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Flare for Mac Alternatives

Flare for Mac is described as 'Effortlessly add effects and textures to your photos. Choose from a variety of Flare’s built-in Presets or create your own using dozens of individual photographic effects. Easy to learn for casual hobbyists, Flare also has the flexibility professional photographers need' and is an app in the photos & graphics category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Flare for Mac for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, iPad, Android and iPhone. The best alternative is Pixelmator. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Polarfox or FenoPhoto. Other great apps like Flare for Mac are Adobe Photoshop Elements, Acorn, PhotoPad and CodedColor PhotoStudio.

Flare for Mac alternatives are mainly Image Editors but may also be Photo Editors or Raw Photo Processors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Flare for Mac.
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  • Mac

Effortlessly add effects and textures to your photos. Choose from a variety of Flare’s built-in Presets or create your own...

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  1. Pixelmator is a powerful, beautiful, and easy to use image editor. Featuring an elegant and streamlined single-window interface, it puts all the focus on the images you edit, rather than what's around them.

    Pixelmator Pro
  2. Adobe Photoshop Elements combines power and simplicity so you can make ordinary photos extraordinary; tell engaging stories in beautiful, personalized creations for print and the web; and easily find and view all your photos.

    Main UI

  3. Acorn icon


    • Mac

    Acorn is a photo editor built for the rest of us. With a simple interface and tools for adding everything from text, shapes, and effects, you can make the perfect picture in seconds and minutes, not hours and days.

    Cropping an image in Acorn
  4. PhotoPad picture editor is the fastest and most fun way to edit your digital photos. PhotoPad is one of the most stable, easy-to-use, and comprehensive photo editors available.

    PhotoPad Photo Editor Share functionality
  5. Polarfox icon


    • FreeProprietary
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    Polarfox lets you post images to multiple social networks and blogs at once! It's super fast, beautiful, easy to use and a must have for people who love to share images with their friends, fans and followers.


    Polarfox app no longer be available after September 30. See

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  6. With just one-click you can enhance and remove most common defects of any digital photo.

    Main Window
  7. CodedColor PhotoStudio by 1STEIN is a Windows photo viewer and editor to organize, edit, resize, reformat, correct, compare, sort, watermark, annotate and print digital images, and to edit EXIF and IPTC data in digital photos.

  8. Sketch Cam icon

    Sketch Cam

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • iPhone
    • iPad

    SketchCam+ is the app that leaves all creative control up to YOU while keeping it super easy to use. It has so many photo effects and editing options you won’t find anywhere else.

  9. Image Edit PRO for iPad 2 is powerful photo editor with native iOS interface and both (landscape and portrait) interface orientations support!

  10. Picturesque icon


    • Mac

    Picturesque is a simple app with a simple goal: to make images more beautiful. Whether you are in web or print, your images can benefit from a touch of Picturesque magic.

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