MacLux Pro(tm) 2.2

As of March 15th, 2015, MacLux Pro 2.2 is available as a free download. Click here to download MacLux Pro(tm) v2.2.

If you have registered your original MacLux Pro license, software keys may be obtained by e-mail. Send your serial number to

MacLux Pro(tm) and LXSeries Software

MacLux Pro is no longer available. However, the final version, 2.2 has the ability to export .lxxplot files. This file format is an XML based format that can be opened by LXFree running under OS X; by LXFree for Java running on either Windows or Linux; and by LXBeams for iPad.

Information and downloads of LXSeries software can be found at:

Export File Compatability

MacLux Pro 2.2 is able to export the lights, lines, and attached information from plots in lxxplot format.

MacLux Pro saves its files in a binary HFS format using both the data and resource forks of the classic Mac filesystem. Imported graphics are limited to PICT format and are stored intact as resources. LXSeries lxxplot files do not provide support for imported graphics in PICT format. So, MacLux Pro's export does not include any of a plot's imported graphics. However, graphics can be copied and pasted from MacLux Pro into a copy of LXFree or LXBeams running on the same computer. LXSeries files convert imported graphics to JPEG or PNG format.

MacLux Pro custom symbols and LXSeries applications.

MacLux Pro's symbols are programmed into the application using the graphics functions of Classic Mac QuickDraw. MacLux Pro allows custom symbols composed of imported graphics. LXSeries applications store symbols in a simple, cross-platform compatible, XML based file that can be read and converted into the host system's graphics instructions. MacLux Pro's custom symbols are not compatible with LXSeries applications. A custom symbol needs to be created using LXBeams before it can be used in an LXSeries application.