This is Polarr Deep Crop
2018/9/18

Over the last three years, we've been exploring the intersection of artificial intelligence and human-computer interactions. The products we build are a result of that exploration. And Deep Crop is the latest product from Polarr.

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Here's why the brush tool is better than ever
2018/7/31

Hit up the iOS App Store and you'll find version 5.1.x of Polarr Photo Editor now available. This update actually has some cool new features and we'd love to share them with you. One of the coolest changes in this update is the new edge-aware feature in the brush tool. Read on to learn more about it and see what else is new in the latest version of Polarr.

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Try out new and upcoming apps from Polarr
2018/6/8

Shhh, keep it secret but we're working a huge update for Polarr Album+ and a brand new app from Polarr. And you can help beta test!

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Why Polarr has a subscription
2018/5/11

Dear Polarr user,

This is Borui, founder of Polarr. We know that everyone hates subscription. As app developers, we do too when we consume other developers’ apps. On behalf of all software developers, I first want to say thank you If you're already paying for a service that has a freemium model of a subscription, and you're the top 1% of all users.

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Polarr 5 is here with a new overlay tool and more
2018/5/9

At Polarr, we've always been interested in providing pro-level tools that are accessible and easy to use regardless of which platform you're using. It's with that mindset that we developed and built v5 of Polarr Photo Editor.

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Hidden features and interactions every Polarr user should know
2017/12/15

We designed Polarr to be accessible to users both new and experienced in photo editing. Anything you need to do with the app is easy to figure out after playing around for a few minutes or watching the tutorials included. Most anything you would need to do with Polarr shouldn't be too hidden or hard to figure out.

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Free filters for all our users
2017/6/19

Polarr 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!

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Lia Qu
2019/9/16

Stylish Engineer

Lia works on the enterprise side of product at Polarr. Before joining Polarr, Lia has spent time working across QA, software development, and product management. Outside of work, you can find Lia living life as a fashion blogger on Instagram (@anotherdaylia).

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Roy Yongyu Wang
2019/9/16

Street Singer

Yongyu is an Android engineer at Polarr. Before Polarr, he used to work at Baidu and Samsung. He spends most of his spare time on singing and traveling because he believes all these moments will be lost in time, like tears in the rain.

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Alex Lee
2019/9/16

All things analytics

Alex grew up in a small and quiet city in Taiwan. Spent a brief time pursuing a career in finance before stepping into tech. Alex then decided to move to the Wild Wild Texas for his MBA and is now part of the growth team at Polarr in CA. His previous adventures include 500 Startups and Deloitte. Alex enjoys baseball, photography, and traveling alone.

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Alex Shannon
2019/9/16

Breaker of Code, Finder of Bugs

Studied Game Design at the Vancouver Film School, but has spent the last 7 years focusing on Software QA. Prior to Polarr, he spent 6 years at Electronic Arts working on payment systems and spent some time at a financial tech startup. When not finding bugs, he can be found training in Taekwondo, diving down in Monterey, or reading.

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Alexandre Oliveira
2019/9/16

Head of Product

Studied computer science at MIT but spent the last years learning how to design useful products and understand customers' problems. Previously co-founded SimplePrints and led it for seven years until it was profitable and 20 people-strong. Loves learning languages and new technologies.

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Borui Wang
2019/9/16

Chief Everything Officer

Borui Wang is CEO and founder of Polarr. He is a die-hard photographer graduated from Stanford with a master degree in HCI/AI. Besides building Polarr, he also loves collecting headphones and his hometown Beijing.

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Press
2019/9/16

Last Updated: August 7, 2019

Press inquiries about Polarr? Reach out to pr@polarr.co.

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About Polarr
2019/9/16

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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Adventure series
2019/9/16

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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Art series
2019/9/16

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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Atmosphere series
2019/9/16

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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Classic film series
2019/9/16

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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Clear series
2019/9/16

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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Culinary series
2019/9/16

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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3D LUT
2019/9/16

3D LUTs are common in the film industry as a way to "filter" or recolor scenes. Think of them as filters or presets, but for video. And Polarr can open them!

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Batch export
2019/9/16

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.

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Border tool
2019/9/16

Polarr 5.2 introduced a new feature called the Border tool. This tool allows you to quickly and easily add borders to your photos. It's an intelligent tool that will suggest a border color based on the colors available in your photo. You can, of course, select any color you want.

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Brush tool
2019/9/16

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.

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Color mask
2019/9/16

Our updated Color mask is better than even for creating local adjustments to a specific color or color range.

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Color tool
2019/9/16

Under Main adjustments, you'll find the Color tool. This tool is home to a few basic, yet important adjustments: temperature, tint, vibrance, and saturation.

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Polarr Album Plus
2019/9/16

Polarr Album Plus shows you only your best photos. It saves you a ton of time by keeping similar photos organized and only showing the best of the group. Album Plus automatically recognizes and categorizes people, objects, places, documents, and receipts so that you can easily find what you’re looking for and not see the things you don’t need. All of your photos are automatically enhanced with our Smart AI filters. The result is an album of all your photos organized beautifully and thoughtfully. It’s your own personal curator.

