What’s Coming Up Next? – MacHouse Introducing Pict2Curl for Mac OS X

Mac software Pict2Curl






TOKYO (MacHouse) – Well, it’s true that we need to do taxes. But we’ve ended up with another Mac application release. An application we’ve just submitted to Mac App Store is called Pict2Curl. Pict2Curl combines a pair of pictures with one of them curled over another, which can be saved as one image.  





Mac software Pict2Curl   Mac software Pict2Curl





Available at Mac App Store
Mac App Store






Features

  1. Select Picture A (top picture) and Picture B (background picture), separately, with OpenPanel or drop box.
  2. Select the peel position (top-left, top-right, bottom-left, bottom-right).
  3. Control the degree by which Picture A will be curled.
  4. Select either Picture A or Picture B as a background shade image. Or select a solid color.
  5. Language: English only.
  6. The application supports the Retina display.
  7. Application file size: 2.1 MB
  8. 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 (tested with 10.7.5), 10.8 (tested with 10.8.4), 10.9 (tested with 10.9.5), 10.10 (tested with 10.10.0)
  2. 64-bit system






Limitations

  1. Pict2Curl is designed to open the following picture types: BMP, GIF, JPEG, JPEG 2000, PDF, PNG, PSD, TIFF. Note that a picture must have at least 128 x 128 px and no larger than 2560 x 1440 px in dimensions. (Revised with v.1.1.0)
  2. Pict2Curl supports the following graphic formats so that the user can export a final image: BMP, GIF, JPEG, JPEG 2000, PNG, TIFF.
  3. Alias files cannot be used when selecting and opening images with the drop box.






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.

1.1.4 (Released on November 18, 2013)

  1. Fix: The application could fail to read a dragged-and-dropped image if the system language is anything other than English.
  2. Fix: The application could fail to export a picture if the user chose ‘Select other shade image’ for the background shade.
  3. Deprecated methods and functions are fixed.
  4. Other changes and fixes are done.


1.1.0 (Released on July 10, 2013)

  1. Change: The user can cast gradient colors, as opposed to a single solid color, on the back of the curled picture.
  2. The user can select an alternative picture for shade background image. Choose other shade image on the drop-down menu for background shade.
  3. The application no longer allows the user to open a picture larger than 2560 x 1440 px.
  4. Several other minor changes and improvements are done.






Important

September 24, 2013

Please note that this Mac App Store application is likely to be updated to Version 2 with introduction of Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks. It’ll be a separate, independent release from the current one. In other words, it’ll be a separate purchase for existing users of Version 1.x.x. That’s because Apple, Inc. quietly introduced a few days ago a dozen new Core Image filters, one of which deals with creating the curled picture. This new filter will be able to cast shadow around the curled part. It’s only available with Mac OS 10.9 (and iOS 7). As you probably know, Mac App Store does not give existing users an upgrade discount. Even after we release Version 2, this version won’t be abandoned, though. By the way,






Trial version

Click on the button to download a trial version. VTC






Pict2Curl is a product of MacHouse.
Some of the pictures used in application’s User’s Guide come from PD Photo.

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4 Responses to What’s Coming Up Next? – MacHouse Introducing Pict2Curl for Mac OS X

  1. Nicolay Flaaten says:

    Hello, I have just bought the pict2Curl app from osx appstore.
    But this does not work, cannot drag images jpg into the drop image field.
    Under the field I only get Users>???>???

    I will not pay for a defect product.

    What now?
    Regards Nicolay

  2. Hello,

    Thank you for your using Pict2Curl. Excuse me, but what do you mean by you cannot drag images into the drop image field? Do you mean that nothing happens when you drag and drop a JPEG image onto the picture drop box? As far as I use it under Mac OS X 10.9.5, the application runs as expected.

  3. Mr. Flaaten,

    Thank you for your screenshot. We submitted a software update to Mac App Store yesterday. It should take care of the problem. If you cannot wait for the fix, please contact Mac App Store to get a refund. We are sorry for the trouble.

  4. To those who use Pict2Curl, there will soon be a separate application that succeeds Pict2Curl. It’s Pict2Curl 2. It’s been submitted to Mac App Store. So it should be available in 5 to 6 days. There are a few new features. You can now curl the top page from left to right or right to left. Also, you can cast a shadow around the curled area. Pict2Curl 2 is priced at US4.99 or equivalent. And an early bird can get it for US2.99 or equivalent till April 15, 2015. For more information, please click here. There’s a 7-day trial version there.

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