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.
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.
- Manually move four numbered-markers with your mouse over a background image and tell the application how you want to distort a rectangular picture.
- As you move a marker, the application will show its surroundings with a bigger picture.
- You can preview the result of distortion ever before saving a distorted image to disk
- Save the result of distortion with the current target image (a picture to distort) or apply the same settings to multiple images.
- Change the view rate over the background image to reveal a distortion area.
- Apply color filters (brightness, contrast) to make distortion borders distinct.
- 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.
- The fullScreen mode is supported.
- The application supports the retina screen. (tested with 2014 2.6 GHz 13″ MacBook Pro)
- Languages: English and Japanese only.
- Application file size: 23.7 MB.
- The application comes with a built-in 13-page user guide. Choose Show Quick Tour under Fit Perspective whenever you need to see it.
- 10.11 (tested with 10.11.6), 10.12 (tested with 10.12.2)
- 64-bit system
- The application will only distort the target image and will not produce a composite image with a distorted picture over the background image.
- 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?
- 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.
- The application is not document-based.
- 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?
- 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.
None so far…
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.
There is no video tutorial at this time.
Fit Perspective is a product of Tom Bluewater.
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