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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

adamfowlerphoto ,

In App Purchase to make the app useful

The in app purchase to enable saving of vector file formats annoyed me enough that I won’t be investigating this anymore. Be honest about your pricing.

FOX sliding wardrobes ,

Fantastic App

I downloaded the Ipad app and ive used it for 2 years designing with my company and its absolutely flawless but I needed something bigger and better to hold all of my files and thought I would take a chance on the mac app and I have to say im very very impressed.
Not only am I impressed with the simplicity of using such a complex app but im also very impressed with the company that manufactured it they have always answered my questions with speefy responses and helpful tips.
5 stars doesnt do these apps justice they are by far the best apps ive bought!!
Thank you

Rick_ST ,

Great for the price

Great package for the price. The usage of built-in (hardware accelerated) effects is fantastic.
Layers support is good - although it would be great to have layer opacity control (unless I missed it).
Also, brush style support is very limited - really could do with some additional brush styles (watercolour, oil, charcoal, pencil etc.) - although it's possible to get around this to some degree with bitmap imports (on a separate layer).
But, in summary, this is not (in my opinion) and Illustrator-killer, but it is a great tool at a great price that's good enough for semi-pro work - albeit with the need for a separate image handling package for those special touches.


Nick Nallick
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