Seashore's simple/basic graphic editor replacement in mac OS v10.12/Sierra?

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Ant

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Oct 16, 2016, 7:11:24 PM10/16/16
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Hello.

Old Seashore graphic editor crashes in mac OS Sierra/v10.12. I assume
there will be no way to get it to work from what I read in its SF forum
since others reported the same issue. And the developer hasn't worked on
it for many years.

Does anyone know of a good free replacement for it? Gimp is too slow,
bloated, and advanced for me.

Thank you in advance. :)
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In article <H_2dncpJHtmKlJnF...@earthlink.com>, Ant
<ANT...@zimage.com> wrote:

> Hello.
>
> Old Seashore graphic editor crashes in mac OS Sierra/v10.12. I assume
> there will be no way to get it to work from what I read in its SF forum
> since others reported the same issue. And the developer hasn't worked on
> it for many years.
>
> Does anyone know of a good free replacement for it? Gimp is too slow,
> bloated, and advanced for me.

gimp and advanced do not belong in the same sentence. confusing and a
horrible user interface yes. advanced no.

depending on what you need to do, preview, photos or photoshop elements
(which is much easier to use than the gimp).

Ant

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Oct 17, 2016, 3:00:57 AM10/17/16
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I need a simple graphic editor like Seashore like drawings, adding
texts, etc.

Jolly Roger

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Oct 17, 2016, 11:56:50 AM10/17/16
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Ant <ANT...@zimage.com> wrote:
> In comp.sys.mac.graphics nospam <nos...@nospam.invalid> wrote:
>> In article <H_2dncpJHtmKlJnF...@earthlink.com>, Ant
>> <ANT...@zimage.com> wrote:
>
>>> Hello.
>>>
>>> Old Seashore graphic editor crashes in mac OS Sierra/v10.12. I assume
>>> there will be no way to get it to work from what I read in its SF forum
>>> since others reported the same issue. And the developer hasn't worked on
>>> it for many years.
>>>
>>> Does anyone know of a good free replacement for it? Gimp is too slow,
>>> bloated, and advanced for me.
>
>> gimp and advanced do not belong in the same sentence. confusing and a
>> horrible user interface yes. advanced no.
>
>> depending on what you need to do, preview, photos or photoshop elements
>> (which is much easier to use than the gimp).
>
> I need a simple graphic editor like Seashore like drawings, adding
> texts, etc.

Did you look at Preview's capabilities? If they aren't enough, Pixelmator
might be right for you - though it isn't free.

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Bob

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Oct 18, 2016, 11:20:04 AM10/18/16
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In comp.sys.mac.apps Ant <ANT...@zimage.com> wrote:

> Old Seashore graphic editor crashes in mac OS Sierra/v10.12. I assume
> there will be no way to get it to work from what I read in its SF forum
> since others reported the same issue. And the developer hasn't worked on
> it for many years.

> Does anyone know of a good free replacement for it? Gimp is too slow,
> bloated, and advanced for me.

I also like Seashore and use it regularly under El Capitan. I just
tried to use Seashore on a test machine with Sierra and it crashed
for me as well. That's disapointing.

If you wanted to keep using Seashore, you could set-up El Capitan in a
virtual machine and run it that way.

I don't know of something free to replace Seashore with, but for
$30 Acorn (available in the App Store) is very good and gets regular
updates from the developer. I got Acorn, after having used Seashore
for a number of years and I found it fairly easy to figure how to
get it to do what I wanted. While Acorn doesn't work exactly like
Seashore, it is similar.

Savageduck

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Oct 18, 2016, 2:04:52 PM10/18/16
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Seashore is a Cocoa UI implementation of GIMP, and while Acorn does a
good enough job, both Pixelmator and Affinity Photo are far superior.
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