Gluestick solves this problem by providing a simple and elegant interface to creating a graphic from your existing images. Easily create an icon. Stitch together some family photos for an iMovie. Create simple Web graphics. Easily resize graphics. Gluestick provides a quick and easy way to handle the common image needs of the average user.
Easy Mac OS X Icon Creation... Included with Gluestick are templates to assist in the creation of Mac OS X icons. Use templates for one click creation of icons, and also use Gluestick's preset image libraries to browse for images to add to your icon. Create your own custom image libraries to manage your existing assets.
First Class OS X Interface... Mac OS 10.5 Leopard introduces a new feature called Core Animation. Core Animation allows programs to take advantage of rich and smooth animated interfaces. Gluestick is one of the first programs to leverage CoreAnimation. Your entire composition animates as you build it. Layers fade into position as you add them. Images slide into place as you move them. Watch the effects you apply to your images animate as you change them.
CoreAnimation provides more capabilities than just a pretty workspace. Because Gluestick renders your composition in CoreAnimation, your composition will be created on your computer's graphics card. This ensures a snappy user experience. In addition, image effects are applied using Apples CoreImage API, which is also accelerated using your computers graphics card.