I’ve long said that the best tools are the ones that do one thing well. There are some app categories that really benefit from this, but something I’ve been learning with all my photo-taking tools is that photography apps often benefit the most from it. I love my all-in-one kits like Photoshop and Aperture, but they’re not perfect. There’s certainly room for improvement in certain areas.
One of those areas, at least for me, lies within vignettes and focus points. I like to tinker with them, and they often cause really cool effects, but I never like to keep them — they never turn out well. For the longest time, I thought it was just me, but I’ve come to realize it’s also the tool. It should be no surprise to many that MacPhun, one of the kings of photography apps, has come up with an incredible solution for this problem called Focus 2. Read on to find out what makes this a must-have for photographers who love a little focus in their lives.
There’s hidden beauty in your pictures, even those that look too dark to see any details. You just need a tool that makes it incredibly simple to bring out the best in your photos, and that’s exactly what Macphun’s new Intensify is for. It’s the app that’ll help you discover the beauty in details.
Intensify is designed to help you bring out every detail in your photos with precise control that lets you tweak your photos exactly like you want. You can use the dozens of settings to intensify any part of your photos, while Intensify is smart enough to keep out artifacting and noise in your edited images. You’ll be able to reveal hidden details, make your colors richer and more vibrant, tweak the sharpness of micro details in your images without adding extra noise, and so much more. All of your edits are done in layers as well, so your original photo is still intact. It’s everything you need to make your photos beautiful, enough that pro photographers are already adopting it in their workflows.
There’s two versions of Intensify, so everyone can use it to get the most out of their photos. There’s the cheaper Intensify from the App Store that’s a standalone app with all the power you need to tweak your photos, and then Intensify Pro from the Macphun Store that integrates directly in your professional photography workflow. With Intensify Pro, you can run Intensify inside Photoshop, Lightroom, Aperture, and Photoshop Elements directly as a plugin, open layered PSD files in Intensify for editing, and speed up your workflow with advanced shortcuts and extra tools to make tweaking your photos even easier.
“…it’s one of the best photo editing apps for professionals.”
Nathan Snelgrove in our AppStorm review of Intensify Pro
Intensify Pro impressed us when we tried it out for our review, where we found it far more powerful and useful than its price tag would indicate. It’s the tool that award-winning photographers like Urs Buhlman and Lucas Gilman choose for their work, and we’re certain you’ll love it as well. It’s the one tool you need to make every detail pop in your photos.
Get Your Copy of Intensify!
You can get your own copy of Intensify from the Mac App Store for just $29.99. Or, if you want the most power and want to use Intensify inside Photoshop, Lightroom, and more, get Intensify Pro from the Macphun Store for $59.99 — a steal for all the tools it includes. And, if you purchase Intensify from the App Store and then decide later you’d like to upgrade to Intensify Pro, you can purchase an upgrade from the Macphun store for just $24.99.
I take a lot of pictures — not just professionally, but also for fun. That being said, I don’t think there’s such a thing as a “perfect” image editor. I’ve tried everything over the years, some of which I’ve reviewed here on Mac.AppStorm, but I have yet to run into one tool that can singlehandedly replace all the others.
But when MacPhun, the folks behind Snapheal, reached out to me, I was intrigued. Their newest app, Intensify Pro, looked like it could be a real game-changer, and I was eager to put it through its paces. Read on to find out if Intensify really brings anything new to the table.