Visage
Visage
2.4.2

4.9

Visage free download for Mac

Visage2.4.2

31 October 2007

Customize your login/boot panel, and more.

Overview

Visage is a System Preferences pane that allows you to easily and safely customize the appearance of your Mac. You can run screen savers as your desktop background, customize your login panel, personalize system alerts, and more! Visage keeps track of Apple's default settings for every customization, so you can easily switch back to the original settings at any time.

  • Desktop Effects: Visage allows you to run screen savers in the background on your desktop while you work. Visage remembers your favorite desktop effects and can automatically rotate among them at a designated time interval. Visage lets you control the CPU usage of the effects and can even start desktop effects automatically at login.

  • Login Background: Visage lets you use any jpeg image as the background image of your login screen. Visage can even select a random image from your collection so that you will see a different background every time you log out!

  • Login Panel: Visage makes it easy to customize the login panel itself. You may use your own images in place of the Apple logo and 'Mac OS X' image. Visage maintains a collection of your favorite images so that you can quickly and easily change between them. You may also display a textual banner, which is useful for organizations that wish to display a message to all users prior to login.

  • Personal Alerts: Visage lets you personalize your system alerts. You can have alerts such as the shut down confirmation say your name or any other phrase!

If you like to personalize your Mac, Visage is an essential tool!!

What's new in Visage

Version 2.4.2:
  • Compatible with Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard.
  • Login background feature works in Leopard.
  • Updated eSellerate libraries to fix registration problems in Leopard.

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How would you rate Visage app?

