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 provide a replacement for professional image editing products. Also, unlike GIMP, Seashore has an all-new Cocoa UI that will fit right in on Mac OS X.
Seashore was created by Mark Pazolli who led the project until the end of 2009.
Sequential started life as an image browser, and it’s still a nice way to view batches of images, but it’s also turned into the best Mac comics reader out there. I’ve tried other apps like Jomic and Comical, and found that they don’t measure up to sequential in terms of speed, stability, and Mac-like feel. For whatever reason, large .cbr and .cbz files tend to crash most Mac readers. Not Sequential, though. It handled a 400-page collection of files without even a beachball.
On top of being fast and crash-free, Sequential is also just plain pretty. It displays EXIF data for photos in nice, Leopard-style bezels, and has all the resizing options you could want for either photos or comics pages. Navigating entire folders is no problem, and there are even next folder / previous folder controls. There’s also a slideshow mode, which might not be that useful for reading the latest manga, but comes in handy for batches of photos. Bottom line: if you read comics digitally, Sequential is well worth the download.