A brief explanation of my position... I have just moved from a lifetime of XP to OS X - my iMac arrived yesterday, I set it up last night, it connected online without any trouble, I moved my iTunes collection to my Mac and downloaded Firefox (but the icons appear on the desktop and not in the applications folder?) I do some website design in my spare time and on my PC I used Paintshop Pro and Bannershop GIF Animator. What I know I have taught myself and I code all my sites - I don't use any WYSIWYG editors. I am now looking for similar Mac alternatives. I don't want Photoshop or Fireworks - too expensive for my needs plus I don't have the time to learn them. I am really only creating simple images, banners, buttons, etc. I am not a student nor teacher so I pay the full price. It maybe that those are my only 2 alternatives but I look forward to hearing about any alternatives anyone uses or has used in the past. Thanks in advance for your time and help.