20 Reviews of Visage

5
Picon
11 April 2008
Version: 2.4.2

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Had a little time on my hands, so I tested a few apps (xBack, Visage, DeskSaver, DesktopSaver, and Wallsaver). xBack and Visage are shareware, the others are freeware. In a nutshell, you get what you pay for. xBack and Visage are feature rich compared to the others. I wanted to like xBack, but with activity monitor opened to watch the amount of real memory usage and CPU, I was quite surprised. With xBack running, switch around between various screen savers. Doing this, the real memory jumped from around 20mb to more than 300mb, and as somone else stated, CPU usage was around 40% or more. Also, after switching screen savers a few times, some of them failed to load the second time around. It was enough to give me cause for concern. I am running an intel iMac with 10.5.2. Visage had none of these problems, plus it offers more features to customize your mac. It is a preference pain, not a stand alone app. One of its preferences allows you to choose 5 different levels of CPU usage. I used the lowest setting, switched around my various screen savers numerous times, and the real memory stayed around 20-30mb, with CPU usage dependent on the specific screen saver. A more complex saver used more CPU, but when you chose a simple one, the CPU usage came back down. As for the freeware, they all worked to get your screen saver on your desktop, but that was basically it. No ability to change savers from the program, can't look at the individual savers options, no randomizing, etc. But they worked, and their screensaver engines used roughly the same amount of memory/CPU as Visage. My favorite of the free group was Wallsaver. But if I get such a product, Visage would be my #1 choice.
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bb553
29 October 2014
Version: 2.4.2
Currently (October 2014), clicking the "Register" button in the Visage Preference Pane gives: -- Unable to complete your request... The Sanity Software product line is not available through the eSellerate system. For more information, please contact Sanity Software.[ http://keakaj.com/support.htm ] Error: Pub_NotApproved -- Since the PayPal option listed in the Visage Read Me: (snip) Registering: You may try Visage for free with absolutely no restrictions for 7 days. After the trial period, you are requested to pay $9.95 or some functionality may be limited. To register, simply open Visage in System Preferences and click the Register button. By registering, you will help ensure that this wonderful program continues to be improved in the future! If you prefer, you can pay using PayPal instead of eSellerate. (snip) ... doesn't appear to be there either anymore, there is an issue of how to pay for registrations of Sanity Software products for OS X, before the software demo period expires? And, yes, I've Emailed the Sanity Software support Email address, but I haven't gotten a message back yet.
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4.5
Kzx72
29 March 2011
Version: 2.4.2
One of those rare all in one programs that hasn't been updated in some time unfortunately. Love it if the dev released a 64 bit version for OS X Lion.
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5
Picon
11 April 2008
Version: 2.4.2
Had a little time on my hands, so I tested a few apps (xBack, Visage, DeskSaver, DesktopSaver, and Wallsaver). xBack and Visage are shareware, the others are freeware. In a nutshell, you get what you pay for. xBack and Visage are feature rich compared to the others. I wanted to like xBack, but with activity monitor opened to watch the amount of real memory usage and CPU, I was quite surprised. With xBack running, switch around between various screen savers. Doing this, the real memory jumped from around 20mb to more than 300mb, and as somone else stated, CPU usage was around 40% or more. Also, after switching screen savers a few times, some of them failed to load the second time around. It was enough to give me cause for concern. I am running an intel iMac with 10.5.2. Visage had none of these problems, plus it offers more features to customize your mac. It is a preference pain, not a stand alone app. One of its preferences allows you to choose 5 different levels of CPU usage. I used the lowest setting, switched around my various screen savers numerous times, and the real memory stayed around 20-30mb, with CPU usage dependent on the specific screen saver. A more complex saver used more CPU, but when you chose a simple one, the CPU usage came back down. As for the freeware, they all worked to get your screen saver on your desktop, but that was basically it. No ability to change savers from the program, can't look at the individual savers options, no randomizing, etc. But they worked, and their screensaver engines used roughly the same amount of memory/CPU as Visage. My favorite of the free group was Wallsaver. But if I get such a product, Visage would be my #1 choice.
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5
Freedom4
13 May 2006
Version: 2.4.1
Excellent little application. If you like to personalize your computer, then you'll love this program. It looks great in your system preferences, so you don't have to open yet another application. The features range from putting screensavers on your desktop to changing the login screen to other fun things (and you can make the finder icon with the hat your actual finder icon - looks nice). While some of these features may be found elsewhere, I haven't seen any other programs that let you do so much with them so easily, especially not for the price! Definitely try it out for yourself.
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5
SwordMaster62
08 November 2005
Version: 2.2.2
Fantastico! I've used Visage since time began (or since I had a B&W G3) through OS 9 right up to Tiger. Thanks Keaka for a fun, easy to use app, and thanks for your consistantly professional and pleasant correspondence whenever I've had questions. Keep up the great work & thanks for the Visage! SM62
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Jeff-H-
02 September 2005
Version: 2.2
I can't say truthfully if Visage conflicted with my MANY upgrades on my G4 (the only original part is the motherboard, all of the PCI slots are full-Super ATA controller card, Alchemy TV card, M-audio 7.1 card, and a Powerlogix processor upgrade), but I started to experience some strange stuff after I installed Visage. I definately know better that to install any appearance altering software with all these upgrades...I've never had good luck with software like Shapeshifter, MightyMouse, etc... but I got a little temp insanity and tried it. Again, it caused kernel panicks, freezes, etc... Not knocking the software just didn't work for me.
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Anonymous
14 July 2005
Version: 2.1
Your 1.2.4 is only 1.2.3 Why do you name it as 1.2.4 when it's only 1.2.3?
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5
Bob_weiner
29 June 2005
Version: 2.0
Very easy to use, and works great under Tiger. Thank you Keaka Jackson, for making Visage available under Tiger!
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Anonymous
25 June 2005
Version: 2.0
Yayyyy, Visage is back, and a free upgrade to boot, Nice work!!!
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Bob_weiner
21 June 2005
Version: 1.2.4
Are there any Tiger compatible programs that have Visage's equivalent functionality?
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2.75
Paul Olson
16 May 2005
Version: 1.2.4
Visage 1.2.4 does not work with 10.4 Tiger. No change to appearances upon reboot.
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Anonymous
08 May 2005
Version: 1.2.4
It worked grate with 10.3 but after I installed 10.4- "Visage 1.2.4 " doesn't work properly anymore and so far the author didn't show his interest to quick update his program (last update was 10/04/2002). Should I wait or just delete “Visage” from the computer and forged it?
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4
Anonymous
09 February 2005
Version: 1.2.4
Visage conflicts with Exposé in OS X-causing the F keys to not function, the hot corners don't work along with the Command-Tab feature.
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4.5
Anonymous
07 September 2004
Version: 1.2.4
i just love this program but all the features dont work in panther,specificly the choice of changing the apple icon on the login panel,hopefully there will be an update soon to make the software i bought work
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Anonymous
10 July 2004
Version: 1.2.4
When bob_weiner says that it isn't panther (or tiger) compadable yet....I'd imagine he's talking about the images used as "default" inside of teh program, you know? It still uses the Jaguar pictures, which get on my nevers, since I never used Jag. I went cold-turkey from 9 to Panther. I waited until all the bugs were worked out and Quark and Adobe all went native. Hope the dev updates this...it really does look AWESOME.....check out www.resexcellence.com for a list of PREMADE BootX panels, just for kicks!
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5
Anonymous
29 April 2004
Version: 1.2.4
Fully customize the look of "your" Mac to fit your personality. An 11 out of a 10 star program. If you are wanting a new look for your precious mac then this is the way to go. I've tried a lot of different programs and none of them work as good as Visage. It's easy and fun to use.
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4.5
Anonymous
27 February 2004
Version: 1.2.4
This has been working just fine for me under OSX.3.2 (Panther). Not sure what I am doing right, but I have had no problems so far. Awesome application!!!!
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bob_weiner
21 December 2003
Version: 1.2.4
Excellent program, though it's not Panther compatible yet. Looking forward to the update!
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4.75
Anonymous
30 September 2003
Version: 1.2.4
If you're looking for customizable options for desktops, Start-up Panels and Start-up back grounds, this app is the way to go. Easy to use , and easy to amuse.
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5
Charlie
21 September 2003
Version: 1.2.4
This is a really great program. One of the best.
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