Intensify 4.5/5

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By MacPhun LLC (, LLC)
Supported Devices : Mac OS

Release Notes

24/11/2016 | Version : 1.2.3 | Size : 57.7 MB
This update fixes a number of bugs reported by our users.
Thanks again for using Intensify.

12/11/2015 | Version : 1.2.1 | Size : 72.7 MB
Critical bug fixes when working inside Photos for Mac in El Capitan.
Performance and stability improvements.
Plus a new in-app - batch processing. Improve all your photos at once.

We've updated the software based on your feedback.
If you have other comments, please contact

12/10/2015 | Version : 1.1.1 | Size : 58.5 MB
Critical bug fixes when working inside Photos for Mac in El Capitan.
Thank you for using Intensify and reporting the issues.
We've updated the software based on your feedback.


Intensify turns your everyday photos into stunning, dramatic masterpieces. Use simple controls to bring up the details, reveal the hidden beauty and enhance every pixel.

"Best of App Store" + over 20 other software awards.

Dramatically enhance even the most ordinary photos:
- Flawless Detail Enchacement: no haloes on edges, no extra noise in most cases
- Unique Pro Contrast adjustments make your photos pop
- Powerful Structure adjustments for impressive dramatic results
- Smart Sharpness: get clear and sharp images without noise
- Powerful layers & masking
- 16-bit image processing with RAW files support
- Presets developed by Pro photographers

A wide variety of image tuning features allow you to finish your masterpieces with perfection before you share them on popular social networks or export them to Apple® iPhoto®, Apple® Aperture®, Adobe® Lightroom® or Adobe® Photoshop®.

Apply Pro Contrast, Structure, Detail, and Micro Sharpness across highlight, midtone and shadow tonal ranges to add drama to every photo

Use scores of included presets for a one-click solution to achieve great results or to begin your creative exploration

Gain the ultimate in creative flexibility by using multiple layers to stack effects and control masked areas

Create, save and share user definable presets of your favorite looks with others

Selectively enhance images with custom brushes that allow you to easily apply or take away detail only where needed

Quickly arrive at an ideal starting point for more detailed work using controls such as Color Temperature, Exposure, Shadow Recovery, Saturation and more. Finish your great image with features such as Vignettes and Opacity

Work faster and smarter with a fine-tuned user interface and streamlined workflow. Intensify™ includes native RAW processing and a 16-bit image processing engine for the highest quality

Share your images to popular social networks from within the app, including Facebook and Twitter


Categories :
#21 : Top Paid Mac Applications [Photography]
#27 : Top Grossing Mac Applications [Photography]

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Comments and Ratings for Intensify

poor quality software. (1.2.3)
21/11/2016 15:16:00 1/5 By Polyzoan
Does not deal with RAW images as should, messing them up beyond recognition. - there are better apps out there eg Affinity Photo. Why buy several different Macphun apps when you could purchase one app such as Affinity Photo which does everything and more and is continually under development. Even the developers website does not work properly. Just my own view.

Warning - this is not a Lightroom/Photoshop plugins (1.2.1)
15/08/2016 09:36:00 1/5 By WeeChancer
Having looked at this app and deemed it suitable, I downloaded it to work alongside lightroom. It does not. to add it as a lightroom plug-in you have to buy the ‘pro’ addition - this is not highlighted either on the app store nor the developers website. So, if you are thinking of getting this app and work with any other photo editting software, keep away - it does not fit into a ‘Pro Workflow’ as advertised on the app shop.

poor quality software, beware inapp extras cost money !!! (1.2.1)
04/07/2016 07:28:00 1/5 By Polyzoan
Does not deal with RAW images as should, messing them up beyond recognition. Also beware of app purchases which are not advertised. In otherwords do not buy- there are better apps out there.

Absolutely Ridiculous! (1.2.1)
04/06/2016 16:07:00 1/5 By DaveJM1978
I bought both Intensify and PacPhun’s other extension Tonality. I shoot RAW and upload th RAW all to Photos. In these images all lens correction is applied as it should be and leaving me the untouched RAW ready for me to edit. Well this is the problem with these programs.. it removes all the lens distortion leaving your RAW image completely messed up and bent! So basically you can turn your photos into a masterpiece of raw editing but it’s left completely ruined and unusable as all lens distortion is present!! So depending on your camera and what lens you are using at the time this could be minor to absolutly awful!! In my case the photos are useless as lens distortion is off the chart! So be warned people! If it wasnt for this MAJOR flaw the program would be great as the tools are perfect. I simply find this ridicilous that MACphun would allow the original raws lens distortion correction to be removed!!

It’s ok but... (1.2.1)
20/03/2016 07:46:00 3/5 By Lurkalot
..not as great as you hope it’s going to be.

