ImageWell
ImageWell
3.7.6
4.1
0.0
ImageWell free download for Mac

ImageWell for Mac3.7.6

15 July 2010

Edit images or make screen shots and send to the web.

What is ImageWell for Mac

ImageWell is a lightweight and extensible image editor that can resize, crop, rotate your images and then send them to a location on the Internet. Annotate your images with built-in shapes, labels, arrows, plus much more. ImageWell is extensible which means more shapes, fill patterns, and locations can be added that have been developed by third party developers.

A round up of features include:

  • rotate, resize, crop your images
  • imports most popular image formats
  • exports Web ready jpgs or pngs
  • built-in screen grab or just grab a portion of your screen
  • send images to FTP, WebDAV or a folder on your Mac
  • plays nice with other applications - drag and drop or copy and paste images to and from ImageWell
  • non-destructive editing lets you make changes anytime
  • projects can be saved for future re-editing
  • built-in Spotlight search makes it easy to find your projects
  • add vector shapes, labels, callouts, arrows, text your image or screen shot
  • layer multiple images to create collages
  • add drop shadows, borders, and apply shapes to images
  • adjust exposure, brightness, contrast, saturation and sharpness
  • plus much more, don't let the small download size fool you, ImageWell is XtraLean!

Whether you need to quickly resize a huge digital camera image to email, or label a screen shot or photo, or add some text and crop an image, ImageWell is the handy editor you'll keep in your Dock for everyday use.

What's new in ImageWell

Version 3.7.6:

Note: To activate ImageWell, type the word "free" (without the quotes) for the serial number and press the Activate button.

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joel-72
joel-72
Oct 18 2019
3.7.6
0.0
Oct 18 2019
0.0
Version: 3.7.6
I would like it better if it worked with the current version of the Mac OS. I used to use it with regularity, and I miss having it.
pdodsonedu
pdodsonedu
Oct 4 2019
3.7.6
0.0
Oct 4 2019
0.0
Version: 3.7.6
Taking a leap of faith since this thread is ancient. We use ImageWell at our business but only have one copy. So those who use have to use the one computer with the license (and we can't download a new copy since Xtralean.com doesn't exist - so there's nothing for a code to activate against). Does anyone know of a way I could download a fresh dmg even with Xtralean being out of business?
Fightingcat
Fightingcat
Aug 30 2015
4.0.7
0.0
Aug 30 2015
0.0
Version: 4.0.7
Support ist dropped. There will be no updates in the future for this app. You can still download version 3.7.6 on the page (http://www.xtralean.com/xtralean-software/) and type on the license manager simple a "free" (without quotes), to get the full version.
ylluminate
ylluminate
Jan 24 2014
4.0.7
0.0
Jan 24 2014
0.0
Version: 4.0.7
Sadly I was very disappointed in this. I took the $5 plunge with faith and was disappointed. Sadly SFTP sharing does not work and you can feel the app's age. Sorry to see you go as I used to use you with fondness back before the days of Skitch and had hoped that perhaps you'd become quite more than I remember.
ylluminate
ylluminate
Sep 29 2012
4.0.7
0.0
Sep 29 2012
0.0
Version: 4.0.7
Hey devs, with the crazy death of Skitch I think you've got an incredible opportunity to take advantage of this. You may wish to give away FREE licenses to Skitch refugees right now. Further, I've been away from ImageWell since about 2007 so it's high time to give it a shot again. I'd very much like to see a history function similar to Skitch's as that's one of the real gems with regards to organization. Further, the capacity to import all old .skitch files would be fantastic. Will get back with a review and thoughts once I take some time on it.
Randy-Crawford
Randy-Crawford
May 14 2011
4.0.7
5.0
May 14 2011
5.0
Version: 4.0.7
I've been using ImageWell for quite some time, way over a year. I use it often. I came to MacUpdate to get a fresh copy and was amazed to see the ratings. This is a fantastic app. I converts, resizes, and watermarks and it does it very fast and very simply. I have never had it crash or exhibit any kind of buggy behavior. It's extremely valuable to me a database application developer in the creation of interface buttons and icons. I think it deserves 5 stars for sure. Anyone interested in this kind of software should at least give it a try and make up their own mind.
Xtralean
Xtralean
Mar 7 2011
4.0.7
0.0
Mar 7 2011
0.0
Version: 4.0.7
Wow, we have quite the tough crowd here. Anyways, the ImageWell 4.1 beta cycle is now open. Visit http://myimagewell.com to participate in the next update to ImageWell. Post your feedback, suggestions, etc. at our discussion boards. Hagen Kaye or, just wait until we release the next update and post negative reviews here. Your choice :D
kpublik
kpublik
Feb 17 2011
4.0.7
2.0
Feb 17 2011
2.0
Version: 4.0.7
I was a 3.x user for a long time, and recently upgraded to version 4. Really sorry that I did. The new interface is less intuitive than the 3.x version and workflow is now more cumbersome - My workflow being annotations of screen shots for support purposes. To top it all off, after working on an image for about an hour, the program crashed when I tried to save my work. I got my ROI from version 3, soI think I'm dumping Imagewell 4 in search of an alternative.
