Mac App Store

Mac App Store

Mac App Store is the simplest way to find and download apps for your Mac.

To download Big Aperture from the Mac App Store, you need a Mac with OS X 10.6.6 or later. Learn More.

Big Aperture

By Kings Valley

Open the Mac App Store to buy and download apps.



Big Aperture gives your images the DSLR-Level Depth Of Field effect and other visual aspects normally seen with only professional grade big sensor cameras. Magically unleash your creative inspiration, while using tools for making great images with a mix of clear focus and selective blurring as well as awesome post-processing FX effects.

★ Intelligent Focus System ★
Big Aperture Intelligent Focus System allows you roughly define your focus area and then intelligently selects the focus area your desire precisely with one click

★ Adjustable Brush
Brush diameter, softness and opacity can be adjusted

★ Aperture Size Control ★
Varied aperture sizes are provided in the app and allow you define the blur level of the out-of-focus areas.

★ Bokeh effects ★
Big Aperture also offers 16 unique Bokeh effects that aesthetically exaggerate the effect of the lights shinning in the out-of-focus area, into shapes like stars and hearts. This great feature transforms the overall look and feel of a fairly image into one to amaze your friends and family. Further options include an airy effect, inducing the dreamy effects to wedding photographs, thematic support for objects and beautiful imagery of scattered lights in the background of focused subjects.

★ Filter Effects ★
Over 40 well defined Effects in various categories, including Lomo, Analog, Black and White, Classic Style, as well as 20 different styles of borders combined with DSLR depth-of-field effect give full play to your creativity and imagination

★ Instant Focus/Blur Tool ★
Basic mode provide you customized settings for portraits, natural scenes, architecture and macro photography and you can instantly define your focus and blur area in real time.

★ Editing tools ★
Big Aperture gives some of the most powerful and easy to use photography editing tools - brightness controls, contrast control, saturation control, rotation, etc.

★ Before & After Comparison functionality ★
Fast switching between before & after view in your processing stage allows you get the exactly results your are looking for.

★ File support ★
Big aperture supports image resolution up to 40 mega-pixels, in numerous image formats including: TIFF, JPEG, PNG, BMP and over 100 RAW file formats

What's New in Version 1.1.2

1. Improved processing speed
2. UI is improved
3. Fix a few bugs


Screenshot 1
Screenshot 2
Screenshot 3
Screenshot 4
Screenshot 5

Customer Reviews

Fulfils (Low) Expectations

For a 2 dollar app, it is hard to complain. The lasso tool, which dos not work at all on my installation, could have been useful for generating bokeh effects. Otherwise it puts an easy to use UI on some effects that are available in Photoshop but which have a higher learning curve there. It seems prone to crashing so export often. Also, the help function took me to a developer that has nothing to do with the app--perhaps they sold it to the present Chinese company. Who Knows? In any case, for help, you are on your own for now.

a toy that cannot be used on real jobs,

uhh bought it in view of the 5 stars reviews, but i bet they all fake :

here is a real assessment

the so called smart lasso is not smart at all and produces halo effects, you end spending more time trying to have it to work than doing it manually
all blur are very light and the lenses simply do not work
the brush is like a big spot, but very tiny on medium to large image, unusable!

update 1.05: does not fix anything
update 1.1: still not working...
update 1.1.1: still not working
update 1.1.2: fix none of the above... wondering what this update is about!

Surprisingly good!

Was on sale for only $2, so I didn't stand to lose much. I'm pleasantly surprised. Honestly, I think the Basic editing does a better job than Advanced. Don't expect miracles, but it's worth a shot.

Big Aperture
View in Mac App Store
  • $1.99
  • Category: Photography
  • Updated: Feb 22, 2012
  • Version: 1.1.2
  • Size: 101 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Ting Zhu

Compatibility: OS X 10.6 or later

Customer Ratings

Current Version:
All Versions: