TOKYO (MacHouse) – As you probably know, Mac OS X gives you access to beautiful emoji symbols. Some of emoji pictures are quite cute. You can explore hundreds of them by choosing Edit > Special Characters over TextEdit.
ePics is a new desktop application that we submitted to Mac App Store several hours ago. It gives you access to more than 750 emoji symbols and lets you save them as image files. All emoji symbols are divided into seven groups. Explore seven toolbar buttons and pick emoji symbols you are interested in. Then double-click to store the selected one. You can save the currently-selected emoji symbol in the top storage box as an image file by just clicking on the Export toolbar button. You can also save emoji pictures in the storage box all a time by choosing Export All under File.
- An introduction screen gives you a five-page quick tour over how to use this application.
- Explore seven toolbar buttons to get access to 750+ emoji symbols.
- Choose Emoji > Save Emoji to save the current list of emoji symbols in the top storage box so that ePics will automatically load them when it starts up next time.
- Run a case-sensitive or case-insensitive search with a partial or full key phrase to find emoji symbols.
- Save individual emoji symbols as image files or save all emoji symbols in the storage box at a time.
- Languages: English only.
- The application supports the Retina display.
- Application file size: 7.8 MB.
- The application comes with a complete user’s guide written in English. (Choose Help > User’s Guide.)
- 10.8 (tested with 10.8.5), 10.9 (tested with 10.9.4)
- 64-bit system
- Supported export formats are BMP, GIF, JPEG, JPEG 2000, PNG, TIFF.
- Emoji symbols are not vector works but bitmap pictures. An optimal bitmap size is around 128 or 256px.
- The application does not support the fullscreen mode.
- The main application window is not resizable when a popover window for selecting emoji symbols is open.
1.0.5 (Released on October 22, 2014)
- Fix: The top search field was surrounded by dark blocks only under OS X 10.10 at startup. As a workaround, the search field is now positioned at the top-left corner with some space between itself and other controls.
- FIX: A custom font was not working.
1.0.3 (Released on August 18, 2014)
- Fix: The minimum size of the Search window was not set.
- Fix: The confirmation message for clearing all emoji symbols was the same as for removing the selected emoji symbol from the top temporary box.
- Fix: The temporary storage browser is vertically stretched longer to accomodate for possible scrollbars.
Application user’s guide is available (only in English). Click here to access it online.
Click here to download a trial version. It will remain fully functional for one week, starting at the moment you first launch it.
A video tutorial with text commentary is available in the form of a QuickTime movie. Click here. The data size is 98.0 MB, and the movie duration is 10 minutes and 32 seconds. The video dimensions are 1,440 x 900 pts.
ePics is a product of MacHouse.
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