Apr 27 2009
We’ve got an interesting bunch of freeware – some still in early beta, and others a little older and more stable. From the ability to emulate PPC on your Mac to quality photo editing, we’ll do it all for free.
This new free application (version 0.2) does a few interesting things, and promises to do a lot. If you’re not afraid of early development software, you probably get a lot out of this utility.
Mac on Mac is an OS X port of Mac on Linux, and allows you to run OS X and Mac classic in a virtual machine much like Virtual PC. Again, not much is supported, but the app promises PPC Linux support and is fast, due to the fact that it is running PPC on your PPC Mac (if that makes any sense).
We’ve looked at this one before, but in a major revision this simple, free image editor has added compatibility and features. In addition to opening and editing a heap of graphic formats, 2.5 integrates ColorSync and supports ICC profiles giving this free app professional muscle.
Realizing that you are probably fully capable of resizing images manually, this application is targeted for use by those less savvy (or with less time on their hands). If you’ve long since tired of explaining what images must be “shrunk” to email, then this application may happily replace you as the photo-mailing geek.
If you’d like to take you online photos to the next step, consider this free set of applications. JetPhoto Studio maintains your photo collection on your Mac, while JetPhoto Studio manages your gallery online (on a remote server with PHP). The two work together, creating a seamless local and online photo managing system.
Thanks for joining me this week. I hope some of this week’s freeware finds a use on your Mac.
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