The Breakroom

Introducing Flare for Mac

March 10, 2011

By Webmaster


The Iconfactory and ARTIS Software are pleased to announce the immediate release of Flare 1.0 for the Mac. What is Flare? Simply put Flare is a fast, easy, and beautiful darkroom for your desktop.

With Flare, you can apply photographic effects to your photos, then save them to your Mac, upload them to Flickr, or send them in an email. Flare comes with over twenty high-quality presets to easily apply a wide range of different effects. But that’s only the beginning because Flare also gives users the power to edit existing presets or build all new ones completely from scratch.

Create presets using close to one hundred visual effects including dozens of textures, frames, lightleaks, borders and more. Once you’ve created the ultimate look for your photographs, save and share your preset creations with other Flare users quickly and easily.

We encourage you to learn more at the Flare home page, but in the meantime, here are some of the notable highlights of Flare for the Mac:

  • Fine tune effects in real time via live preview
  • High quality 12 Megapixel Textures, Borders and Frames
  • Temporarily save edits as Snapshots for later use
  • Drag and drop images from iPhoto, Aperture, Photoshop & Lightroom
  • Export photos in JPEG, PNG and TIFF formats
  • Share creations on Flickr or by e-mail
  • Unlimited Undos

Flare for the Mac is available now from Apple’s new Mac App Store via their one-click ordering system. To celebrate the launch of Flare, we’re offering a special half off sales price this week of just $9.99. Once the launch sale is over Flare will return to it’s normal price of $19.99. Ordering from the Mac App Store is quick, easy and means there are no registration codes to keep track of.

Before purchasing you can also download a trial version of Flare that lets you experience all the powerful features of the application but limits the size of photos that can be exported.

We invite you to visit to learn more about the application, download additional presets, browse the online users guide and more. Then head on over to the Mac App Store and pick up the all new digital desktop darkroom that is Flare for the Mac. Your photo is just the beginning!