Picturesque
Picturesque
2.5.0

4.0

Picturesque free download for Mac

Picturesque2.5.0

13 October 2018

Make images look gorgeous for the web.

Overview

Picturesque is an award-winning application designed to make images look gorgeous for the web.

With an animated "drag-and-drop" style interface, Picturesque makes images gorgeous with tasteful effects like 3D perspective, reflection, glow, shadow, curve, and stroke in less time than it takes to open Photoshop.

Picturesque can also beautify images in batch, and with the ability to resize, crop, and apply effects on a whole folder of images, Picturesque is an an easy way to make sophisticated thumbnails and refined full sized images.

What's new in Picturesque

Version 2.5.0:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.9 or later

  • Update for compatibility with 10.14 Mojave, and Dark mode

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28 Reviews of Picturesque

Macintosh-Sauce
13 May 2008
Version: 2.0

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I just want to tell everyone here my experience with this company. Quite a while ago, I purchased Picturesque 1.0 when they were offering lifetime free upgrades for a small additional fee (quite reasonable actually). Yesterday, I accidentally purchased an upgrade to Picturesque 2.0 for $12.95. I had completely forgot that I was going to get a free upgrade. This morning, in my e-mail, there was a free upgrade serial number. :) Just a while ago, I e-mailed Zac and he promptly refunded the accidental upgrade purchase through PayPal. When companies act like this one, that tells me they actually care about their customers. I wish more companies were like this...
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RJC.NJNYC
15 October 2018
Version: 2.5.0
Who was the previous developer?
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0.5
waryuser
14 October 2018
Version: 2.5.0
Whoever acquired picturesque went well out of their way to hide their identity. I don't trust this anymore. Remember when Mac apps used to be developed by individuals proud to say they made things?
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4.5
Morlo
26 September 2018
Version: 2.4.5
Mojave support please!! Simple, beautiful, practical.
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Pfackelmann
09 June 2018
Version: 2.4.5
I have v 2.4.4 and a license code: How can I update to 2.4.5? Mails to hello@picturesqueapp.com are bounced back.
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Kris-nx
17 September 2012
Version: 2.4.2
2.4.2 doesn't seem to work on OS X 10.6.8 32bit. Constantly crashing when I try to launch. I rolled back to 2.4.0 launched without a problem. Is 2.4.2 64bit only?
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H-a-l-
10 January 2012
Version: 2.4.0
Dreadful customer service. I bought this as part of a bundle less than a year ago. I updated it to the latest version and it then insisted that my serial number was "widely distributed" (whatever that actually means) and now will not launch. I've sent them three emails over the last two months pleading for them to tell me how get their app working again, and they have sent me no response, not even an acknowledgement that they've received my emails. At this point I'd say don't waste your money. If it fails, you're SOL.
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5
Leslie-Titze
25 August 2011
Version: 2.3.0
I use this app on a daily basis and it has always been 100% reliable. For what it claims to do it's an ideal app. I am going to miss the AppleScript portion of the app, however. I had hoped that the script dictionary might be enhanced rather than removed. Are there plans to bring that portion of Picturesque back in the near future.
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3.5
Levelbest
28 June 2011
Version: 2.2.0
Really a nice app, but it needs watermarking IMHO. I just started using it (bundle deal) and I see it has more going for it than I first thought. But I will still need another app for watermarking as This is all about my on-line presence, my blog, etc. Watermarking is a must and I am So weary of using several apps to do one thing. These guys are So close...
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Mlbkxbx
13 April 2010
Version: 2.1.9
While i really, really, like picturesque, IMHO it needs to do more. Just from the top of my head, how about adding text to pictures, core image filters, per picture settings, and maybe watermarks? I'm sure there are more features that people would agree on. Also, it would be cool if the batch resize feature could also cut pictures to preserve a certain aspect ratio (and if the cut should be made on all sides, or from a certain direction). I'm sure you get the idea. Also, when adding borders, maybe the value should be in percent (optionally), as the final result if up/downsized considerably, does not represent the the preview as it is now. a 40 pixel border is quite much on a 320 pixels wide thumb, while not as much on the fullsize preview if you get what i'm saying. Keep up the good work though.
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Thirdworldharold
23 March 2010
Version: 2.1.9
Pucturesque is marvelous for quick effects like reflections and drop shadows, but I also reverted to version 1.05 as the 2.xx versions produce noticeably blurry output. I am glad version one works in Snow Leopard. The developer has been unresponsive about this issue as I had called it to their attention many months ago and a new update was just very recently released without any fix.
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Tekl
05 January 2010
Version: 2.1.9
Still missing a sharpen filter and resize in the presets.
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Maulrat
30 September 2009
Version: 2.1.8
I really do like this program and I use it quite often ... that being said, I'm still using version 1 (1.0.5 to be exact) because the output from version 2 has (and still is) always been blurry to me compared to version 1 ... I don't understand why the image should be blurred when these "filters" are basically edge filters ... I believe this problem was supposed to be fixed in earlier versions but I'm just not seeing it.If the dev reads these feedbacks and is interested I'd be glad to provide some side by side comparisons.
