Try out new and upcoming apps from Polarr
2018/6/8

Shhh, keep it secret but we're working a huge update for Polarr Album+ and a brand new app from Polarr. And you can help beta test!

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Why Polarr has a subscription
2018/5/11

Dear Polarr user,

This is Borui, founder of Polarr. We know that everyone hates subscription. As app developers we do too when we consume other developers’ apps. On behalf of all software developers, I first want to say thank you If you're already paying for a service that has a freemium model of a subscription, and you're the top 1% of all users.

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Polarr 5 is here with a new overlay tool and more
2018/5/9

At Polarr, we've always been interested in providing pro-level tools that are accessible and easy to use regardless of which platform you're using. It's with that mindset that we developed and built v5 of Polarr Photo Editor.

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Why some old filters might not work anymore
2018/2/20

We want to apologize to anyone who has experienced issues with filters when trying to import or scan them over the last few weeks. Earlier this month, we upgraded the backend of our filter system to make it futureproof and prepare for some upcoming new features! Unfortunately, we had a few issues came up that has resulted in some of ours users losing access to old filters. In the name of transparency, here's what happened.

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Polarr is going subscription
2017/12/5

tl;dr Polarr Photo Editor is moving to a subscription model for new users in early 2018. The existing free features will continue to be free, and current paid users don't need to worry about anything. Read the rest of the post for more details!

Why we're switching Polarr to subscription

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New Polarr update for Mac ready that nukes those crashes
2017/11/16

Last month we released version 4.2.0 of Polarr Photo Editor and Polarr Photo Editor Lite for Mac. Unfortunately, for a small set of users not yet on High Sierra that release contained a bug. This bug would cause Polarr to crash upon either opening or importing a photo. Not really a good thing! It was a hard bug to find and replicate and fix, but we did it.

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Hidden features and interactions every Polarr user should know
2017/12/15

We designed Polarr to be accessible to users both new and experienced in photo editing. Anything you need to do with the app is easy to figure out after playing around for a few minutes or watching the tutorials included. Most anything you would need to do with Polarr shouldn't be too hidden or hard to figure out.

That said, we do have a few features in the app that might not quite be on your radar. There are also some interactions that can be hard to discover on your own. In this blog post, we'll share 25 features and interactions in the app that deserve a bit more of your attention. Power users are gonna enjoy this blog post. 💪

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Free filters for all our users
2017/6/19

We recently revamped the collection of filters available in Polarr. This revamp had us not only rename the filters but rework the actual edits made when applied. The result? Filters that look better than ever. To celebrate, we went ahead and made a bunch of filters free for our users. Now you have access to over 100 free, high-quality filters that make editing your photos a breeze.

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How to customize Polarr
2017/5/28

Inside Polarr is the ability to make your editing workspace entirely your own. It's pretty easy, but you might miss it unless you play around with the app on a regular basis. This post is for those not aware of the ability to select a custom color theme or rearrange icons. Here's how you do it!

Custom color theme

By default, you'll notice that the majority of the app UI is dark. Most people prefer editing photos in a dark or light environment in order to focus on the photo itself. You can change the color of Polarr Photo Editor by going into settings and selecting a new theme. You'll notice four options: Dark theme, Dark theme+, Light theme and Custom color. Here's how it looks like on the iOS version of Polarr.

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Andrew Miller
2018/6/22

Multi-platform guru

Andrew studied Electrical and Computer Engineering at Duke University. Before that, Andrew grew up in Florida. He enjoys running,skiing, speaking German, DoTA 2 and making things run on Linux. At Polarr, a little bit of everything is touched on by Andrew.

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Mark Paraschuk
2018/6/22

Youngblood

Mark came straight from USC with a degree in Computer Science and Business Administration to create the iOS apps of Polarr. When he’s not revolutionizing the App Store, he climbs up rocks and makes short films.

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Borui Wang
2018/6/22

Chief Everything Officer

Borui Wang is CEO and founder of Polarr. He is a die-hard photographer graduated from Stanford with a master degree in HCI/AI. Besides building Polarr, he also loves collecting headphones and his hometown Beijing.

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Colin Lv
2018/6/22

Android Lead

Recognized as one of the best Android developer making products used by millions in China, Colin is leading all efforts of Android development and integration tasks in Polarr. He loves racing, body-building and good food.

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Daniel Vershinin
2018/6/22

Director of Vodka

Daniel is the vodka developer and UI guy of Polarr. All the way from Moscow Russia, he is the maker of Simplify for Mac and he still owns a ZX Spectrum.

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Derek Yan
2018/6/22

Architect

All the way from Toronto, @derek earned his undergrad degree from U of Waterloo in Mechatronics Eng and Graduate degree in EE from Stanford. On his spare time, Derek enjoys reading history novels, helps out at his home church Santa Clara First Baptist, and follows his hometown sports teams: Leafs, Blue Jays, and Raptors.

