Polarr is the only photo editor you need.

It doesn't matter if you're new to photography or a pro, Polarr has it all. Novices will appreciate that Polarr offers advanced auto-enhance tools and sophisticated filters to edit all the details of your photo. Pro photographers will look forward to our layer support, curve tools, local adjustments and so much more.

It's a powerful photo editor for Mac. Here's what you get with Polarr:

• Custom overlay and complex blending modes
• Dual lens effects and depth adjustments
• Complete set of masking and local adjustment tools
• Advanced suite of face-editing tools with smart detection
• Create, customize and share your own filters
• Batch exporting.
• Photos extension

• Make and share your own custom Filters
• Get started with basic filters, grow with pro filters
• Sync filters between all of your devices

Layers and blending modes
• Superimpose photos with 10 and more blending modes
• Add photorealistic effects like clouds, weather effects, light leaks, flares and more
• Duotone your photos with our presets or create your own unique flavor

Local adjustments include
• Depth mask: Adjust photo based on depth using the dual camera
• Brush mask: Draw your mask
• Color mask: Selective adjustment with color
• Radial mask: Circular adjustment over your photo
• Gradient mask: Adjusting photo over a gradient
• Luminance mask: Selective adjustment based on brightness.
• Additional local tools: Lens blur, feathering, invert, and more
• Blend any local adjustment mask with an overlay
• Unlimited stacking of local adjustments.

Global adjustments include
• Intelligent auto enhance for exposure and white balance
• 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
• Denoise: Focus, enhancement, and clarity
• LUT: Import and export 3D Lut (iOS 11 or above)

Polarr is customizable
• Select from dark themes, light themes or a custom color themes
• Two workspaces available: Pro and Express
• Rearrange icons to make the app yours

This version is for Mac OS only and requires a one time payment when you purchase the app. However, you can purchase a Polarr Pro subscription in the free version of Polarr Photo Editor to access all platforms. Cross platform access is only granted under subscription plans.

What's New

Version 5.0.3

- Fixed an issue where filters can't be applied.
- Fixed an issue for RAW image decoding.
- Improves Spot Removal tool.
- Other stability improvements and bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5

68 Ratings

68 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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