PhotoLine
PhotoLine
23.01
4.3
0.0
PhotoLine free download for Mac

PhotoLine

Version 23.01

Professional-level image effects processor.

PhotoLine overview

PhotoLine is an image processing utility, image browser, layout program, vector editor, batchconverter and Web editor with a multitude of powerful functions.

PhotoLine is available as 32 or 64 bit application. Imaging functions supported are Lab, CMYK, 16-bit channels, ICC profiles, and raw data profiles for digital cameras. PhotoLine offers all the tools you need: Painting, cloning, filtering, blending and flood fill, special effects like squirl, shadow, glowing, distorb, morphing, 3d projection. Also supports, working layers, clipping layers, dynamic layer effects. EXIF digital camera data and IPTC data are also supported. Multiple undo/redo levels, plugin filters and much more.

Save and read your PDF-files with PhotoLine. Create vector graphics, add, remove, move vector points. Convert lines to beziers, fill with pattern, etc.

PhotoLine also has an action recorder. You can record your jobs and use the batch converter to convert them into an animated gif. Do all your work for the Web with PhotoLine. Transparent and animated GIFs, animations, JPEG2000, HD-Photo, Flash format (swf). Create animated buttons, image maps, and more with PhotoLine!

What’s new in version 23.01

Updated on Dec 16 2021

Version 23.01:
Improvements:
  • Focus Stacking: With progress indicator
  • Focus Stacking: Result has the bit depth of the source images.
  • Stitch: Result has the bit depth of the source images.
Bug fixes:
  • Icon bars: If displayed with shadows, the shadow had the wrong intensity.
  • 3D bodies: Color change when effect was turned off and did not redraw enough when turned on again.
  • Stitch function: There was visible seam when combining images with different exposures.
  • Panorama function: Progress bar was full too early with "Create Sum Layer".
  • Panorama-Funktion: Ergebnis bekommt einen Namen
  • Focus Stacking: The names of the original layers are kept, result also gets a name.
  • Mesh Gradient tool: Pressing and releasing Alt lost selection.
  • Raw import: Crash with a specific CR3 file fixed.
  • Raw import: Appeared 2x in lists.
  • Effects > Effect Filters > Emboss: Fixed possible crash when image was not aligned to page pixels.
  • Form Lasso dialog: After changing the document zoom, the lasso frame was sometimes displayed incorrectly.
  • Scripting: SaveAs did not display a dialog.
  • PDF import, mesh gradient: Mesh gradients that form a closed circle were not read.
  • Adjustment layers: If the mask was a white rectangle, child layers were not added to the mask.
  • Hue/Saturation, Adjustments Layers dialog: Now has intensity sliders so that an intensity set via the large dialog can be post-processed.