Could have been a 5 (1.2.1)
12/02/2016 17:44:00 4/5 By Mike Freel
Could have been a 5if it were not for the pop-ups repeatedly asking me to write a review.

Great Stuff (1.2.1)
18/12/2015 04:12:00 5/5 By circulair@
These guys have have created a great set of easy to use tools as with all their Apps…Highly Recommend..

Has problems with some RAW files (1.2.1)
20/11/2015 12:45:00 2/5 By enkaytee
Opens RAW files from Canon cameras with a massive amount of distortion and vignetting - a major bug which really dsrupts my workflow. No timescales from MacPhun for a fix - try demo from their website before you buy!

Brilliant program. (1.2.1)
17/11/2015 22:59:00 5/5 By warnster
The presets are absolutely bob on. Very little adjustment needs to be done once chosen. Very impressed

Awesome (1.2.1)
10/11/2015 12:02:00 5/5 By Eggin
After using this for a few of days (mostly as an extension in Photos) I have to say this is an incredibly “intense” bit of software. It has the capacity to make some photos I’d written off as boring (bland lighting) look naturally brighter and texturally interesting. Loads of presets (most of which are pretty crazy, but there are at least a few that I’d use). Manual control is allows for some pretty specific adjustments. I think I need to go beyond just cranking the sliders around randomly until things look good. :-D. It’s inexpensive (even with the sneaky “batch processing” in-app) and very effective.

Update 1.2.1- Be Aware! (1.2.1)
24/10/2015 20:24:00 1/5 By Last Ten
I have just updated this app, and very sneaky of MacPhun to add an app purchase for batch processing that actually costs you money to upgrade to (how cheeky is that)! The impression i got when reading the update info (and thats all customers can do until someone reviews the App) is that it was included in the package, i never thought I would have to upgrade my version to do this and then they have sneaked this in under a so called critical bug fix... Apple please take note of this sneaky and cheeky move by these developers! I will review it again to see if anything has been improved!

Extension now works in Apple Photos app (1.1.1)
07/10/2015 18:56:00 5/5 By Reamonn Lenkas
A great little app to enhance colour and detail. Did not work as an extension within Photos when El Capitan launched but this was repaired quickly, excellent support.

Very impressed (1.1.1)
07/10/2015 13:36:00 5/5 By mobabs
This extension has now been fixed and I am very impressed with what I’ve seen after my first look at it. I instantly fixed two photos with it, but have yet to investigate all the different effects. It compares well with my professional Photoshop extension of a similar kind.

Photos app extension on El Capitan now works (1.1.1)
07/10/2015 11:41:00 5/5 By Nigel Goodman
As a stand-alone app this gets 5 stars. But the Photos app extension with El Capitan opens to a blank screen and the only way to get out of it is to quit the Photos app by clicking cancel and cancel and quit. Fix this and it goes back to 5. Update: Gave feedback to MacPhun and they quickly fixed the Photos app problem. It now works as expected. An excellent extension inside Photos. You just need to note that the stand-alone version and the extension work slightly differently. The stand-alone can save a propriety file with layers and changes all undo-able even when the file is re-opened at a later date. The extension cannot do this and it doesn’t matter how many layers are created, it saves a flattened image which cannot be changed later. This is not a problem, you just need to know.

Photos Extension Doesn’t Work (1.1.0)
03/10/2015 14:01:00 3/5 By Benny Beanbag
I would echo the other reviews on here, a good app but the Photos Extension doesn’t work. I bought it for this feature as I wanted a quick way to enhance my photos. So until it gets fixed I’m feeling a little cheated out of my money. The work around involves copying the photo to the desktop so it can be dragged into the Intensify app. It’s quicker to make the enhancments manually in the Photos app! Please fix this soon.

Doesn’t work with El Capitan (1.1.0)
03/10/2015 11:09:00 1/5 By Crossburn
Please fix as soon as possible, because currently it is useless as an extension. Blank screen and have to Force Quit.

El Capitan Extension (1.1.0)
02/10/2015 13:54:00 2/5 By Brasfort
I have used this as a stand-alone App in the past and liked it. That still applies. But I have had the exact same experience as Nigel Goodman and Lenkmeister, and the same reaction. I suspect that we have all been waiting for an extension to El Capitan - Photos which which gave us more than the built-in tools in Photos, and which worked. This is not it YET but it surely will be. Get it to work please.

