Introducing Express Mode for Polarr Photo Editor
2017/9/13

We have a new update available for Polarr Photo Editor users on iOS. Head to the App Store and you'll find version Polarr 4.1 is now ready to download and has as a few features we want to highlight. We're excited to introduce Express UI mode, which is our way of giving you the ability to simplify how you edit photos with Polarr. Let's just jump into all the new features. Here we go!

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Windows 10, Mac, Chrome and online users now have Polarr 4
2017/7/14

Polarr Photo Editor 4 is now available for Windows 10, Mac, Chrome and online. This is the latest version of Polarr that we released just last week on Android and iOS. We're always working hard to make Polarr one of the best photo editing apps around and we're excited to bring feature parity to all of our "desktop" platforms in this latest release. Let's check out what's new in the app and what's been revamped.

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Polarr 4 introduces new Face tools including Spot removal and Liquify
2017/6/7

Today we're releasing Polarr Photo Editor 4.0. This is a big update that introduces a handful of powerful new additions. We've revamped the Face tool and Color mask to make them better than ever. Joining the app is a useful new Spot removal tool and Liquify tool. Plus so much more! Let's talk about all the changes in this update. Android and iOS users will find the update in their respective app stores, while Mac and Windows users will see in in the next week or two.

Face tool. Better. Faster. Stronger.

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Looking back at new features inside Polarr
2017/5/26

Welcome! You're reading the very first post on the new Polarr blog. This is wiki will be where we publish and share blog posts related to product announcements, design changes, tutorials and so much more. You'll find a more traditional wiki section where we plan to add a whole lot of content focused on photo editing. This is our home to connect with you on your photography journey.

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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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Minute edits - Enhancing fog or mist in your image
2017/9/14

In just a minute, we'll walk you through some quick steps to help you enhance mist or fog in your images.

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Minute edits - Recreating an iconic iPhone wallpaper
2017/9/14

In just a minute, we'll show you how to recreate an iconic iPhone wallpaper. You'll see how easy it is to recreate in just a few easy steps after taking a picture of a flower.

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Minute edits - Making your sunset pop
2017/9/14

In just a minute, we'll show you how a few easy edits can make the sunset pop in your photos. A lot of sunset photos can quickly look the same, but we're here to help give yours a slight edge aesthetics.

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Minute edits - Making a ray of light shine
2017/9/14

In just a minute, we'll show you a few quick easy edits that can make any light source look amazing. We'll be working with a ray of sunshine today and making it look even better in our image.

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Minute edits - Isolating against a dark background
2017/9/14

In just a minute, we're going to isolate a flower against a darker background. The approach in this tutorial is going to be a little different from what you might expect.

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Minute edits - Giving a photo an airy feel
2017/9/14

In just a minute, we're going to take a photo and give it an airy aesthetic. This is photo is definitely an artistic preference for anyone wanting to add an impression of light gracefulness and elegance to an image.

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Yuhe
2017/8/26

Chief Physicist

Yuhe is a physics PhD who used to spend most of her time observing electrons and research on quantum hall effects. She joined Polarr to work on exciting and awesome projects to take a break from creating tiny black holes.

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Adi Dizdarevic
2017/6/30

Lead designer

Adi is Bosnian multidisciplinary designer with more than twelve years of international experience in graphic design, new media and interactive design. His work has been published in several books in Europe, Asia, and America (Visual Harmony Infinite Icon, Infographic in Media, GUI Design, and others), and in many print and web magazines.

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Tiger
2017/6/29

PR and Marketing - China

Tiger is a passionate photographer and a experienced writer who love to ponder on the meaning of photography. He joined the team after reaching the highest scored contributor in Polarr's year long photo competition site.

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Yi Ye
2017/6/29

Head of Growth - China

Ye is a ex-laywer turned photographer and writer who's obsessed with teaching people how to make great photos. After realizing Polarr is taking over the world, he decided to join the team.

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Colin Lv
2017/6/29

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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Sam Sabri
2017/6/29

Head of Growth

Sam Sabri is head of growth at Polarr. Prior to Polarr, he worked as managing editor at Windows Central and as a marketing manager at Microsoft. At Polarr you'll find him doing most things community, branding, product marketing and PR. When not working, you'll find him developing his photography.

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Press
2017/7/15

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

Media Resources

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About Polarr
2017/7/15

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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Polarr Photo Editor
2017/6/29

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
2017/6/26

Polarr uses a simple software license that you can understand.

All licenses sold by Polarr is granted per person head count basis. Through Polarr Pro, each individual can have one license that works across multiple devices. This means you can not share your license with other people or organization without Polarr's approval, and doing so might result in Polarr blocking your account access.

