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01-15-2018, 07:12 PM   #1
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Polarr Photo Editor going subscription

I've been testing/using the Polarr Photo Editor and have been both pleased and surprised. There are a bucketful of tools in the free version, and the "Pro" version gets you more tools (including denoise and spot adjustments) and a large variety of filters (think Lightroom presets).

Currently, the $20 Pro upgrade gets you full functionality on a variety of platforms - Windows, Linux, Chrome, Mac OS, iOS, and Android - which is unique. However, the Polarr team has announced they are going to a subscription status in early 2018:

Polarr is going subscription - Polarr Wiki

So, if you've had interest in this software in the past, now's the time to think about upgrading to Pro. Just wanted to give folks a heads up.

(Disclaimer: I have no financial interest in Polarr, but I am working on a two-part article about the software for PF. Adam thought this bit of information perhaps should go out sooner, in case anyone might be interested before the change takes place.)

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01-16-2018, 05:00 AM   #2
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I use Polarr in my phone regularly. It is very recommendable app, I think.
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*sigh* Another one. **** Adobe and its business model, how I hate thee.
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QuoteOriginally posted by pathdoc Quote
*sigh* Another one. **** Adobe and its business model, how I hate thee.
As do I. Their software is too expensive and often a vector for malware. Pass.

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I was extremely lucky with this... I bought Polarr's "Photo Editor Pro" for Windows back in October 2016 for 1.49 (just over $2 at the current exchange rate) when they were running a very special offer in the Windows Apps Store (see my post about that HERE). Anyway, I've checked and it seems that as an existing Pro user, I now have a 248 year subscription (!) at no extra cost that gives me access to all existing features across every platform I don't like the subscription model, but I have to applaud Polarr for looking after existing users... It's quite a stark contrast to Adobe!

The software's actually very good, and extremely easy to use - but, unfortunately, RAW support is buggy right now - which is a shame, as the user interface is great, and functionality is pretty impressive. The nicest part of the offering, in my view, is the browser-based editor, which works really well. Unfortunately, it seems the browser platform has absolutely no RAW support currently Still, it's a very capable bit of software, and the online offering is good for "on the go" editing of JPEGs

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