What’s Coming Up Next? – MacHouse Introducing Image2Go2 for Mac OS X

Mac software Image2Go2






TOKYO (MacHouse) – Okay, so Apple, Inc. hasn’t released the next operating system yet. Maybe, we can released another desktop application before they do. In fact, several hours ago, we submitted a new desktop application to Mac App store. It’s Image2Go, an existing Mac software title. And it’s been updated to Version 2.





Mac software Image2Go2   Mac software Image2Go2






Image2Go Version 2 (hereafter, Image2Go2) is a major update to Image2Go, an existing software title available at Mac App Store, that lets you easily work on image files. You can just drag and drop pictures onto the drop box after selecting an image process tab and configuring settings for it. This update has been developed from scratch with Objective-C. And it’s now a Cocoa application.  

What’s new?

  1. The application is sandboxed.
  2. There is only one drop box with a single export folder for all image process components.
  3. Progress wheel – When you drag and drop pictures onto the drop box, a modal window will appear, overseeing progress while work is in progress.
  4. Text fields support undo/redo changes.
  5. Create a list of resize dimensions for Resize. And choose a record from the drop-down menu to apply the selected set of dimensions to resize fields.
  6. Create a list of watermark positions for Stamp. And choose a record from the drop-down menu to apply the selected set of coordinates to position fields.





Available at Mac App Store
Mac App Store






Features

  1. Drag and drop pictures directly onto the common drop box and apply selected image process to them.
  2. Open Path list to register export folder candidates. Select one in the list and apply selection to the destination folder.
  3. Create a list of resize dimensions. Choose a record from the drop-down menu and apply selection to resize fields.
  4. Create a list of position coordinates. Choose a record from the drop-down menu and apply selection to coordinate fields.
  5. Open Preview window and manually pan the watermark layer with a sample picture.
  6. Turn on or off the Overwrite checkbox to decide whether or not to overwrite existing files when possible.
  7. Save/Load settings on image process basis.
  8. Add or not add a name suffix to original file names when dragging and dropping source files onto the drop box to process pictures.
  9. Image process – Format: It’s designed to change graphic formats, maintaining (only if JPEG, PNG, or TIFF is selected as export format) or not maintaining original resolutions.
  10. Image process – Resize: It’s designed to let the user resize pictures at specified dimensions. Exported pictures conform to device’s default resolutions.
  11. Image process – Format-Adj: It allows the user to format pictures, conforming to device’s default resolutions. As a result, export image dimensions will be adjusted.
  12. Image process – Flip: Use it to flip pictures horizontally, vertically or horizontally and vertically. Exported pictures conform to device’s default resolutions.
  13. Image process – Mask: It allows the user to convert color pictures into (grayscale) mask images if they contain the alpha channel (transparency). Source pictures should therefore have the alpha channel.
  14. Image process – Stamp: Use it to watermark multiple pictures with a text string at a time. Exported pictures conform to device’s default resolutions.
  15. Image process – Image1024: This process creates a folder containing images in 10 different sizes for every picture so that the user can create a Mac icon.
  16. Language: English only.
  17. The application supports the Retina display.
  18. Application file size: 2.2 MB
  19. 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, 10.8, 10.9
  2. 64-bit system






Limitations

  1. The Overwrite feature does not apply to Image1024.
  2. ‘Maintain resolutions’ under Format applies only when the user selects JPEG, PNG or TIFF as an export format.
  3. The user canot zoom in or out the sample picture on the preview window. Rather, the sample picture is put in a scroll view control.
  4. A resize width and height must be between 1 point with no greater than 6,400 points.
  5. A watermark text size must be at least 4 points with no greater than 999 points.






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.

2.2.1 (Released on November 19, 2014)

  1. Fix: The application could fail to export images if the system language is anything other than English.


2.2.0 (When Apple, Inc. solves the iTunes Connect server mess)

  1. Change: The user can now set the scale rate to 100% with Scale.
  2. A new image process is available. Square lets you create square-ratio images based on the larger side. For example, if you have an image with a size of 304px x 242px and set the square dimension to 96px, then a resulting image will be an image with 96px x 96px. The actual picture inside the square box has a width of 96px and a height of 77 px, which is positioned at the very center. For more information, please refer to 14. Image process – Square of application’s user’s guide.


2.1.3 (Released on May 25, 2014)

  1. Fix: When the user used the Scale process, the application could export images with a wrong format, which makes it unable for the user to open resulting images.
  2. Under the Resize process tab, the user can click on the right-looking-arrow button to set the same value to the height field and click on the left-looking-arrow button to set the same value to the width field.
  3. Fix: Under the Scale process, the application could incorrectly make itself ready or not ready to accept images.


2.1.0 (Released on May 19, 2014)

  1. Fix: The application did not reposition the watermark label over the preview window when the user scrolled.
  2. The user can now remove text (case-insensitively) with the text value of the suffix field.
  3. New feature: The user can now down-scale images. See the Scale tab.
  4. Clicking on the Mini map toolbar button, the user can preview watermarked picture at 192 x 192 px.
  5. Fix: When the user clicks on the +/- button on the Path list window, the alert box appeared main window.
  6. The application withheld all previous security-scoped bookmarks for the destination path that the user has selected when it didn’t have to.


2.0.3 (Released on October 19, 2013)

  1. Fix: When the user used a drop box to set a destination path, the same drop status (READY or NOT READY) could persist.


2.0.2 (Released on October 18, 2013)

  1. Fix: When the user chose Set Default Position under Preview or clicked on the equivalent toolbar button, the application did not enter position numbers in coordinate field boxes.
  2. Fix: The minimum resize width and height were set to 2, not 1.






Trial/Demo version

Click here to download a trial version. Meanwhile, if you regularly review Mac software, you may be eligible for receiving free coupon codes, which can be redeemed at Mac App Store. Click here for more information.






Video tutorial

A video tutorial for Version 2.1 with text commentary is available in the form of a QuickTime movie. Click here. The data size is 25.6 MB, and the movie duration is 2 minutes and 44 seconds. The video dimensions are 1,440 x 900 pts.






Image2Go2 is a product of MacHouse.

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