Harv
Harv
Jan 20 2011
4.0.7
1.0
Jan 20 2011
1.0
Version: 4.0.7
Tried v4.0.7 and was unsuccessful being able to drag shapes (arrows), etc., to the image field. After a reinstall and still no joy, I reverted to v3.7.6. That cured all ills. I am still a great fan of ImageWell, just not v4.0.7
Sigil
Sigil
Jan 10 2011
4.0.6
3.0
Jan 10 2011
3.0
Version: 4.0.6
So, they are removing a feature and making that a separate product. Additionally, three other features are missing, because of their App Store preparations. So, this version is not complete. They were very nice about upgrading ImageWell user's to 4, but they won't transfer you to an App Store license. If I want the convenience of the App Store, I have to purchase the app again via the App Store. This also means, I will have to purchase the new aforementioned app to get the missing feature. However, if I wait, I'll get the new product for free, but it too won't have the "convenience" of of software updates or license management. I'm going to assume that if ImageWell 4 were complete this would be a paid upgrade.
Drdul
Drdul
Jan 7 2011
4.0
0.0
Jan 7 2011
0.0
Version: 4.0
I'm an ImageWell 3.x user with questions that I can't find the answers to on the dev's website or forums. Is the upgrade to version 4 free or does it cost, and if so, how much? Meanwhile, ImageWell 4.0 in the Mac App Store is $5. Am I better off buying version 4 through the App Store at that price (with the bonus of automated updates)?
Parthos
Parthos
Dec 2 2010
4.0
5.0
Dec 2 2010
5.0
Version: 4.0
I had an older version and loved it, but than it stopped working all of a sudden
Xtralean
Xtralean
Dec 1 2010
4.0b1
0.0
Dec 1 2010
0.0
Version: 4.0b1
This product is in beta. There will be bugs, errors and features not implemented. Please do not report them here. For the current stable release version of ImageWell - version 3.7.6 please visit - http://xtralean.com/IWDownload.html
Uncoy
Uncoy
Jul 19 2010
3.7.6
5.0
Jul 19 2010
5.0
Version: 3.7.6
This is a great little tool for quick screenshots and annotations. I've found that I prefer Acorn 2 on computers running Snow Leopard. But it's more expensive and Acorn 1 won't do the job. When I've tried Skitch, the interface is non-standard and the beta is always running out in an irritating way. For the moment, ImageWell is king of the hill for screenshots with quick annotation. Annotation tools could be simplified and improved. The look of the arrows could be better.
Dobes
Dobes
Dec 3 2009
3.7.5
0.0
Dec 3 2009
0.0
Version: 3.7.5
I downloaded the new version without knowing that it had become shareware - I was perfectly happy with the old, and now I'm not happy at all! The page I was directed to by Online Help only mentioned there was a new version - not that it was now a paid app. Oh well, guess I'll try Thumbsup.
Techchick99
Techchick99
May 26 2009
3.7.3
4.0
May 26 2009
4.0
Version: 3.7.3
I was looking for a small app to help me crop and resize pictures and one of my colleagues recommended ImageWell. And yes, it is simple, easy and quickly done. The only thing that I really don't understand: Why do you guys hide the save button? I always have to search for it. GUI could be optimized in terms of usabilty.
Amandacream
Amandacream
Apr 14 2009
3.7
5.0
Apr 14 2009
5.0
Version: 3.7
Awesome screen shot app. Most versatile for my needs on the market. Is a must have along with Snitch and Jing. The Pro version is worth every penny and then some.
Vollare
Vollare
Apr 11 2009
3.7
0.0
Apr 11 2009
0.0
Version: 3.7
Downloaded it yesterday and can't understand why this is called a "hot pick" here on macupdate? There are lot of other apps which offer the same, some for free, as mentioned here in the comments. Tried "Thumbs Up" and it works great, so what's up here? ImageWell a "hot pick"???
Dualist
Dualist
Apr 8 2009
3.7
5.0
Apr 8 2009
5.0
Version: 3.7
With the exception of drag and drop thumbnail creation, ImageWell beats Thumbsup! hands down. Imagewell allows more manual control than Thumbsup!, and that is a major plus. Thumbsup! has a fatal flaw - if you drop a multipage PDF file onto it the resulting thumbnail will be of the second page of the document, not the first. This renders it impractical for production work. ImageWell, on the other hand, offers much more reliable and robust processing, with a responsive devoloper. Thumbsup!'s developer seems not to care too much - which is forgivable given that his app is free. Imagewell could be vastly improved if it took Thumbsups!'s drag and drop capability and fixed it so it actually works properly with PDF files. -1 to ImageWell for lack of drag and drop mode. +5 for ease of use, value and stability. This is simply the best quick editor available.
Ffass
Ffass
Nov 11 2008
3.5.3
4.0
Nov 11 2008
4.0
Version: 3.5.3
ImageWell works great for my needs. It's a WYSIWYG resizer, so you can see your image resize as you drag a slider. I've used many of it's features: adding borders & text to images, grouping multiple jpegs together to make a single jpeg, and even adding cartoon speech balloons. It can also save your PDF and PSD docs as jpeg, tiff, or png files. There's a bit of a learning curve to use all of it's features so maybe there's a way the developer can simplify the controls or make the controls more obvious (maybe use an inspector palette so the controls are always visible somewhere). Well worth the $20 since I use it quite often.
Brumm
Brumm
Oct 30 2008
3.5.3
0.0
Oct 30 2008
0.0
Version: 3.5.3
20 DOLLARS ....OR just FREE as in BEER: The best resizer I've found for Mac is the FREEWARE 'ThumbsUp', http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/11898/thumbsup ThumbsUp can not only create thumbnails or icons for images and movies. ThumbsUp goes far beyond, it's a superfast batch image resizer, a format converter (for example jpg to tiff, etc.) and ThumbsUp can sharpen (!) and antialias (!) the images (not only the thumbs as falsly stated in the manual) and can do all that in one fast step. ...and yes, ThumsUp is FREEware.
