What’s Coming Up Next? – MacHouse Introducing HiGallery for Mac OS X

Mac software HiGallery

TOKYO (MacHouse) – After releasing the last Mac desktop application, we’ve been absent for a week. Wait… We actually submitted a new desktop application to Mac App Store several hours ago. This new software release is called HiGallery.

Mac software HiGallery   Mac software HiGallery

HiGallery is an easy solution to managing and organizing pictures. HiGallery allows the user to create a browser-based photo collection that can be viewed across different operating systems. Use your favorite web browser (Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera, Safari…) to browse photos. Add titles and descriptions to pictures. Save your project at any stage. You can make your photo collection a slideshow powered by jQuery, which can automatically switch pictures.

What you get is a browser-based photo collection. So what you create with HiGallery is a browser-based photo collection. You can enjoy viewing your photos on your desktop computer (Open the html file in the export package with a web browser of your choice.) or post it on a remote server so that other people can view it.

Available at Mac App Store
Mac App Store


  1. Save progress as a project file (.hgl). Just double-click on a project file to continue with the last progress you’ve made.
  2. HiGallery is able to read the following graphic formats for source images: BMP, GIF, JPEG, JP2 (JPEG 2000), PDF, PNG, PSD, TIFF.
  3. Set a title and a description for each photo.
  4. Configure minute slideshow settings such as an zoomup speed, slideshow duration, background opacity.
  5. The user is able to choose one of the following export formats: BMP, GIF, JPEG, JPEG 2000, PNG, TIFF.
  6. Language: English only.
  7. The application supports the Retina display.
  8. Application file size: 2.0 MB
  9. The application comes with a complete user’s guide written in English. (Choose Help > User’s Guide.)

System requirements

  1. Mac OS X 10.7 Lion or higher (compatible with Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks)
  2. 64-bit system
  3. A computer with a display monitor capable of showing at least 848 x 586 pixels


  1. Although the application allows the user to choose JPEG or TIFF as the export format, not all web browsers are able to decode JPEG 2000 and TIFF images.
  2. A source image file must have at least 120 x 120 pixels in dimensions.
  3. The size of each thumbnail image on the photo portfolio page will appear at 120 x 90 pixels (with the Rescale thumbnail pictures checkbox off) regardless of source image dimensions. If the same checkbox is off, HiGallery will retain the original aspect ratio. In all, a thumbnail image will not appear at any bigger than 120 x 90 pixels.
  4. A photo description must be entered in one line.

Version history

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.

1.0.10 (Released on November 19, 2014)

  1. Fix: The application could fail to read a dragged-and-dropped image if the system language is anything other than English.
  2. Deprecated methods and functions are fixed.

1.0.8 (Released on October 20, 2013)

  1. Fixed: The image list could indicate wrong dimensions when a source image contains objects of mixed resolutions (i.e. 72 dpi, 96 dpi).
  2. A few other minor changes including correcting typos are done.

1.0.7 (Released on June 26, 2013)

  1. When the user attempted to delete a file in the image list, the application did not stop access to its security-scoped bookmark before actually removing it from the list.
  2. One minor change is done in relation to how the application display the number of images in the list.

1.0.5 (Released on June 16, 2013)

  1. The application could crash after the first launch unless ‘Don’t remember last window dimensions’ is on in Preferences.

1.0.4 (Released on June 10, 2013)

  1. The application did not swap security-scoped bookmarks when the user chose Edit Image Path under Image to correct file path.

1.0.3 (Released on June 9, 2013)

  1. A minimum image dimension requirement is corrected.
  2. The contextual command of ‘Edit Image Path’ was never active when the user right-button-clicked on a listbox row.
  3. If it’s closed, the application will automatically open the application window when the user double-clicks on a project file.

Trial version and sample slideshow

Click on the button to view a sample photo gallery created with HiGallery. VTC

Click on the button to download a trial version. VTC

Credit notes

  1. jQuery is a product licensed by the jQuery Foundation.
  2. HiGallery utilizes piroBox, a jQuery plugin designed by Diego Valobra, with permission.
  3. The photos used to write application’s User’s Guide come from PD Photo.org.

HiGallery is a product of MacHouse.

8 thoughts on “What’s Coming Up Next? – MacHouse Introducing HiGallery for Mac OS X


  2. Why isn’t there any demo?
    What does it do?
    Why can’t we see what it’s supposed to do before we buy it?

  3. Will you be adding a script so that there is an option on full size photos to “download image” to disk when the gallery is uploaded to a website?


  4. Okay, so, Jill, are you saying that you want a button, a link or something right underneath each screenshot title that a user can click on so that they can download the image? If that’s your request, it would be difficult for me to implement since I know little about jQuery. If you open application’s package and navigate to Contents, Resources, 012 Package and js, there are three script files. Your slideshow package should have them, too. You could rewrite them for your needs if you are familiar with jQuery. Unfortunately, I’m not.

  5. Thanks for the quick reply! I don’t write js or query so I’ll keep looking for an app that has this solution. Regards –

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