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An export from Petrify

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

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

  • Drag it onto Petrify's Dock icon.
  • Use the Services menu availble in most text editors.
  • Paste it into Petrify's editor manually.
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 Petrify's Dock icon with caption: Drag code right onto the Dock, or use the Services menu.
App Store image showing several of Petrify's floating export windows with caption: Drag images right into your work, or onto your desktop.
App Store images showing several screenshots of Petrify's editor with caption: Leverages the highly customizable editor of


Screenshot of a customized Petrify 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. 💾

Credits for this go to the Carbon project that Petrify uses the open-source editor of. 🙌

Petrify 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 Petrify that mentions that its content might not be accessible to everyone

Available on Setapp

A screenshot of the Setapp desktop app

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