Nosferatu
Nosferatu
Sep 6 2008
3.5.3
2.0
Sep 6 2008
2.0
Version: 3.5.3
Oh, I have forgotten: I would be fair to split the reviews for the new payware version from the old freeware version, most high star ratings were given for the freeware version. I've downloaded this app cause of it high rating, but afterwards as I see the reviews, the most people rated the freeware such high, that seems not very fair if I think of the competitors. I would be like "at first I make it freeware to get friendly and highrated reviews and then I switch to payware with all the good old freeware reviews staying". That's hardly fair! I am no competitor, only a user but I don't want to be tricked in any way. I think many visitors are using the star rating for the first orientation, like I did. Freeware is rated more friendly of course, so I think it would be fair from this sites admins to correct that. It is misleading and a bit of unfair competition now. I will try now the apps listed under "OTHER PEOPLE SUGGEST" but that's not the same as a fair comparison would be.
Nosferatu
Nosferatu
Sep 6 2008
3.5.3
2.0
Sep 6 2008
2.0
Version: 3.5.3
Not that bad, but would better if the intial dialog window would be bigger and resizable. All the features are so disorganized and hard to use, for example to sharpen a resized image you need to go to an extra second dialog window each time and edit it there. That seems a bit stupid to me, because if you make an image smaller (first dialog window) it nearly _always_ needs a bit sharpening (second dialog window). That's _one_ step: Resizing & Sharpening, - but in ImageWell you have to go throu _two_ dialog windows just for that. And I don't like the image editing tools (contrast, etc.) to be inside the edit window, they are to small, you can't handle that tiny sliders there if you have a high screen resolution. You make to big steps if you move the slider only a bit. To use the sliders in a sensitive way, they need to be longer, I would put them in a moveable tool palette (Here is the place for a second window, just combine the first two dialog windows into one resizable window and put the tools in a floating window.) The next thing I don't like is the long time till you see changes, the time it needs to redraw and show your changes is far to long. If I drag a slider I want to see the changes immediatly. Next: All is so tiny, is this app designed for 640 x 480 screens?, It's an OS X app, who uses such small screen resolutions on OS X? And, very important: where is the tool for correcting the white balance? Only contrast, saturation, brightness, but on many images you need to change the white point a bit. That basic feature is missing completely in ImageWell. My conclusion: ImageWell is to disorganized for me and on big screens not useable, the app needs a redesign for a faster and better workflow. I stay with GrahicConverter (Althought I hate GrahicConverter's interface as well) because I get so much more for a little bit more money. And for the smaller tasks I use the fantastic freeware PhotoToolCM (to poor that I can only use it on my PPCs, I would prefer to pay the 20 dollars to the developer of PhotoToolCM if he would make it Intel-ready.). That's my review, like it or not.
Fredducker
Fredducker
Jul 23 2008
3.5.3
4.0
Jul 23 2008
4.0
Version: 3.5.3
It does a great job for cropping pictures. At least there's an option so that your pictures don't come out all squeezed, and the free trial lets you do what you need to see the program with no restrictions. I had thumbnails to create, and I'm really happy I found it, it should be given consideration. Great app.
nononononononononononononononononon
Jul 1 2008
2.0
Version: 3.5.3
I bought this to add a watermark to geotagged photos I wanted to upload to flickr. I didn't realize that is strips out EXIF data. As is, Imagewell is useless to me. I should have spent more time with the demo before I bought.
Memphisbird
Memphisbird
Apr 24 2008
3.5.2
0.0
Apr 24 2008
0.0
Version: 3.5.2
ImageWell needs a timed screen capture. I use ImageWell all the time and like it a lot, but I still have to fire up another application to get a timed screen capture. Sometimes I need to show a pop-up menu or something that happens only when you mouse over something. I'd like to be able to do that in ImageWell, especially since it's almost always open on my computer.
Graphic-Mac
Graphic-Mac
Apr 23 2008
3.5.2
2.0
Apr 23 2008
2.0
Version: 3.5.2
The only comments from the developer that I can find that **might** be considered rude were in response to a user who someone has convinced himself that taking the app and using it with a pirated serial number is NOT stealing. Um, OK. You deserve to be called any name anyone can come up with to describe you. I choose to use the words idiotic moron.
anonymous-bear-5373
anonymous-bear-5373
Apr 10 2008
3.5.1
0.0
Apr 10 2008
0.0
Version: 3.5.1
I prefer Skitch. http://skitch.com/ - Everything in a visual attractive GUI - Currently free ( beta ) I will buy Skitch once it costs because its simply the best tool to do screenshots, comments, touchups and uploads. It even has a skitch hosting service. Check out the video on the site, give it a try - you'll love it!
A300sj
A300sj
Apr 9 2008
3.5.1
0.0
Apr 9 2008
0.0
Version: 3.5.1
The EXIF information is still being stripped out of the photograph by this app. What a shame. I am just about to give up on this program. Apparently, keeping in the EXIF data is not a priority for the developer even after so many people have been requesting that the EXIFs be maintained.
Blueser
Blueser
Apr 6 2008
3.5
0.0
Apr 6 2008
0.0
Version: 3.5
Goodbye ImageWell
Katabios
Katabios
Feb 16 2008
3.4
0.0
Feb 16 2008
0.0
Version: 3.4
...finally the image controls settings, well done!
