MagicRefs: Reference Image Groups Panel in PhotoshopFeatures of MagicRefs 2.1 MagicRefs is an all-in-one solution that lets you sort, organize and keep your reference images in folders. Assign colors to folders. Drag'n'drop folders into the panel. Add from websites. Supports Animated GIFs (controls animation).
Supports Adobe Photoshop 2021, 2020, CC2019, CC2018, CC2017, CC2015, CC2014, CC, CS6, CS5.5, CS5, Mac, PC (all Windows). Creative Cloud & Creative Suite. The perfect brush companion for your Modbook or Surface!
Anastasiy's panels are widely used since 2008 inside Disney Studios, Blizzard Entertainment, Dreamworks, Epic Games, Crytek, Marvel Comics, Activision, Aardman Animations, by well-known concept artists such as Craig Mullins, Marc Simonetti, Craig Shoji, Goro Fujita and many others: read all quotes.
NEW! Directly import Pinterest boards to groups
NEW! Directly import Google Drive images to groups in MagicRefs
NEW! Pan/scroll Single image with click-to-move
NEW! Rotate enlarged Single image with new button on toolbar
NEW! Zoom in Single image to the point by double-clicking on it
NEW! Add current layer from document to the panel as an image - new button on toolbar
Combine several groups in a collection and then switch
between group combinations with one click or keyboard shortcut.
Use new Collection Editor from the menu -> Collections
NEW! Tags — assign tags to images and then filter them using Search (new button on the bottom), with Instant Suggestions. Filter out images that you don't need in current project, instantly.
Search and filter by style, type, project, workspace, team, file, type of work or any other
favorite criteria you create by yourself.
Search in closed/open groups when needed.
NEW! Free Flow/"Comic Strip" mode now allows to manually rearrange images:
Move (click on image and drag),
Rotate (click on bottom-left of image and drag) and
Scale (click on bottom-right of image and drag)
The state is saved and restored for every group of images.
The layout can be reset to original state with new button on the bottom
NEW! Copy Image from Clipboard to MagicSquire image now supports more image formats
(use MagicRefs menu -> Keyboard Shortcuts to use it)
NEW! Added option to reset data folder location to default
Insert images from the panel into Photoshop document
Drag'n'drop folders! — Drag'n'drop folders or images directly from Windows Explorer. Mac Finder or Desktop onto the panel with mouse or stylus.
Colored groups Organize images in colored groups. MagicRefs structures your assets from all around your disk and Internet - so you don't have to!
Easy picking of custom Group colors with new color picker
Animated GIFs support for motion designers: next/previous frame, play, pause, frame-by-frame access!
3 modes of MagicRefs: Color Grouping, Strip free flow view, Full-size reference image with editing capabilities. Click on the image to enlarge
Add images from Web: enter URL and click New - that's it! The image will be downloaded directly into the panel
Drag'n'drop between groups Select multiple images and move them between groups
Arbitrary size of the thumbnails with scaling slider
Enlarge current image:click to expand thumbnail to the full panel. Edit selected image - flip, zoom, grayscale
Compact Mode:MagicRefs displays current thumbnail and expands automagically on mouse hover
Video is worth a million pictures! MagicRefs 1.0 in action
Deep Integration with Photoshop Link groups to documents, use eyedropper on the images, more!
Link images to Photoshop documents: the groups will display only when document is open. When it's close they will hide away to save screen real estate
Use eyedroper: the groups will display only when document is open. When it's close they will hide away to save screen real estate
See all enlarged references at once with new Expanded Strip display
Keep MagicSquire images in the cloud of your choice - relocate to Dropbox, iCloud, SkyDrive, Google Drive, Box or any others! This way you can sync images between computers
High resolution rendering of reference images with beautfiul detail. In addition supports Retina dn HiDPI displays. Supports Wacom Companion, Microsoft Surface, Macbook with Retina Displays, 4K, 5K and 8K displays