Seashore for Mac

Seashore for Mac


Editors' Rating:
2.5
Average
Average User Rating:
4.4
out of 10 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
0.5.1
File Size:
6.63MB
Date Added:
February 13, 2013
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Mac OS X 10.4/10.5/10.6/10.7/10.8
Total Downloads:
17,506
Downloads Last Week:
33
Product ranking:
#29 in Photo Editors
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

Suitable for basic image editing, Seashore for Mac offers some useful tools and options that will appeal to less experienced users. The program is free and performs as expected, but could really use a better looking and more user-friendly interface.

Upon startup there will be a small pop-up window where you can choose to create a new image or open an existing one. Here you can set up an image's width and height, resolution, and mode. There is an option to set a transparent background, too. After the program starts you will be greeted with a rather basic interface. The tools are clearly displayed on the centralized menu bar while layers and image data are found in the sidebar. However, the amount of tools available was disappointing. The interface, while functional, is not appealing and could use a real makeover. The file format support is limited to GIMP, TIFF, and GIF formats, which is a downside as there should be more formats supported in a program of this type. Overall, this program looks like it's still in its beta stage as it needs more work to become appealing to a wider audience.

Seashore for Mac lacks the advanced options found in other image editors. We recommend it only for amateur photographers and beginners who need to perform some basic image editing functions.

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  • 4 stars

    "Works Well..."

    October 17, 2011   |   By fitzp20102

    Version: Seashore 0.1.9

    Pros

    Very quick to install. Small download. Free so far.

    Cons

    Not sure yet...

    Summary

    I needed to resize an image. I downloaded Seashore. 90 seconds later, it was installed. I opened my image, browsed the menus, resized my image, saved my image and posted it to the website I was using, all in less than 5 minutes. Quick and easy. Got my task completed with no hiccups or prior experience. Quick and easy. Perfect.

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  • 4 stars

    "Easy and light"

    May 15, 2011   |   By kcfern

    Version: Seashore 0.1.9

    Pros

    Good for fast sizing

    Cons

    nothing significant

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  • 5 stars

    "A great free image editing software for Mac OSX."

    May 04, 2011   |   By jason250968

    Version: Seashore 0.1.9

    Pros

    It is free and it works. No X11 is needed.

    Cons

    Less feaures than Gimp but good enough.

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  • 2 stars

    "Very limited and buggy. Use for simple nonintegral jobs"

    February 23, 2010   |   By Blitz74

    Version: Seashore 0.1.9

    Pros

    Free. Has some useful tools for simple enough functions

    Cons

    Because it's free, it's not very user friendly or visually pleasing in and of itself. It is incredibly cumbersome. Doesn't seem to have a history panel. Multiple "Undo"s were quite the headache. Masks and layers were unwieldy. Limited tools

    Summary

    This program is ok. It will do enough if you have sufficient time and patience and don't mind a buggy undo function. It has limited tools. It's like the hammer and the chisel of digital art and photo manipulation, best wielded by professionals I think. Albeit cheap professionals as the grief hardly seems worth it. Gimp with X11 for all its hang ups seemed better (toolswise)

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  • 5 stars

    "Excellent & Free Lightweight Image Manipulator"

    December 31, 2005   |   By sigalakos

    Version: Seashore 0.1.8 RC2

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    This is an amazing app. Very lightweight, only the essential features, saves you the time and money of using photoshop for simple tasks. Kudos for the developer and kudos for GIMP !

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  • 5 stars

    "G3"

    September 23, 2005   |   By amcgee

    Version: Seashore 0.1.7

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    Did you apply the patch for G3 compatibility, or did you just mouth off without paying attention to the instructions?

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  • 4 stars

    "Does not work on G3?"

    September 22, 2005   |   By seamusphan

    Version: Seashore 0.1.7

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    Strange, but Seashore does not work on my ibook G3, although it worked flawlessly on my office Powerbook Ti. I vaguely thought that the older versions worked on G3. Running the terminal command with Seashore yielded an "incompatible cpu" error.

    Also strange because GIMP, the OS X build, works on G3 and G4, with no problems. If Seashore is based on GIMP code, which part "became" incompatible? Curious, since Seashore would be such a great tool for G3 users, because photo editing is not something some of us needs all the time, and that might mean a lot of G3 users.

    bless

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  • 5 stars

    "yes, this is amazing."

    August 26, 2005   |   By VersionTrackerUserOpinion

    Version: Seashore 0.1.6

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    unbelievable app. this is certainly commercial qualityâ??it is 100% cocoa, so it's not slow like GIMP or other carbon or java apps (in fact, it starts up and runs very quickly). beautiful workâ??it's a very simple, lightweight, easy to use image editor with the only the features that matter the most. perfect for when i need to do some graphic editing.

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  • 5 stars

    "Impressive"

    May 08, 2005   |   By kaktus

    Version: Seashore 0.1.5

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    I'm speechless... the open source community manages to impress me once again

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  • 5 stars

    "Not Bad"

    February 14, 2005   |   By Duckhue

    Version: Seashore 0.1.4

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    Very nice, Very fast and solid. I didn't get real into it but it handles great. The green leaves are a must have. I like the look of the tools myself. The tool windows on both sides retain their placement after application restarts. That's a sign of a good application. I would like to see the "new" window do the same. I'm going to keep this and keep an eye on updates. I like to repair, restore & colorize old photos, I'm not sure if this will help in any way. I will be testing it to it's limits.

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