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

Mac OS X software Distoria

TOKYO (MacHouse) – If I run out of software development ideas, what I usually do is… Hmm… Well… I just get on the Internet and look around till a light bulb turns on. That’s what happened a few days ago. As a result, I submitted a new software title to Mac App Store a few hours ago. This new software release is called Distoria.

Mac software Distoria   Mac software Distoria

Distoria is a desktop application that gives you 5 tools to distort a picture. Click anywhere over the picture to use the selected graphic filter. You can apply the same graphic filter to the picture repeatedly or use a combination of these tools to distort the picture. The application supports the full stack of Undo & Redo changes. So if you want to cancel the last effect, just press Command + Z.  

Available at Mac App Store
Mac App Store


  1. Use Bump to create a bump at the position you click on over the picture.
  2. Use Pinch to pinch the picture at the position you click.
  3. Use Twirl to rotate pixels around the position you click on.
  4. Use Vortex to rotate pixels around the position you click on.
  5. Use Hole to create a hollow area at the position you click on over the picture.
  6. See the whole picture with a preview canvas when the picture is bigger than the canvas.
  7. Save the current picture to a disk. Supported formats are BMP, GIF, JPEG, JPEG 2000, PNG, TIFF.
  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: 10.6 MB.
  12. The application comes with a 11-page introduction window, giving the user a quick tour over how it works.

System requirements

  1. 10.8 (tested with 10.8.5), 10.9 (tested with 10.9.5), 10.10 (tested with 10.10.2)
  2. 64-bit system


  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).

Version history

1.0.3 (Released on April 14, 2015)

  1. Fix: Quick Tour can show a wrong commentary for Page 1 if the user goes back to it from next page.
  2. Fix: The application could stay open even after the user quits it if the Quick Tour window is still open.
  3. Fix: The application could fail to apply a filter to a picture properly for some localizations.

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.

Distoria is a product of MacHouse.
Apple and the Apple logo are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Mac App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc.

9 thoughts on “What’s Coming Up Next? – Tom Bluewater Introducing Distoria for Mac OS X

  1. Distoria

    I am trying to save the images as suggested in the tutorial in jpeg format but this does not work. I am running an early 2016 Macbook 12 inch version 10.11.05 OS X El Capitan.

    Please advise or the App is no good for me if the images can’t be saved.


  2. I have tested the application with MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2014) under Mac OS X 10.11.1. I don’t have a problem. I’m able to save a distorted image in JPEG to a disk.

    Mac software Distoria
    Mac software Distoria
  3. Thanks for your speedy response. I have tried again just saving it to the desktop or in a document file and it goes through the process but then the file or desktop are empty.

    Has the App had an upgrade?

  4. Do you have the write permission to your hard disk drive? If you have an SDHC card inserted to your machine, you might want to try saving a picture to that disk.

  5. Thanks the problem was that the image I was trying to distort was protected. Once I copied it into a different file it would allow me to make the changes and save them.
    Really appreciate you speedy help and response.

    Many Thanks

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