Information

License

Shareware

Size

51.1 MB

Developer’s website

https://www.pl32.com/

Downloads

41223

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Intel 32
  • OS X 10.9.0 or later
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tiptop
tiptop
Dec 9 2020
22.50
5.0
Dec 9 2020
5.0
Version: 22.50
This is an excellent app and even supports Apple Silicon! Great work!
piquadratpi2
piquadratpi2
Mar 2 2020
22.00
5.0
Mar 2 2020
5.0
Version: 22.00
PhotoLine is a very fast, stable and comfortable program. It has many features and can do nearly everything with pictures and graphics. As mentioned below (Tom) all is very simple to reach. And it is always updated and runs on all my systems without any problem. A big thanks to the developer...
Tom-Fulery
Tom-Fulery
Apr 12 2016
19.50
5.0
Apr 12 2016
5.0
Version: 19.50
Photoline is one of the best-kept Mac secrets ever; a professional graphics workhorse that does everything but the dishes. Other apps claim to replace Photoshop, but only Photoline & GIMP really do. Photoline, Photoshop & GIMP all do similar things in different ways. But for serious image work, SVG drawing or page layout, nothing can top Photoline’s simplicity, stability & power. It’s the easiest, most versatile graphics app I’ve used since Freehand bit the dust. It runs flawlessly on OS X, & costs about the same as renting Photoshop for 3 months. Photoline’s spartan but extremely customizable interface provides a range of advanced, very customizable tools, filters, effects, brushes, KB shortcuts, layer & mask modes, a killer SVG drawing mode, 3D mode, image-tracing, multi-page layout features, 32 & 64-bit modes for Photoshop plugins, dozens of import/export formats & a lot more. Photoline can also host & run other apps to utilize their features. And it does it all in a clean 63 MB (Adobe bloatware it ain't!). The learning curve isn’t steep, but the terminology & actions are innovative & a bit unorthodox (for example, ’feathering,’ is called ‘soft edge’). As with most graphic apps, experimentation aids learning. I also use GIMP, the award-winning free professional open-source Photoshop rival with countless free plugins online. AffinityPhoto & AffinityDesigner also have many great features. Together, these apps do way more than Photoshop for a fraction of its cost. And without all the intrusive Adobe adware.
Eviandem
Eviandem
Feb 22 2016
19.03
5.0
Feb 22 2016
5.0
Version: 19.03
UI could be nicer, but the functionality is nearly equal to Photoshop. One of my essential apps. Use it for years now
Prologos
Prologos
May 25 2015
19.00
4.5
May 25 2015
4.5
Version: 19.00
Using PhotoLine for a long time now. Its quick, with almost to many futures. It never let me hang. Has some little glitches, but its nice to work with. I like to have PL in my Apps
PieterOpie
PieterOpie
Feb 27 2014
18.02
0.0
Feb 27 2014
0.0
Version: 18.02
I am getting too old for steep learning curves. I hate reading manuals! I use a whole slew of programs and apps to achieve what I want. It's the cheater's way..... This app seems to complicated and scary for dweebs like me and therefore the money would be wasted even though it is not that expensive for a good product.
Adrenochrom
Adrenochrom
Sep 24 2013
17.55
5.0
Sep 24 2013
5.0
Version: 17.55
After getting frustrated with Adobe Photoshop i switched to PhotoLine some years ago. Yes the GUI is ugly but it is getting better with every single Update. Yes, when you are comming from Photoshop you will have a big learning curve but hey, it is worth to deal with ! And yes, i also like GIMP, but PhotoLine has a lot of features you will wait another 4-5 Years till they get something similar.
Volstag
Volstag
Jul 4 2012
17.10
2.0
Jul 4 2012
2.0
Version: 17.10
I've used photoline for far too long. Well, enough. Here's the facts on this thing, from someone who has used it since 2005, and has had to deal with the programmer more times that he ever cared to. The only thing that makes this better than GIMP is the CMYK support. Photoline is great for quickly cropping JPEGs, which of course can be done in just about anything. There are better things out there for editing JPEGs, and preparing things in CMYK. Likewise, there are far superior DTP apps available, as well as vector editors. If you shoot in RAW, don't get Photoline at all. It can't handle it. And Gerhard Huber, the programmer, won't admit there's a problem. In fact, he admits to having not tested it fully. My testing shows it will work ok with Olympus and Hasselblad, but forget about Sony, Canon, Nikon, and Minolta. Huber seems to think you can use adjustment layers to fix his incorrectly interpolated RAW files, he told me this directly. Which brings us to the filters. Horrible. I've never gotten a usable result from almost all of the filters, even the basic color adjustment stuff, like Hue and Saturation. In contrast to just screwing around in Photoshop for a few seconds, where I can accidentally do almost anything and it looks good. Photoline, on the other hand, never looks good if you start changing things. There are so many random bugs in Photoline, and always have been. They never get fixed, unless someone complains, and provides highly detailed proof that there is, in fact, a bug. Gerhard Huber's first response to a bug report is always, "You are incorrect. We don't have a problem here." I'm now convinced they actually don't use their software, or have anything more than a basic understanding of programming or the subject they are writing the program for, i.e., image editing. The special effects are even worse than the basic filters. Distort image with image (similar to Photoshop's Displace filter) simply doesn't work. Aside from crashing the app when making adjustments, the results of the effect are beyond useless. It's unpredictable (though repeatable if all parameters are the same), and literally distorts whatever image you use as if a black hole were ripping it apart. And that's on moderate settings. Other effects are just plain silly, and sometimes blindingly bright and bizarre. Photoline has long tried to combine image editing, layout, and vector design. It's a great notion, until you realize these people know very little about any of these things, let alone