LiveQuartz Photo Edit Lite
LiveQuartz Photo Edit Lite
2.8.7

2.5

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LiveQuartz Photo Edit Lite

08 January 2020

Simple image editor.

Overview

LiveQuartz is a simple and powerful photo editor based on non-destructive layers and filters. The layers are at the left and the filters are at the right of the window.

To edit a photo, just drag it into the window (or layers list) and it will be added as a new layer. LiveQuartz handles multi-touch trackpads. You can watch a screencast of LiveQuartz in the help menu or on this page, where the screenshots are located on the right

LiveQuartz Lite can export or print one image per day (export, copy, drag-and-drop, print, etc.). You can remove this limitation by upgrading to the unlimited version and fully enjoy the application. A dialog will appear in the app when you hit the limit.

What's new in LiveQuartz Photo Edit Lite

Version 2.8.7:
Features:
  • Using the magnifying glass while doing a multi-clic selection with lasso is now possible
  • New Affine Tile filter
  • New Inner Shadow parameter available on shadow filter. This could be a great effect on Text layers. (be careful when sharing LiveQuartz documents: a document having a shadow filter from 2.8.6 and beyond will not open on older LiveQuartz’s versions)
Bug fixes:
  • Background grid display issues are now fixed
  • Fixing Command-Alt behaviour (move and cut)
  • Filter tool is now disabled when a disabled layer is selected or if its filter is disabled
  • Layers having transform and filters generating images of infinite size (example: Tile filters) were not rendered correctly due to cache issues. This is a partial bug fix. The final image is not affected by these bugs
  • The filter tool (spirale) point position was not refreshed after changing the window zoom
  • With certain filters needing images as parameters, the composition image was not refreshed after dropping images to the parameter setting
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How would you rate LiveQuartz Photo Edit Lite app?

19 Reviews of LiveQuartz Photo Edit Lite

4.5
Vinkri
29 June 2011
Version: 1.9

Most helpful

Good app: easy to use and efficient. Some features lacking, but nothing serious... and you can't beat the price. For my basic needs, couldn't see myself buying Pixelmator.
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0.5
Fivos
14 January 2015
Version: 2.4.4
This is the first free-priced application. I hope that is only a mistake :-)
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Sgilbert
13 January 2015
Version: 2.4.3
Please update to reflect that Lite version is free, and Unlimited version is $6.99.
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Fhall1
22 February 2012
Version: 1.9.0.1
Might want to update that description! "LiveQuartz is a simple and powerful free photo editor for Leopard"
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4.5
Vinkri
29 June 2011
Version: 1.9
Good app: easy to use and efficient. Some features lacking, but nothing serious... and you can't beat the price. For my basic needs, couldn't see myself buying Pixelmator.
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5
lemon-kun
09 December 2010
Version: 1.9
Yes, it doesn't have too many features, and at first sight, it isn't the most beautiful image editor – but, as far as I am concerned, it is the quickest and easiest way for some basic image editing. There are indeed some clumsy things (handles, etc.) but I can forgive those, as the overall UI is very well done.
(1)
4
Capitaine-Haddock
05 September 2009
Version: 1.8.3
Excellent to make quickly images montage ! Thanks !
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5
Appledogx
27 December 2007
Version: 1.7.1
This app is a diamond in the rough. Great retouching features. Needs a magic wand tool or some sort of magnetic lasso. Would also like to see an easy red-eye tool as well as blue, green and yellow eye tool for pets that few apps have. Undo remembers too much, though this is not always a bad thing, it would be nice to be able to have a "macro undo" and a "micro undo". This app deserves much more publicity!
(2)
Robearh
02 September 2006
Version: 1.6.2
I do like the interface but find it quite limiting. It is a free utility so I didn't expect a lot of features. Resizing a photo and cropping is no simple task with this software. The software has got potential though.
(0)
4.25
New-User
28 April 2006
Version: 1.6
Positives: * choice of complex or simple interface * underlying functionality of this program is excellent Negatives: * clumsy interface, needs to be streamlined * undo system records too many steps Summary: I really like this program. They have the foundation of a killer app here. Lots of ability for various image manipulations. Unfortunately, the interface is really holding it back right now.
(0)
Jetfiredx
08 April 2006
Version: 1.5.2
Lots of potential, but not very usable at the moment. Slow...very slow. I am running a dual 1.8 G5 and working at all in a zoomed state is intolerable. It also has some very easy to find bugs lurking just under the surface. Example Steps: 1. Select the line tool. 2. Start drawing a line and drag a length. 3. Move the end point around the canvas. 4. Select UNDO from the edit menu. Result: Each position the end point moved to is recorded and must be undone individually. I would suggest doing everything possibly to tighten up the speed on this program and fix obvious bugs. It "feels" like it is spending a lot of cycles doing nothing or doing too much when nothing needs to be done. Please keep working on it and I look forward to another release.
(0)
Special-Sauce-Lettuce-Cheese
10 January 2006
Version: 1.5
This is a good little program that works great on my G5. No problem with a delay on larger files at all. Its obviously nothing close to photoshop, but has loads of potential and a nice clean interface.
(0)
3.5
Debtman7
02 December 2005
Version: 1.2
This looks pretty neat, but I have to agree with others, with any somewhat large image it's unbearably slow. I tried opening up a 2592x1944 image on a 1.6 Ghz G5 and it was unusable. Roughly a 5 second delay between trying to paint and it actually happening. With a smaller image (say 640x480) it works reasonably well and is a decent free image editor.
(0)
Anonymous
23 August 2005
Version: 1.0.2
For those who find this slow, iMaginator (another Core image based app) works reasonably well on older hardware by utilising OpenGL to speed the filters.
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Anonymous
21 August 2005
Version: 1.0.1
Well it looks cool but the entire app is so mind bogglingly slow it's unusable. I can't believe this is as good as it gets with CoreImage, may as well use Photoshop which is about 30 times faster.
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Anonymous
14 June 2005
Version: 1.0b5
Tip : now, in beta 5, you can hide filters' interface with a button at the bottom right of the window to have more space for the image.
(0)
Anonymous
13 June 2005
Version: 1.0b5
Still hoping for a revamped interface as stated below and for speed increases on larger sized images.
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4.25
Anonymous
16 May 2005
Version: 1.0b4
Really great stuff! However, it's not all sunny and perky. The UI needs to be significantly changed to give not only more physical space to the image pool, but also just visual emphasis. I'd also like to see the speed increased on very large images: I've got an 8162x6321 that when just trying to load takes several minutes and seems to lock up the program.
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Anonymous
13 May 2005
Version: 1.0b3
I was wondering how long until someone would come along with a coreimage based image editor. Now maybe I'll get 10.4, maybe. As a previous poster mentioned, the interface needs to be cleaned up. Too many buttons and such, and not enough space for the actual image. Keep it up!
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Anonymous
13 May 2005
Version: 1.0b3
Looks nice, powerful and very promising. I hope the developer keeps improving it, like making the UI better.
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