SuperPhoto: Easily Add Effects & Filters To Your Photos [Mac]

Joshua Lockhart 07-03-2013

The Instagram photo filter craze 9 Beautiful and Useful Instagram Tools to Get More Out of the Service After telling you how you can browse Instagram on the Web and on your desktop, after teaching you how to backup your Instagram photo collection, and being pretty sure you all know how to use... Read More has taken over just about every smartphone out there, but for those of you who just can’t get enough, SuperPhoto is here to bring it to your Mac. SuperPhoto operates just about how you would expect it to – pick a photo, pick a filter, smash them together, and save your newly-created artwork so you can post it on social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter .


The mechanics aren’t as important when it comes to this app, but it’s a good idea to explain them anyway. There are two panes in the app’s window – one for effects, and one for selecting photos from your computer. To create an image, just drag an effect and your photo to the designated drop-off zones. After clicking the “play” icon, SuperPhoto will combine them to create an interesting-looking image.

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However, as aforementioned, it’s not so much about how the app works that makes it good. What’s more important is what it offers.

With the free version of SuperPhoto, you get over 100 unlocked effects. That’s already more effects than what you would get with any filtering app on your smartphone. However, if you opt to go for the paid version, you get over 1,300 to choose from. In short, that’s more pictures of your cereal bowl than you can shake a slice of bacon at.



SuperPhoto is a fun app for basic photo editing. One downside is that it requires an Internet connection to work, but when one is available, it’s quite effective.


  • Over 100 effects with the free version.
  • Over 1,300 filters and effects with in-app purchases.
  • Effect categories: Filters, 3D, combos, frames, bokeh, texture, patterns, and brushes.
  • Easy drag-and-drop mechanics.

Download SuperPhoto for your Mac now.

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  1. Art Kennedy
    January 9, 2017 at 10:09 pm

    "The mechanics aren’t as important" - it seems that the designers of this program agree with this. I beg to differ. The user interface is almost entirely opaque which is a huge obstruction to the experimentation that this app is all about. The purpose of the app defeated by the interface. Lovely.

  2. jennyfer
    March 28, 2013 at 1:13 am

    its beautiful!