9 Best Image Editing Softwares For Mac

1. Image Tricks — Photo and Image Editing Software for Mac

Image Tricks is a freeware application for editing your photos and images using Mac OS X Core Image filters and Quartz Compositions that unimaginably transform your photos. This program also contains a powerful random image generator for creating unique backgrounds and abstract images for business cards, web design, print materials and more.

Features

  • Easy to use and friendly Interface.
  • 77 Core Image Effects and Filters (95 in Pro version).
  • 35 Quartz Compositions (40 in Pro version).
  • 13 image generators (20 in Pro version).
  • About 100 unique masks can be applied to an image.
  • Import over 20 image formats (TIFF, JPEG, GIF, PDF, EPS among them).
  • Export to TIFF, JPEG, PDF, PNG and GIF formats.
  • Resize and rotate images.
  • OpenGL acceleration supported.
  • iPhoto integration.

2. GIMPshop

GIMPshop is a modification of the free/open source GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP), intended to replicate the feel of Adobe Photoshop. Its primary purpose is to make users of Photoshop feel comfortable using GIMP.

3. Pixelmator

Pixelmator, the beautifully designed, easy-to-use, fast and powerful image editor for Mac OS X has everything you need to create, edit and enhance your images.

Someone who is editing images must be able to select the right shapes, portions or objects in images. With Pixelmator’s powerful, pixel-accurate collection of selection tools you can quickly and easily select any part of your images. That means you can edit and apply special effects to portions of your pictures, remove unwanted objects or even cut out objects from one picture to put on another.

Thanks to the masks palette in Pixelmator, you can even save your selections for later. Now, that’s handy.

4. CinePaint Project

CinePaint is a deep paint image retouching tool that supports higher color fidelity than ordinary painting tools.

CinePaint is used to retouch feature films and in pro photography. CinePaint opens high fidelity image file formats such as DPX, 16-bit TIFF, and OpenEXR, and conventional formats like JPEG and PNG. It has a flipbook for movie playback of image sequences in RAM. It supports 8-bit, 16-bit and 32-bit color channels, HDR and CMS. CinePaint is used for motion picture frame-by-frame retouching, dirt removal, wire rig removal, render repair, background plates, and painting 3D model textures. It’s been used on many feature films, including The Last Samurai where it was used to add flying arrows.

For still photography, CinePaint can import bracketed HDR exposures. It has gallery-quality 16-bit per channel color printing with GutenPrint. CinePaint’s high dynamic range is crucial with B&W still photography, where images only have a single channel.

5. SeaShore

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.

6. Pixen

Pixel Editor for MacOSX

7. Acorn 2.6.2

Everyone needs to edit images at some point, but not everyone has the time to learn super pricey wizbang image editing programs. This is why we created Acorn. Add text and shapes to your digital pictures. Combine images together to create your own. Work with layers to touch up your favorites or make something new from scratch. Do all this and more with Acorn.

8. ImageWell – The Handy Image Editor that will save you time and money.

ImageWell is a small, but powerful, image editing application that lets you quickly resize, crop, watermark, edit your images, take screenshots and then instantly upload them to the web, save to your computer or email them to a friend. ImageWell also lets you annotate your images with text, shapes, arrows and lines, quickly and easily. And it doesn’t stop there – add a drop shadow, a shaped border, flip or rotate your image, adjust the sharpness and brightness, plus so much more. Don’t want to send your image to the web? You don’t have to, it’s not the law. Edit your image, give it a name and file type, and simply drag and drop the image to the desired destination on your computer to save it there. Or drag and drop it into an email message, a document or presentation. Want to send other types of files to the web – you can do that too. It’s easy-shmeasy, just choose the location, and drop the file over the Send button…done!

9. ChocoFlop [Project is discontinued]

It’s small and fast because it’s designed exclusively for your mac! Unlike well established image editing monster tools, ChocoFlop only weighs a few megabytes and launches in two seconds on a cheap mac.  ChocoFlop has beeen designed from the ground up to run on mac using the latest technology available.

— If you know any other nice image editors, then please let us know.

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