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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.

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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.

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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.

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Image editing can be fun, but it can also be tedious and frustrating, especially if you want to make changes that require either professional apps that cost a lot or skills that only come from years of experience.

Removing unwanted objects from photos – people, power lines, trash, you name it – can be either very easy, depending on the background and general composition of the image, or a huge a pain. Snapheal can make this a breeze for you. The editing app has received a major update and we’ll take a look at what has changed and how it will affect your workflow.

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So, you’ve got a photo which is nice by itself, but you’d like to make it pop a little bit more. Perhaps you might want to focus someone’s attention on a part of the image, re-color other parts to change the meaning, or even blur parts as part of the artistic license.

While you would have to have had a whole laboratory ten or more years ago to achieve this with real film, digital images allow us a much easier workflow and with Color Strokes for Mac you can quickly put some unique touches on your photos.

Jump past the break to find out more!

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Do you remember the last time you searched frantically for your camera to capture a moment, a landscape or something else that took your breath away? And do you remember the disappointment when you later at home saw that something – a lamp post, a person, a trash bin… – completely ruined the photo?

Now you can easily fix this problem without having to take intermediate lessons in Photoshop. With Snapheal, it’s as easy as painting over the parts of the image you don’t want and make them disappear. We’ll take a closer look at the app after the break…

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