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Silhouette Studio for Mac

By Silhouette AmericaFreeUser Rating

Key Details of Silhouette Studio

  • Design projects to send to Silhouette electronic cutting machines
  • Last updated on 09/09/20
  • There have been 2 updates within the past 6 months

Editors' Review

Download.com staff

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.

What's new in version 4.4.259

  • Stability improvements - fixed a common crash
  • Cameo 4 Firmware version 1.11 rev004 is now available
  • Groups with rotated elements no longer rotate out of position when exporting to SVG
  • 'Cut lines overlapping the cut border' dialog no longer appears with unwelded fonts and certain files
  • Incompatible Material Settings message no longer displays incorrectly with specific files
  • Cut border no longer goes off the mat if the media size is set to custom
  • Fix for manual input of a rhinestone size
  • Fixed an issue with Cameo 4 failing to update Firmware in some situations
  • Fixed an issue with the Blade depth slider when a Cameo 4 is connected with an AutoBlade
  • Stipple Tooltip adjusted to include new machines
  • Fixed crashes with some third-party SVGs
  • Missing translations added to three of the intro screens
  • There is now a 15x15inch option when the mat is set to None
  • Materials now update correctly when changing the theme

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Full Specifications

September 9, 2020
Latest update
September 9, 2020
Operating System
Mac OS X
Additional Requirements
macOS Catalina | macOS Mojave | macOS High Sierra | macOS Sierra | OS X El Capitan | OS X Yosemite | OS X Mavericks | OS X Mountain Lion | OS X Lion |
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Developer's Description

Design projects to send to Silhouette electronic cutting machines.
Silhouette Studio gives you the ability to create Silhouette projects. You can download Silhouette Studio even if you don't have a Silhouette electronic cutting machine yet. That way you can practice creating projects using the software's design tools and the fonts on your computer. You can also build up your library and take advantage of Silhouette Online Store sales and promotions. You can even begin collecting the weekly free shapes to use once you finally get your Silhouette.