Apr, 10 2017

Working with Style(s) in Posterino 3

Posterino has some built-in magic to support you in your work on a Posterino document. For example, you start a plain document and e.g. add a red border to all existing images. When you then add a new image, it comes with a red border automatically. Kind of what you would expect to happen, right? This Posterino behavior is powered by a feature we call Styles. In short, styles are:

 A fast and easy way to customize the look and feel of your document.

Generally Posterino Styles work their magic in the background and you don’t have to spend any thoughts on them. But there are ways to bend the power of Styles to your will. This post explains how.

Let’s assume we are working on this sample document:

Note that the images of our sample document not only have different frame colors but also various image filter, metadata and caption settings. The document looks like a mess and we should clean it up a bit. We like to align the overall look of our document. In the following you find several examples of how to achieve this goal.

Copy a style from one image to another

To copy the style of e.g. the blue framed image to the red framed image do this:

1. Control-click the image which should serve as the source of the style and choose Copy Style from the context menu. In our example, we copy the style of the image with the blue frame:

2. Control-click the destination image (the one with the red frame) and choose Paste Style:

Now we have copied the style of one image to another. Not only did we copy the color and thickness of the frame but also the image filter, frame edge setup and all additional layers of the source image like the caption layer:

Align the style

To align the style of all images of a document:

1. Control-click on the document or one object and choose Align Styles from the context menu:

The selected images are now align to a common style which based on what the majority of images look like:

Copy a style from one image to all others

To align the look of all images to the look of one particular image:

1. Control click the image which should serve as the blueprint for all other images. For our example, we pick the image with the white frame. Choose Align Styles to Selection:

Now all images look like the selected “blueprint” image:


As you can see, there are several very handy ways to help you get the overall look of your document right. Also the methods described above are a great way to “play” with different looks fast and easily.

Did you enjoy this article? Did I miss something? What should be the topic of my next How-To post? Just let me know in the comment below!

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Jan, 24 2017

Posterino spring-cleaning

In gardening you have to compose remains of dead plants, cut back branches and plant new seeds every spring to get your garden ready for a new cycle. The very same things apply to “gardening” an app if you like it to grow and blossom in the future.

Over the past weeks I took the time to remove old and obsolete code, handled OS deprecation warnings, updated various frameworks and did some overall code improvements. To make sure I did not cut off any essential “branch”, I’d like to sent the new spring-cleaned Posterino through a short beta phase.

Posterino App Icon

Long story short, I’d like to invite you to give the new beta a spin. All details on the Posterino beta page.

If you are wondering if you can run the beta and your current version of Posterino side by side: Yes, you can. See the Beta Installation Guide on the beta page for details.

Jul, 27 2016

Posterino and macOS Sierra

Today I’d like to deliver a quick update on the state of Posterino regarding the upcoming macOS 10.12 Sierra.


Since the first beta of macOS 10.12 Sierra became available, we did run detailed tests and I’m happy to report, that things are looking good. Posterino 3.2.12 is ready for the new OS!

Sure thing, the latest update will also run great on macOS 10.11 El Capitan. As usual this release is a free update to all customers of version 3.

Since there is still plenty of time until macOS 10.12 Sierra is released this fall, here are some behind the scenes insights to get you ready:

macOS Sierra – Apple’s next-generation Mac operating system A detailed look at what’s new in macOS Sierra. Recommended!

Apple reveals macOS Sierra with Siri, Apple Pay, and other new features

– Apple’s macOS 10.12 Sierra beta program for those of you how like the thrill

– I’d also like to remind you of our ongoing Posterino beta program

Oct, 07 2015

Posterino loves El Capitan

OS X 10.11 El Capitan is officially available now. As is Posterino’s support for the new and shiny Mac OS. Posterino 3.2.5 is a free update for all customers of Posterino 3.


So, fire up Posterino’s built-in software updater or Mac App Store and get the latest release! You’ll find all details on the Posterino web page:

From your feedback I know that you love my short lists of personal favorite background information. So I did it again:

– OS X 10.11 El Capitan: The MacStories Review. This one is epic and the perfect start for a detailed view on El Capitan.

– El Capitan FAQ: Everything you need to know about OS X 10.11. El Capitan in a nutshell.

