Everybody has photos, and sooner or later each of us will crop, resize, rotate, convert, compress and share some of those photos. Nearly every decent Mac photo enhancement or image altering app does that, but few of them do it so easily or so cheaply.
Here’s a quick look at ImaPic, a free to not-quite-free Mac photo and image app that does not edit, instead, it alters. There’s a difference. ImaPic is not like Pixelmator, which is akin to Photoshop Lite, an effects and filters feature laden photo editor and image processor with more bells and whistles than politician lies during an election campaign.
Instead, ImaPic alters photos and images, and those alterations include the basics.
- Draw on
Fair enough, right? Sooner or later every Mac user with a photo will want to accomplish that, and some of us need to mix and match those functions and apply them to a few dozen or even hundreds of photos at a time.
ImaPic makes photo and image altering easier than ever. Just drag and drop to the app’s icon in the Mac Menubar. Here’s what you get in return. I pulled this image from Safari; drag and drop.
What you get is the image surrounded by a handful of useful tools. To the left you’ll see options to rotate, adjust, and trim the image. The bottom displays the dimensions and there’s an option to save it to the ImaPic folder in the Mac’s Pictures folder.
The right side column displays the ubiquitous Sharing Box, plus other useful options. By the way, the Sharing Box, when clicked, displays the standard OS X options for Twitter, Facebook, AirDrop, Mail, and Messages. And, you can draw on the images.
The first time I tried ImaPic I was disappointed that there were no file renaming options in batch mode. They’re in there. Other options are available, too, because ImaPic is more of a free trial app. You’ll have to spend a few bucks to get all the functions above and there’s not a clear delineation between free and Pro features until you try it out, so free doesn’t mean what it used to mean.
Still, ImaPic, even the Pro version, is an extremely handy and efficient way to handle batch photo and image altering about as quickly as it can be done. What you won’t get are photo effects and filters.