Image Tricks Pro

Developer: Belight Software, ltd

Current Version: 3.9

Last Updated: 7 months ago

Download Size: 120.2 MB - Download


Image Tricks Pro lets you apply macOS Core Image filters and Quartz Compositions to your photos to achieve amazing effects. In addition to photo effects, Image Tricks Pro has embedded image generator for creating random images, and a collection of photo frames and borders to decorate your images even further.

Share photos with effects applied to Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and more.

The Pro Edition includes:
• 160 image filters;
• 192 frames;
• 74 vector borders;
• 225 unique masks;
• 41 Quartz compositions;
• 20 image generators.

Tricks with Filters and Compositions:
• Adjust colors (Saturation, Brightness, Contrast, Sepia, etc.)
• Blur images (Motion Blur, Sharpen Luminance, Unsharp Mask, etc.)
• Distort faces and more (Bump, Pinch, Twirl, etc.)
• Turn a photo into art (Mosaic, Color Pencil, Halftone, etc.)
• Blend two pictures together (Page Curl, Checkerboard, etc.)
• Tile an image, create a kaleidoscope out of it, crop it, and much more!

Picture Frames and Borders
• 114 photo frames and 65 vector borders for your photos.
• Zoom in and position your photo inside.
• Flip frames and apply shadows to them.

Image Generators:
• Random images created using mathematical algorithms.
• Control all of the parameters with easy-to-use controls.
• Set the core colors of the generated image.


Release Notes:

• Introduced "Use Background Color" in the Options dialog of Save/Export. Useful when a user doesn't want to preserve transparency, but use the background color instead.
• Added the ability to share an edited image to Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and more.
• New background images added.
• Improved program UI.
• Filter effects were revised and fixed where necessary.
• Filter parameters (Width, Radius, etc.) adopt to image size automatically when the picture is changed.
• Fixed the problem with incorrect transparency for some borders, frames and masks.
• Photo Effects: Chrome, Fade, Instant, Mono, Noir, Process, Tonal, Transfer were grouped together.
• Similar filters were grouped as following:
Kaleidoscope Tiles (Eightfold Reflected, Sixfold Reflected, Sixfold Rotated, Triangle Tile, Twelvefold Reflected);
Rectangular Tiles (Glide Reflected, Fourfold Rotated);
Acute Angle Tiles (Fourfold Reflected, Fourfold Translated).
• Fixed the problem with mouse/trackpad usage on Triangle Kaleidoscope filter.
• Removed filters: BL Sobel, BL Rectangular Splash, Accordion Ford Transition.
• Multiple other improvements.


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 3.0.1
Review by Jake90210Jake

good but i have a problem... - i love this app it is great for editing photos and making them look really cool and all buttt i have one small problem. When i go to put them in iPhoto they say that it is an unreadable pic. I have noticed that it says "PDF" on the pic when it is on my desktop soo i tried to change the format but i dont know how. I wanted to set this pic that i made as my backround but i cant seem to do it because when i go to change the backround pic it doesnt show up in my desktop and when i go to iPhoto it obviuosly doesnt show up either because i am un able to put it into iPhoto... can someone please help me? i am somehwat new to mac but i am totally loving it!

Found helpful by 11 out of 13 people
Version 3.0.3
Review by booklovertoo

Crashes Constantly - I just bought this and am already annoyed that I spent $9.99 on a program that was supposed to have had the bugs worked out but obviously doesn't. The program crashes every couple of minutes no matter what I'm trying to do. DO NOT buy this until they rework it a lot.

Found helpful by 49 out of 51 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 3.9
Review by Jfsmith1222

Good app - I use this app all the time. I have enjoyed using it very much. There are two problems with it. Sometimes when I am applying multiple effects, it crashes the system. Also, the last update took away one of my favorite effects. That was the rectangular splash. I would recommend trying this to see if you like it.

Found helpful by 3 out of 3 people
Version 3.9
Review by J. Monahan, Pennsylvania

Image Tricks Pro - "A well-made program that offers a host of visual enhancements. The ease of use is remarkable for the extent of features offered. The only drawback is that using too many visual effects can cause the program to crash. Use it with care, and it is a tool that is well worth the price."

Found helpful by 2 out of 2 people
Version 3.9
Review by ReblerBone

Image Tricks Pro - Have been using Image Tricks Pro for many years! Minimal learning curve. Numerous layouts and filters .....and more great designs. Works perfectly. Never had an issue! It is my 2nd favorite app (after Photoshop). I highly recommend Image Tricks Pro!

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people
Version 3.9
Review by DulceMuse

Fantastic kaleidoscopes - I use Image Tricks Pro to create psychedelic images. Love it!

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people
Version 3.9
Review by Abundant Grace

Close to being great - It is wonderful to have so many frames and masks to choose from but the inability to size the image inside the mask makes them near worthless. The speed of this app makes quick edits a breeze but it is far too limited. Is it worth $10.00? No. This app has the potential to be a quick image powerhouse but doesn’t seem to allow you to create the finishing touches. I kept finding myself playing with it and then giving up and using some other program to do the work. Many neat effects, frames and masks but the filters on the left side are the only real useable tools. (And I can do those tasks in 3 other programs I own and even some of them in the free Photo App)

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people