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Presenter for GlyphsApp features:

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Make up your fonts with a click

Version 1.0

Pro

Free

Let your fonts shine in all glory to present them and save as image in seconds. Activate Presenter and immediately get a colorful view right inside of GlyphsApp:

  • The frame shows you the exported portion.
  • With this you can easily lay out what you want to show.
  • Trivia: The colored appearance works live, so you could even make videos of adjusting glyphs in presenter mode.
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Save as image (and vector graphic)

Version 1.0

One click to save the framed content as an image to the Desktop:

  • Pro:Save as PNG and PDF with vectors.
  • Free:PNG only (with watermark*).
  • PNG comes out as 1080×1080 px, ideal for Instagram.
  • No messing around with the screenshot tool from Mac OS. No juggling to find the right pixel size and aspect ratio.
  • *) Note: If you don’t fancy the watermark, get the Pro version, or retouch it, or keep messing with the screenshot tool. Up to you 💁‍♂️
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Colors

Version 1.0

Adjust the colors in seconds:

  • Pro:Fill Color.
  • Pro:Background Color.
  • Pro:Outline Color and toggle to draw outlines or not.
  • Free:Fill Color automatically adjusts as the complementary color of the Background Color.
  • If the Outline Colour is (same or) darker than the Fill Color, handles get a halo, for better visibility.
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Nodes (size and shape)

Version 1.0

Pro

Those take usually tons of time and work to create with layout and vector apps. Here they come built-in, just a slider push away:

  • Adjust the size of the nodes.
  • Choose the shape of the nodes from currently 6 presets.
  • One of them shows no nodes, so you can play with having an outline only.
  • Since version 1.1 there’s a new additional shape: round filled.
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Shadow

Version 1.0

Because it can just look so much cooler:

  • Pro:Adjust size of shadow. 0 size = no shadow.
  • Pro:For that decent retro look: Rasterize your shadow!
  • Free:Toggle to show shadow or not.
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Overlaps (or not)

Version 1.0

Pro

Sometimes you want to show the original construction, at other times show focus on the final shape:

  • Toggle between the 2 options.
  • Note: With removed ovelaps active, GlyphsApp can become a little slower with doing this live on many glyphs. The plugin is not meant to be active all the time, so it shouldn’t be a problem anyway.
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Square or Portrait

Version 1.1

Pro

Now you can choose to export in square or portrait mode

  • Toggle between the 2 options.
  • 1080 × 1080 = Intsagram default.
  • 1080 × 1920 = Intsagram stories.
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White on Black

Version 1.1

Pro

Free

A very popular rendering is white on black. Now you can easily achieve that without any extra effort.

  • When your background is black, the shadow will be white, no matter if it’s solid or rasterized.
  • You’ll still be able to see the screenshot frame now.
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Use it for process recordigs

Version 1.1

Pro

Free

Like Alex Slobzheninov did here and here.

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One last quick demo

Version 1.0

Pro

Free

Just to show it in action right inside of GlyphsApp

Presenter in Use



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You can finally colorize your awesome glyphs in seconds anytime without ever leaving GlyphsApp. It has been a lot of steps until you could finally upload nice pictures of them to Instagram & co.

Before Presenter

At least those 8 steps and 5 minutes:
Export your font
Launch Indesign or Illustrator
Create new document
Set up format
Type your glyph(s)
Change color
Draw shapes for all the nodes and handles
Export the image with the desired settings

With Presenter

2 steps and 30 seconds:
Adjust colors and nodes
Export

Done! Now just upload to the web or social media. Enjoy the free time you earned!


Compatibility:

Mac OS 10.12 – OS 10.14: will work.
Mac OS 10.11 (El Capitan): not tested.
Mac OS 10.10 (Yosemite): not tested.

Installation:

Find the installation and troubleshoot guide here.

How To Use:

  • Toggle via View > Show Presenter
  • Or just use the shortcut ctrl+opt+shift+P


Get it here:

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    1.1

  • Draw Shadow in white when background is black
  • Remember the selected colors and display settings
  • Two options for the screenshot dimensions:
    Square 1080×1080
    Portrait 1080×1920 for stories
  • New additional node shape: filled round
  • Add option to hide the dimmed screenshot-surrounding area. Good for process screen recordings.
    >>> hidden flag: run Glyphs.defaults["com.markfromberg.presenter.drawFrame"] = False (or ... = True) in the Macro Panel to toggle it and deactivate and reactivate the Presenter Plugin.
  • Make screenshot frame visible when background is black
  • Fix crash when choosing named colors from “Color Palettes” or “Pencils”
  • Fix nodes’ stroke width being too fat in deep zooms
  • 1.0

  • New release
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These will be solved in future updates:

  • For optimal results, the shown frame should always be fully visible when you click on "Grab Screenshot".
  • Sometimes the GlyphsApp own nodes might disappear. In that case just hit cmd+shift+N (Or View > SHow Nodes) to activate their display again.
  • Certain color setups look more crips than others on Instagram. But that’s their fault.
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