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!
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.
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.
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.
Our updated Color mask is better than even for creating local adjustments to a specific color or color range.
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".
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.
The depth mask in Polarr allows you to create a local adjustment using depth data from phones like the iPhone X. It's a powerful tool in Polarr, but super easy to learn.
Polarr 5 introduced the new overlay tool that allows you to superimpose images or easily add effects to your photos. One of those included effects is called duotone.
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.
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.
You can flatten images in Polarr. You would flatten an image if you would like to apply adjustments or filters on top of an already filtered image. For example, you could apply a filter twice. Alternatively, add some text then use a filter over that.
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.
Did you know Polarr has a histogram? You might have accidentally triggered it before without realizing it, but it's there!
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.
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.
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.
The Liquify tool is a new feature in Polarr that makes it super easy to distort sections of your image.
A luminance mask allows you to create a local adjustment based on the luminance values of your image. These masks are great for selecting specific tones of an image.
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.
The Overlay tool in Polarr allows you to stack images or effects on top of a base image. This tool is how you'll be able to superimpose two images together or some of the preset overlays and their effects with Polarr.
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.
Curious about Polarr QR codes? Then this is the page for you! Learn about what they are and how to create or find your own!
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.
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.
New to Polarr is the Spot removal tool. This is a useful tool for removing blemishes or objects from a photo.
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.
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.
There are a few ways to customize Polarr to make it uniquely yours. One of those ways is by customizing the theme of the app. There are four default themes included within the app. And you can customize your own!
The Watermark tab is where you can, surprise, apply a watermark to your image. Tap "Use Watermark" to add a watermark to your photos. You can edit the watermark to add your own custom watermarks.
Polarr has two custom workspaces that you can select. These workspaces are 'Pro' and 'Express'. When you install or use Polarr for the first time, you're given the option to select one of these workspaces. You can also go to settings and change them whenever you want. Here's how the two differ.
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.