Mac app that shows image overlaid over another app?
December 24, 2014 2:47 PM   Subscribe

I'm looking for an app on Mac OS X (Mavericks preferred. Can't use Yosemite). The app would simply display an image with adjustable transparency such that a second app could be positioned behind this image-displaying app, and I could see the image overlaid.

This is needed for a software development effort of the "second app" above. Developers have made some screens in the second app that have slight cosmetic problems that are seen when comparing the screens to mockup images from our designer. I spend a lot of time communicating about margins, font sizes, etc. and I just want them to see quickly that their screens are not matching the mockup image.

I can ask them to take screen shots and overlay them with the mockups inside of a program like Photoshop or The Gimp, but this is a lot of work for them. I'd just like an app that moves the image over their app, so they can see quickly where it differs.
posted by ErikH2000 to Computers & Internet (4 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: Possibly Afloat?
posted by Caskeum at 3:08 PM on December 24, 2014

Best answer: The application Uberlayer ($3.99 on Mac App store) supports Mac OS X 10.6 or later and will let you float an image over all other windows with adjustable transparency.
posted by RichardP at 3:28 PM on December 24, 2014

I use an app called GluePrint The site doesn't have much info but it works well.
posted by dangilkerson at 6:11 PM on December 24, 2014

GluePrint is free, and does exactly what you described.
posted by O9scar at 6:42 PM on December 24, 2014

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