Squash 3 for Mac Press Kit

Realmac Software has announced a significant update to Squash, the company's popular batch image compression app for Mac.

Squash 3 for Mac has been rewritten from the ground-up, and features tonnes of new features.


Pricing & Availability

Squash 3 for Mac is launching on July 6th 2021 and will be available directly from Realmac Software.

A Squash 3 license is priced at $24.99 for new users.
Upgrade pricing is available for existing users.

Squash 3 can also be purchased as a bundle with the Analog effect packs included.

Squash 3 is only available directly from Realmac Software. It will be available from the App Store later in the year with a subscription based pricing option.

12 Months of Updates and Features
When a user purchases a license for Squash 3 then get one full year (12-months) of updates and new features. The app and license is theirs to keep after the 12 months is up, the application will continue to run forever, they just won't receive updates to it. After 12 months, users can choose to renew their license at any point to start receiving updates again.

System Requirements

Squash 3 Requires macOS 10.14 Big Sur or newer.
Compatible with Big Sur and macOS Monterey.
Runs natively on Intel and Apple Silicon M1 Macs.


  • The ability to convert iPhone's HEIC images and optimise them for use elsewhere, whether that's as a JPG file, TIFF, PNG, or other format.
  • A simple drag and drop interface. No clunky importing workflows here. Find the photos and images you want to work with, drag them into Squash 3, and you're done.
  • Apply gorgeous filters and analog camera style effects to your photos. 8 Filters are included. Additional Effect Packs available to purchase seperatly.
  • Choosing new names for your compressed files is a case of setting a prefix, suffix, or select a new filename entirely. You can even have Squash 3 create files with sequential numbers as well.
  • Squash 3 can handle multiple files simultaneously. Whether you're working with one file or hundreds, Squash 3 can handle it.
  • Photos and images can be resized right from within Squash 3.
  • Text based watermarks can be added to allow photographers to put their name to their work before setting it free on the internet.
  • Image adjustemnts such as adjusting vibrance, sharpness, and more can all be done within the app.
  • Get live feedback on multiple images simultaneously via a grid view when making edits.

What can Squash do? Here’s just some of the highlights:

  • Batch convert and compress images from one format to another.
  • Convert iPhone's HEIC images into jpgs that can be used anywhere.
  • Resize a folder full of images, faster than you can open Photoshop.
  • Enhance images with adjustments, like sharpen, vibrance, sepia, and more.
  • Bulk compress and rename files ready for uploading.

Why Use Squash?

  • Resize, convert, and compress images faster than you can open Photoshop.
  • A simple drag and drop interface. No clunky importing workflows here. Find the photos and images you want to work with, drag them into Squash 3, and you're done.
  • Apply gorgeous filters and analog camera style effects to your photos. 8 Filters are included. Additional Effect Packs available to purchase seperatly.
  • Choosing new names for your compressed files is a case of setting a prefix, suffix, or select a new filename entirely. You can even have Squash 3 create files with sequential numbers as well.

macOS Specific Details

  • Works with macoS Big Sur and macOS Monterey.
  • Universak App, works on both Intel and Apple M1 based Macs.
  • Native Mac App (not electron, and not a wrapper to a web app).
  • Rewritten from the ground-up using Swift and SwiftUI (This makes way for Squash being available on iOS in the future).
  • Uses on device AI via CoreML for object recognition. Squash 3 doesn't do anything useful with this just yet, future builds could apply appropriate cropping or effects.
  • Supports full screen mode.
  • Supports automatic, light, and dark mode interface preferences.
  • Supports macOS accent colours.

New for version 3

  • Rewritten from the ground-up for macOS
  • All new user interface with a grid view and split view
  • New image detail view with before/after split interface
  • New photo filter system (think Instagram filters, but more professional)
  • New ability to resize Images (width, height, percent, free)
  • New image adjustments
  • Added text watermark feature
  • Support for more compression types, including JPEG, PNG, TIFF, WebP, AVIF.
  • Ability to rename and sequentially number exporeted images
  • Ability to play Zen Soundtracks in the background

Batch Features

  • Rename files, with prefix, suffix, and replace
  • Flexible sequential numbering system when renaming
  • Specify and save preferred location for export

Image Adjustments

  • Sepia
  • Monochrome
  • Blur
  • Sharpen
  • Vibrance

Built-in Photo Effects

Extra effect packs are available from Realmac Software.

  • Boston Noise
  • Denim Wash
  • Flamingo Beak
  • Grey Sky
  • Humble Pie
  • Plain Sailing
  • Rhubarb Tanin
  • Warm Sunday

File Support

  • Import JPEG, JPEG 2000, PNG, TIFF, GIF, PSD, BMP, DNG, RAW, WebP, SVG, HEIC
  • Export JPEG, PNG, TIFF, WebP, AVIF

Squash 3 Videos

A selection of Squash 3 videos hosted on YouTube.

Squash 3 Icons

Squash 3 comes with a selection of icons available to choose from in the General preference pane.