Picturesque
Picturesque
2.5.0

4.0

Picturesque free download for Mac

Picturesque

2.5.0
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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Macintosh-Sauce
13 May 2008

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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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Version 2.0
RJC.NJNYC
15 October 2018
Who was the previous developer?
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Version 2.5.0
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@timi
@timi
15 October 2018
Originally Acqualia Software
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@timi
14 October 2018
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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Version 2.5.0
3 answer(s)
snozdop
snozdop
14 October 2018
According to the Mac AppStore listing, the new "developer" is someone called "Noah Green".

I found his profile on ProductHunt where he claims to be the Picturesque Owner: https://www.producthunt.com/@mrgolders

He is also on Twitter at the same username: https://twitter.com/MrGolders

And the same profile photo is on this Noah Green's photos on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/noah.green.12

On this public profile: https://noah-green.carrd.co - linked from his Twitter page, there's also an email address listed: noahmagreen@gmail.com

All this is publicly available information. However, I can't find anything in any of his online profiles to suggest he has anything to do with Mac app development, though...
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@timi
@timi
14 October 2018
Thanks for doing some research! If you don't use the Mac App Store, there is no way to find any of this information. The GDPR privacy policy states "We are Picturesque" which, if the Mac App Store is not listing the company as Picturesque, then this person is not legally registered as a business named "Picturesque".

I really do appreciate your help figuring out who bought this. I still wouldn't trust it because of the efforts to hide this information, and the inconsistency with the GDPR privacy policy.
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snozdop
snozdop
14 October 2018
It's all a bit suspicious. If he's a legitimate developer, I don't know why he's gone to such lengths to hide his identity relating to this product.

The Picturesque website is breaking at least a few UK e-commerce/business laws/guidelines by not including actual contact details and business address.

Bit more information I found at the link below, is that he seems to work at Paddle.com which is a platform that sells other developers software: https://paddle.com

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/noah-green#section-overview
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Morlo
26 September 2018
Mojave support please!! Simple, beautiful, practical.
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Version 2.4.5
Pfackelmann
09 June 2018
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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Version 2.4.5
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panin-s
panin-s
09 October 2018
The original developer has taken our money and sold the app. The new app owner doesn't seem to care about the deal the previous developer has with the buyers. So we are in the limbo now.
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Kris-nx
17 September 2012
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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Version 2.4.2
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mikokim
mikokim
31 October 2013
2.4.3 launches just fine on Mavericks (MBP 17 - early 2011); but constantly crashes when I try to batch save multiple images; even when trying to save individual images it crashes. To bad, since it looks like a nifty app. Hey MacUpdate: the price is now $4.99 in the App Store and $4.95 on the developer's website.
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H-a-l-
10 January 2012
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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Version 2.4.0
1 answer(s)
Zac
Zac
24 August 2012
We didn't get your emails, please resend (maybe try from a different email address), and we'll make sure this gets corrected. Sorry for the frustration.
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Leslie-Titze
25 August 2011
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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Version 2.3.0
Levelbest
28 June 2011
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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Version 2.2.0
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gatovadio
gatovadio
27 July 2011
yeah, half-baked apps. join picturesque and quickscale and you have a complete app. i say if you're gonna do batch, do batch all the way. in the mean time, i found this guy ported phatch to the mac. it's a linux fave and it's highly configurable (yet a bit complicated). since it doesn't support a preview function, you have to do some trial and error before you come up with some good presets. phatch official page http://photobatch.stani.be/ phatch mac unofficial build http://clanmills.com/Phatch28-prerelease/ http://clanmills.com/articles/macinstallers/ (Phatch.dmg at the bottom of the page - another version maybe)
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Mlbkxbx
13 April 2010
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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Version 2.1.9
Thirdworldharold
23 March 2010
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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Version 2.1.9
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Gobra
Gobra
10 April 2010
It's really hard to produce sharp output with pure 3D renderer (OpenGL or similar) and as far as i can see Picturesque does use some 3D API. I can't say why 1.x was better - haven't tested it, but i think Picturesque is really good piece of software even despite of somewhere blurred output. At least we can sharp it a little, can't we?:)
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Version 2.1.9
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4.0

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.9.0 or later
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