Intensify for Mac

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by tgara, Dec 2, 2013.

  1. tgara macrumors 6502a

    tgara

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    Has anyone tried this new photo-enhancement app?

    http://macphun.com/intensifypro

    Apparently there is a version from the Mac App Store for $30, and a Pro version on the publisher's website for $60. The website version includes additional features that are not permitted on Apps from the Mac App Store (e.g., a plugin for Aperture, Lightroom, etc.).

    Anyway, my main questions are (1) has anyone tried this app and what do they think of it, and (2) why would one need this app? Can't I get the same or similar results using a package of presets (I'm thinking of Gavin Seim's presents, for example)?

    Any thoughts would be appreciated.
     
  2. swordio777 macrumors 6502

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    I have never used this app. To be honest I'd never even heard of it before seeing your post. But based on the example images on the website I cannot see a reason why one would need this app for anything.

    To me, these presets look like something you'd expect to find in instagram or some other cheap & cheerful camera phone app. These kinds of things can certainly be fun & interesting, but not something I'd want to do to any of my serious photography.

    IMHO, $60 is a lot of money for an app of this kind when you can get a versatile piece of editing kit like Pixelmator for half that price.

    Just my 2cents. But if you really like the look of the sample images on the site then I'm confident you'll be happy with the software.
     
  3. tgara thread starter macrumors 6502a

    tgara

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    That's what I was thinking too. However, I think I can get similar results using my current packages of Aperture presets, or simply tweak the images myself. I suppose this is helpful to people just getting started, or those who want a quick way of changing settings. I dunno.....
     

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