Every now and again I come upon a unique Mac app, a utility which is instantly identified as useful, valuable, and clever. For any Mac user who needs to apply tinting to a graphic image, design, or photo, it’s easily done. With the right application. Photoshop does tinting beautifully but comes with a stiff price and a stiff learning curve. Anything else?
Image Tinter is a Mac app that just does one thing to justify the $1.99 price tag. It has simple tools that make it drop dead easy to apply a tint color to any image. Simply drag and drop an image (graphic design, photo, vector icons, shapes, whatever) onto Image Tinter, select the Tint Image Color, adjust the opacity with a slider bar, click to export. That’s it.
I cannot tell you how many times I’ve wanted to adjust or add tint to a graphic element which required firing up Photoshop or Fireworks (may it rest in peace) and fiddled for half an hour to get it just right. Image Tinter does it in seconds.
Drag. Drop. Click. Slide.
Favorite tint colors can be saved in the Favorites section. It even changes the color of graphic icons and the opacity slider creates a semi-transparent tint for special effects.
And, yes, Image Tinter works great on color images, too.
There’s not much to not like here. It’s fast, simple, elegant, and it works. There are no complicated granular controls, though. Just select a color, adjust the opacity as needed, export.