ImageWell
ImageWell 4.0.7
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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
What's New
Version 4.0.7:
  • Free update for existing 3.7.6 users
  • ImageWell 4 can be purchased at mac app store for $4.99. Previous version 3.7.6 which includes batch processing (ImageWell 4 does not include this feature), OS X 10.4, 10.5 support, and localizations (ImageWell 4 is english only) can be purchased at our store for $19.95 CAD. Serial numbers for 3.7.6 can be used to activate ImageWell 4.
Requirements
Intel, Mac OS X 10.6.5 or later





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ImageWell User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 4.x:
(9)
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Overall:
(65)

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ylluminate commented on 23 Jan 2014
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.
[Version 4.0.7]


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ylluminate commented on 28 Sep 2012
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.
[Version 4.0.7]


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Randy-Crawford reviewed on 14 May 2011
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.
[Version 4.0.7]


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Xtralean commented on 07 Mar 2011
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
[Version 4.0.7]


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kpublik reviewed on 17 Feb 2011
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.
[Version 4.0.7]

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Drdul replied on 27 Feb 2011
I agree. I fired up version 4 for the first time yesterday intending to quickly add a few elements to an image. Whoa! I spent a while trying to get everything to work properly, gave up, and ended up using (gasp!) Photoshop. I'll be re-installing version 3 for the time being, and maybe at some point in the future I'll give version 4 another try.
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Harv reviewed on 20 Jan 2011
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
[Version 4.0.7]

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Xtralean replied on 20 Jan 2011
With version 4 you no longer drag the shape off the window like you did in version 3. Click the shape and then draw the shapes on the canvas as if you are using a paint brush.

With this new method it makes it easier to add arrows then with version 3.

If you are having problems please email support@xtralean.com.

The emails go directly to me - the developer - and I try to answer any support emails as quickly as I can.

Hagen Kaye
XtraLean Software
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Sigil reviewed on 10 Jan 2011
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.
[Version 4.0.6]

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Sigil replied on 10 Jan 2011
I'll think I'll pass on the Mac App Store.
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Jo* replied on 11 Jan 2011
Sigil wrote on 10 Jan 2011:
If I want the convenience of the App Store, I have to purchase the app again via the App Store.

Not XtraLeans fault. The way the MAS is set up now just sucks. Quote from lifehacker: "There isn't currently a way to migrate your purchases to the App Store for free, so even if an app shows up as "installed" under the Mac App Store, you still won't be able to get updates for it."

http://lifehacker.com/5726764/why-the-mac-app-store-sucks
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Sigil replied on 14 Jan 2011
Actually, some developers like RealMac Software offered me ability to exchange my license for a MacStore. Also, we were sent an email about Image Well 4 this could of included a promo code or license for Image Well 4 only, after all we are getting it free. However, that isn't my point. I did say that I'll pass on the Mac App Store. I did not place blame. However, I did had issue was with the wording of the aforementioned email, but I didn't even bring that up. My initial comment is what I got from that email with one opinion at the end. I have an idea on who gave it a negative smile, but that's irrelevant, because that person may be biased. (I assume they gave you a positive smile.) I was hoping that someone would comment that my summarization is wrong in some part or in its entirety. If you read mistyeyedone's comment (link is below), you will see a small example of my point. http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/27939/chronicle
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Jo* replied on 15 Jan 2011
I agree with you. As long as the app store doesn't honor already purchased licenses and requires you to purchase them again just for the sake of convenience I'm staying away from the app store, too. I'm just afraid that with some apps you might not have a choice (Pixelmator comes to mind).
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Xtralean replied on 16 Jan 2011
Our upgrade policy can be found here-

http://xtralean.com/IWV4Upgrade.html
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Sigil replied on 16 Jan 2011
I've read your upgrade policy. I don't know if your posting it for my benefit or as a of statement of the futility of this discourse or the finality of it. I was affirming my understanding of the aforementioned email and my issues with the Mac App Store. In regards to these two things, the relevancy of Xtralean's policy is dubious. I could offer opinions on it and the email, but I don't need to.
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Xtralean replied on 17 Jan 2011
I posted the link to our upgrade policy because this is our product listing and there is discussion in this thread about other developers policies - and I don't want users to be confused about what our upgrade policy is. So the link is for everyone's benefit.

As usual, if anyone has any questions, concerns or need tech support please email support@xtralean.com

Hagen Kaye
XtraLean Software
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Harv replied on 20 Jan 2011
How embarrassed I am. Operator error to be sure.

Of course v4.x works as advertised. I am so sorry for casting aspersions.

Indeed I am ashamed.

And of course, thanks for the great support!
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Sigil replied on 15 Oct 2011
Please let me clarify! I want the convenience of the MAS, but I don't want to buy from the MAS.
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Drdul commented on 06 Jan 2011
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)?
[Version 4.0]

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Xtralean replied on 06 Jan 2011
support@xtralean.com is a good place to start if you're looking for answers, I hear they know about this kind of stuff ;)
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Parthos reviewed on 02 Dec 2010
I had an older version and loved it, but than it stopped working all of a sudden
[Version 4.0]


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Xtralean Corporation (developer) commented on 01 Dec 2010
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
[Version 4.0b1]


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hced had trouble on 13 Jun 2007
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?
[Version 3.1]

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Xtralean Corporation (developer) replied on 13 Jun 2007
"Parts of the BSD subsystem are missing. ImageWell can not launch. Please contact support@xtralean.com for more information."

I think the clue to your 'support' needs are in there somewhere. ;)
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Xtralean Corporation (developer) replied on 13 Jun 2007
hint -

The answer is in the last line

"Please contact support@xtralean.com for more information."

:D

sorry about the jive, but if you do contact support@xtralean.com we'll get you all fixed up and going.
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hced replied on 13 Jun 2007
You are so right. I should have sent you a mail to the support address (which I will do) instead of posting about it in here.

Time's late and I didn't pay too much attention to details. :)
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Xtralean Corporation (developer) replied on 13 Jun 2007
No Problem.

I hesitate to answer any tech support questions here, because I visit so infrequently and chances are any questions would go unanswered and users would be disappointed.

A response to your email is on it's way....

Ricardol rated on 04 Mar 2012

[Version 4.0.7]



Owner Of This Blackberry Steven Farris rated on 16 Aug 2011

[Version 4.0.7]



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Iharry rated on 30 Jul 2011

[Version 4.0.7]



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Mark_1971 rated on 04 Jul 2011

[Version 4.0.7]



Macvos rated on 04 Feb 2011

[Version 4.0.7]



+66

James-D rated on 08 Jan 2011

[Version 4.0.6]


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Type:Multimedia Design : Image Editing
License:Demo
Date:10 Jan 2011
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
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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!
ImageWell 4 is the fourth generation version of the original ImageWell created 7 years ago. It's been refined and improved based on user feedback and uses the latest technology offered by OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard). It's small and lightweight and yet powerful enough for your everyday image editing needs.

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.


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