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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Users of Polarr on large-screened devices like Mac or Windows have access to a filmstrip. This filmstrip allows you to load multiple photos into Polarr and quickly jump between them when making edits. The filmstrip is also a great way to manage batch export in Polarr.
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.
Mobile users are going to love our rotation lock feature. In settings, you can easily lock the rotation to either landscape or portrait. By default, auto is enabled. Auto will respect the orientation of your device and Polarr will rotate with it. But we include the ability to lock Polarr's orientation regardless of what your device does.
Did you just make a killer edit to a photo and want to quickly apply it to another? With the ability to copy and paste edits in Polarr you can do just that. In the editing panel. you'll find a button called "copy edits" and "paste edits".
Users on iPhone or iPad can set up their device to show Polarr as an edit option in their camera roll. This is a great feature to enable for those times you might be browsing your camera roll and find a photo you would like to edit. By adding Polarr to your iOS Camera Roll extension you're able to quickly make edits to that photo with Polarr. Here's how.
Whenever you apply an adjustment to a photo in Polarr you're presented with a slider to control it. This slider shows up when you do things like make a global adjustment or smooth skin tones. But here's a pro tip for mobile users wanted to make adjustments even faster: use the adjustment pad itself.
Polarr includes over 100 high-quality filters for you to use. These filters can be used as a starting point for your edits or as-is if you like the look once applied. But you can also create your own custom filters with just a few taps. Here's how you can do that.
In Polarr you can easily customize a few things, like themes. But you can also rearrange the icons however you like. This is especially great on mobile when you might want to put your most used icons on the bottom navigation bar, and infrequently used icons on the top bar.
To move an icon an icon on mobile, just simply hold and drag to a new location. With our desktop apps, just click and drag.
Exporting your photos with Polarr is easy, yet powerful with the included controls. When exporting in Polarr, you can do things like change image quality settings, image dimensions, and even add a watermark. Here's a quick overview of what you can do when exporting your photos with Polarr.
The Face tool in Polarr is a powerful way to make edits to any photo that has people in it. You can use the tool to make a variety of face edits.
New to Polarr is the Spot removal tool. This is a useful tool for removing blemishes or objects from a photo.
The Liquify tool is a new feature in Polarr that makes it super easy to distort sections of your image.
Our updated Color mask is better than even for creating local adjustments to a specific color or color range.
One our of favorite features inside Polarr is the ability to see how all filters are created. Every single filter inside Polarr gives you the option to watch and learn how it's made in real-time. This is a powerful way to learn how to create your own filters by seeing how others are made. Want to see playable filters in action? Check out the video above.
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.
Want to use the brush tool to make precise adjustments in Polarr? You can use your finger on any device with a touchscreen, but for even greater control select devices allow you to use a digital stylus.
We support the Apple Pencil, Surface Pen, and other digital styli. Simply navigate to the brush tool in the adjustments panel to use your Apple Pencil or Surface Pen with Polarr. Once you've selected a brush you can begin to paint on the image to create an adjustment layer.
Polarr has a text tool that allows you to quickly add text and shapes to your photos. There's a lot of customization available in the text editing tool, so here is a quick overview of what you can do with it.