Last Updated on June 3, 2021 by Peter Wood
You may have heard about Skylum Luminar 4 before. It is a photo editor application and plugin with advanced AI technologies. Well, Skylum Intensify is also a reliable photo retouching tool. You can reveal hidden details and make your image look better on Mac. Moreover, you can use Intensify as a plugin for multiple photo editing software. There are not many articles talking about Intensify from Skylum in detail. If you want to know more about Intensify, continue reading.
Intensify was formerly named Macphun Intensify. Now you can see the latest Intensify version is in Skylum. Anyway, Macphun Intensify and Skylum Intensify are the same things. Here is a brief introduction and review of Intensify. You can know what you can and cannot get from Intensify.
Intensify offers a proprietary image processing engine. You can improve the sharpness of your image dramatically. The advanced parameters, layers, masks, and other filters can help you emphasize subtle details effectively. Moreover, Intensify is more than a standalone photo editor. You can install Intensify CK as a plug-in into Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, Aperture, and Photoshop Elements. Here are the main features of Skylum’s Intensify app/plug-in.
1. Provide over 70 presets for one-click results.
2. Control robust with detail, contrast, shadow, mid-tone, highlight, and global and microstructure.
3. Integrate with Mac Photos, Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, Aperture, and Photoshop Elements as a plug-in.
4. Batch process, rename, and resize images on Mac with fast speed.
5. Adobe RGM/ProPhoto color profile support.
Intensify is not the representative photo editor of Skylum. There are not many user comments about Intensify app. The Intensify software still needs to be improved.
1. The Intensify layer options are limited.
2. Intensify has a complicated interface.
3. Intensify does not have a Windows version. Skylum Intensify is compatible with Mac OS X 10.9 and above.
4. Some preset effects are too strong.
5. The price of Skylum Intensify Pro is a little high.
The new Intensify version is in the Mac App Store. You can download Intensify in English, German, Spanish, Japanese, and many other languages.
If you want to unlock all photo editing tools, you can upgrade to Skylum Intensify Pro for $74.89. The current price of Intensify CK is $63.65 with a 15% discount.
There is no Intensify Windows version to download. What’s more, if you don’t subscribe to Photoshop/Lightroom/Aperture, the Intensify plug-in feature is useless. It is a waste of money to pay for not-using features. During this time, you can use WidsMob Retoucher as an Intensify alternative. It is easier and cheaper to use. You can get the permanent full version for $19.99 only. One license uses on 5 PCs. Therefore, you can use WidsMob Retoucher to touch up all kinds of images within your family.
Compared with Intensify for Mac, the program is more friendly to beginners. You can apply artistic photo effects with simple clicks. Most options are in movable sliders. Thus, you can recover hidden image details and analog films within 5 minutes. It also supports batch retouch images on your Windows and Mac computer. You can save a lot of time on testing and repeating. Here’re the main features of the Skylum Intensify alternative for Windows and Mac.
Step 1: Free download, install and launch WidsMob Retoucher. Click Import to add a picture. You can drag and drop the photo into its main interface as well. Later, click Next to move into the next section. The entire interface is much more clean and intuitive than Intensify software.
Step 2: In the Adjustment section, you can adjust saturation, contrast, brightness, temperature, and tint. If you want to retouch selfies, you can go to the Portrait section. Use Skin Smoothing and Skin Whitening sliders to remove imperfections from faces. You can choose Before/After from the View drop-down list to get the direct comparison.
Step 3: You can try new looks in the De-noise, LOMO, and Film Pack sections. It costs 0 to apply new camera profiles and film grains. Unfold the Color Rendition Profile and Color Modes options to make changes.
Moreover, you can use Film Grain with adjustable Intensity and Size options. You can see the difference between before and after film analog. If you want to achieve the same effect, you need to spend a lot of time on Intensify layers and filters. WidsMob Retoucher simplifies most difficult steps into easy-to-use options. You can check the instant photo effect in the main Preview window directly.
Step 4: After all customizations, click Share or Save on the lower right corner to export it. To be more specific, you can save the picture in JPEG or TIFF format. You can adjust the output image quality from the best to the least flexibly.
The entire photo editing and exporting process is easy and quick to operate. WidsMob Retoucher has a lightweight interface and ¼ price of Skylum Intensify full version. The Intensify plug-in for Photoshop and other programs is helpful. If you don’t own Adobe and Aperture, there is no need to pay for additional Intensify features. It would be better if there is a light version of Intensify. You can choose the combinations of different Intensify features. According to the high price and overwhelming interface, you can pay for additional Intensify packages instead of the full version.