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Press
2018/6/22

Have a press inquiry about Polarr? Reach out to Sam by email or on Twitter.

Media Resources

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About Polarr
2018/6/22

Each month, over 2 million photographers from around the world use our flagship app, Polarr Photo Editor, to create amazing photos.

This is what we do. Polarr is a modern photography company whose focus is to give all photographers the professional tools and resources they need to create their best work possible.

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Adventure series - Polarr 3
2018/6/22

In early June 2017, we released Polarr Photo Editor 4. It brought a lot of new changes to the app, one of those being a revamp of our filters. We completely improved each filter and did some renaming. This page contains previous filters for users who still wish to use them.

Just scan the QR to import filters. Enjoy!

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Art series - Polarr 3
2018/6/22

In early June 2017, we released Polarr Photo Editor 4. It brought a lot of new changes to the app, one of those being a revamp of our filters. We completely improved each filter and did some renaming. This page contains previous filters for users who still wish to use them.

Just scan the QR to import filters. Enjoy!

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Atmosphere series - Polarr 3
2018/6/22

In early June 2017, we released Polarr Photo Editor 4. It brought a lot of new changes to the app, one of those being a revamp of our filters. We completely improved each filter and did some renaming. This page contains previous filters for users who still wish to use them.

Just scan the QR to import filters. Enjoy!

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Classic film series - Polarr 3
2018/6/22

In early June 2017, we released Polarr Photo Editor 4. It brought a lot of new changes to the app, one of those being a revamp of our filters. We completely improved each filter and did some renaming. This page contains previous filters for users who still wish to use them.

Just scan the QR to import filters. Enjoy!

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Clear series - Polarr 3
2018/6/22

In early June 2017, we released Polarr Photo Editor 4. It brought a lot of new changes to the app, one of those being a revamp of our filters. We completely improved each filter and did some renaming. This page contains previous filters for users who still wish to use them.

Just scan the QR to import filters. Enjoy!

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Culinary series - Polarr 3
2018/6/22

In early June 2017, we released Polarr Photo Editor 4. It brought a lot of new changes to the app, one of those being a revamp of our filters. We completely improved each filter and did some renaming. This page contains previous filters for users who still wish to use them.

Just scan the QR to import filters. Enjoy!

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3D LUT
2018/6/22

3D LUTs are common in the film industry as a way to "filter" or recolor scenes. Think of them as filters or presets, but for video. And Polarr can open them!

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Batch export
2018/6/22

Polarr users on desktop platforms like Mac or Windows have access to some advanced functionality when it comes to exporting images in batches. This is a feature for power users and anyone else needing to export a bunch of photos that are in a series.

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Blending modes
2018/6/22

You have a single slider in Polarr that make text editing powerful. A single slider allows you to control 12 blending modes and preview the blending effects in real-time. Check it out in the GIF above.

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Brush tool
2018/6/22

The brush masking tool joins the radial, gradient, and color masking tools for creating local adjustments inside Polarr. We added the brush masking tool after receiving feedback from our users. You all requested the desire to have greater control and precision when editing their photos, so we gave it to you.

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Color mask
2018/6/22

Our updated Color mask is better than even for creating local adjustments to a specific color or color range.

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Color tool
2018/6/22

Under Main adjustments, you'll find the Color tool. This tool is home to a few basic, yet important adjustments: temperature, tint, vibrance, and saturation.

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Polarr Album Plus
2018/6/22

Polarr Album Plus shows you only your best photos. It saves you a ton of time by keeping similar photos organized and only showing the best of the group. Album Plus automatically recognizes and categorizes people, objects, places, documents, and receipts so that you can easily find what you’re looking for and not see the things you don’t need. All of your photos are automatically enhanced with our Smart AI filters. The result is an album of all your photos organized beautifully and thoughtfully. It’s your own personal curator.

Main features of Album Plus:

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Polarr Photo Editor
2018/6/22

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. We designed Polarr for both new and professional photographers. Polarr's interface allows you to navigate basic and advanced edits with ease, whether it's applying instant filters or sophisticated masking and local adjustments.

Download Polarr Photo Editor

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Software License
2018/6/22

Software license

Last updated on 2017 Sept 13

Polarr uses a simple software license that you can understand.

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How to cancel your Polarr subscription
2018/6/22

Need to take a break from Polarr Pro? How you cancel your subscription depends on where you initially purchased it.

Meaning, if you originally purchased your Polarr Pro subscription on iOS, you'll need to manage it and cancel it through Apple. We've broken down this page into sections depending on where you originally purchased your subscription.

