SquishPic provides tools that allow you to crop, rotate, flip, and adjust different levels in your image.
To display the editing tools, click Image Editor.
You can choose to always display the editing tools, and choose which side of the window to display them on, in Preferences.
When you click one of the editing tools, SquishPic will display an operation menu for that tool. To hide the operation menu, click the tool again.
Undo and Redo
The most important image editing tools are the ones that save you when you say “Oops!”
SquishPic provides almost unlimited levels of Undo, so you can try some complex operations and return to your starting point if you don’t like the results.
To undo your most recent change, click Undo. To redo the change, click Redo. (You can also access these functions from the Edit menu or using Keyboard shortcuts.)
TIP: Use Undo and Redo alternately to quickly perform a visual comparison of how a change affects your image.
To crop an image:
Click the Crop tool.
SquishPic displays a crop rectangle on the image and an operation menu next to the Crop tool.
Drag the handles at the corners of the crop rectangle to resize the crop area.
Drag the center handle to move the crop area.
To complete the crop operation, click Done.
To cancel the crop operation, click Remove.
“Young Woman with a Water Pitcher”, Johannes Vermeer, ca. 1662, oil on canvas.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (https://www.metmuseum.org)
Marquand Collection, Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1889
Intrigued by Vermeer? See the documentary Vermeer: Master of Light, narrated by Meryl Streep (Amazon link)
SquishPic can rotate your image clockwise in 90-degree increments.
You can also flip your image horizontally (left-to-right or right-to-left).
To rotate the image:
Click the Rotate and Flip tool.
SquishPic displays an operation menu with Rotate and Flip buttons.
Click Rotate to rotate the image clockwise 90 degrees.
To flip the image horizontally:
Click the Rotate and Flip tool, then click Flip.
You can achieve different rotation and flip effects by combining these operations. For example, to achieve the equivalent of a vertical (top-to-bottom) flip, rotate the image twice (180 degrees) and flip it. You can perform these three operations in any order; the result is the same.
SquishPic allows you to perform some basic adjustments and color filtering on your image. These do not rise to the capability of a basic photo editor, but are sufficient to make minor corrections or enhancements to your image.
Click the Levels tool to open the Levels and Filters operation menu.
The Levels and Filters menu allows you to adjust Brightness, Contrast, Saturation, and Hue, and also to apply a Sepia filter to the image.
Drag a slider in the Levels and Filters operation menu to observe the effect on your image.
TIP: If you don’t like the results, click Undo.
You can add a watermark to your image in order to give yourself some protection against unauthorized use or to promote your brand.
A watermark is an image that will be stamped in the center of your existing image. The watermark image can be any size, and any type that SquishPic can open.
TIP: You can have a library of several watermark images of different sizes to accommodate different output image sizes.
TIP: Your watermark image can contain transparent “padding” in order to force it to be offset from the center of the output image.
To add a watermark:
Click the Watermark tool.
SquishPic displays the Watermark dialog.
Click Browse to choose your watermark image.
Drag the Opacity slider to make the watermark more or less transparent.
TIP: You can set a default watermark image and opacity in Preferences.
Click Apply to finalize the watermark, or click Remove to cancel the watermark.
TIP: You can replace or remove the watermark, or change the opacity, at any time before you close the image.