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An export from Carbonize

Just a single click is all it takes to generate an image like the one on the left.

To get your snippet in Carbonize you can select it, then...

  • Drag it onto Carbonize's Dock icon.
  • Use the Services menu availble in most text editors.
  • Paste it into Carbonize's editor manually.


Screenshot of a customized Carbonize template

Use the editor to customize your images. Pretty much anything can be tweaked.

Change the font, background color, spacing, theme etc.

Your settings are saved between sessions. 💾

All credits for this go to the original Carbon project that Carbonize is an independent extension of. 🙌

App Store images showing several screenshots of Carbonize's editor with caption: Leverages the highly customizable editor of
App Store image showing a screenshot of the main window with caption: Instantly copy the image to your Clipboard.
App Store image showing how to drag code from another app onto Carbonize's Dock icon with caption: Drag code right onto the Dock, or use the Services menu.
App Store image showing several of Carbonize's floating export windows with caption: Drag images right into your work, or onto your desktop.

Built on top of the amazing Carbon project

Carbonize uses Carbon's terrific editor and adds native integration with macOS to support drag-and-drop and easy snippet imports.

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Carbonize is not affiliated with Carbon or its developers in any way. You can use Carbon for free on

Accessibility 👁

While these types of images are cool, there are a few things you should know.

Generating an image from text is detrimental for people who use assistive devices. It would be a waste if your images weren't accessible to anyone with a visual impairment. Here's what you can do:

An image exported by Carbonize that mentions that its content might not be accessible to everyone

Available on Setapp

Setapp is an award winning app subscription service that gives you full, unlimited access to Carbonize and 190+ other apps for just $9.99 a month.

If you're a designer, programmer or another type of professional, you'll appreciate the convenience and power that comes with having access to such a wide range of software. Try it. 👌

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  • Easily drag snippets onto the Dock icon.
  • Send code to Carbonize through the Services menu.
  • Drag generated images into Finger, apps or social media. Ready to use.
  • Built on top of and its editor.