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Editors' Review

by   / April 25, 2014

With Silhouette Studio for Mac you can create designs specifically developed for the range of cutting tools sold by Silhouette America, including scrapbook pages, custom clothing, decors, paper crafts, etched glass, and cards.


Snappy: Silhouette Studio hardly stutters. Working with it is smooth and hiccup-free. You can easily zoom in and out to work on finer details of your project without any problem. Projects are quickly saved in the application's .STUDIO format.

Compact interface: Every feature proves easy to access without having to dig into menus. The buttons for the lines, shapes, texts, color adjustments, and various other tools are conveniently pinned on the toolbars on top, on the left side, and at the bottom. A handy configuration sidebar appears as you work with some of the tools.

Scanner access and PSD file compatibility: If you have a scanner attached to your Mac, this application can directly access it. Just go to the File/Scan option. Also, you can open Photoshop projects with it.


Proprietary format: You can only save your projects in the .STUDIO format, which means that you cannot open them with other editing or design programs. There is an option to import files in PDF, but this is only available in the Designer Edition.

Nesting feature available only in the paid Designer Edition: A very useful function, the nesting feature rearranges images in a way that makes for optimal cutting and space efficiency.

Bottom Line

Silhouette Studio for Mac turns out to be a great design application that adequately covers the functions you need to create your design and finalize it with a Silhouette electronic cutting tool. However, because of its format limitations, it will appeal to you only if you are designing a project to be cut by a Silhouette cutting machine.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 4.3.046

  • Horizontal / Vertical lines now display the correct coordinates
  • Horizontal/Vertical lines now move as expected with 'Move To'
  • Releasing the warp of text no longer crashes Studio
  • Applying a line style then drawing a shape no longer causes a crash
  • Copying a layer and pasting it no longer crashes Studio
  •  Simplifying points of Text no longer causes a crash


Publisher Silhouette America
Publisher web site
Release Date August 06, 2019
Date Added August 06, 2019
Version 4.3.046


Category Graphic Design Software
Subcategory CAD Software

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Mac
Additional Requirements
  • macOS Mojave
  • macOS High Sierra
  • macOS Sierra
  • OS X El Capitan
  • OS X Yosemite
  • OS X Mavericks
  • OS X Mountain Lion
  • OS X Lion
  • OS X Snow Leopard

Download Information

File Size 392.38MB
File Name c80b34d7ff330fbf


Total Downloads 21,781
Downloads Last Week 33


License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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