November 1, 2017

The Mac is in the midst of a photo editor renaissance, with applications like Photos for macOS continuing to improve and third-party options likes Affinity Photo popping up. Adobe, too, recently launched Lightroom CC, an all new cloud-based version of Lightroom for the Mac. Today, Macphun, the developers behind several popular photography applications for macOS, are introducing Luminar 2018, their answer to the increasingly competitive software landscape.

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April 27, 2016

Add 30 artsy filters to OS X Photos with this free Macphun extension

Photos on OS X includes eight photo filters as standard to jazz up images with some creative and nostalgic effects. Macphun is today releasing a free Photos Extension app that adds an additional 30 photo filters. It’s a really simple app that can be launched standalone or as an extension natively integrated in the Photos app Edit panels.

July 15, 2016

9to5Toys Last Call: 2-pack Lightning Cables $8, Macphun Photo Editing Kit $79, Logitech Harmony Remote $100, more

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Last Call Updates:

The new AUKEY Waterproof Action Camera can be yours for $65 shipped (Reg. $75)

Smartphone Accessories: Two-pack of 3-foot Mpow MFi Apple-Certified Lightning Cables $8 Prime shipped, more

Get Macphun’s Creative Kit w/ 6 awesome photo editing apps & plugins for Mac $79 (Reg. $340)

Daily Deals: Logitech Harmony Touch 15-Device Universal Remote $100, Beats Pill 2.0 Portable Bluetooth Speaker $120, more

Nintendo brings all the best classic titles to your HDTV w/ the new mini NES Edition console

Nintendo serves up additional details on its just-announced NES reboot

Here are the best ways to play classic Nintendo, Sega & Atari games, starting under $20

Save up to $299 on Apple’s latest 13-inch MacBook Air and Retina MacBook Pro

App Store Free App of the Week: the highly-rated Super Sharp offers over 100 unique puzzles to solve (Reg. $2)

Grab the best Mac app from 2015 Affinity Photo for $40 (Reg. $50)

Apple offering free download of sketching app Procreate via Apple Store app

Review: The JBL Charge 3 is the perfect summer Bluetooth speaker thanks to its rugged design [Video]

Roundup: Always have a Lightning cable nearby with one of these handy keychains


Apple’s Thunderbolt Display is dead but this 34-inch LG UltraWide option will do the trick for $500 shipped

You deserve this LG 29-inch UltraWide 1080p Monitor and it’s on sale for $240 shipped (Reg. $300+)

  • Today’s TaoTronics Gold Box is loaded w/ Tech: LED Lamp + USB Charger $30, more
  • Games/Apps: Borderlands Handsome w/ remote controlled Claptrap $200, iOS freebies, more
  • Connect all your gear to your Mac using the Focusrite 2i2 Audio Interface: $100 (Reg. $125+)
  • This GoPro HERO Session bundle includes a remote, floaty mount and more for $199
  • Finish Line’s huge Nike shoe sale has deals on Roshe, Free, Air Max and many more from $35
  • You can check out The Bourne Ultimatum in HD for Free right now


Ditch 1080p and go 4K: Samsung 50-inch Smart Ultra HDTV w/ 4 HDMI inputs for $530 shipped

These SOL REPUBLIC Bluetooth Headphones are perfect for the gym and cost a lot less than Beats: $50 shipped (Orig. $200)

November 21, 2015

MacPhun offers up to 85% off Creative Kit 2016 for Black Friday: 6 apps & extras for $89 (Reg. $630)

MacPhun is getting in on the Black Friday fun early with a great deal launching today through the Black Friday shopping festivities.

Up to 85% off its Creative Kit 2016 means you get six of the company’s popular Mac apps– Snapheal, FX Photo Studio, Intensify, Focus, Noiseless, and Tonality— for just $89, plus a bunch of extras the company is throwing in for free that are normally worth $300.

In total, you’re saving around $630 with this bundle versus purchasing the apps individually at full price.

In addition to the six apps in the Creative Kit, you’ll also get these extras with the deal:

November 9, 2015

Expanding its suite of outstanding photo editing apps, Macphun today announced Aurora HDR, a powerful but easy-to-use tool for creating High Dynamic Range images. Co-developed by leading HDR photographer Trey Ratcliff, Aurora HDR automatically combines several exposures of the same image, bringing out bright colors and shadow detail that are lost by a single exposure.

Unlike typical HDR compositing, which yields a finished image that’s hard to meaningfully edit, Aurora HDR includes nearly 40 one-click presets to change the look of the image, including Signature Pro presets developed by Ratcliff. The app can be used in standalone or plug-in modes, and incorporates a large collection of detail, noise, and intensity adjustment tools borrowed from Macphun’s Creative Kit 2016 (reviewed here), notably including selective adjustment brushes.

Aurora HDR will be available in standard ($50) and Pro ($100) versions on November 19, with discounted $90 Pro pre-orders starting today from Macphun’s web site. Additional screenshots and details are below…

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October 2, 2015

Macphun, maker of elegantly powerful photo editing tools including Tonality, Noiseless, and FX Photo Studio, has announced the impending release of Creative Kit 2016 — a bundle of 6 of the company’s Pro apps for a discounted price of $150. Creative Kit 2016 includes:

Noiseless CK (reviewed here) and Tonality CK (reviewed here), separately capable of eliminating various types of noise from images, and converting color images into beautiful black and white versions — both highly impressive, as our reviews discuss;

FX Photo Studio CK, a filter, frame, and brush-based photo editing tool that lets you convert simple photos into pieces of art; and

Snapheal CK, Focus CK, and Intensify CK, apps to erase unwanted items from photos, add lens effects such as blurs, or enhance subtle details in your images, respectively…

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