Main features of Album Plus:

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Polarr Photo Editor
2019/9/16

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
2019/9/16

Software license

Last updated on 2017 Sept 13

Polarr uses a simple software license that you can understand.

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iOS
2019/9/16

5.5.1 - May 20, 2019

  • Fixed: Misc. bug fixes.
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Driver error
2019/9/16

On this page? It's because your graphics hardware or driver is not supported in Polarr Photo Editor. The most common cause is an outdated graphics card. Updating your graphics driver may fix this issue.

Every PC is different, so your best bet is to follow the guidelines that Microsoft directly provides.

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How to cancel your Polarr subscription
2019/9/16

Need to take a break from Polarr Pro? How you cancel your subscription depends on where you initially purchased it.

Meaning, if you originally purchased your Polarr Pro subscription on iOS, you'll need to manage it and cancel it through Apple. We've broken down this page into sections depending on where you originally purchased your subscription. Find where you purchased it and you can learn how to unsubscribe from Polarr Pro.

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Miscellaneous
2019/9/16

Random questions here with their answers!

Does Polarr Photo Editor offer RAW support?

Not at the moment. We're working on full RAW support. In the meantime, the app will take your RAW files and convert them to JPEGs so you can make some edits.

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Payments
2019/9/16

How can I get a refund for a purchase

Each platform handles refunds slightly different.

Request a refund from Apple:

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Polarr Album Plus
2019/9/16

Need help with Polarr Album Plus? You're in the right place to get started! Be sure to read the rest of the wiki for more in-depth answers and insight into our products. Here are a few FAQs to get you started.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Polarr Photo Editor
2019/9/16

Need help with Polarr Photo Editor? You're in the right place to get started! Be sure to read the rest of the wiki for more in-depth answers and insight into our products. Here are a few FAQs to get you started.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Whites
2019/9/16

Make the bright parts brighter.

Whites control is similar to highlights; but it targets a wider range of the brighter parts of your photo, therefore making it more effective to adjust larger areas of bright scenery and objects while not affecting the darker parts in your photo. Use this to define a new brightness level for a large bright area.

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Vignette
2019/9/16

Bring focus to your subject.

Vignette is a reduction of an image's brightness or saturation at the periphery compared to the image center. The word vignette, from the same root as vine, originally referred to a decorative border in a book. Later, the word came to be used for a photographic portrait which is clear in the center and fades off at the edges. A similar effect occurs when filming projected images or movies off a projection screen.

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Blacks
2019/9/16

Make the dark parts darker.

Blacks control is similar to shadows; but it targets a wider range of the darker parts of your photo and adjusts the brightness of them, therefore making it more effective to adjust larger areas of shades and under lit surfaces while not affecting the brighter parts of your photo. Use this to define a new darkness level for a large dark area.

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Clarity
2019/9/16

Make your photo look more three dimensional.

Clarity makes your subject look more three dimensional, by adding contrast to edges (in a much broader way than sharpening). The bright side of edges gets brighter, the dark side, darker. A positive clarity value punches up an image, makes it look a little more three-dimensional, by enhancing contrast along edges. The changes are concentrated in the midtones and do little to highlights and shadows.

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Contrast
2019/9/16

Make your subject more distinguishable.

Contrast is the difference in luminance or color that makes an object (or its representation in the image) distinguishable. In visual perception of the real world, contrast is determined by the difference in the color and brightness of the object and other objects within the same field of view.

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Dehaze
2019/9/16

Remove ‘fogginess’ from your photo.

The dehaze tool is useful for removing the gloomy look associated with ‘fogginess' within a photo. Use dehaze on a night sky photo, for instance, to remove the cloud cover that obscures the stars.

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How to manipulate the highlights and shadows for a more dramatic edit
2018/10/3

In this tutorial, we're manipulating the highlights and shadows of our photos to create a more dramatic edit. Let's get to it.

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How to make airy potraits
2018/9/13

In this tutorial, we take a portrait of a person and give it a light and airy aesthetic. The techniques here can be used to make quick edits across a variety of subjects. Let's get started.

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The HSL tool and complementary colors
2018/9/7

In today's tutorial, we're going to be using the HSL tool and a few others to recolor a photo. We'll be following a few rules surrounding complementary colors for this particular recoloring. Need a quick refresher on how complementary colors work? Then check out our article on Pixel Magazine on color theory for photography.

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Using the curve tool to warm your sunsets
2018/8/22

In this tutorial, we're taking another look at enhancing photos taken around sunset. But we're going to show you a new technique to add warmth to these photos and emulate that sunset feeling. Let's learn!

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Saving photos with a dreary sunset
2018/8/9

Photos that were taken at sunset usually have a nice golden glow to them. This is the golden hour and when you can count on your photos to usually look great. However, sometimes you might have one of those evenings where the sky is just missing a little bit of gold. Here's how you can turn a grey sky into something out of a dream.

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Why soft light is our favorite blending mode
2018/8/2

In this tutorial, you'll learn the power of the blending modes in Polarr. The soft light blending mode is the one we'll be spending a lot of time on too since it's one of our favorites. Let's do this!

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