TOKYO (MacHouse) – Every time we introduce a new software title we have to switch to Windows so that we can use the Windows version of Img4Web, which allows us to create thumbnail images, generating HTML code at the same time. We did have a Mac version of Img4Web except that it’s buggy and can crash for an unknown reason. Well, we are tired of switching to Windows just to use Img4Web. So…
Just submitted to Mac App Store is a new Mac version of Img4Web. It’s a Cocoa-built and is developed with Objective-C from a scratch. And this build is quite stable. Seriously, you are back to the Mac platform? Yes, it sounds like we are joking. Seriously, we are back after some 18 months.
Img4Web lets you batch-create thumbnail images out of source files you specify. The purpose of using Img4Web is not just to create thumbnail images. Img4Web will automatically generate web code for displaying thumbnail and source images in a HTML table. The application is designed for those like us who want to spend as little time as possible in writing HTML code. Simply, use a drop box to read one or more source files. Then set an export format, thumbnail name, resize dimensions. Also, configure HTML settings so that Img4Web can generate HTML code. And? Just click on the Export button.
- Batch-create thumbnail images out of any number of source files.
- Include or not include source files in the delivery package. You decide.
- Use a drop box to read source image files (BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, PDF, PSD, TIFF).
- Set a compression rate between 1 and 100 for JPEG and JPEG 2000.
- Let the application generate HTML code to list image files in a table.
- Save image width and height by which to create thumbnail images in combobox lists. Add and delete them by clicking on +/- buttons.
- Language: English only.
- The application supports the Retina display.
- Application file size: 2.4 MB
- The application comes with a complete online user’s guide. (Choose ‘User’s Guide’ under ‘Help.’)
- Mac OS X 10.7 Lion or higher (compatible with Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks)
- A computer with a desktop area of at least 958 x 765 pixels
- 64-bit system
- A source image must have dimensions of at least 10 x 10 px.
- A source image that is dragged and dropped onto the drop box cannot be an alias. The user can use file aliases as sources only by choosing them with the open-file dialog.
- The only supported source file types are BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, PDF, PSD, TIFF.
- The only supported export formats are BMP, GIF, JPEG, JPEG 2000, PNG, TIFF.
Since this application is sandboxed, the only export path is the sandbox-protected folder that is assigned to this application. And the export path cannot be altered.
Note: Release dates are ones when updates are announced here, not when updates are actually released at Mac App Store. We make no promise that they will be accepted by iTunes Connect and then released at Mac App Store.
2.2.0 (Released on December 6, 2013)
- Fix: When the user closed the Preferences window or the HTML settings window, the application reloaded preference settings on the main application window.
- Fix: The application could crash when the user did not turn on the checkbox labeled ‘Include source files’ on the main application window.
- The application shows a modal sheet with a progress wheel when the user selects an export folder.
- The user can now consecutively generate HTML code by turning on the Append code checkbox. After exporting a set of thumbnail images, turn on this checkbox. Then the application will append a new set of HTML code to the previous.
- If the user enables the checkbox titled ‘Clear source file list after export thumbnail images’ in Preferences, the application will clear the source file list after exporting thumbnail images.
- Several other fixes and changes are done.
2.1.2 (Released on August 19, 2013)
- When a source image went missing, the remove button (-) disappeared, not allowing the user to remove it from the source file list.
- The source image list could indicate wrong dimensions when a source image contains objects of different resolutions (i.e. 72 dpi, 96 dpi).
- The user can also choose Remove Source Picture under File to remove the selected picture from the source image list.
- The Open command under File is renamed Open Source Picture.
2.1.0 (Released on June 7, 2013)
- The user can now drag-move file names to reorder them in the image list.
- Change: The name of the export package starts with ‘Img4Web,’ followed by numbers.
- Preferences: Open-folder path and export-folder path are represented by the popup menu control. Choose ‘Other…’ to select an alternative open-folder or export-folder path.
- Clicking on the Info button while the HTML info window is open will let the application close it.
- A few other minor changes and fixes are done.
2.0.8 (Released on May 24, 2013)
- Change: When the user clicks on the Export button or choose Export under File, the user will be prompted to select a folder where to save thumbnail images.
- Several other minor changes and fixes are done.
2.0.6 (Released on May 21, 2013)
- Additional minor changes are made to make the application conform to Mac App Store’s sandbox guidelines.
2.0.4 (Released on May 16, 2013)
- Fix: The application could fail to save user settings and restore the position of the main application window.
2.0.3 (Released on May 15, 2013)
- The application now parse image dimensions independent of screen resolution.
- Fix: The application did not allow the user to print web code due to a sandbox entitlement.
- Fix: When the user chose to include source files in the export package, the application could generate HTML code with wrong file extensions for source files.
Click here to download a trial version. A fully-functional trial version will expire in May 31, 2013.
Img4Web is a product of MacHouse.