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Shine version 1.3

Stunning lighting effects for OS X

OS-X-Mavericks@2x OS X Mavericks, Yosemite or El Capitan

macFormat4Stars "Capable of creating good looking results, this deserves a place in the kit of keen photo geeks." - MacFormat, June 2013

🌟 What's New in Shine v1.3

See what we've changed in the latest release of shine

  • El Capitan compatibleShine version 1.3 has had the necessary changes made so it will run smoothly on "El Capitan" (OS X 10.11), while continuing to work perfectly on Yosemite and Mavericks.
  • Upgraded the error reporterImported the last error reporter, which is more compatible with both El Capitan and Yosemite.
  • Sharing system is more reliable on YosemiteNow using the latest sharing code, Shine version 1.2's sharing now works more consistently across Mavericks, Yosemite & El Capitan.
  • Photos CompatibleAdded the extra requirements and handling to deal with photos which are dragged from the new "Photos" app into Shine.
  • Renovated the interfaceOverhauled the interface to adopt the new Yosemite styling. Looking and feeling great on Yosemite & El Capitan, while still awesome on Mavericks.
  • Yosemite exporting works more consistentlyFixed a bug that could prevent some Yosemite customers from exporting images.
Please Note: Shine now requires OS X 10.9 Mavericks. Due to significant underlying changes the memory management, Ray generation, color management & orientation handling; results may differ when compared to previous versions of Shine.

Achieve the impossible

Realistically beautiful light rays

Photos with light rays are difficult to capture, right time, right place, right angle and so on.

It took 18 months for Shine to be completed, with many iterations of the engine. All in the quest to generate the most natural looking light rays possible.

Shine 1.1 introduced a refactored version of this engine, delivering superior performance (nearly twice as fast as version 1.0) while using 30% less memory than version 1.0.

"Shine is a godsend for stock shooters! God rays on demand! Thanks Ohanaware!"
- Richard Sisk,

Beautiful Lens Flares

Are easier with Shine

Camera & lens makers spend millions on trying to reduce "Lens Flares", add them back with Shine.

Lens flares, you either love 'em or hate 'em. Capturing lens flares so they compliment an image requires a skill in it's own right. Shine enables lens flares to be added post capture and because Shine's lens flare engine is based upon real lenses, it generates realistic lens flares.

"The lighting effects are realistic and natural looking." & "in terms of quality and flexibility Shine is first rate."
- Mel Martin,


Near real time performance

Utilizing the latest hardware

Shine's rendering engine features the next generation of the highly optimized "Dynamic Processing". Allowing Shine to provide near instant updates while editing & still producing Retina ready previews.

As the light source is moved in Shine, effects are updated near instantly, allowing for precision & saving time.

Focused Workspace

Neatfully organized

It's easier to concentrate when there are less distractions.

Shine's tools are neatly laid out on the left, the rest of the window is used to provide a stunning large preview.

In full-screen, the preview utilizes as much screen real estate as possible.


Shine's capable of illuminating huge (100+ megapixels in size) panoramas

Additional Functionality

It's often the little things that make all the difference.

HDRtist NX

Next generation HDR software


Multi-platform icon creator

App Wrapper

App Packaging tool


Card printing & sharing