Intensify - User Guide

Intensify by Macphun Software helps photographers of all skill levels create powerful photographic images with unprecedented drama and detail. Precise control of contrast, structure, detail and sharpening across different tonal ranges delivers high quality results every time.

Special algorithms to prevent image artifacts, image layer stacking with opacity control, dozens of professionally created presets, adjustment brushes, RAW image support, vignettes and the ability to run as a standalone or as a plug-in for popular host applications all make Intensify Pro an essential part of your photo editing toolbox.

Click PLAY to watch Intensify walkthrough by renowned photographer John Arnold. 

Intensify Pro  works as a Standalone app for Mac OS or runs as a Plug-in for Adobe Photoshop, Photoshop Elements and Lightroom as well as Apple Aperture.  Intensify (standard version is available on Mac App Store) and works as a standalone software only. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Question:  What's the Difference between Intensify and Intensify Pro? 

While the core features of Intensify and Intensify Pro are the same, Intensify Pro brings a number of advanced add-ons that will be mostly appreciated by professional photographers, who will use Intensify Pro as part of their daily image editing activity. 

Intensify Pro also supports a number of shortcuts to make workflow even faster. Histograms can now show tonal range clipping, pixel saturation and more.

Plug-in support.

Run Intensify Pro as either a standalone app or as a plug-in to Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Photoshop Elements, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Apple Aperture.

PSD support.

Many photographers work in Photoshop, yet require the detail enhancement Intensify delivers. By opening up .PSD files, Intensify easily integrates into your workflow.

Advanced controls.

Several tools in Intensify Pro contain additional capabilities. For example, Micro Sharpness gains a Dehalo feature and Structure adds a Softness feature.

Advanced vignette.

Vignettes are upgraded in Intensify Pro, adding a Luminosity control and the ability to “place” the center point of a Vignette – very handy!

Question:  When I try to save an Image, it offers to save as .MPI file. What is that?

The .MPI (Macphun Intensify) file format saves your edits you made in Intensify in case you want to go back and tweak the edits.  To save as a different file type use the "Export" button on the Top Tool Bar.  See the "Save, Export and Share Image" towards the bottom of this page.

Learn more about Intensify and Intensify Pro


Run Intensify Pro as a plug-in

Learn the interface


Adjust Panel 

Save, export and share your images


Tech Specs