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LiveQuartz (com.rhapsoft.livequartz) is a Mac OS X software application that has been discovered and submitted by users of iBoostUp.

The latest version that our iBoostUp users have reported seeing on their systems is LiveQuartz 458. The most popular version of this application used by our users is version 294. LiveQuartz requires macOS 10.11 or later.

Publisher Description:
A simple and powerful photo editor for the Mac.

It is based on non destructive layers and filters. The layers are at the left and the filters are at the right of the window. To edit a photo, just drag it into the window (or layers list) and it will be added as a new layer. LiveQuartz supports Gestures (Multi-Touch).

SCREENCASTS : http://www.rhapsoft.com/?menu=livequartz_video

FAQ : http://livequartz.fr.yuku.com/forums/1/FAQ/FAQ

TWITTER : @livequartz

As a product manager I constantly need to communicate my ideas visually but I lack the time, attention and motivation to learn something like Photoshop. I downloaded LiveQuartz Lite and was manipualting images and creating new content within minutes. I didnt hesitate to pull the trigger on the upgrade to the Unlimited version and more than happy that I did. Ive since encouraged my non technical friends and my kids to use it and have seen the same results.Highly recommended. - BobKattt (2.3.2)

I enjoy Mac style Apps because they make artistic sense to me. I like to have as little math, tangent calculations, and non creative tasks involved when I am creating artwork and graphic design projects. With LiveQuartz, pencils act like pencils, and brushes brush. Actions are smooth and simple as putting a pen to paper. The layers behave magically and the various composites and photo effects are fluid and intuitive. Each time I use this program, I find new tools and combinations that help add to the fun of creating. Great program. - Phil Seymour (2.0.3)


  • "Layer moving tool"
  • "Brush"
  • "Duplication tool"
  • "Drawing tools" (lines, rectangles, rounded corners rectangles, ovals)
  • "Gradient tools"
  • "Rich Text tool"
  • "Eraser tool"
  • "Background eraser and Paint Bucket tools"
  • "Filter effect tool"
  • "Color Picker tool"
  • "Rectangle Selection tool"
  • "Ellipse Selection tool"
  • "Lasso / Polygonal lasso tool"
  • "Magnifying glass"


  • Native non destructive format : rhif (RHapsoft Image Format, sqlite based)

  • Read / Export formats : pdf, heif, png, jpeg, jpeg2000, tiff, tga, gif, bmp, OpenEXR

  • Read only formats :
    raw, photoshop (merged layers), icns, sgi, Windows ico, Windows cursor, FlashPix, MacPaint, QuickTime Import Format, Radiance, XWindow bitmap


    Standard Core Image Filters + Shadow filter + "Flip" geometry filter

    More from Romain Piveteau:
    LiveQuartz Lite .

  • LiveQuartz Screenshots


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