Seashore is an open source image editor for Mac OS X’s Cocoa framework. It features gradients, textures and anti-aliasing for both text and brush strokes. It supports multiple layers and alpha channel editing. It is based around the GIMP’s technology and uses the same native file format.However, unlike the GIMP, Seashore aims to serve the basic image editing needs of most computer users, not to offer a replacement for professional image editing products. And the wonderful thing it is Free and you can download here here: seashore.sourceforge.net
What’s New Version 0.5.1:
Corrected an issue where color spaces were not always respected.
Fixed an issue where some plugins would crash or not respect alpha transparency.
Fixed a problem where certain files (such as PDF) could not be opened
Worked around a problem where certain color pickers would cause Seashore to crash at startup.
PPC / Intel, Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later
Seashore has textures and anti-aliasing for both text and brush strokes. It also supports multiple layers, alpha channel editing and uses the same native file format as GIMP. And due to Cocoa, it sports a much slicker OS X friendly user interface that definitely looks better than GIMP.The beauty of SeaShore is that it’s a lot simpler than GIMP and feels a bit closer to Photoshop in the way the menus are laid out. Seashore replaces GIMP’s floating panels and nested dialogues with a friendlier single-window interface for each project. It’s 100 per cent Cocoa too, so is completely OS X native. A sidebar has layer and image data, while tools can be accessed from a menu bar at the top of the document. They’re the usual collection of image editing and selection tools familiar from other Photoshop clones.
Who doesn’t love caffeine, I am a huge Mountain Dew Fan everyone knows caffeine keeps you awake well what about your Mac does it need caffeine? This free app over at the Mac App Store prevents your Mac from automatically going to sleep, dimming the screen or starting screen savers. Click it again to go back Right-click (or ⌘-click) the icon to show the menu. Caffeine is a tiny program that puts an icon in the right side of your menu bar. You access preferences and set a duration for Caffeine to work its magic (if only that was available for Mountain Dew!) The simple preference window lets you add Caffeine to your login items, display the preferences on startup, and set a default duration. The duration setting is particularly appreciated, since you don’t want to drain your battery unnecessarily just because you forgot to disable Caffeine. The Caffeine app will be welcome for anyone watching Movies, Videos, Working on a project to where you need your screen not to go dim or your Mac to go to sleep. The Requirements for Caffeine are: Mac OS X 10.6 or later, Ever had your Mac go off to Sleep just when you left the room and forgot to come back in time? Or frustrated when you are in the middle of a download and it got cut off because your mac went to sleep when left untouched if so then give your mac some Caffeine all you have to do is launch the tool and click on the menu bar icon (which is a cup) and it fills with coffee; then it basically doesn’t allow your Mac to Sleep. And you won’t have to worry about your downloads, live webcam or direct-connection transfers from cutting off. When you’re done, just turn Caffeine off by clicking the coffee cup, it empties and everything will be back to the way it was. And if you only need to temporarily turn off the Sleep function for a certain amount of time, Caffeine can do that for you too. All you need to do is set the time for Caffeine to be active for and enable it after that period of time is over, Caffeine will disable itself, then your Mac will Sleep after the allocated time in Energy Saver preferences has elapsed. This feature is exceptionally useful when say, you need to download a file and the estimated download time is 1.5 hours; you set Caffeine to be active for only 2 hours and it will Sleep your Mac after that. Give your Mac a boost of Caffeine and keep it awake while you watch your Movie (Now where is that popcorn app).