Image Tricks Lite
Image Tricks Lite
3.9

3.8

Image Tricks Lite free download for Mac

Image Tricks Lite3.9

23 May 2017

Edit images using Core Image filters.

Overview

Image Tricks Lite is a freeware application for editing your photos and images using 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. Watch a video about Image Tricks 3.

Features
  • Easy-to-use and friendly Interface.
  • 107 Core Image effects and filters (149 in Pro version).
  • 38 Quartz Compositions (43 in Pro version).
  • 13 image generators (20 in Pro version).
  • 12 photo frames (116 in Pro version).
  • 12 vector borders (74 in Pro version).
  • Over 70 unique masks can be applied to an image (225 in Pro version).
  • Import over 20 image formats (TIFF, JPEG, GIF, PDF, EPS among them).
  • Export to TIFF, JPEG, PDF, PNG and GIF formats.
  • OpenGL acceleration supported.

What's new in Image Tricks Lite

Version 3.9:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.8 or later.

  • 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.

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How would you rate Image Tricks Lite app?

18 Reviews of Image Tricks Lite

4.25
philonous
26 September 2006
Version: 2.3.3

Most helpful

I've been using it for some time. It can be slow on extremely large photos, but I think it's about as fast as any other program I have ever used. This could be because my Mac is fairly old. I love it. I think it's a great program, considering it's free.
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RJC.NJNYC
09 February 2014
Version: 3.8
Hey MacUpdate, where is the Image Tricks Pro page?
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1.5
pavlovroma
07 December 2012
Version: 3.7
Belight make it so difficult to update. Too many product to keep track of and update at different time. I contact them to tell them and they only rude to me. Sure they take money but no customer appreciate.
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Phaleron
23 March 2010
Version: 3.0
How does one upgrade from version 2?
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Mtcobra
03 November 2009
Version: 2.4.2
I downloaded version 2.4.2, and when I ran the program, it no longer said "Pro Version." When I click on About Image Tricks I'm told I have version 2.4.1. When I click on "Check for Updates" I'm told I don't need to update because I have version 2.4.2. Me thinks there's one or two more "minor bugs" to fix.
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Phaleron
06 August 2009
Version: 2.4
It seems Image Tricks Pro is out of development, without an update for the past couple of years (or 3?). I purchased the last version with high hopes to seeing more in terms of filters and UI controls, with much confidence in the BeLight name– a confidence now in question.
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Roro01
17 January 2008
Version: 2.4
Install Xcode which comes with tiger installation disc. It includes Core Image Fun House.app which has all the tools. The only drawback is the size of Xcode - 2.4GB !!!
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Cbx322
16 January 2008
Version: 2.4
The installer is dumb. You can only install as administrator. You can choose an install-location in the installer, but it does not let you choose your homefolder, i.e. ~/Applications. This is not the way of Apple-Guide-Lines. There is no reason why a local user shouldn't be able to install this app into their homefolder only.
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4.25
philonous
26 September 2006
Version: 2.3.3
I've been using it for some time. It can be slow on extremely large photos, but I think it's about as fast as any other program I have ever used. This could be because my Mac is fairly old. I love it. I think it's a great program, considering it's free.
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4
New-User
28 April 2006
Version: 2.0
Positives: * excellent straightforward interface * good number of effects Negatives: * unusually slow (compared to other CoreImage apps) * no effects stacking * no layering Summary: Poor performance and a limited feature-set hamper what could be a powerful application.
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Attentionwandered
28 April 2006
Version: 2.0
Slowest application evverrr. mac mini, 1.25 g4 but still, its sooooo slow and goes completely unresponsive while its doing anything at all.
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Kurosan
26 April 2006
Version: 2.0
Kills EXIF data dead! Too bad, it looks like a perfect fit for my wife to tweak her photos, but I must have EXIF data intact.
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Quiiick
20 January 2006
Version: 1.2
Please add a version-number to the name of the downloadable .dmg-file of Quinn. Like "ImageTricks_1.2.0.dmg" or "ImageTricks-1.2.0.dmg" or "ImageTricks120.dmg" or "ImageTricks 1.2.0.dmg" ... This makes it much easier to track the versions already downloaded and it is also quite handy when switching back to a previous version, in case the newest version is too buggy. Thanks!
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Anonymous
05 November 2005
Version: 1.1
Greast little app. Had already a lot of fun with it. And it's free!
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Anonymous
27 September 2005
Version: 1.1
Awesome. It doesn't start. To the trash, posthaste!
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Anonymous
12 September 2005
Version: 1.1
Awesome free image app, seriously just what I was looking for. Much respect...!
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2.5
Anonymous
10 August 2005
Version: 1.0
Opened Image Tricks only to have program crash . . . I have bought this fantastic SW developer's other programs so this isn't a vendetta which is biased. Will wait to see if this happens to others. Could be a one-time event. BCC and Mail Factory are fantastic. Thank you.
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Anonymous
09 August 2005
Version: 1.0
I can't believe they didn't included a ROTATE option!!!!
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4.5
Reverb
09 August 2005
Version: 1.0
This is a good program for adding special effects to pictures. The effects themselves belong to Core Image, part of Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger. Image Tricks exposes a good number of Tiger's built-in effects. Overall, it's stable and pretty easy to use. There are a few usage quirks, which are explained in the built-in help. Image Tricks also has some rough edges, which is to be expected with a 1.0 release. There is no "Revert" command. You can't un-apply a filter, except by choosing another filter, or reloading the original image. This gets troublesome when cropping, because the crop tool will save changes from the previous filter, whether or not you wanted that filter. Overall it's a pretty solid program, and you certainly can't beat the price. Tip: If you have Xcode Tools for Tiger installed, check out /Developer/Applications/Graphics Tools/Core Image Funhouse. It's a lot less stable and friendly than Image Tricks, but it has more effects, and it lets you add/remove effects more flexibly.
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