Seashore – A Free Lightweight Image Editor For Your Mac

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.

Visit: seashore.sourceforge.net

A new version of FastStone Image Viewer is available

FastStone Image Viewer is a fast, stable, user-friendly image browser, converter and editor. It has a nice array of features that include image viewing, management, comparison, red-eye removal, emailing, resizing, cropping andfsviewerscreenshot1 color adjustments. Its innovative but intuitive full-screen mode provides quick access to EXIF information, thumbnail browser and major functionalities via hidden toolbars that pop up when your mouse touch the four edges of the screen. Other features include a high quality magnifier and a musical slideshow with 150+ transitional effects, as well as lossless JPEG transitions, drop shadow effects, image annotation, scanner support, histogram and much more. It supports all major graphic formats including BMP, JPEG, JPEG 2000, GIF, PNG, PCX, TIFF, WMF, ICO and TGA.

What’s new in this version: Version 4.1 improves the loading speed of JPEG images and embedded preview of RAW images.

Visit: faststone.org

A new version of XnView is available

XnView is a fast multi-format graphics browser, viewer, and converter. It can read more than 400 file formats, e.g.xnview_logo GIF, BMP, JPEG, PNG, TARGA, multipage TIFF, camera RAW, JPEG 2000, MPEG, AVI, Quicktime. EXIF & IPTC metadata are also supported. The image viewer has an Explorer-like browser that allows quick and simple browsing of directory contents.

XnView supports red eye correction, crops and transforms JPEG images losslessly, generates HTML pages and contact sheets, and provides batch conversion and batch renaming. Slide shows with transitions effects, screen capturing, WIA & TWAIN support (scanner & digital cameras), image comparison, file operations.

Visit: xnview.com/en

WildBit Viewer updated to 5.7 Alpha 2.0 / 5.6

WildBit Viewer is compact & fast image viewer with slide show and editor. Eye catching interface within blazing fastwildbit-software-viewer_1 folder, file list and thumbnail viewer.

Viewer includes also Image Info with Image EXIF meta data JPEG and TIFF support and IPTC (IIMV4) information (like PhotoShop file info) from JPEG and TIFF, Thumbview has changeable views, sorting and thumbnail predefined sizes for fast thumbnail size setting.

Viewer also features the shell toolbar in which you can drop your favorite folder and use it as an organizer.It also includes image compare. In Compare you can compare images side-by-side.

In Favorites you can save list of favorite images and load list later on and you can create custom show in to Slide Show also that list you can edit with Custom Show List Editor.

With Slide Show you can view images within 172 different transition effects. Slide Show includes now multi-monitor support for fast switching between two monitors. WildBit Viewer supports all major graphic formats including BMP, JPEG, JPEG 2000, GIF, PNG, PCX, TIFF, WMF and TGA (over 70 formats).

What is new?

Viewer – Build: Alpha 2.0:
· Added Options: Under Preview and Full Screen tab, Smooth Scroll.

Slide Show – Build: Alpha 2.0:
· Added Control Box: Statusbar displays current image name.
· Changed Optimized code.

Editor – Build: Alpha 2.0:
· Added Main: Under Object menu, Rotate: Rotate CW (Shift+Ctrl+.) and Rotate CCW (Shift+Ctrl+,).
· Added Main+Batch: Clear EXIF Thumbnail, XMP, EXIF and IPTC, All.
· Added Main: Under Tools menu, Replace EXIF Thumbnail.
· Added Main: Move selection with keys (Up,Down,Left and Right).
· Changed Options: Zoom tab is now Zoom & Scroll and Zoom with Scroll Wheel is now there.
· Fixed Main: Metadata clearing now works okay.

Visit: wildbit-soft.fi

WPanorama updated to 9.4.2 Build 1382 – An image viewer, specially designed to visualize panorama pictures

wpanorama_1WPanorama allows to display panoramic pictures by making them scroll horizontally or vertically on the screen. This application enables you to view panorama pictures.
Even if you plan to use only the screen saver, it is best to keep WPanorama.exe installed since it can be used to fine tune your display and its settings are used by the screen saver. It also gives the possibility to setup a panorama and export the settings to the screen saver.
You can use this software to view the gorgeous 360 swiss panorama included with the program or your own pictures in .jpg or .bmp format.

· 360 continuous scrolling
· Full screen view
· Mini slide show (one sample of it included with the program)
· Back and forth scrolling for non 360 degrees pictures
· Mirror function for special interesting effects
· Vertical scroll in addition to the horizontal one
· Misceallenous stretch filters
· Variable scroll increment and speed
· Automatic or manual scroll orientation setting (horizontal or vertical)
· Screen saver module
· Screen saver able to display a new picture every time it is trigged or at a given time interval
· Possibility to insert scrolling panoramas into movies by the means of multiple bmp files or avi files (new in version 3)

What is new?

· Added un option allowing to tell WPanorama not to load the last displayed panorama at startup (“Config. – Advanced options – Start with no panorama”).
· When WPanorama starts with no panorama, its parameters are set to their default values. In the previous versions, they were set to the same values as on the last time it was run.
· The “Auto scroll off” menu item is now called “Scroll auto off”, in order to avoid a misunderstanding of its meaning.
· Replaced the “Swiss landscape.jpg” slideshow included with the program by “SwissLandscape1.jpg” which is larger.

· From version 4.6.1, in some cases, when “Get height from image” or “Get width from image” was enabled in the “Set image dimensions” panel, the window dimensions and/or the scrolling orientation (horizontal/vertical) after restarting WPanorama were wrong if “Config. – Advanced options – Orientation” was set to “Auto”. This has been taken care of in this version.

Visit: wpanorama.com