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Picky
2017/5/25

Picky uses A.I. to create smart collages from your best photos. Its advanced photo rating algorithms group and identify unique and beautiful photos from your camera roll and then turn them into editable and beautiful collages. All photos in Picky are automatically enhanced with smart filters that take care of every detail, from color and light adjustment, to skin correction and toning.

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Toning Highlights
2017/6/28

Blend a new color into the brighter part of your photo.

Some photo editing software provides this option for you to add a different color to the brighter parts of an image. In the examples below, we shift the hue of the added color while maintaining its saturation. In actual photo editing applications, you are usually given the options to both controls the hue and saturation of the added color.

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Tint
2017/6/28

Color your photo by the time of day.

People have very different interpretations of tint changes to the visual looks of the photos. Some describe the feeling as the purple to green, or energetic to quiet, or afternoon to morning. The magenta–green slider is sometimes provided in addition to the blue–yellow color temperature slider to provide more control to simulate ambient light.

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Temperature
2017/6/28

Cooler to warmer feeling photos.

In digital photography, color temperature is sometimes used interchangeably with white balance, which allows a remapping of color values to simulate variations in ambient color temperature. Most digital cameras and RAW image software provide presets simulating specific ambient values (e.g., sunny, cloudy, tungsten, etc.) while others allow explicit entry of white balance values in Kelvin. These settings vary color values along the blue–yellow axis, while some software includes additional controls (sometimes labeled tint) adding the magenta–green axis, and are to some extent arbitrary and subject to artistic interpretation.

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Sharpen
2017/6/28

Make your photo look crisp.

Sharpness describes the clarity of detail in a photo and can be a valuable creative tool for emphasizing texture. Sharpening is intended to make edges in your photo look crisp. It can’t bring out-of-focus images into focus, but if your subject is in fact in focus, it can make it look significantly sharper. It does this by adding contrast to edges — that is, it brightens the bright side of an edge and darkens the dark side. In essence, it adds a very narrow shadow along an edge — and to our eye, shadows make things look more three dimensional.

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Shadows
2017/6/28

Change the maximum darkness of your photo.

Think this as the reverse of adjusting highlights. Adjusting shadows change the brightness of the darkest portion of your image. These portions are usually physical shadows or parts that are not lit by light sources. Making the shadows brighter in your photo recovers details from the darker portions of the image, and makes your photo look more well-lit.

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Exposure
2017/6/28

Change your photo from dark to bright.

Exposure is the amount of light per unit area reaching a photographic film or electronic image sensor, as determined by shutter speed, lens aperture, and scene luminance. Shifting your exposure is like changing the in-camera settings in post-production. To be more technical, it scales the settings up and down by a constant multiplying factor. Moving this slider either increases or decreases all of the elements that go into obtaining the correct exposure at once.

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Blending modes
2017/6/27

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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Gradient mask
2017/6/27

You can use a Gradient mask anytime you wish to edit sections of your photos in straight lines. This is especially useful in landscape photography with flat horizons. The Gradient mask makes it easy to make edits to the sky of those photos. But like with most tools, the Gradient mask is only limited by your creativity. Here's a quick overview of the Gradient mask in Polarr.

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Radial mask
2017/6/27

A Radial mask only affects a circular area of your photo. It's especially great for making subjects stand out against the rest of an image. In Polarr, you'll find the Radial mask with all of our other masks in the local adjustments panel. Select it to try it out.

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History management
2017/6/27

Polarr allows infinite undos and redoes to any step of your edits. This includes everything from adding a new brush stroke, a text movement, a new crop ratio, and all global and local adjustments.

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Polarr Pro
2017/6/26

Congratulations! 🎈🎆✨🎉🎊 You've unlocked all features and filters available to you if you've recently purchased Polarr Pro. Polarr Pro is the best way to experience Polarr Photo Editor, and is issued under Polarr's Software License.

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Keyboard shortcuts
2017/6/22

Keyboard shortcuts make your life a little bit better by placing commonly accessed functions at the tips of your fingers. Here you'll find all the keyboard shortcuts Polarr has to help you work faster.

Opening, saving, and export settings

Open photos: Cmd+O on Mac, Ctrl+O on Windows

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Classic film series - Polarr 3
2017/6/9

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
2017/6/9

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
2017/6/9

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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Curves series - Polarr 3
2017/6/9

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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Skin tone series - Polarr 3
2017/6/9

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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Adventure series - Polarr 3
2017/6/9

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.

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