Illuminate photos to the next level using Light Rays, Lens Flares & other lighting effects. Shine utilizes state of the art technology to generate realistic effects in near real time, while providing a beautiful retina ready interface.

## What the media, professionals & customers say about Shine ##

TUAW - "Shine does what it advertises, and does it well."
MacFormat - 4 Stars - "Capable of creating good looking results, this deserves a place in the kit of keen photo geeks."
HDR360Pro - "Shine is a godsend for stock shooters! God rays on demand! Thanks Ohanaware!"
5 Star average rating on the Mac App Store (U.S.)

## Features of Shine ##

• Cutting Edge, Turbo Charged "Light Rays" engine.
• Choose from a selection of beautiful Lens Flares.
• Large Retina compatible preview, with Full Screen support.
• Alter the mood & colors with a gradient tint.
• Dynamic Range adjustment using the custom contrast effect.
• Alter or add a light source to the image.
• Light Fall Off (Vignette) & Image Glow effects.
• Original comparison while editing.
• Maximizes CPUs & GPUs usage to generate near real-time updates.
• Share images online with built-in sharing.
• Export illuminated photos directly to other photo apps.
• Smart Saving, protects original image.
• Supports large images (100+ megapixel, 500+ MB file size).
• Compatible with OS X 10.9, 10.10 & 10.11

## What makes Shine so great ##

9 years experience at work.
Since 2004 Ohanaware's developers have been building a great deal of photo editing apps & photo effects. Being photographers as well as developers, provides insight and understanding, that we use to build our cutting edge photo tools.

Sophisticated Light Rays Engine.
It took 18 months for Shine to be completed, with many iterations of the engine. All in the quest to generate the most natural looking light rays possible. Shine 1.1 includes a refactored version of the this engine, delivering superior performance while using less memory.

A workspace that allows focus on the task in hand.
It's easier to concentrate on perfecting the photo, when there are less distractions. Shine's tools are neatly laid out on the left, the rest of the window is used to provide the stunningly large preview. In full screen the preview almost fills the entire screen.

Smart Saving (non-destructive file format).
Ohanaware's Smart Saving uses a non-destructive file format, so when a file is saved as a ".Shine" file it includes the original image, the document settings, every previous save & all the Undos. This enables the photo to be 'undone' to a week last tuesday, or quickly restored to a month ago.

What's New

Version 1.3

• Completely re-written to improve compatibility with El Capitan and certain Macs.

Ratings and Reviews

A Must Have


It does so much and so simply. Yes, you can add light rays with or without adding a "sun", and tint them, and include lens flare, and place a directional gradient (colors of your choice), and do back lighting, and easily compare the original with the final or provisionary result; all while being able to control any effect using simple intuitive sliders. The results can be realistic or surrealistic, depending on your goals and creativity, and they can be shared on social media or exported to the post processing software of your choice. Even if you are accustomed to doing this sort of stuff in Photoshop (which I am) Shine is far faster and infinitely easier. It is flat out fun to play and experiment with the App; and a real bargain.

Very Slick!


Shine is really easy to use and really fast. I opened up the app for the first time and I was adding realistic lighting effects to my photo almost instantly. And soon after, I was able to add some unrealistic but very cool looking effects as well. :) Five stars - this is a simple app that focuses on one thing and does it extremely well.

Great app and done well


I do a lot of portraits and at times the weather goes south and the sunset shot that the client wanted would be shot. This is where this app comes in and saves the day. It delivers and keep my clients happy. It’s simple to use and delivers.


Ohanaware Co., LTD
5.5 MB
Age Rating
Rated 4+
©2016 Ohanaware Co., Ltd


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

More By This Developer