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Intaglio is a full featured, easy to use vector* graphics editor for the Mac. Introduced in 2003 and refined continuously, It’s a mature, reliable tool taking full advantage of the powerful graphics built into the Mac to bring you high-end capabilities at an affordable price. As a general purpose drawing tool, it’s great for use in all the following areas. Intaglio is a free download, and if you like it you can purchase the ability to save your work within the app.

• Casual & Business Drawing
A classic MacDraw heritage means it’s easy to learn and use.
Supports many vector and bitmap graphic file formats, both new and old.
Flexible rulers, grids, guides and smart guides and many powerful drawing tools.
Easily customized and exchanged workspaces and drawing templates.
Create and play slideshow presentations.
Reads old drawings from AppleWorks, ClarisDraw and MacDraw II/Pro.
Export and import SVG, PDF and EPS files. Imported graphics may be used as is or, in many cases, converted to editable graphics.

• Graphic Design
Professional grade pen tool for detailed path editing.
Powerful path editing features including subpath control, boolean operations, stroke control and offset.
Variable stroke width.
Pressure sensitive freehand tool.
Converts bitmap images into vector paths.
Complex gradients and editable vector patterns.
Sophisticated, scalable GPU enabled effects using both custom filters and any available CoreImage filters.
Colorsync support with multiple colorspaces and profiles.
Calligraphic stroke brushes and infinitely customizable dashes.
User defined style sheets.

• User Interface Design
Create vector icons and other elements with scalable special effects.
Align vector elements to output pixels and work in bitmap preview mode.
Export vector files or bitmap images smoothly scaled to any resolution.

• Text Design & Layout
Full access to fonts and font features, ligatures, small caps, superscripts, etc.
Multiple paragraphs, with separate tab rulers, indents, spacing, etc.
Attach text baselines to arbitrary shapes (e.g., text on a curve).
Flow text into arbitrary shapes, including those with holes and multiple columns.
Treat text as graphic objects but edit it as text.
Convert character glyphs into editable paths.

• Mechanical & Architectural Design
Powerful 2D drafting features for creating scale drawings.
Multiple rulers, measurement tools, units and layers.
Many predefined, fully customizable arrows.
Automatic dimension lines with manual override.
Calculates graphic area and perimeter.

• Automation
Fully scriptable for use with AppleScript or Automator. Includes nine prepackaged Automator Actions and unlimited scripting possibilities.

Intaglio Sketchpad is available for iOS devices.

* With many image editors you paint strokes or erase pixels on the screen. Intaglio is different because it allows you to create and edit shapes and text blocks. These “vector” graphic elements retain their shape and attributes and can be edited at any time. For example, you can adjust color, line thickness, or fix spelling mistakes at any time. To erase an element you simply select it and delete it without affecting whatever might be behind it.

What’s New

Version 3.9.5

Add support for macOS High Sierra.

Ratings and Reviews

3.3 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Kaleberg ,

No longer works with Mountain Lion

I tried to do an update using the App Store, but now my existing version no longer works and I cannot load a new version.

estebanha ,

A modern drawing program with a hand to the past

I have used all sorts of drawing programs on the mac since 1987 (I was young and eager then!) My first was MacDraw, and I have tried almost anything out there since. I could say that the capacity to explain ideas on a drawing, to organize projects, to draw plans for space organization, etc, etc, gave me an advantage that helped me professionally to raise to-and-through management levels over my career in the Publishing industry. Later in my life, on my own guesthouse business I have used drawing programs to plan space use, construction and renovation floorplans, forms, and all sorts of organizational drawings.
Intaglio has all the features that a modern drawing program should have. It may not have all the bells and whistles that other expensive or bloated programs boast, but it has everything necessary for an intermediate drawing program, and then some…
And it has a feature that for me is very important: I have hundreds of drawing files from the past, when I used MacDraw II/Pro, ClarisDraw and AppleWorks (that were killed heartlessly and without compunction or compassion by Apple) that Intaglio can open without a sweat. That for me is almost a miracle!
Give it a try, you’ll find it visually clean, solid, easy to master; a drawing program to the core...

Mike D K ,

Why hide the price?

It’s probably a great app for what it does. However, the simple fact is, you’re really just downloading a very limited demo for free. The app costs money to use it for anything it was designed for. Stop being misleading just to get people to download your app first. If it’s really all that decent, then just post your price like everyone else! So annoying when you really are just looking for a free app to do some simple vector graphic and waste your time on this misleading tactic.


Nick Nallick
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