Opacity

Design great looking icons

I've always wondered how Mac developers manage to make such nice looking interfaces and icons for their programs. A tool like Opacity makes this accessible to literally anyone. View full description

PROS

  • Graphic editing made easy
  • Original set of tools

CONS

  • Feels a little rudimentary

Very good
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I've always wondered how Mac developers manage to make such nice looking interfaces and icons for their programs. A tool like Opacity makes this accessible to literally anyone.

Opacity is some sort of niche graphics editor. Limited to three graphics areas (applications, icons and the web) it offers the traditional pens, colors and zoom tools. You can use some of the templates to get working right away or start from scratch by selecting one of the different shapes and create your own interfaces, buttons and more.

Apart from layers and filters we were surprised to see a few other tools a little bit out of the ordinary. Math Anywhere lets you enter a basic equation anywhere and Goodies lets you easily improve your graphics. Opacity also includes vectors, variables and frames to achieve just the results you want.

At times though, Opacity feels a little rudimentary, and more experienced users might simply prefer working with a more advanced solution with many more tools and effects.

Opacity is a good application to edit all your graphics in applications, web sites and icons. A simple and accessible option

Opacity is an editor for screen graphics designed exclusively for Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard. It makes it easy for graphic artists to design great looking images for icons, desktop applications, and the web.

With the release of Leopard, resolution independence is coming soon and Opacity can help you make your graphics resolution independent. It's been designed from the ground up to make it easy to make gorgeous graphics at multiple resolutions.

Opacity is a powerful tool for professional artists with all the features you'd expect, like vector objects, pixel editing, and live filters. It also has plenty of new features like Variables and Factories to make designing screen graphics even easier!

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Opacity 1.4.2