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most fun graphics add-on software you can get for the Mac

Someone wrote and complained that it seems like everything in Infomanager "costs" something ... "advertising" -- Well, shareware these days doesn't seem to be shareware any more. So we decided to select (from a field of hundreds) the best and most fun graphics add-on software you can get for the Mac ... for FREE! So here are some cool picks you can download and won't cost a dime.

Obamafy Photo Booth Plugin

Obamafy yourselfWell, now we've seen everything. You can put yourself into a Barok Obama poster with this too-cool app from Dubi Kaufmann. It's FREE, but you have to have a Mac running Photo Booth -- the plugin that emulates the popular Obama poster by Shepard Fairey ~ from
NOTE Dubi Kaufmann ~ License: Freeware ~ Download: Obamafy.zip File size: 14 KB

Sequential to view images in fullscreen mode

Sequential is an image viewer for Mac OS X. It was originally designed for opening a folder of images and displaying them in order. It works well for viewing comics and manga. Sequential can display folders and archives (ZIP, RAR, CBZ and CBR) of images (including JPEG, PNG, and GIF) and PDF files. It is able to load images on the internet from a page or image URL. Sequential has mature full screen support and can display images' Exif data.
      We like it because it's so simple. Nothing but viewing images.
NOTE Sequential
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Download: Sequential202.zip

Simple Image Browser

Simple Image Browser

This is a simple image archive browser from ChiperSoft Systems. When they say simple, they mean it. This basic program for viewing folders full of images in an easy to navigate interface. Designed for browsing the image archive from Diiva Newsgroup Downloader, SIB offers full keyboard navigation for a two folder depth structure. Blazing fast! Can run automated slideshows for kiosk or unattended use.
NOTE Simple Image Browser Download SIB2.1.1.dmg License: Freeware; size: 1 MB

Pixen graphics editor

Pixen graphics editor

Pixen is an innovative graphics editor for the Mac. It's designed from top to bottom for pixel artistsĄpeople who make low-resolution raster art like the sprites you see in old video games. But it's great for artists of all arenas: Pixen is like a very powerful MSPaint or a simpler, more agile Photoshop. And best of all, it's Free! It's from the Open Sword Group ~
NOTE Pixen 3.1 Beta License: Freeware - Pixen 3.1b.zip File size: 3 MB

Gimp Graphics Application 2.6.3

by Gimp.org, is a freely distributed program for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. GIMP is an acronym for GNU Image Manipulation Program. GIMP has many capabilities. GIMP can be used as a simple paint program, an expert quality photo retouching program, an online batch processing system, a mass production image renderer, an image format converter, etc. (You really should see these screen captures: linux_dualscreen_griatch_art.jpg and Slide Browser)
NOTE Gimp full features list ~ License: Freeware ~ File size: 61 MB ~ Downloads: Pick your version

Adobe Photoshop Legacy Optional Plug-Ins

Adobe Systems Incorporated has made this pack of optional plug-ins for Photoshop, since they are no longer found in the Goodies folder of your Photoshop CS4 installation DVD. If you still need these plug-ins, you can now access them only from this download package. The set includes: Alias, Bigger Tiles, ElectricImage, Force VM Compression, RememberSlowFiles, SoftImage, Texture Fill, TWAIN, Unlimited Clipboard Size, Unlimited Preview Size and a dozen others.
NOTE License: Freeware ~ Download: PSCS4Optional_LegacyPlugins_MAC.dmg File size: 40 MB

Raw Photo Processor

Andrey Tverdokhleb brings you a Raw converter for Mac OS X (10.4 or 10.5 only), supporting almost all available digital Raw formats made for photographers by a photographer-software engineer with unmeasurable amount of help and tutoring from my friend, professional photographer Iliah Borg. If you're into digital photography, you really should check out the
NOTE Raw Photo Processor information page and the examples page of this program to get the full scope of these capabilities. License: Freeware ~ Download: RPP_Uni.zip File size: 6 MB

PJ Remix is now free to all

This has been called he best album design software of all time, and it is now free to all. Build albums, crop, scale, rotate, blend, edit, ghost and a score of other photo techniques can be directly applied. You see actual pages as they will look. Think of it as the "InDesign" for photo albums.
NOTE PJ Remix Download; License: Freeware; File size: 50 MB
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Framed: stop-motion animations

Framed is a quick and easy tool, used to create animations from a series of still pictures. You can use Framed to assemble stop-motion animations or create an impressive cinematic sequence by rapidly flipping through numerous images.
NOTE Likely Software Download framedx.sit License: Freeware ; File size: 895 KB

ExifRenamer 2.1.1

Everyone with a digital camera has experienced the 'name' game getting photos appropriately renamed. It's a pain in the butt, now, ExifRenamer promises to remedy that. This free tool for renaming digital photos, movie- and audio-clips of almost every camera vendor. ExifRenamer is the perfect tool as auto-action for Apples ImageCapture - it can automatically rename the new downloaded pictures without a single mouse click! The program allows to rename photos by their embedded date+time information in a much more usable way. Most downloaded pictures are named like "pic0001.jpg" or other cryptic names. By Stefan Robl
NOTE License: Freeware ~ Download ExifRenamer.dmg ~ File size: 2 MB

We'll be back again with more, just to keep you outfitted with free sofware. In the mean time, just have fun with these!

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