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Light is a sophisticated, intuitive and multipurpose application used to cultivate and further advance the artistic endeavors of creative minds.

Light Table: Backlight your film, slides and illustrations for review by instantly converting your Mac into a light table.

Swatch Browser: Explore unlimited hues and develop your project's color pallet with the drag-and-drop supported, resizable and organizable Light Swatch Browser.

Color Sampling and Communication: Export Light's main view or swatches to digital imaging applications for sampling, and effectively communicate color decisions and suggestions as email more...

What's New

Version 2.2:
  • Restore Original Desktop Background (Tools Menu).
  • Software Updates Now Optional (Preferences).
  • Optimized Code.
  • Redesigned Right-Click Menu.
Version 2.1:
  • Light Swatch Browser.
  • Color Sampling and Communication (Export).
  • Drag and Drop Functionality.
  • Light Swatch Drag Size (Preferences).
  • Optimized Code.


Mac OS X 10.5 or later

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IMAGE_Ctrl (Developer) Member IconDev+22
IMAGE_Ctrl (Developer)

Hi there. I just wanted to let everyone know that Light is free to evaluate for 7 days with no restrictions. This is to ensures that those who purchase a license are those who actually find it useful and error-free on their computers. I invite you all to download the software and see for yourselves. Thanks!

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Version 2.1
magosilvan Member IconReview+94

It simply changes the desktop to white (or another one color background) WITHOUT A CHANCE TO REVERT TO THE PREVIOUS ONE. It really doesn't deserve one dollar.

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Version 2.1
merman Member IconComment+5

90% CPU usage for a coloured window? This is a nice idea but a crazy price and obviously has a bug or two to work out...

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Version 2.1
TSMelo Member IconComment+135

Well, old P.T. Barnum must be (REALLY) laughing...

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Version 2.1
Aristophanes Member IconComment+9

Very clever and well-done application.

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Version 2.0
macphile32 Member IconReview+5

I'm a little surprised by the reviews thus far. In sharp contrast to hundreds of the other applications out there that are all style and no substance, Light 2.0 is incredibly practical, devilishly clever, and has already become a mainstay on my desktop.

Don't be swayed by reactionist babble. For the right users, Light 2.0 is a total winner.

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Version 2.0

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mshaberle Member IconReview+3

i like Light, the functionality is simple, but it does what it promises in an elegant design and offers some interesting color options.

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Version 2.0
Mac-Mail Member IconComment+134

A brand new desk lamp is about $8 and that can be used on other tasks too. Figure it out yourself.

That's my 2 cents.

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Version 2.0
gryphonent Member IconReview+444

- You may also use Light as, well, a light; whether it's for an elegant mood setting, or for interactive chromotherapy, it's possible to create ambient lighting in any room by adjusting Light's color settings. -

Come again? You really want me to fork out $12 for THAT????

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Version 2.0
JeffK Member IconComment+12

This is a great idea, but charging for it is a bit absurd. I MacGyvered my own last spring when I was organizing a bunch of old negatives. All you need to do is create a plain white desktop picture, and then set your brightness level to maximum. Same result, and enough money left for a pizza.

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Version 2.0
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Downloads 6,693
Version Downloads 2,059
License Shareware
Date 15 Feb 2009
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free
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