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

Mac OS X software tiffPack

TOKYO (MacHouse) – It’s been one month and two weeks since I submitted a software title to Apple‘s Mac App Store. It’s been a long time, considering that I used to release 4 to 5 applications every month. The thing is that my mother passed away all of a suddent at the beginning of last November. As a result, I lost my will to develop Mac applications. Wait, wait a minute… I just submitted the first software title of the month to Mac App Store a few hours ago. It’s called tiffPack.

For those who use Xcode 5 or 6 to develop Mac applications, it’s not a secret that Xcode combines a non-Retina image and a Retina image (@2x) into a tiff file. That’s what you see if you explore an application package. Xcode will create a tiff container file even when you have a non-Retina and a Retina image in JPEG.

tiffPack is a desktop application that lets you batch-create TIFF packages. An advantage of using tiffPack is that it’ll take this application Retina images (72 dpi x 72 dpi) only to create TIFF containers.  

Available at Mac App Store
Mac App Store

Mac OS X software tiffPack   Mac OS X software tiffPack


  1. Batch-create TIFF packages out of Retina image files. Non-Retina images are not required.
  2. The application supports the fullscreen mode.
  3. The application supports the retina screen. (tested with 2014 2.6 GHz 13″ MacBook Pro)
  4. Languages: English and Japanese only.
  5. Application file size: 11.0 MB.
  6. The application comes with a complete user’s guide written in English. (Choose Help > User’s Guide.)
  7. The application comes with a 8-page introduction window, giving the user a quick tour over how it works.

System requirements

  1. 10.7 (tested with 10.7.5), 10.8 (untested), 10.9 (tested with 10.9.5), 10.10 (tested with 10.10.0)
  2. 64-bit system


  1. A source image must have even numbers of pixels.
  2. The name of a source image file must not contain the high-resolution mark (@2x, @3x).
  3. The resolutions of a source image must be exactly 72.0 dpi x 72.0 dpi.
  4. A tiff file as a source image must not be a container with multiple images.

Version history

1.1.3 (Released on July 9, 2015)

  1. A minor fix is made for the Japanese localization.
  2. The user can set the default state of the overwrite checkbox for using Create2 in Preferences.
  3. Fix: A few tooltips were not correctly set.

1.1.2 (Released on May 11, 2015)

  1. Fix: The column names of the list were not translated correctly.
  2. When the user clicks on the Create 2 toolbar button, they have options of not overwriting or actually overwriting existing files.
  3. Mac OS X 10.7 is cut off as application’s development platform.

1.1.0 (Released on March 30, 2015)

  1. The original create toolbar button is renamed Create 1. A new toolbar button named Create 2 is installed. Clicking on Create 2, the user can drag and drop an export folder to specify a destination to write to.
  2. Several minor bugs are fixed.

1.0.2 (Released on February 26, 2015)

  1. Fix: While the checkbox labeled ‘Don’t prompt me for confirmation…’ is on in Preferences, when the user clicked on the delete button, the application did not remove the file from the list.

1.0.1 (Released on December 13, 2014)

  1. Fixed: Japanese localization was not working.

User’s guide

Application user’s guide is available (only in English). Click here to access it online.

Trial/Demo version

Click here to download a trial version. This trial version will remain fully functional for 7 days, starting from the very moment you first launch it.

Video tutorial

There is no video tutorial at this time.

tiffPack is a product of MacHouse.
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