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Miscellaneous
2018/6/22

Random questions here with their answers!

Does Polarr Photo Editor offer RAW support?

Not at the moment. We're working on full RAW support. In the meantime, the app will take your RAW files and convert them to JPEGs so you can make some edits.

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Payments
2018/6/22

How can I get a refund for a purchase

Each platform handles refunds slightly different.

For iOS App Store or Mac App Store purchases, visit and contact Apple Support.

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Polarr Album Plus
2018/6/22

Need help with Polarr Album Plus? You're in the right place to get started! Be sure to read the rest of the wiki for more in-depth answers and insight into our products. Here are a few FAQs to get you started.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Polarr Photo Editor
2018/6/22

Need help with Polarr Photo Editor? You're in the right place to get started! Be sure to read the rest of the wiki for more in-depth answers and insight into our products. Here are a few FAQs to get you started.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Polarr account
2018/6/22

Here you can learn all about your Polarr account, whether it's a basic account or one that's connected to a Polarr Pro subscription.

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Whites
2018/6/22

Make the bright parts brighter.

Whites control is similar to highlights; but it targets a wider range of the brighter parts of your photo, therefore making it more effective to adjust larger areas of bright scenery and objects while not affecting the darker parts in your photo. Use this to define a new brightness level for a large bright area.

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Blacks
2018/6/22

Make the dark parts darker.

Blacks control is similar to shadows; but it targets a wider range of the darker parts of your photo and adjusts the brightness of them, therefore making it more effective to adjust larger areas of shades and under lit surfaces while not affecting the brighter parts of your photo. Use this to define a new darkness level for a large dark area.

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Clarity
2018/6/22

Make your photo look more three dimensional.

Clarity makes your subject look more three dimensional, by adding contrast to edges (in a much broader way than sharpening). The bright side of edges gets brighter, the dark side, darker. A positive clarity value punches up an image, makes it look a little more three-dimensional, by enhancing contrast along edges. The changes are concentrated in the midtones and do little to highlights and shadows.

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Contrast
2018/6/22

Make your subject more distinguishable.

Contrast is the difference in luminance or color that makes an object (or its representation in the image) distinguishable. In visual perception of the real world, contrast is determined by the difference in the color and brightness of the object and other objects within the same field of view.

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Dehaze
2018/6/22

Remove ‘fogginess’ from your photo.

The dehaze tool is useful for removing the gloomy look associated with ‘fogginess' within a photo. Use dehaze on a night sky photo, for instance, to remove the cloud cover that obscures the stars.

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Diffuse
2018/6/22

Add ambient light to your photo.

The diffuse tool adds the look of soft, ambient lighting throughout your photo. Diffuse can be used to adjust the lighting of atmospheric conditions (for example, on a sunrise to make the photo look like it was taken later in the day). Diffuse can also be used to alter seasonal conditions in a photo.

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How to create a cinematic look
2018/6/21

In this tutorial, we'll show you a few edits you can make to give your photos a cinematic feel. Making a movie "feel" cinematic can be very subjective since things like frame size, depth, color, composition, set pieces and more go into calling something cinematic. But just hang with us and let's see if we can take this photo and make it feel like it could be a still from a movie.

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How to use the overlay tool for double exposures
2018/6/13

Double exposure is a photography technique where it looks like two images have been stacked together. This effect has roots in film photography where photographers would blend and merge two separate photos together by exposing the film twice. Today, it's easier than ever to do that in Polarr thanks to our new overlay tool. Here's how you can do it yourself.

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How to replace the sky in Polarr 5
2018/5/24

With Polarr 5, we provide a pretty easy and convenient way to replace the sky in your photos. Today, we'll show you how you can use a few steps to do just that. Today's quick tutorial takes a look at the new Overlay tool in Polarr and using the color selection method to replace the sky.

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Making the sky pop with gradient masks and the curves tool
2018/1/19

In this quick tutorial, we show you how to make the sky pop in your landscape images. This works especially great near sunrise or sunset when the sky in your photographs has a ton of color or interesting clouds. Check out the video below to see the quick tutorial.

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How to selective color edit a photo
2018/1/10

In this tutorial, you're going to see how to make a single color pop and stand out in your photos. This selective color technique is a great way to learn more about the tools available in Polarr! The tools we're using in this tutorial include the HSL tool and Brush tool. Check out the video below or read on for step-by-step instructions.

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How to ripen bananas in 30 seconds or less
2018/1/6

How many times have you been to the produce aisle in the grocery store and seen dozens and dozens of unripe bananas? It happens pretty often and it's a huge bummer if you want to eat these bananas right when you get home and not wait days for them to ripen. Well, you don't have to wait for them to ripen anymore. This one weird trick will help you make green bananas yellow in about 30 seconds or less. Here's how.

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