ImageWell Version 3 or Version 4...
Which Version Is For You?
Please read the following information carefully.
ImageWell is available in two different versions, at two different prices. The most significant differences
between the two versions are as follows:
ImageWell V3.7.6 requires OS X 10.4, 10.5, 10.6 and 10.7 or later, and is a Universal Binary with Intel
Mac and PPC support. ImageWell V4 requires OS X 10.6.5 or later (Snow Leopard & Lion), taking
advantage of the latest enhancements and leveraging the core technologies of Snow Leopard.
ImageWell V3 = $19.95 (includes ImageWell V3, ImageWell V4, and the separate Batch Processing
Program when it becomes available)
ImageWell V4 = $4.99 (does not include batch processing)
A free, full-featured 7-day trial is available to try out for both V3 and V4 (the download links are below).
Why such a big difference in pricing? ImageWell V3 contains a built-in batch processor and is
available in 15 different language localizations. ImageWell V4 does not contain a built-in batch processor
and is localized in English only.
The new version of ImageWell has been split into two products - ImageWell V4, which
focuses on image editing and a separate product which focuses on batch processing multiple
images. During this transitional phase, until the batch processor program is available, you can run
both V3 and V4 simultaneously on your Mac without conflict. For example, if you are a registered V3
user who needs to batch process your images, continue to use V3 for your batch processing needs,
while also taking advantage of the new improvements in V4 for all of your other image editing needs.
Main Differences in Feature Set
ImageWell V4 contains most of the features from ImageWell V3, but also takes advantage
of the latest enhancements in OS X 10.6.5 and leverages many new technologies unique to
Snow Leopard. While still containing the features you have come to know and love in V3, ImageWell
V4 has been completely reworked from Version 3 and offers many significant improvements to the user
interface with new, beneficial additions such as: the palette inspector, core animation, core text, core
image for image filtering, plus many other improvements and capabilities that can only be accomplished
through the use of OS X 10.6.5 technologies.
There are 3 features that will be added back into V4, that are currently only available in V3:
Watermarking (will be available in V4.1)
Templates (will be available in V4.1)
Favorites (will be available in V4.1)
Note: XtraLean is a small company with only two people. We are working as fast as we can and to
those who know our history, you know that we always "walk our talk" and you can be rest assured that
these features will be added back in - in the most efficient manner possible, without sacrificing the
quality that ImageWell has always lived up to.
If you are new to ImageWell, please visit the ImageWell V3 product pages to learn about
everything ImageWell has to offer.
What Does All of This Mean and Which Version Should You Buy?
Purchase Version 3 if any of the following are true:
You require ImageWell to run on OS X 10.3.9, 10.4, or 10.5
You require ImageWell to run on a PPC Mac
You require batch image processing
You require ImageWell to be localized in another language other than English
You require watermarking
How to Try: Try out the free, full-featured 7-day trial from our V3 download page.
How to Buy: For only $19.95, you can purchase ImageWell V3 from our secure online store.
Learn More: To learn more about ImageWell V3, please visit our product and resource pages.
New to ImageWell?
ImageWell is the Handy Image Editor that will save you time and money.
For the past seven years, ImageWell has proven to be an indispensable tool for all the everyday editing
that people need to do. ImageWell updates have been available for free, to registered users for its
entire paid lifetime to date. We also like to pride ourselves on our "world class" tech support including
fast and friendly email support, support forums, user communities, help guides and screencast tutorials.
Please peruse our product pages for ImageWell Version 3 and see if it is the product for you! In addition
to our product pages, please review the information on this page to learn which version you should use,
how to try, and where to buy. (Version 4 requires OS X 10.6 or later. If you are using an earlier version
of OS X, please see the information at the bottom of this page for ImageWell for OS X 10.4 - 10.5).
ImageWell Version 4 - just released January 6, 2011
System Requirements: OS X 10.6.5, 10.7 or later
How to Try: Version 4 is only available for purchase from the Mac App store, which does not allow for
trial versions. However, you can try the free, full-featured 7-day trial of ImageWell V4 from the
following download link:
You can aslo Peruse the V3 pages to first get acquainted with ImageWell and all that it has to offer.
ImageWell Version 3.7.6 - released July 15, 2010
System Requirements: OS X 10.4, 10.5, and 10.6 or later
Note to 10.3.9 Users: Please click here to access the download link for ImageWell for OS X 10.3.9.
How to Try: Try the free, full-featured 7-day trial of ImageWell V3 and peruse the V3 product pages to
see if ImageWell is the product for you.
How to Buy: You can purchase ImageWell V3 for only $19.95 from our online store. Please note that
V3 contains a batch processor which is not included in V4 (therefore the difference in pricing).
NOTE: You can use both ImageWell V3 and V4 on your machine without conflict. There is no
need to uninstall or overwrite V3. You can use both versions at the same time without any