Alright, to be fair, there may have been other apps that do some of what Rainy Daze does, but I don’t know where they are and I’ve been mucking around the Mac since the Mac launched in 1984. For photographers looking for something special, Rainy Daze is about as much of a one-trick pony photo effects app as you’ll find anywhere.
Rainy Daze means rain effects on photos. Got a photo? Add some rain. All kinds of rain. Romantic rain, a rain shower, vintage photo with rain, more rain.
As a photo effects utility that you probably don’t have already on your Mac, Rainy Daze works.
And another, this one with a romantic rain look.
The Rainy Daze interface is rather straightforward but you’ll find trial and error is your friend as there are plenty of sliders (not all with numeric controls, unfortunately) to adjust rain strength, color, direction, length, fade, and even cloud strength.
I recommend that you start the showers with the style browser which features many presets.
The built-in preview mode lets you see instantly exactly the effects and adjustments you apply to each photo. The sky can be darkened with a click, even on high resolution photos.
If you start with the presets and make adjustments that match your needs, those adjustments can be saved as custom presets and used again later.
If you’re using your iPhone and iPad to enhance photos, there’s also a less expensive iOS version of Rainy Daze.
If you could view my photo collection you could see exactly when I added Rainy Daze to my Mac.
As noted, the only real issue is the amount of time you’ll devote to moving sliders back and forth to get the right look. Presets are a good place to start, but every photo is different, so you’re likely to engage in trial and error more than you expect.
Nicely done. Not expensive. Good results. Cross platform.