I cannot see why Apple hasn't made this alternative already... Photoshop may just be the most awesome app out there to buy(certainly my favourite), and surprisingly, its the one application not made by Apple that kicks ass! Not saying Adobe is doing a bad job... just an Apple alternative would be faster, 64 bit (perhaps), more seemless with the Mac, simpler, and moreover, cheaper. I've seen it before - iWork was made to kick out Office:mac, Final Cut to shut off all video editing apps out there, Safari to smash IE out in OSX.2 (correct me if I'm wrong), etc. I spose that Aperture is a close alternative, but it's not built for designers - you can't edit images with effects, layers, etc. like you can in Photoshop.... Anybody with me here?