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

Mac OS X software CutAround Extreme

TOKYO (MacHouse) – Some people seem to be happy with a desktop application called CutAround. Maybe, that’s because it’s easy to use? This application makes a top 100 paid application list for Graphics & Design at Mac App Store from time to time in some regions. So I’ve decided to create a new application based on CutAround. The result is… Well, I submitted a new software title to Mac App Store more than 10 hours ago. This new submission is called CutAround Extreme.

Mac software CutAround Extreme   Mac software CutAround Extreme

CutAround Extreme is an advanced version of CutAround, which is an existing desktop application available at Mac App Store. The latter only lets you clip a circular area of a picture. CutAround Extreme gives you a list of more than 40 shapes including a circle with which you can easily clip an area of a picture.  

Available at Mac App Store
Mac App Store


  1. Select 1 of more than 40 shapes to clip an area of a picture.
  2. Save a cutout as an image file to your disk. You have options of casting or not casting a shadow (outer glow) around the cutout.
  3. Save all cutouts as image files to your disk with the same settings at a time.
  4. Rotate the source image clockwise or counterclockwise.
  5. Save settings (shape selection, shape size, shape path color) by choosing Save Settings under CutAround Extreme. Load settings whenever necessary.
  6. Rescale the source image. Choose a scale rate under the View menu.
  7. Change the color of the vertical and horizontal lines that intersect with each other at the center.
  8. The application support 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: 22.1 MB.
  12. The application comes with a built-in 20-page user guide. Choose Show Quick Tour under CutAround Extreme whenever you need to see it.

System requirements

  1. 10.8 (tested with 10.8.5), 10.9 (tested with 10.9.5), 10.10 (tested with 10.10.3)
  2. 64-bit system


  1. Regardless of original resolutions, a cutout picture will be saved to user’s 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

Version 1.0.2 (Released on July 29, 2015)

  1. ‘New Folder’ is only optionally available (See Preferences > General settings) when the user saves cutouts to their disk as clicking on this button can hang up the application.
  2. More default diameter sizes are available, and the size combobox can now show 12 sizes at a time.

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.

CutAround Extreme is a product of Tom Bluewater.
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