Seashore for Mac

Seashore for Mac

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    0.5.1
  • Total Downloads:
    18,322
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 13, 2013
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    6.63MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    45
  • Platform:
    Mac
  • Product ranking:
    #23 in Photo Editors

Editors' Review

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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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User Reviews
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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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Full Specifications

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What's new in 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.
General
Publisher Mark Pazolli Software
Publisher web site http://seashore.sourceforge.net/
Release Date February 13, 2013
Date Added February 13, 2013
Version 0.5.1
Category
Category Digital Photo Software
Subcategory Photo Editors
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.4, Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.8, Mac OS X 10.5, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 6.63MB
File Name Seashore.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 18,322
Downloads Last Week 45
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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