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.

This free version of Polarr has limited access to all of our advanced features. The paid version in the Windows Store automatically includes all features unlocked. In this free version, you can use in-app purchases to unlock the features you want.

• 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

4.6 out of 5

332 Ratings

332 Ratings

Great for a lite version, few wishes listed in review


Love that you can whiten teeth and some of the other facial features, but I found you can only do most of the facial editing if the software auto recognizes the face. My wishes: I wish there was an ability to remove the background. I wish you could outline and select specific objects for editing (for example teeth even if the software doesn’t recognize them). Also I wish there were some other cropping options such as vertical/horizontal tilting Otherwise this is a great app with a lot of features in the lite version.

Photo saving app.


I got this app in an effort to edit some pictures I took and didn’t feel like using my phone to edit since I wanted to see the pictures on a bigger scale on my laptop.
This app turned out to be amazing and even with the little options it has with the free version I was still able to make a drastic change to the pictures that needed editing.
Couldn’t have asked for a better app on such short notice!

Polarr Lite


I am not particularly software literate nor a great picture taker. However, this is easy peezy software and very intuitive. It is fun to see how the edits can change an ordinary pic into something artistic and interesting. Had a bit of fuss getting the software to show up in photo extensions on my macbook pro. Then updated the software in my apps store and it worked great. If I get more into photography, I will definitely get the pro edition.


Polarr Inc
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Age Rating
Rated 4+
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