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5
Sjsw
01 June 2009
Version: 2.1.5
Often it's not about "how much" an app can do, but rather how well it does what it does, how fast it does what it does, and how easy it does what it does. In all three cases Picturesque is primo and IMHO has no equal (and I own many apps of this kind). As a Web Designer/Developer this is an indispensable tool. Highly recommended.
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5
mathew-peterson
30 May 2009
Version: 2.1.4
Great app, definitely deserved the ADA!
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Leppe
13 April 2009
Version: 2.1.3
@The Developer: There is a small bug. -When you do a Cmd I from the program the version number says 2.1.1? But when you launch the program and you select "About Picturesque" the version number is 2.1.3? I believe 2.1.3 is the correct version number ;) but this possible could confuse some people when they browse the Finder searching for the most recent version. About the program self: 5 stars! Great price/value, very stable, regular updates with new functions and improvements, etc. With regards, Leppe One more thing: the Dutch translation is not very "OS X like" and contains also some small typo's.
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Thomasina
05 April 2009
Version: 2.1.3
This app is a five-trick wonder with very little creative scope. A utility more than an app, really, as any precise cropping or resizing is best done elsewhere. It looks very beautiful and is fine as far as it goes, but $35 for a something that does so little is a bit steep.
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Tsantee
14 May 2008
Version: 2.0
I was impressed with version 1 but it didn't have enough going on to get me to buy a license. I'm pleased they have added to Picturesque so I bought the version 2 license. It is a snap to use and very elegant. I'd like the cropping feature to allow specific measurements so I won't be using it for cropping. Reflections with the 3D tilt don't look right to me so I probably won't use them together. Otherwise it's easy, fun, creative and fast.
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brightonem
13 May 2008
Version: 2.0
This app is just one other reason of loving your Macs! Beautiful, efficient and again, beautiful! ;)
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Macintosh-Sauce
13 May 2008
Version: 2.0
I just want to tell everyone here my experience with this company. Quite a while ago, I purchased Picturesque 1.0 when they were offering lifetime free upgrades for a small additional fee (quite reasonable actually). Yesterday, I accidentally purchased an upgrade to Picturesque 2.0 for $12.95. I had completely forgot that I was going to get a free upgrade. This morning, in my e-mail, there was a free upgrade serial number. :) Just a while ago, I e-mailed Zac and he promptly refunded the accidental upgrade purchase through PayPal. When companies act like this one, that tells me they actually care about their customers. I wish more companies were like this...
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k0gg
13 May 2008
Version: 2.0
A change of heart all round. Mr Cohan and Acqualia have given free upgrades to people who purchased after April 1st, 2008, including MacZot buyers. Thank you for this.
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Patoche
13 May 2008
Version: 2.0
Woauw what a good app you did there ! now with the batch process, the effects, I like it a lot and use it for my web sites. What would be good is to have an ftp included ala ImageWell to upload the results at the end directly. Could you do this in a future update ? Just bought a licence. Pat
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Danway
12 May 2008
Version: 2.0
What? $34.95 for this? No way! Maybe for $9.95. Mediocre at best, save your money and buy a real image editor.
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Zac
12 May 2008
Version: 2.0
We're sending out an email to everyone who purchased Picturesque within the last month, including MacZOT buyers. Don't worry, we'll look after you. Hold tight.
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k0gg
12 May 2008
Version: 2.0
I would never have bought at MacZot had I known that version 1.04 would jump to version 2.0, 12 days later and required another $12.95 for the upgrade. It should state clearly on the auto-update dialog that this is a paid-for upgrade. I will not trade with Zac Cohan or acqualia.com again. I don't like being cheated.
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Hendo
12 May 2008
Version: 2.0
Looks like an awesome program! :)
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Jaharmi
11 October 2007
Version: 1.0.3
I find this application to be a decent competitor to others like ImageWell, but its apparent lack of resizing and cropping features - if they're there, I couldn't find them - is a showstopper for me. Otherwise, its feature set is very close to what I'd want for quick graphics I post to the Web. What I'm getting at is that Picturesque shows promise but it's not great yet.
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5
Hurz
24 April 2007
Version: 1.0
Really nice and straightforward app. Too bad that I build some scripts a few days ago to do (nearly) the same thing in PS… ;-) Would be good to have little fields to put values in in addition to the sliders…
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5
xRay7
23 April 2007
Version: 1.0
Super Application! Really amazing! Images batch processing is faster than Photohop. Picturesque is application for everyone Web-master! Very useful and fast. Cool customizable graphics effects. Pretty User Interface with animation! Really clipboard, Drag&Drop support. Low price for this kind of Pro-apps. Have a nice day!
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