Handycam
Handycam
Feb 15 2008
3.4
5.0
Feb 15 2008
5.0
Version: 3.4
It only "phones home" to check the serial you entered is legit. Why is that wrong? If you buy a real serial, then there's no problem -- it checks once and then that's it. You make it sound like spyware. ImageWell does many things Pictureque does not: extensive scaling and cropping control for one. I have Photoshop and many times all I really need to use for web work is ImageWell. I can't recommend it enough.
Zapp-Brannigan
Zapp-Brannigan
Dec 19 2007
3.3.2
2.0
Dec 19 2007
2.0
Version: 3.3.2
After trying this out and being a Picturesque user, I can heartily say this little program is quite underwhelming. First of all, it is not free, as you have to purchase 'xtra' functionality to make it useable. Second, the user interface is clunky and hard on the eyes. Doing something as simple as adding rounded corners to an image is an exercise in futility. Also, when stacked up against other programs of its ilk, free or otherwise, it's just underwhelming. The final straw would be the 'phoning home' to see if you stole their 'titularly' free software (just use Little Snitch for annoying programs such as this) and the developer's rather rude replies to users (see below). With that being said, even though Picturesque is not free, it is by far a better program in the many functions in which they compete.
Dr-Faustroll
Dr-Faustroll
Dec 1 2007
3.3.2
5.0
Dec 1 2007
5.0
Version: 3.3.2
ImageWell is one of those products that has blended seamlessly into my workflow, and now I would be hard pressed to do without. I do a lot of work that requires minor image edits and markup (particularly of screenshots) - more than what iPhoto provides, but not enough to justify launching Photoshop or GraphicConverter. ImageWell fits my needs perfectly, and the built-in FTP/WebDAV publishing system allows me to save my work to multiple locations easily. Since it is small and lightweight, I leave it open all the time - no screen clutter or memory/CPU hogging. Three caveats for potential purchasers: first, there are a couple of bugs that show up when working with very large images - zoom and scrolling don't work quite right. Second, the application lacks an undo - this is a bit of a nuisance. Third, Plasq is currently developing an application called Skitch that may prove a worthy competitor to ImageWell - it is certainly worth checking out.
Danway
Danway
Dec 1 2007
3.3.2
0.0
Dec 1 2007
0.0
Version: 3.3.2
I won't purchase ImageWell because of the arrogance and attitude from the developer. Read the replies to other posts. There are better and cheaper programs available. Look elsewhere.
Xtralean
Xtralean
Nov 21 2007
3.3.1
0.0
Nov 21 2007
0.0
Version: 3.3.1
Actually, I should add an amendment to this post. ImageWell 3.3 now checks the serial numbers with our server for valid numbers. By checking the serial numbers with our server the phony serial numbers that have been floating around the net no longer work - only serial numbers that have been purchased work. And we added the feature for checking for automated updates. To respond to your statement - "I really like this App and I'm seriously considering paying for the extras. I regret that I won't be able to buy your program, though, if you continue to confuse people with talk of "stealing." On Apple's Leopard Install disk package it says - "Don't steal software" So I guess by your reasoning, you won't be buying Leopard. LOL.
Peewit
Peewit
Nov 7 2007
3.3
0.0
Nov 7 2007
0.0
Version: 3.3
This has to be one of the best applications for MacOSX, especially if you do simple web design and require quick and simple editing features. The Xtras are well worth the few bucks payment. Well recommended.
Lonniehb
Lonniehb
Sep 11 2007
3.2.2
0.0
Sep 11 2007
0.0
Version: 3.2.2
I'm looking for a simple image editor for my wife to use - just out of curiosity, why do you need a registration number? The program shows that it is a free license. Is this correct? Thanks.
Bebdabhrhbrwefg-3r§5y5h4wtedsfb
Jul 10 2007
4.0
Version: 3.2
whatever the benefits of imagewell, i'm extremely distrustful of apps which bypass your firewall to 'phone home'
Xtralean
Xtralean
Jul 9 2007
3.2
0.0
Jul 9 2007
0.0
Version: 3.2
ImageWell is free. It's fully functional and has lots of features. There are Xtras you can upgrade to, for a small price, which requires a serial number. ImageWell will check for known pirated serial numbers. If someone types in a pirated serial number to unlock the Xtras, ImageWell will be disabled (both the free version and the Xtras) and that person's right to use any of our product will be terminated. A note to would be pirates: Enjoy the free version of ImageWell, there is plenty of neat features to use and don't be greedy and pirate the Xtras.
hced
hced
Jun 14 2007
3.1
5.0
Jun 14 2007
5.0
Version: 3.1
Highly competent application. Beats any other quick resize/rotate, etc. image manipulator app that I've tried. It can even upload the images to a remote location!! And not even that; in addition to that, it can even automatically copy the link to the file on the remote server, in many different link formats... Things like that makes it apparent that XtraLean Software is a company who pay attention to nice little detals, that most of the competitor apps are missing out. I was also very impressed on the great support that I received from XtraLean Software. I sent a query and the day after I had an email in my inbox, with a very thorough rundown on the steps required to troubleshoot my problem. All the best and good luck, XtraLean Software!
