The Breakroom

Flare’s One Year Anniversary

March 9, 2012

By Webmaster


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 to say thanks to everyone who’s helped make the app so popular.

Flare users have been experimenting with filters and presets since day one and have done some amazing things with the software. The Flare Flickr pool is a great place to get ideas for your photos and see how others are pushing the limits of what’s possible with Flare. The last twelve months have seen several point releases adding new presets, external editing with iPhoto, Aperture, and Lightroom and syncing preset via Dropbox. Finally, last December, Apple named Flare as one of their Best of the Mac App Store of 2011, which was quite an honor.

As we look forward to Flare’s future, we’re hard at work on the next point release, 1.3 that aims to bring several important improvements including increased stability. Apple’s planned Sandbox changes have caused unavoidable delays in shipping 1.3, but we’re now in private beta testing and hope to have it in the App Store soon. Version 1.3 will also include a few surprises we hope you’ll enjoy.

Flare for the Mac is available now from Apple’s new Mac App Store via their one-click ordering system. Ordering from the Mac App Store is quick, easy and means there are no registration codes to keep track of.

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