If you’re like me and like playing around with your photos on your cell phone, you really need to take a look at Flare.
One of the fun things with iPhone apps like Camera+, Hipstamatic, Picplz, Instagram is that you easily and quickly can manipulate the images adding frames, noice, texture, etc. For me this is quite fun and something I enjoy doing, but it has been a bit difficult to do on my Mac … until today.
Enter Flare, this is an application that very much reminds me of applications like Picplz, Instagram and SwankoLab on the iPhone: You open an image in the application and then quickly select different presets to manipulate your image. Flare works the same way, open a picture and click the preset button and you are presented with various presets, double-click to apply.
But Flare has some additional options, you can select to manually add different modification to a photo so it really looks the way you want. You can also save these modifications as presets so you can apply them to other photos with one click (it’s also possible to download additional presets from Flares website).
I’ve only played with Flare for a few minutes but I like it so far. It’s easy to apply different effects or manually tweak how the photo should look like. A few examples, I took this picture this morning traveling to work
I created each of these images with one click using the available presets.
Below I manually edited the images, still less than 10 mouse clicks.
I recommend that you take a look at Flare if you like playing with photos like this