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MacBytes
Dec 29, 2005, 01:32 PM
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Link: Seashore - A freeware Paint and imaging app alternative for Mac (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20051229143246)

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Eidorian
Dec 29, 2005, 02:19 PM
Well at least it's off of 0.1.7. It was there for such a long time. It has a few issues with Tiger and window resizing At least it doesn't use X11. Wasn't GIMP.app going to eventually get rid of that?

cwedl
Dec 29, 2005, 04:21 PM
Cool, why doesn't apple have mac paint or something for Mac os x? Its would make sense.

mduser63
Dec 29, 2005, 06:42 PM
I think Apple should include something like the old MacPaint with OS X. Make it simple and lightweight, but very well designed and reasonably useful. There are threads here asking about MS Paint equivalents all the time.

That said, Seashore is getting really good, and for most people should be just fine as a replacement for MS Paint.

Eidorian
Dec 29, 2005, 07:15 PM
Yeah, this version is a lot more stable and usuable than the last one. I had some issues with it on Tiger. It works great now. :D

maya
Dec 29, 2005, 07:51 PM
Primitive and frustrating for me to even use. Had the same experience with MS Paint. :(

ITASOR
Dec 29, 2005, 07:56 PM
I seriously think I'm an idiot. I am an experienced Photoshop CS user and I can do a ton of stuff and use all the tools, etc. I can do some pretty complicated/advanced things and I learn quick.

How come I cannot figure out how to make a darn circle or square in Seashore? Am I really that bad? :eek:

Eidorian
Dec 29, 2005, 09:28 PM
I just Toyviewer for quick and easy jobs.

http://www7a.biglobe.ne.jp/~ogihara/software/OSX/toyv-eng.html

diego
Dec 29, 2005, 10:44 PM
Actually there's a Mac app similar to Paint, it's called Sketch and is included with Xcode.

Eidorian
Dec 29, 2005, 11:02 PM
Actually there's a Mac app similar to Paint, it's called Sketch and is included with Xcode.I can't find it in my Developer tools. :confused:

sjk
Dec 29, 2005, 11:03 PM
I can't find it in my Developer tools. :confused:Use Spotlight to find the folder. :)

Eidorian
Dec 29, 2005, 11:04 PM
Use Spotlight to find the folder. :)I did. I put in "Sketch" and it didn't find anything.

Edit: Ok I found it eventually. It's REALLY simple though. I'd rather use Seashore. :p

andrewm
Jan 1, 2006, 10:32 AM
I did. I put in "Sketch" and it didn't find anything.

Edit: Ok I found it eventually. It's REALLY simple though. I'd rather use Seashore. :p

For those following the thread, it's located in /Developer/Examples/AppKit/Sketch/--and yes, it's simple, clunky, and sometimes even crashes (at least, it did for me when I was trying to make heavy-duty use of it awhile back).

Its saved-document files are enormous, and I suspect that Seashore may have a little more to offer in terms of manipulations and special features.

I *would* like to see a polished version of Sketch included as a real application with OS X, a simple thing with which the kids can toy (although the save-file issue would need to be addressed, lest the kids fill up one's hard disk). The program's still helpful in a pinch.

dubbz
Jan 1, 2006, 10:35 AM
Well at least it's off of 0.1.7. It was there for such a long time. It has a few issues with Tiger and window resizing At least it doesn't use X11. Wasn't GIMP.app going to eventually get rid of that?

They're working on that... It'll use Gtk, though, so they'll have to port that too.

ahunter3
Jan 1, 2006, 12:45 PM
I use the "Painting" module in AppleWorks for most such things.

I wish there were an OS X version of SuperPaint, updated to handle multiple layers. I used to rely on SuperPaint all the time back in the black-and-white days.