That’s not a misspelling. Priime has been a popular and highly rated photo enhancement app for iPhone and now there’s a version available for the Mac. Priime Styles brings more than 100 photo styles which can be applied with a few clicks, integrated into a Lightroom workflow, or Photos, or as a standalone app, just make dazzling photo enhancements with a few clicks.
Select a photo. Select a preset. Done.
The keys to the stunning photos produce in Priime Styles is multi-fold; the styles selected are limited, the controls are adjustable, but not much.
For example, preset selections are visible in the lefthand sidebar. Drop in a photo, select a preset, then adjust the present to match your desired results. The slider bar makes the adjustments easy to view in real time.
The effects themselves are beyond the standard filter enhancements in most photo apps.
Priime’s developers worked with a number of professional photographers to determine what types of photo styles, or filters, would make the most visual impact. Styles are many, control adjustments are few.
The app works with Lightroom catalogs and even handles batch photo enhancements. Look at the names for each filter to see how much is different when compared with less apps.
The photo’s full pixel resolution is maintained while applying an enhancement filter, but photos from Photos are saved with non-destruction full resolution. As to file formats, Priime covers about everything you would throw at it, from standard JPG, PNG, TIFF, plus specific camera RAW photo formats.
- ARW – Sony
- CRW – Canon
- CR2 – Canon
- NEF – Nikon RAW
- ORF – Olympus RAW
- RAF – Fuji RAW
- MRW – Minolta RAW
- DCR – Kodak RAW
- DNG – Adobe / Leica RAW
I’m impressed with the ease of use and the end results which should speak volumes. Here’s a sample of the Tamalpais filter in Arthur Chang’s photo collectin.
The only negative regarding Priime Styles for the Mac– and not an issue among photographers or wannabes who don’t worry about price tags– is how it compares to Priime for iPhone. The iOS version is much loved, popular, and still enhances full resolution photos. The Mac version, even with a launch sale, is about 150-percent more expensive.
Otherwise, nicely done, fast, easy to setup and use, and even does batch enhancements on many photos at once.