What’s New

Version 1.1

- New "drawing mode" allows the user to paint shapes in areas of interest using the mouse. Just click and drag and Primitive will add shapes in the general area of the mouse cursor. This makes the Primitive experience more interactive and user-driven.
- Press and hold the spacebar to view the original image.
- Added links to the Help menu.
- Fixed a minor issue with text fields not using their typed values.

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

elimoon8 ,

Fantastic Little Tool

This is a pretty basic but genius concept that lets you generate stylized svgs from random images (works best with less complex images). If there was 1 thing that I’d ask for, it would be the ability to select exactly which shapes you want to be included instead of either just 1 shape or all shapes. For example, I don’t like how lines make the results look streaky/drawn, but I can only choose either all shapes or just choose a single shape. I’d like the option to select a subset of shapes (squares, triangles, etc. only) and have it draw based on only those. In any case, great work!

Dan Web ,

Great app

This kind of app is probably useful to different people for different reasons. For me, I wanted a way to make several different photos taken under very different conditions look similar in style. This accomplishes that beatifully. The actual interface itself could use a little polish, but that doesn’t take away from the fact that this app works and works well. Thanks!

slc_np ,

Sophisticated Results

Am using the app to transform digital paintings done with Sketchbook Pro into more abstract pieces. The results are sophisticated and actually helpful in showing where you need to strengthen values, etc in your original painting. Also had a question, emailed the developer and he answered the next morning. This sets the standard for high-quality apps.


Michael Fogleman
1.5 MB

OS X 10.10 or later, 64-bit processor



Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2016 Michael Fogleman


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