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.

Ratings and Reviews

After the update, it is not working...


I have bought the previous version which did not work at all. I searched the forum and found that I was not the only one with the black screen problem. There was an update this morning, but the app is still broken! It is STILL NOT WORKING.
UPDATE: there was a fix to the issue and now the best photo app is the best again!

Developer Response

Hello this issue has been fixed in 4.3.0. You might need to delete and reinstall the app. If 4.3.0 solved your issue We will really appreciate if you can revise the review!

Very useful App!


I’m an amateur photographer and use Polarr to help edit photos for social media posts etc and it has made a huge difference.

User interface is very intuitive and there are some great demos that help! I have learned a lot about photo editing just playing with the app.

Well worth the money, would highly recommend

Brilliant intermediate photo editor


After trying various free photo editors for working with RAW files, and not being able to afford Lightroom, I opted for this app. It turns out that Polarr has just the right balance of features for me (a relative beginner to RAW processing). It has everything I need organised in a beautiful, simple interface. It’s obviously not as powerful as Lightroom or, indeed, Rawtherapee, but it is easier to use while being actually very powerful. Integration with Photos on Mac is also great. Well worth the money.


Polarr Inc
63.9 MB
English, Arabic, Dutch, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Vietnamese, Welsh
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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