add more variety to your digital photos with just a single click. Just choose one of Flare’s many presets and press the Shuffle button. Flare will tweak a few of the effects used in […]

Version 1.2 of our music pausing utility Take Five has arrived for the Mac. This new version offers the ability to pause and auto-resume music from Sonora, a re-designed preferences panel and bug fixes. We’re also launching a special price of just .99

A year ago tomorrow, the Iconfactory and ARTIS Software launched Flare, our digital darkroom photo effects editor for Mac OS X. The app was met with critical and popular success and has become one of our most popular applications. Much has happened in the year since Flare launched and we wanted to take a moment […]

Dine-O-Matic for iPhone

February 16, 2012

Announcing Dine-O-Matic, a fun new iPhone app that selects from your favorite places to eat when you just can’t make up your mind. Does your family have a hard time deciding where to head for dinner? Co-workers want to go one place for lunch, but you want to go some place else? Take the pressure […]