Overlay2 is digital tracing paper for your computer!
Buy Mac or Windows version
Reposition layout in OVERLAY2
What Overlay2 does
I run a photo studio in London, and I was looking for software that would enable me to make a semi-transparent floating window on my computer. I wanted to be able to open any image to use as a floating positioning guide over the actual image that I'm shooting.
I use Adobe Lightroom for image capture, and I wanted to be able to float the art-director's layout over my photo in Lightroom, to check that my shot was a good fit. Sometimes I wanted to put another element of a composite over my image to check position and perspective, or I wanted to have an image visible over my Lightroom capture so I could match it.
I couldn't find any software to do this, so I wrote it myself: Overlay2 for Mac and Windows is the result. It works with any other Mac or Windows software.
Use it over video capture or editing software, or 3D modelling software for a reference, positioning guide, preview or test. Or use it to display an image permanently on your screen, or to compare two images.
"My clients LOVE IT. Thankyou so much for making this software available.”Nigel Melling, photographer
"great for video, putting an overlay on video footage as you shoot is not simple.This software is really good.”Matt Barlow, photographer
Colin Thomas Photography Ltd6 Burlington Lodge Studios48 Rigault RoadLONDON SW6 4JJUnited Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)20 7736 0060
Floating the OVERLAY2 Window
Overlay2 creates a window on your screen which can be resized and positioned like any normal window. You can open most types of image file to display, the image can be resized, rotated and moved within the window. The OPACITY of the window can also be adjusted from the Overlay Control panel. Adjust it to your liking so that you can see what’s behind it.
Now when you click the FLOAT button the OVERLAY2 window will allow you to work straight through it, using windows and software underneath it as normal. You can still make adjustments using the Control Panel, and to move or resize the window just UNFLOAT it.
Download the free trial version to test it out…OVERLAY2.1 is optimised for Sierra, High Sierra and Mojave on Mac, Windows 8 and Windows 10.