Bebdabhrhbrwefg-3r§5y5h4wtedsfb
Jun 14 2007
4.0
Version: 3.1
this is a really handy wee app. i use it all the time to quickly throw images onto a forum i run and the automatic generation of the appropriate BBcode makes it a snap to include those images in a post i'm writing at the time. the one think i'd like to see would be and indication of final filesize when using 'png' compression. at the moment imagewell only predicts the compressed size of jpegs - however, strangely, it still displays the compressed jpeg size slider and info, even if you're working in one of the other formats.
hced
hced
Jun 14 2007
3.1
5.0
Jun 14 2007
5.0
Version: 3.1
I'm unable to try this program, as I'm getting a dialog at startup, saying: "Error Parts of the BSD subsystem are missing. ImageWell can not launch. Please contact support@xtralean.com for more information." My setup is: Powermac dual G5 2.5 Ghz PPC, Mac OS X 10.4.9. It's beyond me whether I have managed to get rid of some of those BSD parts or not, but I'm wondering, is there anything I can do to get going with this (judging from the looks of it) awesome app?
JKT
JKT
Jun 13 2007
3.1
0.0
Jun 13 2007
0.0
Version: 3.1
Is it possible to set defaults for the shapes yet? (Or is it a paid for feature). It grows very tiresome having to reformat every rectangle and oval you add to an image...
Macuser007
Macuser007
Mar 9 2007
3.0.5
5.0
Mar 9 2007
5.0
Version: 3.0.5
This is a great application - very useful. The editing feature could be a little more user friendly, it's not clear how to use all the features. The basic functionality works great! Recommended.
Garyi
Garyi
Mar 8 2007
3.0.5
0.0
Mar 8 2007
0.0
Version: 3.0.5
I love this app but would have just two comments. 1. I would like it if it did not try to open the last image since the last launch, sometimes I have deleted it and imagewell seems to take forever to give up. 2. It would be the worlds greatest living app of all time if it could look in iPhoto and Aperture, at the moment i drag images to the desktop and then launch image well. How nice it would be to just have them there to pick. Otherwise love it.
Makai
Makai
Dec 17 2006
3.0
4.0
Dec 17 2006
4.0
Version: 3.0
"New Edit Window with layering control" is an almost too prosaic description for a facility offering a method that I've always regarded the most natural way to edit photos but which I've found surprisingly hard to find: Define an output size which adds a layer onto the photo, then size and move the original 'against' the layer frame until it does contain exactly the desired detail of the motive.This adds a lot of value to ImageWell!
Leoncahun
Leoncahun
Nov 22 2006
3.0b8
0.0
Nov 22 2006
0.0
Version: 3.0b8
Indeed, an awesome tool. Really brillant, fast, handy. Just two little quirks: There is still something wrong (not totally perfect) about the crop-tool in v.3: I'm not quite sure, but the procedure of cropping gets confused from time to time - I mean, why not have a simple, straight-forward handling: select the crop-tool, then click in the image, and the modification-handles show up immediately? As it is now, it is a tricky game of (automatic full) selection-shade, bringing up the handles, and not loosing focus. Sorry, hard to explain, but I'm sure it should be even easier, more robust (cropping v.2 was much more robust, though not as elegant). I would like to have the modifications-handles on the crop-margin to be a bit more subtle, not these rather large, screamy yellow dots. Another point: I think, IW doesnt accept "/", slashes in filenames, though OS X, the Finder do. Dont get me wrong: this tool rocks!
csaborio
csaborio
Nov 5 2006
3.0b2
5.0
Nov 5 2006
5.0
Version: 3.0b2
This application beats out any screen taking app on OS X. Its simplicity never ceases to amaze - I can't believe it is free. Thanks so much!!!
Xtralean
Xtralean
Nov 5 2006
3.0b2
0.0
Nov 5 2006
0.0
Version: 3.0b2
A special thanks for all the feedback and bug reports so far to help us make ImageWell 3.0 the best we can. The number 1 complaint so far is the cropping features are too complicated in ImageWell 3.0 compared to ImageWell 2.1. We are working on redoing the UI to make it more intuiative and easier. Please continue to submit feedback and bug reports via the built in bug reporter. XtraLean Team
Katabios
Katabios
Mar 22 2006
2.1.1
0.0
Mar 22 2006
0.0
Version: 2.1.1
...a must have!
//idn
//idn
Mar 16 2006
2.1
5.0
Mar 16 2006
5.0
Version: 2.1
Great tool, I use it every day. Especially the FTP upload capability is killer!
Appledogx
Appledogx
Mar 2 2006
2.1
4.8
Mar 2 2006
4.8
Version: 2.1
Very nice and useful; does some simple but unique stuff. Love the cartoon balloon for some quick cartoons from photos.
Fredb7
Fredb7
Mar 1 2006
2.1
5.0
Mar 1 2006
5.0
Version: 2.1
This is a really useful little gem. You don't have to open the big boy (PS) when you just want to do simple things. Nice. Thanks.
