Used by the world's most professional portrait and landscape photographers, Polarr offers advanced auto-enhance tools and sophisticated filters to edit every detail of your photo.

• Face detection and advanced face editing panel
• Adjust skin tones, face width, nose height, eye sizes, etc.
• Liquify, clone and healing tools
• Advanced text tool with shapes, ornaments, and multiple blend modes
• Complete set of color, radial and gradient masking and brushing tools
• Multiple local adjustments and layers
• Batch export, copy and paste adjustments
• Beta support for RAW formats
• Edit and upload your own watermark

• Over 100 high-quality filters for different scenes and settings
• Create, customize, and share your own filters
• Sync filters across devices

• At 50MB, Polarr is the smallest and yet most powerful photo editor for macOS
• Exceptional memory/CPU management and low power consumption

• Customizable UI color theme and workspace
• Drop images directly into the app from other apps
• Designed for mouse, keyboard and touch
• Proprietary control slider for speed and precision
• Interactive in-app guide to photo editing
• Expandable and collapsible workspace
• Responsive window re-sizing to fit your screen
• Keyboard shortcuts for common actions

Global Adjustments
• Color: Temperature, Tint, Vibrance, Saturation
• Light: Dehaze, Exposure, Brightness, Contrast, Highlights, Shadows, Whites, Blacks, Diffuse
• Detail: Clarity, Sharpen, Denoise (Color and Luminance)
• Vignette: Amount, Highlights, Roundness
• Lens: Distortion, Horizontal and Vertical Perspective
• Effect: Fringing, Pixelate, Noise Amount and Size
• HSL: Hue, Saturation, Luminance for eight color channels
• Curves: Master, Blue, Red, Green channels
• Toning: Highlight and Shadow tone, Tone balancing
• Local adjustments: Gradient, Radial, Color, Brush
• Text: Layer, Blend, Shapes and Ornaments
• Liquify: Wrap, Pinch, Bulge, Erase

Local Adjustments
• Multiple circular and gradient local adjustments
• Multiple brush and color masking adjustments
• Multiple clone and heal adjustments
• Adjusting basic color, highlights/shadows, clarity in local adjustments
• Additional local tools: Lens blur, feathering, invert

Cropping and Tilting
• Precise tilting with automatic zooming to fill the frame
• Horizontal and vertical mirroring and rotations

History Management
• Infinite undo and redo on your photos
• Easy navigations to jump to any point in previous edits
• Persist editing histories across different editing sessions

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What's New

Version 4.4.2

In this update:
* Added color inversion tool.
* Fixed an image importing issue.
* Bug fixes.

Customer Reviews

3.7 out of 5

34 Ratings

34 Ratings

I like it. Nice results with minimal effort


UPDATE: It was suggested by the Developer to close and re-open the app to set the color. Multiple attempts to do so did not correct the problem and I could not get rid of the white window. Ultimiately, I had to delete the app and reinstall in order to get it to work properly. Just atned to post this in the event anyone else has run into a similar problem. Don’t give up hope!

ORIGINAL REVIEW: This has been a nice app for getting great results fast. But I just updated to the lastest version and am versy disappointed to find the workspace is a white background. No other photo editing app I use has a white background. It’s too harsh on these old eyes to be of value anymore (unless I wear sunglasses when editing). Hopefully they’ll get this straightened out as I do like that I can have this app on my iOS devices and my MacBook Pro!

Developer Response

Hello, you can try close the app completely, and relaunch it, change the color theme in the app settings to be black. We're sorry about this. If this is helpful, we'd appreciate if you can revise your review!

I have one issue….

Conner (:

I love this. I photograph a lot of sports and having the ability to use preset and custom filters makes editing go by so much quicker. BUT I have never been able to upload more than 3 pictures at once before it crashes. Even the full version crashes when I try more than 2 or 3. But today, it won’t even upload 1! I’m trying the update in hopes that I can at least upload a few and get them edited to post soon. I like that I can add watermarks on batches of pictures and also like the facial editing features.

But until I can quickly upload, I will be looking for another app.

This is a six star application in my book


Every time I use this application I am impressed. It has all the great featurs of mmost imaging applications but it also recognizes faces. You can take an ugly mug like my own and resize my eyes, nose, mouth, get rid of wrinkles even whiten and brighten your teeth. It has everything you need to make yourself look great. Along with filters, editing, history for undo, guides and before and after views. It works directly from within Apple Photo application.

I absolutely love this application.


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Age Rating
Rated 4+
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    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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