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

Mac OS X software Fit Perspective






TOKYO (Tom Bluewater) – These days I develop more iOS apps than desktop applications. And I face some difficulty in creating iTunes Connect screenshots. Shown here below is a picture with a hand holding an iPhone. And it’s quite difficult to fit a rectangular picture into a non-rectangular area in green. If you use Adobe Photoshop, it might not be that difficult. If you use Adobe Fireworks, … Well, Fireworks is the last application you should use for this task. What else could I use? How about Fit Perspective? Right, Fit Perspective is the desktop application that I submitted to Mac App Store a few minutes ago.

Mac App Store application Fit Perspective

Tom Bluewater
Mac App Store application Fit Perspective

Tom Bluewater (from Masked Man or Woman)
 

Making this type of application might not be so difficult. But the question that I initially had is how I let the user set four corners over a picture efficiently. Really, software is all about saving user’s valuable time. What else is more important? It’s not about how beautiful it looks superficially, compromising user efficiency like Big A belives in, I believe. So it took me a while to come up with somewhat a creative way. I can definitely tell you that I won’t have to use Adobe Photoshop or Fireworks for non-rectangular distortion any more. In other words, I’ve developed this application just in order to make my work more efficient.

Fit Perspective is a desktop application that lets you fit a rectangular picture into a non-rectangular area over another. It won’t just rotate a picture. It’s designed such that the user manually moves four numbered-markers with their mouse to so that the application can be distorted accordingly. Also, the user can apply the same marker positions in order to distort multiple images at a time.
 





Mac App Store application Fit Perspective

Tom Bluewater
  Mac App Store application Fit Perspective

Tom Bluewater





Available at Mac App Store
Mac App Store






Features

  1. Manually move four numbered-markers with your mouse over a background image and tell the application how you want to distort a rectangular picture.
  2. As you move a marker, the application will show its surroundings with a bigger picture.
  3. You can preview the result of distortion ever before saving a distorted image to disk
  4. Save the result of distortion with the current target image (a picture to distort) or apply the same settings to multiple images.
  5. Change the view rate over the background image to reveal a distortion area.
  6. Apply color filters (brightness, contrast) to make distortion borders distinct.
  7. The application will automatically append an underscore and a number to the original file name so that it won’t overwrite existing files when you save multiple distorted images to disk.
  8. The fullScreen mode is supported.
  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: 23.7 MB.
  12. The application comes with a built-in 13-page user guide. Choose Show Quick Tour under Fit Perspective whenever you need to see it.






System requirements

  1. 10.11 (tested with 10.11.6), 10.12 (tested with 10.12.2)
  2. 64-bit system






Limitations

  1. The application will only distort the target image and will not produce a composite image with a distorted picture over the background image.
  2. The application will only distort the target image and will not produce a composite image with a distorted picture over the background image. Why not? What if the target picture has a set of resolutions like 96 dpi x 96 dpi against the background image with another set of resolutions like 72 dpi x 72 dpi?
  3. If you have a non-retina display, regardless of original resolutions, a distorted image will have 72 dpi x 72 dpi in resolutions. If you have a retina display, a distorted image will have 144 dpi x 144 dpi regardless of original resolutions, provided that you choose JPEG, PNG or TIFF as an export format.
  4. The application is not document-based.
  5. You may not get the exact result you hope for if you set the view rate low, obviously. So what? Set the window mode to fullScreen?
  6. A rectangular picture will turn into a distorted, non-rectangular picture. In other words, the number of corners won’t be three, five, six… but remain four.






Version history

None so far…






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.






Fit Perspective is a product of Tom Bluewater.
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One Response to What’s Coming Up Next? – Tom Bluewater Introducing Fit Perspective for Mac OS X

  1. Just in case anybody noticed, this application is currently available for free. That’s because I’ve accidentally set the price that way. It will remain free for another day or so.

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