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Best (cheap or free) image editing application for Mac?

I have used iPhoto for years and decided to go with Picasa. After using it for a year, I am pretty annoyed with this app – I hate it –  and I would like to change to another one.

Which choices do I have beyond Picasa and iPhoto for Mac OS X?

marked as duplicate by Arjan, BinaryMisfit Oct 19 '10 at 20:40

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    So, apart from hating it: what did you not like, and what are your needs? – Arjan Oct 18 '10 at 20:52
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    @Arjan: One is editing, the other is managing. You don't even see iPhoto or Picasa there. – Daniel Beck Oct 18 '10 at 21:10
  • Why the downvote? This seems like a perfectly reasonable question to me... – Wuffers Oct 19 '10 at 2:58
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    @Mr. Man - wasn't me but I thought about it. I'd guess its because the question is so vague as to be nearly unanswerable. He hate's Picasa but wants something like it? Which parts does he like, which parts does he hate? We don't even know what he was using it for. Without some details all we can do is list random programs that deal with images. – Brad Mace Oct 19 '10 at 3:28
  • @Daniel, you may have a point about this not being a duplicate. (Though I wonder if there's no other duplicate then, if we would know what the requirements were.) -1 from me now too, for having been online without changing the question. – Arjan Oct 19 '10 at 5:35

Shoebox, Lightroom, Aperture and a combination of Finder/QuickLook/some image editing app.

All other options do a pretty decent job of hiding themselves on iusethis and alternativeto.

Also, better problem description might be helpful.


Any particular features you want/desire that Picasa/iPhoto lacked or just weren't good at in the first place? Do you want free programs only, or are you open to commercial ware?

I use Apple Aperture and Adobe Lightroom, both of which are expensive (compared to Picasa/iPhoto) digital workflow tools mostly aimed at RAW photographers. Both are like iphoto on steroids.

For free alternatives there is BlueMarine.

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