SeaShore

Simple, free image editor based on GIMP

GIMP is one of the best free photo editors out there but its not to everyone's liking. That's why SeaShore has been developed as a simpler, easier to use photo editor. View full description

PROS

  • Simpler to use than GIMP
  • OS X style interface

CONS

  • Lacks functionality of GIMP
  • May be prone to instability

Very good
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GIMP is one of the best free photo editors out there but its not to everyone's liking. That's why SeaShore has been developed as a simpler, easier to use photo editor.

SeaShore is an open source image editor based on GIMP. It features gradients, textures and anti-aliasing for both text and brush strokes. It also supports multiple layers, alpha channel editing and uses the same native file format as GIMP. And due to Cocoa, it sports a much slicker OS X friendly user interface that definitely looks better than GIMP.

The beauty of SeaShore is that it's a lot simpler than GIMP and feels a bit closer to Photoshop in the way the menus are laid out. The downside of this, however, is that it's not as powerful as GIMP and lacks certain advanced editing features. In fact, even basic features such as Color Balance and Levels are missing from SeaShore. Stability can also occasionally be an issue but it usually manages to carry out most functions without any problems.

A slick OS X Cocoa style interface and a simpler GIMP style functionality will make SeaShore popular with anyone who has struggled with GIMP.

SeaShore supports the following formats

TIFF, PNG, JPEG, JP2000, BMP, PICT, PDF, XBM and GIF

Seashore is an open source image editor for Cocoa. 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.

Seashore's features include:

  • Full support for the GIMP's native XCF file format
  • Read and write support for the TIFF, PNG, JPEG and JP2000 file formats
  • Read-only support for the BMP, PICT, PDF, XBM and GIF file formats
  • Layers with over 20 merging effects
  • Individual primary and alpha channel editing
  • Thorough transparency effects including semi-transparent gradients
  • Arbitrary selection regions
  • Anti-aliased brush strokes
  • 6 basic gradient effects with 16 variations
  • Tablet support
  • ColorSync support (including embedded profiles in TIFFs and CMYK previewing)
  • Plug-in filters

SeaShore

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SeaShore 0.1.9

— User reviews — about SeaShore

  • JackMCollins

    by JackMCollins

    "Bad."

    Awful. Literally terrible. The crop functions are so complex it'll take you hours to figure it out. All of the simplest ... More.

    reviewed on February 14, 2014

  • fjpoblam

    by fjpoblam

    "Slightly odd GUI; no marching ants; primitive color selection"

    Just downloaded this AM (Feb 19 2012). Tried area selection, color selection, other image fiddling. See pros and cons be... More.

    reviewed on February 19, 2012