10 Top Free And Premium Mac Apps For Photographers
So you’ve just gotten into Photography or you’ve just come off a family and want those family shots or you’re just looking for a new Photo editing application for your Mac to begin 2020 then look no further. We’ve compiled a list of the ten best photography apps for Mac that will enhance your images, manipulate your images, add watermarks and all sorts. We hope you find the perfect photography application for you!
If you’re someone that loves to make collages with your images and then post them online then DipTic is one of the best applications for this on Mac. It offers up a very simpler method of importing your photos to then arrange them within a collage that you can then save to multiple file types.
DipTic offers you to the option to simple drag and drop images into a collage, it offers 75 layouts, 14 filters, the option to edit images, change aspect ratio and export them up to incredibly large resolutions. It’s a generally great application for all sorts of image collections.
Pixlr is one of the few free Photography editing applications on the Mac App Store that is worth downloading. It is a brilliant simple image editing app that is similar to what Apple offers with their built-in app editor on iPhone.
Pixlr allows you to do some simple editing features such as crop, resize, straight and more. There’s also some more really nice editing effects such as the ability to eliminate red-eye, remove spots, alter colours, sharpness and so much more.
Pixelmator is a great Mac application for those people that love to paint and draw and especially love to do it digitally due to the powerful post-editing features that only digital painting allows. Pixelmator offers some very simple but also some very complex features that allow you to perfect your painting and final image.
Pixelmator’s key features are it’s ability to obviously select multiple brush types, colours and styles to paint and draw with. Another highlight feature is that Pixelmator offers over 160 effects that you can add to your final piece to give it that perfect look.
If you’re someone that considers themselves the main photographer of the family and wants to curate these photos you’ve taken into separate albums and collections for memories then Adobe Revel is the perfect application for you.
Adobe Revel allows you to import images of many different formats into a folder and then put them into separate albums. What makes this application great for families and friends is that you can access it on your iPad, iPhones, Android phones, Desktops, Laptops, Browsers and more. Adobe allows you to share your albums with other family members/friends so they can view the albums as you see them.
Beautune is the Mac application for those that often find themselves looking at selfies or group images and thinking that their skin looks horrible or their face needs improving in general. Beautune prides itself on making you look great even in a dull image.Some of the features that Beautune boasts is the ability to smooth skin, add blush to your cheeks, smooth skin with the foundation brush, the ability to set a foreground and background focus to make the image look more professional. Obviously this application is meant for fun more than serious photographers.
Have you ever taken an image but not been able to get the perfect angle or the image looks distorted to a funny shape for some reason? Then DxO Perspective is the Mac photography application for you. It offers a great offering of tools to help you sort your image out properly.
DxO Perspective has a great set of functions that are sure to sort your image out such as: horizon recovery, anchor points to allow the software to intelligently work out the angles and perspective of the image, correction tools for multiple types of composition and many more.
We’ve all seen a meme these days, they’re planted all over Facebook and Twitter and every social network going. If you’ve ever wanted to create a meme for yourself or have the perfect image for the situation then this is the Mac application.
Meme Generator is a fun and free Mac app to create some great memes with a clean user interface, the ability to synchronise the memes between devices with iCloud and the ability to share your memes online with the world as well. Give it a download and have some fun!
If videography is more your area of the photography world then Cinemagraph pro is the first and last video editing software you’ll need for Mac. Not only does it offer up a brilliant intuitive UI to edit your videos within but it’s features make it as easy or as complex as you want to edit your select video.
Cinemagraph Pro’s highlight features are: trim videos, export still frames, select specific area in video/frame to edit, imagery adjustments such as exposure, lighting, vignette, brightness, contrast and much more. It offers up plenty of great features that are looking to edit their video to be exactly what they were initially looking for.
CameraBag 2 is probably one of the more advanced photo editing Mac applications on this list as it offers some really detailed options that would likely be more suited towards professional photographers. However, if you’re willing to learn CameraBag 2 can really improve your original image.
CameraBag 2’s options include the support for RAW formats, a non-destructive workflow in that it works over your image not with it, 32-bits-per-component colour accuracy and the ability to export self-curated filters.
Now that you’ve got your photo edited, you need to add your own touch to it in the form of a watermark. However, going through every single photo and adding a watermark to it would take a long time and so there has been a Mac application created for that in the form of Watermark Plus.
Watermark Plus allows you to bulk-add your watermark to a set of images. You can choose from the pre-set images, add in your own, add a script watermark for preview images to protect copyright and then export the images into whatever file format you want.