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

Mac software goSplash






TOKYO (MacHouse) – It’s been quite some time since we released the last application, which is SimplyClip. Finally, we managed to submit the first Mac software title of the month to Mac App Store a few hours ago. This new release is called goSplash.





Mac software goSplash   Mac software goSplash






goSplash lets you make pictures striking by placing a splash background image behind them. This splash background image has two alternating colors that come out of the center (splash center). You have control over this splash background image size, and you will get to place a picture, which you can position and resize with your mouse.  





Available at Mac App Store
Mac App Store






Features

  1. Set the splash center, out of which a ray of alternating colors originate.
  2. Select two alternating splash colors.
  3. Manually relocate and resize the clip path containing the selected picture.
  4. Cast shadow around the selected picture with a color of your selection over the splash background image.
  5. Click on a toolbar button to easily center the selected picture over the splash background image.
  6. Undo/Redo the position and the size of the picture clip path.
  7. Export One: Export the selected picture over the splash background image.
  8. Export All: Export all pictures over the splash background image at a time.
  9. Language: English only.
  10. The application supports the Retina display.
  11. The application supports the fullscreen mode.
  12. Application file size: 1.6 MB
  13. 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. The user cannot scale down this picture. The entire picture will be put in a scroll view control.
  2. The supported graphic formats for reading pictures are BMP, GIF, JPEG, JPEG 2000, PDF, PNG, TIFF.
  3. The supported export formats are BMP, GIF, JPEG, JPEG 2000, PNG, TIFF.






Version history

1.1.5 (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.
  3. A few other changes and fixes are made.


1.1.2 (January 27, 2014)

  1. When the user first set their default export format to TIFF and then left the format drop-down menu selection as it is, the application could instead selected PNG.
  2. The user can choose ‘Apply Current Size To Other Pictures’ under Picture to apply the size of the picture currently being selected to other pictures. ‘Apply Current Size And Position To Other Pictures’ is also available under Picture. Unfortunately, ‘Apply Current Position To Other Pictures’ is not available for the moment.


1.1.0 (December 27, 2013)

  1. The user can now create presets that keep track of splash values (W, H, X, Y, R, S, Color 1, Color 2). Choose Show Presets under Preset or click on its toolbar button to open Preset viewer. Choose Add Preset under Preset and click on the Add button on the new separate window to make a preset out of current splash settings and name a preset. In order to apply the selected preset in the list to the value fields on the main application window, choose Set Preset under Preset or click on the Set button.


1.0.3 (December 19, 2013)

  1. When the user centered a picture, the application did not update the X,Y coordinate values.
  2. The application could rescale the preview window at an incorrect aspect ratio.


1.0.1 (December 9, 2013)

  1. When the user applied shadow to the selected picture, the application did not lay the picture over the splash background image at the exact position it should be.






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 with text commentary is available in the form of a QuickTime movie. Click here. The data size is 136.0 MB and the movie duration is 14 minutes and 5 seconds. The video dimensions are 1,440 x 900 pts.






More

The images used to write application’s User’s Guide comes from Photos of 4 Seasons at Izumino Forest Park.






goSplash is a product of MacHouse.

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