Can I purchase TiltShift outside the Mac App Store?

Currently TiltShift is only available for purchase through the Mac App Store. Please contact us if that absolutely does not work for you.
You can however download a fully functional demo version (that overlays a watermark) from this site to try out TiltShift before purchasing.

OS X Mavericks compatibility


Both TiltShift and TiltShift Lite are fully compatible with OS X Mavericks. There are no known bugs. Please report if you find problems so they can be fixed in an upcoming version.

Aperture Plug-In

As explained in a separate FAQ entry, the Aperture Plug-in has been discontinued a few years ago. It has not been available for download or purchase in a very long time.

Several users have reported that it no longer works in the current version of Aperture on OS X Mavericks. The Plug-in will not receive any further updates. Please use the standalone version instead.

What’s the difference between TiltShift Lite and TiltShift?

Both TiltShift and TiltShift Lite offer the same basic controls to influence the look of your photo. However, the Lite version is limited in a number of ways:

  • TiltShift Lite only support reading and writing of JPG and TIFF files, while TiltShift reads most common image formats like RAW in addition.
  • TiltShift Lite processes photos in 8 bit color depth, TiltShift does up to 16 bit.
  • TiltShift Lite lacks the ability to store and set presets.
  • TiltShift Lite does not provide a 100% view, it always fits the image into the window.
  • TiltShift Lite always shows the focus control overlay, it cannot be hidden.
  • TiltShift Lite only shows the processed image, TiltShift also offers to toggle to the original image.
  • Why am I not getting the latest updates?

    The original author of the TiltShift Aperture Plug-In, the standalone apps TiltShift and TiltShift Lite had to give up the products. By that time Apple did not enable us to transfer the existing products into a different account.

    Version 1.2 and later are technically new products as far as the Mac App Store is concerned. There’s no way for us to inform you about that new version or give you a free upgrade, as there is no mechanism on the Mac App Store to contact customers.

    However, our goal is to make you a happy user, so if you feel that paying for the product again is unfair, please contact us. You might want to take into consideration that you already used the product for quite some time and purchasing it again may not be that expensive and also not the worst way to spend money. Developing software costs a lot of effort. We will strive to maintain and improve the apps in the future.

    Where do I find the TiltShift Aperture Plug-in?

    The Aperture Plug-in has been discontinued a long time ago by its original author due to a number of technical difficulties. It is no longer available for download or purchase. Users report that it no longer works on the current versions of Aperture and OS X Mavericks.

    If you liked the functionality, download and try out the demo version of the standalone app, it might very well work for you.

    My question is not in this list

    Please head over to the Contact page and send us your question regarding TiltShift.