how to write an application to perform these tasks. Vector editing is a nightmare. The ends of curved lines are not straight, so you have to tweak each one if you're doing an arc. And it's far from precise or perfect. Objects routinely protrude beyond the frame which contains them, making alignment imprecise, and sometimes impossible. The whole thing can quickly go wonky. DTP--I wouldn't try to publish a newsletter with it, but it's good enough for flyers and business cards (though it will likely take a whole day to do anything that is more than rudimentary). In the end, the biggest problem comes from the lack of support. This app is quite old, and it still functions like it fell off the idea truck three days ago. Given recent communication with the Huber fellow, I'd have to say he doesn't care, and doesn't have the understanding of how it all works anyway. He said to me, "You are right, that the images open different to the preview images (which are embedded into the raw files in JPEG format). That's quite normal. To open Raw images is not so easy as opening JPEG images. PhotoLine creates an adjustment layer when ever you open a raw file. Here you can make your settings to make the images look like you want." He told me this, in connection to the RAW import bug. I had sent him files saved in JPEG that I had imported with Mac Preview (which produced the same image as Photoshop's Camera RAW), along with the same file imported into Photoline (the difference is dramatic). The man is an idiot, who consistently blames others for the failings of his software. How anyone could mistake the files I sent for embedded previews is clear indication of the problem. But he had initially blamed me for the problem, saying, "This sounds like you have disabled demosaicing. That's not possible on the normal release version." Well, if it's not possible, then it's a bug in the program.
prLab
prLab
May 24 2012
17.10
0.0
May 24 2012
0.0
Version: 17.10
Seems like an alternative to Canvas, which I can't use on Lion.
M-Rick
M-Rick
May 9 2012
17.10
4.0
May 9 2012
4.0
Version: 17.10
If there was something to have to be changed in this software it is the GUI, everything else is very good. A real alternative for a professional work.
Robert-Kroon
Robert-Kroon
Nov 4 2011
16.54
5.0
Nov 4 2011
5.0
Version: 16.54
Very good image application. I use this together with the colorperfect plugin and the neat-image plugin. It gives me a very good workflow scanning color negatives (16-bits per channel) and converting them to beautiful color images. PhotoLine easily beats Photoshop CS3 for my work. PhotoLine is rock solid and can handle 16-bits per channel images.
Jack75
Jack75
Sep 29 2011
16.53
4.5
Sep 29 2011
4.5
Version: 16.53
One more half star for an improved GUI.
Uniquepito
Uniquepito
Feb 24 2011
16.51
0.0
Feb 24 2011
0.0
Version: 16.51
Show me any feature which Photoline has and Gimp doesn't! Wake up ppl! It's not worth the money if you try the Gimp.
Rpp
Rpp
Oct 7 2010
16.11
5.0
Oct 7 2010
5.0
Version: 16.11
This is a very good image processing application. Pretty much the only real and fully featured alternative to Photoshop CS5 at fraction of it's price. I researched a lot of applications to find a lighter and cheaper replacement for Photoshop and this one actually is the only one which f.e. has full support for 16-bit Lab. It can be clunky, has some bugs, but it's stable and not a cute barely useful toy like most of others. It works!
Leonledragon
Leonledragon
Dec 21 2009
15.54
1.0
Dec 21 2009
1.0
Version: 15.54
At this price Photoshop element is a bargain... Also, updates come too often with supplement...
Mitch-de
Mitch-de
Aug 26 2009
15.5
0.0
Aug 26 2009
0.0
Version: 15.5
Working perfect also in OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard ! For semiprofessionals & hobbiest the best software doing "Photoshop" work. Adobe hasnt that reached ;)
Magosilvan
Magosilvan
Apr 20 2009
15.05
3.0
Apr 20 2009
3.0
Version: 15.05
I must apologize for my former appreciation: PhotoLine is not a sort of halfway between Photoshop and Pixelmator, it has more to say, but it isn't surely mac friendly. It is full of options but the Help is poor or referring to not corresponding screenshots from Windows version.
Jmleonfounlin
Jmleonfounlin
Mar 22 2009
15.01
5.0
Mar 22 2009
5.0
Version: 15.01
PhotoLine 15 may not have as beautiful an interface as Pixelmator, but it is very powerful. As far as I know it is the only editing photo app which allows you to use most editing tools in Lab (without the need to convert the image to Lab, though you can so if you will) or HSV-HIS mode directly within the tools. Raw Developer also permits editing curves not only in RGB but also in Lab (but it is a raw converter). It also supports CMYK. Contrary to what has been said there is a history palette, but PL doesn't have quite the same terminology as PS (View -> Dialog -> Undo List). Sharpening can be done non destructively (on a layer). The app also makes it possible to use screen and printer ICC profile (I use Spyder3 Pro and PrintFX Pro). It can also create HDR images and can import raw images. Recently I've done all my editing in PL 15 up to framing and watermarking and exporting for web (leaving raw editing to Capture One 4 though). Really, this app deserves much more than the review I've read here but you have to go beyond the not so tasty face. Remember that it is also relatively cheap. For all the features, it is a real bargain in fact.
Magosilvan
Magosilvan
Feb 23 2009
15.01
3.0
Feb 23 2009
3.0
Version: 15.01
Interesting, ambitious graphic app. A sort of halfway between Photoshop and Pixelmator, but not yet mature: it misses a History panel and vectorial instruments are not yet easy to use. Basis are good and if the developer perfects its work, I think it can begin a real competitor at least of Photoshop Elements (which, for now, I'll continue to use).
Bmonno
Bmonno
Dec 21 2007
14.02
5.0
Dec 21 2007
5.0
Version: 14.02
excellent program, not only for images (e.g. pdf), many good features, fast even with great images. I use it more than year an never missed PSE or pixelmator! BTW: Apple didn't want any fee for upgradig from 10.4.10 to 10.5.0?
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