SkyLab Studio is the ultimate sky-replacement app for the Mac. Imagine dropping stunning skies on your photos with this innovative new app.

- Easily replace skies on your photos
- Huge collection of skies
- Add clouds, trees, birds, and more
- Import your own sky photos

This app is driven by my own love of beautiful skies and fascinating cloud formations. My goal is to capture those moments when you stop in your tracks and stare at a gorgeous sunset, beautiful blue sky, or epic storm. Create these moments right on your Mac with this powerful yet simple editing tool.

SkyLab Studio comes with a huge collection of curated skies from sunny, cloudy, stormy, and night shots.
Want to add some birds to your sky? SkyLab also includes Elements to add to your photos, such as birds, trees, and clouds.

- RAW file support
- True color 16 bpc support
- 64 bit pipeline for highest quality processing
- Preserves exif data
- Supports photos up to 8000x8000 pixels

Create beautiful skies with SkyLab.

What's New

Version 2.2

Introducing Sky Imports! You can now import any sky photo and use the powerful SkyLab controls to perfectly match your sky with your photo.
Also, SkyLab Studio gets a design update making it even easier to use. All of the slider controls are improved with more control. On any slider, double-click to type in a numeric value, getting the exact results you want.

* fix for the window having a white background for some users.

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Ratings and Reviews

Top Shelf


Top notch people at BrainFever. Instant answers to all my questions. Open to further development features. I have all 5 of their Apps and am creating a series of Graphic Novels with their help. Easy GUIs with intuitive controls so that knowing how to use one of them gives you instant access to all of them. Together they are a digital artist’s dream suite. My only reservation is on account of my own stupidity. I plopped down 29 bucks for each of them before I found his offer to buy them all at once for far less. Take a lesson.

both amazing and a pain to work with


I just added a fantastic sky to a picture. I had to export the picture from the Photo library because the app couldn’t open from there and because the photo library edit feature doesn’t let you pull this program up as it does with Aurora or Markup. After exporting the picture I then had to import it into the program. After working with it I had to export it and open it with another program to properly crop it and now I will have to import the final product to my Photo library. With this many extra steps it won’t be used often.

Developer Response

Thank you for the feedback. We're looking into better integration with the Photo Library app.

big fan of BrainFeverMedia, but...


I love BrainFeverMedia’s mobile device products, and am also a huge fan and constant user of LensFlare Studio on my Mac desktop. However, this product is obviously still in development is more of a “beta version” - which makes it not worth the $29.99 I just spent.

This version did not meet my expectations and is at best a work in progress with need for further development. I’ve interacted with the developer and he’s a great guy.. i’m sure I’ll be changing my rating in the near future as he addresses some of the issues.

If you are new to BrainFever Media - do not let this critique deter you from their fantastic products. As one of the first to purchase, try, and review SkyLabs Studio, everything I’m posting is in good faith that this product will be as awesome as their other releases. Unfortunately, this release seems just a bit premature - but I think of my investment as a means for BFM to keep doing what they do!

Some observations / details:

Primarily, many of the editing controls (and even the tutorial) is unconverted GUI and content from the LensFlare Studio and has not actually been implemented for use in this initial version of SkyLab. For example, the Tutorial: is for LensFlare Studio rather than for SkyLab Studio.

Sky Presets tab: A big disappointment is the low resolution quality of the skies that, when added to a higher resolution image, are grainy and cannot blend. There are no blur or opactiy controls for the sky presets. Also, unlike LensFlare Studio, skies do not show up as layers that can be controlled indepentently if desiring to add more than one sky to a scene. There is no undo after moving a control fader, no reset to set sky to original size or center detent to move one control fader back to default.

Sky Mask tab; works as expected

Elements tab: the choices are a bit meager. Another BrainFeverMedia product feature hot air balloons, which are missing from this - but wouldn’t that be found in the sky rather than a tree?

Edit tab: Works on Elements only. As stated earlier, as a port from his brilliant LensFlare Studio, you may notice that mouse overs on certain controls show pop-ups referring to “lens flares” in the Edit tab affecting Elements added.

Filters tab: works as expected (shouldn’t the mouseover pop up say “Select Lens Filter” rather than “Select Lens Texture”?)

Textures tab: works as expected


James Grote
193.8 MB
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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