Look for something else
This showed losts of promise - but has lots of bugs. Image size is unpredictable. Changing reflection lenght to 0 or 1 cases all sliders to stop responding. On image save, produces a poor quality PNG - edges are jagged. Not ready for prime time! I'm using Snow Leopard 10.6.
I'm updation my earlier review to FIVE STARS and thanking Empoc, LLC for listening to the users who (like me) were not able to benefit from the updates to the previous version because we had not updated to Lion OS X. I wish that other developers would be as responsive and ensure that Leopard OS X users of their applications are not forgotten as they provide compatibility to new Lion OS X users.
Recomendations for Improvment
Dear Mr. Fletcher & fellow Apple readers, This application is simple to use, however the features or fucntions it offers I feel is too simple or bare. Additional editing tools and features with a simple to use program would have been or would be a better application or product. I for one would like to see updates continuing this idea. In it's current state I feel .99 cents would have been a better price. After installing more tools & features, such as some of which I will recomend the price may be $4.99 yet worth the download. This is a program or application I can get for free on my phone. What this does is no different. I would ask for a refund if possible. I like it to a better product all together. It does what it says yet I like to see the product with more depth.I have some recomendations for improvement in the updates that are to come. I for one will be optimistic that updates with this application will come soon.In no particular order they are:1: Over lapping or a layering feature: Q: What if I want place the reflection or a reflection in the middle of the piece? 2: Placement of the reflection feature: Q: What if I want to have the reflection above the piece rather than below it? Q: What if I want the reflection to the left or right?3: Placing more than just one reflection feature: Q: What if the look I am going for would include having a reflection below, above, one to the right, on to the left and one in the middle. Allow for muliple relfections to be applied.4: Angle & Perspective features: Q: What if I want to place the reflection in perspective? This would create and allow for the reflection to give the effect of being in the 3rd dimension. Q: What if I want to place the reflection at an angle? The reflection here is a straight shot. I want to be able to place a reflection other than at 90 degrees. So unless the original shot is already at a angle you currently are unable to perform this task. 5: More sizing features: Q: What if I want the reflection to be smaller or larger than the original piece? The size feature given allows you to adjust how much of the 90 degree reflection is visiable or adjusts the vertical axis visibility. It does not actually allow you to change the size of the reflection. Really this function should be called Reflection Visiability rather than Reflection Size. So recomendation here is to allow the function of (sizing) visiability on horizontal & vertical axis. Also what if I want the visiabilty to be circular in shape? Or triangluar/ prism in shape? Including all the basic mathematical shapes would really add a special spark to the application. Some include: cube, oval, hexagon, octagon, sphere, cylinder, cone, pyramid, diamond, regular octahedron, parallelepiped, torus, helix & all the archimedean solids. It be neat to be able to bend the reflection in these ways. 6: Visibility features: Q: What if I want to break up the visibility of the reflection in two? Have half of the reflection at Opacity 100 and the other half at 50% is one example. Or what if I wanted to break up the reflection in 4 or 8 parts? Allowing each part to have it's own opacity & color. 7: Filter features: Some distortion, warping, to curl the reflection, to make it wavy, etc. I thank you for listening. I thank you in advance for the improvements that you will incorporate into your application. Have a great day! Peace.