Picturesque makes images gorgeous for your website.

Drag and drop images onto Picturesque, and choose from among Picturesque's 5 tasteful effects. All Picturesque's effects work well together, and are widely used around the web to make images more beautiful. It's the perfect tool for web designers and bloggers.

EFFECTS (and parameters you can customise):
• 3D perspective (rotation & elevation)
• Reflection (opacity, length, offset)
• Shadow & Glow (opacity, blur, colour, angle & distance)
• Curved Corners (choose which corners to round, and by how much)
• Stroke (colour, width, position of the stroke)

• Simple and beautiful interface
• Batch resizing & beautifying (perfect for thumbnails)
• Presets to keep track of your favourite styles
• Built-in cropping
• Coloured or transparent background
• Save into TIFF, JPG or PNG

2007 Apple Design Award winner
4.5/5 Mice from Macworld Magazine

What’s New

Version 2.5.0

Update for compatibility with 10.14 Mojave, and Dark mode.

Ratings and Reviews

3.3 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

tqwhite ,

It does not rotate

Nice program. Does a good job with effects. Smooth.

But, rotating is a basic function. I’ll use it for my current project and when I think of it, but, without rotation it might fall by hte wayside.

justinluey ,

Great app, that does exactly what it promised.

It appears that the people who left negative reviews didn't read the app description. (Pro Tip: Before paying for an app, read the entire description and visit the developer's web site. They often have screencasts and demos of the apps. If you made a mistake in purchasing, ask Apple for refund, don't leave an unfair review.)

I have been using this app for years, and it does exactly what it's supposed to do. It's not a Photoshop or even Pixelmator replacement, it's an app for quickly adding certain effects. Play around with the different sliders and options, and you will be surprised how easy it is to add borders, reflections, perspectives, and shadows. You can also combine effects easily. Of course you can do these effects yourself with other apps, but it is a much more involved process. Picturesque is all about making it fast and easy, even for an absolute beginner.

The "killer" feature of Picturesque is "Presets". Once you have an effect or combination of effects you like, you can save it to use over and over again. I use it for web design and I can't even calculate how much time it has saved me.

sportscarma ,

Great little application - exactly what I needed

Although this product has received some negative reviews, I have to say that it is exactly what I was looking for: a simple program to quickly add basic effects to screen shots for use in Keynote without having to use Photoshop. This program is super easy to use and quickly produces the revised graphic I need - including letting me scale the screens to a more presentation-friendly size. It reminds me of an old program which was in my graphics toolbelt for years: Graphic Converter.

Thank you Acqualia for making a simple graphic utility that avoids the pitfalls of featuring up too much.


Noah Green
4.1 MB

OS X 10.9.0 or later, 64-bit processor


English, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish

Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2018, Noah Green


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.