PicLight (Normally $19.99, now $4.99 during the limited-time new product promo) is an app for Mac for adding various lighting effects and stacking effects to photos for endless possibilities. Think of it like Instagram for your Mac but you can add multiple filters and effects to it to make a really unique photo. Please note that this app only works if you have OS X Lion or above. (I had to upgrade my OS in order to use this app and because my Mac is “vintage” this is as high as I can go with operating system. Might be time to think about upgrading.)
There are 4 different categories of lighting effects: Montage, Light, Glow and Texture with over 170 different effects total. There are also over 25 image filters such as B&W, Sepia, Vintage, etc. There are also different features such as cropping, flipping, etc. You’ll have a ton of fun playing with it. So far I’ve done one photo but I know there will be many more to come over time.
Buy it in the App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/piclight/id734946882?ls=1&mt=12
It is super easy and fun to use, you can click through all of the different effects to see which one works best for your photo and stack them in each of the categories. You can see what I did above with my Backstreet Boys M&G photo – it looks like we are on fire and the photo almost looks like it’s been burned as well. I was able to do all this clicking through every effect in less than 5 minutes and I am very pleased with he results!
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