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Roundup: Mac Utilities for Designers

A quick round up of some interesting new and updated Mac utilities of interest to creative types. Photoshop Automator Actions 5.0 (free/$19.95) A package of Actions that lets you control many of Photoshop’s most common functions from within Mac OS X’s Automator, letting you add Photoshop functionality to your Automator workflows. If you find them… Continue Reading »

Flash, Floppy Disks & FreeHand

Flash, Floppy Disks & FreeHand

Apple’s Steve Jobs just posted a long open letter on the reasoning behind the decision to exclude Flash support on mobile devices such as the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Jobs lists six major points surround the decision, but wraps it up and confirms what I suspected was the driving force behind the decision. In… Continue Reading »

Acorn: Impressive Pixel Editor for Mac

Acorn: Impressive Pixel Editor for Mac

Photoshop is the workhorse of the design industry. It’s an industry standard. But even Photoshop’s biggest fans will admit it can be quite daunting for basic tasks. So what to do for either users who don’t need the full version of Photoshop or have a limited budget? Quality, low-priced pixel-based image editors on the Mac… Continue Reading »


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