What’s Coming Up Next? – Tom Bluewater Introducing Pict2Curl 2 for Mac OS X

Mac OS X software Pict2Curl 2






TOKYO (MacHouse) – It was a record month last March where I released seven applications. Now, I’ve run out of ideas. Guess what I do when I run out of development ideas. That’s when I upgrade existing ones. What I submitted to Mac App Store about a few hours ago is an upgrade to Pict2Curl. And my latest new software release is called Pict2Curl 2.





Mac software Pict2Curl 2   Mac software Pict2Curl 2






Pict2Curl 2 is a desktop application that lets you combine two pictures to create a new one that looks like the top picture is curled in a way such that you can see part of the bottom picture. It’s a major upgrade to an existing software title. Version 2 has been developed from a scratch and utilizes a different Core Image filter.  






What’s new?

  1. The user can additionally curl the top picture horizontally from left to right or right to left.
  2. The user can control the radius of the curled part.
  3. The user can cast a shadow around the curled area.
  4. The user can save configurations by choosing Save Settings under Pict2Curl 2.
  5. It comes with a complete Japanese localization.





Available at Mac App Store
Mac App Store






Features

  1. Curl the top picture diagonally or horizontally.
  2. Save the current picture to a disk. Supported formats are BMP, GIF, JPEG, JPEG 2000, PNG, TIFF.
  3. Cast a dark shadow around the curled part. Control the extent and the opacity of the shadow.
  4. Create a 2-color gradient pattern for the back of the top picture.
  5. Control the radius of the curl.
  6. Use two drop boxes to select and open top and bottom pictures that are readily accessible.
  7. Save and load configurations.
  8. The application supports the fullScreen mode.
  9. The application supports the retina screen. (tested with 2014 2.6 GHz 13″ MacBook Pro)
  10. Languages: English and Japanese only
  11. Application file size: 18.7 MB.
  12. The application comes with a 10-page introduction window, giving the user a quick tour over how it works.






System requirements

  1. 10.9 (tested with 10.9.5), 10.10 (tested with 10.10.2)
  2. 64-bit system






Limitations

  1. Regardless of original resolutions, a final picture will be saved to a disk with resolutions of 72 dpi x 72 dpi for non-retina screen models (144 dpi x 144 dpi for retina screen models with JPEG, PNG, TIFF).
  2. The application may not run properly unless the system language is either English or Japanese.






Version history

2.1.0 (Released on April 14, 2015)

  1. Fix: The application allowed the user to select multiple pictures at a time.
  2. The user can now view the current picture by rescaling it. Choose a view rate under the View menu or click on the + or – button to change the view rate.
  3. Fix: The application could fail to work properly after the user selected and opened two pictures for some localized languages other than English and Japanese.
  4. The user can now switch top and bottom pictures.
  5. The application icon has been redesigned a bit.






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.






Pict2Curl 2 is a product of MacHouse.
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3 Responses to What’s Coming Up Next? – Tom Bluewater Introducing Pict2Curl 2 for Mac OS X

  1. marij says:

    I would appreciate your app. Want to buy, have downloaded the oefenapp. Unfortunately, I see the photographs not appear in the app. I use the new update of Yosemite. An answer like what I m doing wrong so that I can buy him.

  2. My guess is that you have a photo only for either Top picture or Button picture. You need to drag and drop a picture to each of those drop boxes under the Pictures tab. Other than that, I don’t know. I’ll be happy to take a look if you e-mail me one or more screenshots to junk913@gmail.com .

  3. For those who use a localization package other than English, Japanese and other non-European languages, the initial release is likely to fail even after they select and open two pictures. Technically speaking, this application uses NSNumberFormatter to validate any numerical value under the Settings tab. Using NSNumberFormatter is acceptable as long as we assume that the notation used to denote the decimal separation is the period. However, this manner can be problematic unless managed more carefully because some Europeans use the comma to denote the decimal separation. There’s a simple solution to this issue. And I have already submitted a software update to Mac App Store. So it should be available in 5 to 6 days. If nothing happens after you select and open two pictures, then you are affected. For now, if you are, then I’m afraid I have to ask you to wait for a software update or switch the system language to English or Japanese. I’m sorry for the mess.

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