Works Like A Charm (1.0.4)
22/09/2015 11:20:00 5/5 By WhizzBang Pictures
A simle but powerful app that enables the average person to greatly enhance their photos quickly and easily, of course you get more flexibility when you have many of the other apps they also produce. But if you just want to add punch and ehance colour and detail this is a great tool once you get used to it. Highly Recommended

Basic, (1.0.4)
01/05/2015 11:49:00 1/5 By Polyzoan
A basic, very limited, filter based photo editing app. MacPhun are experts at making applications that do very little, thereby making you buy yet another one of their Apps to undertake further photo editing offering a different range of features / presets. This is a very expensive way of doing things. Why not buy a quality and far superior real photo editing App like Pixelmator that does everything and more than all the MacPhun Apps put together and will actually cost you alot less. Sorry but I have had enough of paying for Apps that do very little.

OK (1.0.4)
22/02/2015 10:33:00 3/5 By Qwerty bloke
This is a good tool, it has all the basic things you need to tune a photos colors etc. But the problem with macphun software is they all have glaring omissions that forces you to leave the app and go to yet another app. You can’t give this to someone who is not massively technical because they can’t do even basic things like crop an imagine. For a tool with this wide a feature set you’d think they’d not forget the basics. Other tools from macphun like tonality has crop - but lacks a ton of other stuff in turn. Eventhough you can see they just reuse the same app framework and enable/disable features to make their suite of tools, its basically a bait and switch to make you buy more apps simply because they feel they shouldn’t enable crop mode in the one. Good tool overall, but in the end it’s just too infuriating to have to switch between 2 or 3 image editos because they do not include the little things so am done with macphun software.

Can’t crop? (1.0.4)
07/02/2015 23:17:00 1/5 By Phee1973
It looked like it had the potential to be good… but no crop tool? I see it mentioned in the rather useless user manual (it’s more like a blurb on how awesome he program is vs being a useful manual), not NO clue or instruction on how to find this seemingly hidden feature? Save your money. I’m sure there are better programs out there.

OK (1.0.4)
27/12/2014 12:47:00 3/5 By Polyzoan
Not bad as filter based photo editing apps go. Prety bored with them all now to be honest, but in fairness macphune make better apps than most.

Update 1.0.4 - Force Quit Issue (1.0.4)
19/12/2014 15:45:00 3/5 By Last Ten
Its not a badd app for photographers and photo lovers, however it has a very annoying issue at present that you have to force a quit on the latest Yosemite operating system for Mac to close down your computer. I have contacted the developers who want me to send them virtually every serial number on my Mac to resolve their issue! In a nutshell the app is reasonable but you will not be able to shut down your Mac (on Yosemite) until it has been addressed.

it great (1.0.4)
01/12/2014 17:10:00 5/5 By Revthedev
love using this app

Rare to find an app this good! (1.0.4)
22/11/2014 23:28:00 5/5 By
Great to buy an app that actually work like you hope it will. Far better than using photoshop predesigned filters are just awesome and have lots of flexibility to tweak

A good app. (1.0.4)
13/11/2014 10:52:00 3/5 By Polyzoan
11/11/2014 upgrade to bring things in line with Yosemite and also improved RAW processing. Macphun produce an excellent range of photographic apps for those who do not wish to get involved with complicated, photo manipulation real photo editing. I agree with one reviewer the order your prints ribbon is very amateurish, neigh childish.

Itensify (1.0.3)
11/11/2014 22:56:00 5/5 By roberts croft
Remarkable value for adding that final tweak to a photograph - HDR Soft used a a low setting gives excellent image quality from a single photograph. Will never replace Photoshop but for value it would be hard to beat - buy & try.

An average App (1.0.2)
12/10/2014 19:46:00 2/5 By Polyzoan
its certainly not Pixelmator, not even in the same league, but Ok if you want basic photo editing. I agree with one reviewer the order your prints ribbon is very amateurish, neigh childish. Are you really going to send prints to Antartica ? at what cost ? Plain idiotic.

Good app for all who’s passionate about photography (1.0.2)
05/07/2014 20:26:00 4/5 By jakob.joergensen
Intensify is a good little app that helps you create master pieces - It almost replaces Pixelmator or LightZone - but still not quite! The Good: - Excellent filters - Easy adjustable filters - Easy to add, amend and copy mask - Layers works logic (and you can name them) - Possible to zoom and go all close to what your passionate about - Easy sharing with social media or other apps The minus: - No crop feature (have to transfer image to Focus 2 or Snapheal) - Masking brush cannot be smaller than 10px - Masking brush cannot make a straight line with hotkey (fx shift) - Advanced! option to copy and then add a mask to an exsisting mask - Crashes here and there (remember to save) Bug: - If have made a new brush setting, made a new layer. Intensify automaticly use the default brush, though the settings still are amended

SUNSET (1.0.2)
23/06/2014 21:59:00 4/5 By Goodnightme
Found what I wanted to do to my sunset photograph very pleasing and quite straight forward, when someone said they could not save as jpeg or other format look again at photo elements.

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