Guest
Guest
Nov 24 2005
2.0.25
0.0
Nov 24 2005
0.0
Version: 2.0.25
Does anyone know how to find the the older image well, the one that works with os systems earlier than 10.3. The older version worked fine with my computer and then all of a sudden, it won't open any more. The new version won't either, but I think it's because my os sytem is 10.2.8 . Here is the message from the crash log if anyone knows how to read it? Shawn BlkChubMD@gmail.com ********** Date/Time: 2005-11-24 08:56:14 -0500 OS Version: 10.2.8 (Build 6R73) Host: BlkChubMD.local. Command: ImageWell PID: 898 Exception: EXC_BREAKPOINT (0x0006) Code[0]: 0x00000001Code[1]: 0x8fe01280 Thread 0 Crashed: #0 0x8fe01280 in halt #1 0x8fe0329c in load_library_image #2 0x8fe06134 in load_images_libraries #3 0x8fe026e8 in load_executable_image #4 0x8fe01410 in _dyld_init PPC Thread State: srr0: 0x8fe01280 srr1: 0x0002f030 vrsave: 0x00000000 xer: 0x20000000 lr: 0x8fe0a064 ctr: 0x8fe28f78 mq: 0x00000000 r0: 0x00000004 r1: 0xbffffb70 r2: 0x24008280 r3: 0x000000a6 r4: 0x00000000 r5: 0x000000a6 r6: 0x0000290a r7: 0x726e6f20 r8: 0x66696c65 r9: 0x00000000 r10: 0xbffff8eb r11: 0x00000026 r12: 0x8fe71ace r13: 0x00000000 r14: 0x000057d0 r15: 0x00000000 r16: 0xbffffe14 r17: 0x00000001 r18: 0x00000000 r19: 0x000028c8 r20: 0x00000000 r21: 0x00000000 r22: 0x00000000 r23: 0x00000000 r24: 0x8fe4b3d0 r25: 0x00000002 r26: 0x00000002 r27: 0x00000000 r28: 0x00001ac4 r29: 0x00000000 r30: 0x8fe484d8 r31: 0x8fe09ecc ********** Date/Time: 2005-11-24 08:58:04 -0500 OS Version: 10.2.8 (Build 6R73) Host: BlkChubMD.local. Command: ImageWell PID: 918 Exception: EXC_BREAKPOINT (0x0006) Code[0]: 0x00000001Code[1]: 0x8fe01280 Thread 0 Crashed: #0 0x8fe01280 in halt #1 0x8fe0329c in load_library_image #2 0x8fe06134 in load_images_libraries #3 0x8fe026e8 in load_executable_image #4 0x8fe01410 in _dyld_init PPC Thread State: srr0: 0x8fe01280 srr1: 0x0002f030 vrsave: 0x00000000 xer: 0x20000000 lr: 0x8fe0a064 ctr: 0x8fe28f78 mq: 0x00000000 r0: 0x00000004 r1: 0xbffffb70 r2: 0x24008280 r3: 0x000000a6 r4: 0x00000000 r5: 0x000000a6 r6: 0x0000290a r7: 0x726e6f20 r8: 0x66696c65 r9: 0x00000000 r10: 0xbffff8eb r11: 0x00000026 r12: 0x8fe71ace r13: 0x00000000 r14: 0x000057d0 r15: 0x00000000 r16: 0xbffffe14 r17: 0x00000001 r18: 0x00000000 r19: 0x000028c8 r20: 0x00000000 r21: 0x00000000 r22: 0x00000000 r23: 0x00000000 r24: 0x8fe4b3d0 r25: 0x00000002 r26: 0x00000002 r27: 0x00000000 r28: 0x00001ac4 r29: 0x00000000 r30: 0x8fe484d8 r31: 0x8fe09ecc
Guest
Guest
Oct 7 2005
2.0.25
5.0
Oct 7 2005
5.0
Version: 2.0.25
I can't download this or connect to the developer's site. Nothing happens. Is anyone else having this problem?
Guest
Guest
Oct 7 2005
2.0.25
5.0
Oct 7 2005
5.0
Version: 2.0.25
Simply GREAT, tks very much ;-)
Guest
Guest
May 24 2005
2.0.223
5.0
May 24 2005
5.0
Version: 2.0.223
This is phenomenal even more so than the Easy Frame which I tried additionally. E.F. was a tiny bit more versatile in types of shapes yet, it didn't have a "drop shadow" capacity. If you don't want to complicate your life and/or don't need Photo Shop, this little Image Well is extremely user-friendly, stable, and even screen captures. Certainly worth your time and it will cost you nothing.
Guest
Guest
Dec 10 2004
2.0.22
5.0
Dec 10 2004
5.0
Version: 2.0.22
Very useful! One of the best solutions I've seen for screenshots. Compact, a lot of great features, and free. A feature to consider in future: Ability to import + position a second image in Edit mode (picture in picture). Thanks!
Guest
Guest
Oct 2 2004
2.0.21
0.0
Oct 2 2004
0.0
Version: 2.0.21
When I saw this little app I thought, hmm, I will check it out. Boy am I glad I did! I think the GUI on this is just absolutely top notch! I started using it as a tool to help me make news updates for a website, and now I end up using it all the time. For example, do a quick screen grab, do a little highlight on the image, resize it to fit a preview thumbnail and upload it to a folder on my website in about 10 seconds. 10 actual seconds. Seriously seriously awesome.
Jackmhlin
Jackmhlin
Sep 16 2004
2.0.21
5.0
Sep 16 2004
5.0
Version: 2.0.21
this is a really good application with many handy and convenient features. it's really easy to use while modifying a photo. good job, indeed.
Guest
Guest
Aug 28 2004
2.0.21
5.0
Aug 28 2004
5.0
Version: 2.0.21
You can only upload one image at a time... and I have hundreds of pics to share!
Guest
Guest
Aug 27 2004
2.0.21
5.0
Aug 27 2004
5.0
Version: 2.0.21
I don't know who you are, but this is simply the best piece of functional software I have seen in a while. It will be so useful for when selling in ebay, bang it in straight from iphoto then straight to the web, it worked flawlessly and it was really quick. Thanks!
