Mac provides better graphics than most other systems available in the market. Advanced usage of applications is also required for excellent graphic designing. Such applications are costly and only professional graphic designers can use it to it full capacity and also afford the cost. But there are other people who would like to do some basic designing without the high cost. The following 10 applications target this section of people. These applications are absolutely free and satisfy graphic designing needs of non-professionals and those who design for recreation.
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The Seashore app is created on the basis of Cocoa Framework by Mac operating systems’s X edition. It allows editing images in an open-source format. Editing features include adjusting gradients, choosing textures and anti-aliasing for brush strokes. Similar options are available for text as well. While editing, user can exploit the GIMP technology in the form of settings. i.e., alpha channel. This app also features the layers concept which helps the user in controlling the editing job. Also editing can be done in the original file format.
Inkspace also works on open-source architecture and shares similar features of that of CorelDraw, Illustrator and Xara X. It uses Scalable Vector Graphics which is a standard format of W3C. It allows smooth interfacing along with markers, clones and alpha bending features. Tracing bitmaps is yet another feature offered by this app. Users can create and edit complex paths and notes with the Inkspace.
Pixelmator is a software compatible with X version of Mac, with Linux and with Windows operating system. The user can draw animation as if they were using pencil and drawing on paper. The advantages of using pixelmator include vector graphics and bitmap in order to improve the quality of the diagram. This software is based on open-source architecture and can be downloaded free of cost.
Cyberduck is a simple and user friendly software which helps in editing files. The user can understand how to operate the software easily.
Lego Digital Designer helps in designing all sorts of things including a robot. This software allows building and rebuilding your design absolutely free of cost. It also allows you to upload your designs in NXTLog so everyone can look at your creation. This software is also a key card to access Mindstorms of Virtual Lego and other such technical components. For all those engineering and computer geeks who want to prove their success to the World, this software has limitless features.
ImageTricks is yet another software compatible with the X version of Mac operating system. It offers usage of image filters and also quartz compositions to its users. Random image generating is also available in this software. It allows you to create background and such backgrounds can be merged with the photos to make them look real. People who design business cards or develop websites will also find that the features offered by this app are very useful. Also, this software can be downloaded absolutely free of cost.
GNU Image Manipulation Program or commonly called GIMP is a free software that can be directly downloaded from the net and used. The software offers retouching photos, image creating and composing along with a lot of other potentials. Its features will be found useful both by beginners as well as professional as they vary from painting to photo retouch.
Goldberg is an edit as well as view software. It allows the users to watch movies or images and edit them at the same time. It can be used complementary to the QuickTime software. It also has features such as zooming, rotating and utilizing or removing these effects while editing the pictures. Goldberg software is updated from time to time to retain its compatibility with technological advancements.
DrawBerry is an user friendly applicaation that offers drawing capabilities. It features the CoreImage filters that was designed by Apple and provides facilities to improve the drawing. The undo history is a special feature which helps us to reverse certain editing steps alone without having to go back all the way and redo again. Other capabilities includes magnifier, inspecting attributes and workspace.
Front End Digital Media Workshop goes a little beyond the QuickTime app one finds in Mac operating systems. It allows resizing, joining, splitting and trimming audios and videos along with a variety of other features. Its playback option includes speed variations such a slow motion and also video-to-image snaps. This app offers editing of both videos and pictures. It simultaneously allows editing of audio, video and images.