– How to install OS X El Capitan. Here you’ll also find details on “Get your Mac ready for OS X 10.11 El Capitan”.

Jul, 15 2015

Posterino 3.2 with new Mosaic-Crop feature

Wouldn’t it be nice if Posterino could automatically create a mosaic like the one in the middle of this image:



At least this has been the question of Posterino user Danny. By the way, check out his awesome work at http://smartdoll.jp. His feature request made me think. And well, as of Posterino 3.2 it can!

To create a mosaic from an image, just select a set of image frames:


And Drag & Drop one image from the image browser to one of the selected image frames:


Basically that’s it.

In case of ongoing work on a mosaic where you e.g. manually improve the layout, there is a “Apply Mosaic-Crop” context menu command to bring your mosaic crop back in shape when you select all image frames in question:



Posterino 3.2 is a free update for all customers of version 3. Enjoy!

Jun, 12 2015

Posterino 3.1.3

We just released Posterino 3.1.3 featuring the following improvements and bug fixes:

  • Maintenance update of the image browser.
  • Fixed a crash that could bite you when removing a grid layout parameter.
  • Handled a typo in the Dutch language support.

This build is a free update recommended for all users!

Depending on where you did make your purchase, open Mac App Store to update or run the built-in updater.


Mar, 16 2015

Posterino supports Apple’s upcoming Photos app

After the dust of Apple’s last keynote has settled and we’re now all exited about the new Apple Watch and Mac Book, let’s not forget about the upcoming Yosemite release featuring Photos. Apple’s new photo editing app replacing iPhoto and Aperture.

Apple's new Photos app

Since some of you already did ask me about Posterino’s support for Photos, here comes the good news: We just made available a Posterino beta featuring exactly that.

On the beta page you’ll find all details on downloading, installing and running the beta. You can always turn back to the latest stable release. In short: it’s painless as usual. And since it features some nice improvements, you also benefit if you’re not yet running Photos.

Also, I stumbled over some web pages featuring juicy details on the upcoming Photos app which you might find useful too:

– What you need to know about Photos for OS X (recommended reading)
– Apple’s Photos preview page
– Apple’s OS X beta program

So much for now. I’ll keep you posted.

Jan, 12 2015

Posterino 3 available on Mac App Store now

I’m happy to announce, that Posterino 3 is officially available on Mac App Store now! The App Store review process took indeed a while but the waiting time is over.


Posterino’s new sharing services


Posterino 3 is a major upgrade to version 2, and as such is a payed upgrade. Since we can’t do discounted upgrades on Apple’s Mac App Store, we decided the only fair thing we could do is discount the product for everyone for a while — so right now Posterino 3 is available for the upgrade price of USD 19.99 for everyone!


To download version 3 and try it out visit: http://zykloid.com/posterino

Please note that Posterino 3 requires OS X 10.9+ “Mavericks” or later!


Have fun trying Posterino 3!

Nov, 26 2014

Posterino 3 available now

I’m happy to announce, that Posterino 3 is officially out in the wild now! The Posterino 3 Release Candidate we did set free last week has already received a very warm welcome. For example, this is what John had to say:

“BTW – this Posterino 3 – is outstanding – especially from a user’s point of view – clean, clear, and essential fresh options. Kudos to you and your team.”


Image Effects

Posterino 3 is a major upgrade to version 2, and as such is a paid upgrade. Since we can’t do discounted upgrades on Apple’s Mac App Store, we decided the only fair thing we could do is discount the product for everyone for a while — so right now Posterino 3 is available for the upgrade price of USD 19.99 for everyone!

Speaking of Mac App Store. We’re just about to prepare Posterino 3 for submission to the App Store review process. However, from our experience we know that it is hard to tell how long the review process may take. It is probably save to think here more in terms of weeks than days. As soon as Posterino 3 is available on Mac App Store I’ll of course let you know.


To download version 3 and try it out visit: http://zykloid.com/posterino

Please note that Posterino 3 requires OS X 10.9+ “Mavericks” or later!


Also, I’d like to take the time and thank all of you out there who helped us in beta testing Posterino 3! Thank you very much for your support!

Now, have fun trying Posterino 3!