Guest
Guest
Aug 25 2004
2.0.20
5.0
Aug 25 2004
5.0
Version: 2.0.20
This app is absolutely great, you can do most of the thing you want to do on a picture. It's as easy and pretty as iapps. Moreover, it's free! PS : Cleatus, if you cant click on Outils (tools in the bottom) it's not the fault of the developer, you just have to buy a brain.
Guest
Guest
Aug 24 2004
2.0.20
5.0
Aug 24 2004
5.0
Version: 2.0.20
This latest version continues to be a great little app. Adding PNG support is fantastic. I wish more developers could come up with something original AND useful like ImageWell!
Guest
Guest
Aug 24 2004
2.0.20
5.0
Aug 24 2004
5.0
Version: 2.0.20
This is one sweet little app. Thanks for making this available!
Guest
Guest
Jun 18 2004
2.0.15
5.0
Jun 18 2004
5.0
Version: 2.0.15
Wow, I had lost all hope of finding anything for Mac with these types of features. This is truly a great little app that has streamlined the creation process for me 100 fold. Thanks a million!
Guest
Guest
May 22 2004
2.0.15
0.0
May 22 2004
0.0
Version: 2.0.15
I rarely bother do make any comments here...but Sir!!!....Thank you so very very much for this great piece of software! You've made the "Mac-experience" even better and have saved me lots and lots of time with this app.! Thank you so much!!!
Guest
Guest
May 13 2004
2.0.15
5.0
May 13 2004
5.0
Version: 2.0.15
Congratulations to the developper of this (big) small app which does all what I need, quickly and efficiently. Thanks for this gift made to us.
Guest
Guest
May 11 2004
2.0.15
5.0
May 11 2004
5.0
Version: 2.0.15
Awesome, simple-as-hell app that does what it advertises.. Nice improvements over version 1.0, good to see that it's still free and still works as well as it always has...
Guest
Guest
May 11 2004
2.0.15
5.0
May 11 2004
5.0
Version: 2.0.15
It's just so nice that I can't really comment on any of it. It does everything it claims to do and does it well. Thanks for keeping it freeware, it's applications like this one that keeps the Mac community thriving.
Bb79
Bb79
May 11 2004
2.0.15
5.0
May 11 2004
5.0
Version: 2.0.15
Fantastic little application! A must for people who like to send pictures via email or to web sites. Pleasing UI too.
Guest
Guest
May 11 2004
2.0.15
5.0
May 11 2004
5.0
Version: 2.0.15
Great little app, does exactly what it says it will. Very easy to use and plenty of features!
Guest
Guest
May 11 2004
2.0.15
5.0
May 11 2004
5.0
Version: 2.0.15
Note for Version 1.0 users of ImageWell. ImageWell is now a regular application and not a menu bar application. A separate menu bar application will be released shortly that works with ImageWell. For more information please email us info@xtralean.com
Guest
Guest
Oct 4 2003
1.0.1
0.0
Oct 4 2003
0.0
Version: 1.0.1
This program is a little pearl. :-)
Guest
Guest
Sep 27 2003
1.0.1
5.0
Sep 27 2003
5.0
Version: 1.0.1
Worked just as advertised. Excellent program at an excellent price (free)!
Guest
Guest
Sep 18 2003
1.0.1
0.0
Sep 18 2003
0.0
Version: 1.0.1
This little app is an anomally...a program that actually does what it says, and nothing more. Really looking forward to more "lean" software from these folks! Not sure why anyone's complaining....the price is right!
Guest
Guest
Aug 23 2003
1.0.1
5.0
Aug 23 2003
5.0
Version: 1.0.1
This app is da bomb.
Guest
Guest
Jun 13 2003
1.0.1
5.0
Jun 13 2003
5.0
Version: 1.0.1
This thing is a champ. Simple routine image modifications can be performed before you can even OPEN most graphics applications, and it provides a lot more functions than meets the eye.
Guest
Guest
Jun 12 2003
1.0.1
5.0
Jun 12 2003
5.0
Version: 1.0.1
This is an incredibly useful little application. Sending files to my iDisk is MUCH faster than using Apple's built-in option. To cleatus: I have a dual 1ghz and it's not slow at all, in fact it's quite speedy. But your problem is that you are using 25MB files. This app was meant for web photos which usually fall in the range of a few hundred k, not MBs! I will agree with you that some of the buttons such as "options" and "quit" should be accessible at all times without having to switch tabs to get to them. But does that rather small issue really warrant giving the app 1 star across the board? You obviously don't understand what the app was meant to be used for, and it doesn't even sound like you have actually used it much. Furthermore, some of your compaints are just plain stupid since there are many menu extras that don't move around or quit by dragging them out of the menu (Konfabulator and Meteorologist come to mind). This is an issue of Apple's, not the developer of this app. If you think it's so terrible, why don't you code your own app and let everyone use it. If not, a little more constructive criticizm is in order. I'm giving the app 5 stars across the board just to spite your rather childish and uninformed review.
Guest
Guest
Jun 12 2003
1.0.1
5.0
Jun 12 2003
5.0
Version: 1.0.1
Amazing freeware! No idea what spawned that one (and only one) flaming "review." Brain tumor, perhaps?
