Image Tricks is a freeware application for editing your photos and images using Mac OS X Core Image filters and Quartz Compositions. This program also contains a powerful random image generator for creating unique backgrounds and abstract images for business cards, web design, print materials and more.
What is new in this release:
- Introduced "Use Background Color" in the Options dialog of Save/Export. Useful when a user doesn't want to preserve transparency, but use the background color instead.
- Added the ability to share an edited image to Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and more.
- New background images added.
- Improved program UI.
- Filter effects were revised and fixed where necessary.
- Filter parameters (Width, Radius, etc.) adopt to image size automatically when the picture is changed.
- Fixed the problem with incorrect transparency for some borders, frames and masks.
- Photo Effects: Chrome, Fade, Instant, Mono, Noir, Process, Tonal, Transfer were grouped together.
- Similar filters were grouped as following:
• Kaleidoscope Tiles (Eightfold Reflected, Sixfold Reflected, Sixfold Rotated, Triangle Tile, Twelvefold Reflected);
• Rectangular Tiles (Glide Reflected, Fourfold Rotated);
• Acute Angle Tiles (Fourfold Reflected, Fourfold Translated).
- Fixed the problem with mouse/trackpad usage on Triangle Kaleidoscope filter.
- Removed filters: BL Sobel, BL Rectangular Splash, Accordion Ford Transition.
- Multiple other improvements.
What is new in version 3.8.2:
- New OS X 10.11 filters were added:
Light Tunnel Distortion, Perspective Transform with Extent, Smooth Linear Gradient, Triangle Kaleidoscope.
- Fixed specific OS X 10.11 issues in filters and quartz compositions.
What is new in version 3.8.1:
- New filters and quartz compositions were added for OS X 10.10 Yosemite:
- Accordion Ford Transition, Linear to sRGB Tone Curve, Masked Variable Blur, Perspective Correction, sRGB Tone Curve to Linear, Black and White, Comic Book.
- Filters from "Others" category were improved and moved to different categories:
- Blend with Alpha Mask, Color Clamp, Color Cross Polynomial, Color Polynomial, Photo Effect, Vignette, Vignette Effect.
- Improved german, french and spanish localizations.
- Fixed "File > New from Clipboard" menu option.
- The program can now automatically check for and download available updates using the Sparkle auto-updater technology.
- Fixed interface glitches on OS X 10.10.
- Improved program stability and performance.
- Other minor fixes and improvements.
Filters and Image Generators with PRO mark can be unlocked with a purchase of Pro version license code.