Guest
Guest
Jun 11 2003
1.0
0.0
Jun 11 2003
0.0
Version: 1.0
This app is AWESOME! This is just what I've been looking for. Great features and the app file is small. This was a real treat to find! I just edited a photo an place it on my main page of my personal website. Check it out and see what I did to the photo. www.lucasland.com
Guest
Guest
May 5 2003
1.0
5.0
May 5 2003
5.0
Version: 1.0
Great little application. Took me a few minutes to realize that it was in the menubar, but once I found it I use it almost daily. Very handy and useful. And it's free to boot (I'd actually pay a shareware/donation fee)
Guest
Guest
Apr 9 2003
1.0
5.0
Apr 9 2003
5.0
Version: 1.0
cleatus, Constructive criticism is usually helpful and well accepted by software developers. Trashing a freeware app that somebody spent a lot of time on only succeeds in making yourself look small. Please reconsider your approach and offer any ideas you have may have on how to make this app better, if that is your intention. Thank you.
Guest
Guest
Apr 9 2003
1.0
5.0
Apr 9 2003
5.0
Version: 1.0
Sounds to me like someone's a little bitter. Get over yourself and move on. I don't know the author, and I like the little thing.
Guest
Guest
Apr 9 2003
1.0
5.0
Apr 9 2003
5.0
Version: 1.0
That's brilliant, a person from xtralean giving their own app 5 stars across the board. The ratings are optional for a reason, don't rate your own software, that's even worse than all of your friends rating it. In an attempt to balance you out (impossible with your rating army), I'll give you all one stars again. As for the Quit button, I know it's there, ridiculously burried. Oh, and ; ) back at you, whatever that was for.
Guest
Guest
Apr 9 2003
1.0
0.0
Apr 9 2003
0.0
Version: 1.0
cleatus - clicking help on the More Tab will open Help viewer with lot's of instructions (including the use of the Quit button) also, amazingly support@xtralean.com is available to help you out with this free product. Sorry you were disappointed ;)
Guest
Guest
Apr 9 2003
1.0
5.0
Apr 9 2003
5.0
Version: 1.0
Wow, can xtralean tell UI guidelines from a hole in the grond? The intention seems well enough, I guess, but what a mish-mash of buttons. VERY sluggish on a dual 1GHz at all times, and especiallly when applying shapes and shape attributes (test file was 25MB). I have yet to be able to get the value in the border box ot be enered with the keyboard, only clicking ont eh arrows seem to work. I have also been unable to be able to manually enter values for the dimensions of the file, whic seem to have a maximum of 650 (what I am guessing is pixels, because it doesn't actually say what the measurement is). Having to go to Options to change the JPEG quality, as if it were an application preference?? I could go on and on, but I think this is enough of a start. Where are all of these high ratings coming from, the developer and his friends? Well, actually, they are. go check out the MacMinute forums for proof of that.
Guest
Guest
Apr 8 2003
1.0
5.0
Apr 8 2003
5.0
Version: 1.0
It's Great! Fast and Easy too! Great Job.
Guest
Guest
Apr 8 2003
1.0
5.0
Apr 8 2003
5.0
Version: 1.0
Great application. I find it very handy for quick posting of images in forums and eBay. The edit option and the quick uploading to my iDisk is the best option for me. After placing it as a login item, I find I use it more. So far, it has worked flawlessly for me.
Lori1
Lori1
Apr 8 2003
1.0
5.0
Apr 8 2003
5.0
Version: 1.0
I love this little app! It seems like the author made this program just for me as it suits my needs perfectly. I would add all the features it has, but the other reviewers have already done done that. Looking forward to other software from this company.
Guest
Guest
Apr 8 2003
1.0
5.0
Apr 8 2003
5.0
Version: 1.0
Another great "click and play" application, easy to use and is free.
Guest
Guest
Apr 8 2003
1.0
5.0
Apr 8 2003
5.0
Version: 1.0
The only thing that irks me is not necessarily the fault of the program- it fails to upload to my web host, which doesn't make use of 'passive mode'- therefore it stalls and never uploads my image. But it uploads to my iDisk beautifully! This is a great app for those who post to message boards and frequently display images in their threads. The fact that the program creates its own tags for doing so is invaluable!
Guest
Guest
Apr 8 2003
1.0
5.0
Apr 8 2003
5.0
Version: 1.0
A great little app.....and free! It does everything I need to tweak and send pics to my server. I use it every day.
Guest
Guest
Apr 8 2003
1.0
5.0
Apr 8 2003
5.0
Version: 1.0
Love this!!!
Guest
Guest
Apr 8 2003
1.0
5.0
Apr 8 2003
5.0
Version: 1.0
Great App! So easy to use and to do a quick edit job. Highly recommend this to anyone who posts images on sites, has a site to host pics, or if you want to do a quick edit, this is the app to use.
Guest
Guest
Apr 8 2003
1.0
5.0
Apr 8 2003
5.0
Version: 1.0
It's easy to use, light on the system, never crashed, upload to my FTP server is smooth and straight forward, and my kids use it to create stories :-)
Guest
Guest
Apr 8 2003
1.0
5.0
Apr 8 2003
5.0
Version: 1.0
I'm using it daily. Just drag the image from iPhoto to it, resize, add border, caption and press send. It sends the file to your ftp (or .mac) server and puts the link with the tags on your clipboard so you just paste it in your message. If you use forums regularly it's a must have! There is no quicker or easier to do this.
Guest
Guest
Apr 8 2003
1.0
5.0
Apr 8 2003
5.0
Version: 1.0
Useful, compact, free. A good tool for the novice and expert user both. Really handy to send files to my .Mac account. It can also transfer files other than picture files as well.
Guest
Guest
Apr 8 2003
1.0
5.0
Apr 8 2003
5.0
Version: 1.0
This is a very handy application. Makes it very simple to resize pictures for web use-a feature that more should take advantage of-and other handy features in a well designed, easy to use package.
Free
4.1
0.0
App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later
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