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Graphics Tools


Organize your images into a single library. Use folders, tag hierarchy and search to keep track of your collection.


An image compressor with all the options up front. It keeps the original and has the option to resize.


This open source alternative to Adobe’s Lightroom manages your digital negatives in a database, lets you view them through a zoomable light table and enables you to develop raw images and enhance them.


Just like the good old days of Hypercard, you can once again use a linked deck of cards to create e-zines, presentations, and adventure games like Myst.


Photo management app rivals Lightroom with ability to organize and optimize. Can handle libraries of more then 100,000 images. Processes raw files, edits JPEGs and publishes to social media


FreeCAD is an open-source parametric 3D modeler made primarily to design real-life objects of any size. Parametric modeling allows you to easily modify your design by going back into your model history and changing its parameters.


Convert videos to high-quality GIFs.

Giphy Capture

Capture videos, or anything else that moves on your screen, as an animated gif with one-click stop and start. Allows for precision editing and sharing with friends.

HEIC Converter

Those pictures you take with your iPhone are in a format called HEIC. If you want to share them on the web or with non-Apple users, you need to convert them to JPG or PNG. That’s what this app does.


Assemble a mosaic of photographs into a complete immersive panorama, stitch any series of overlapping pictures and much more.


Drag and drop .jpeg, .png and .gif images and see them instantly slim down. This open source app works by finding the best compression parameters and removing unnecessary comments and colour profiles. Which is just what you want to make websites load faster.


Use a ruler to measure stuff on your screen in pixels or ems. Make as many rulers as you like. Great for web designers.

Meme Generator

Have mindless fun taking bizarre photos that have been circulating around the Internet — annoying Facebook girl, for example — and applying your own slogans to them. Or, as the website version puts it: “Bluntly offensive statements and careless advice with animal icons.”


Open source digital compositor for VFX and motion graphics. The software features powerful keying and 2D tracking tools that are staple for all current film production visual effects. Flexible roto and rotopaint tools can generate unlimited layers of masks, mattes and shapes.

Phoenix Slides

A quick and easy way to browse photos in a folder, optionally as a slideshow. Some JPEG transformations are also available.


An easy way to change the icons for your apps — and easily revert if you change your mind. A good place to find a new icon is at macOSicons.


This colour picker lets you check out contrast ratios and confirm WCAG accessibility compliance. Choose from formats like formats like hex, RGB, HSB, or HSL. You can set up a global hot key to access it from anywhere.


This open source alternative to the likes of QuarkXPress and InDesign supports CMYK colour, separations, ICC colour management and versatile PDF creation. It may take some getting used to, but there is a strong community of users to offer support.


Create colourful risographs suitable for prints and magazines. Extensive documentation available for this distinctive art form.

System Color Picker

A nice app version of the color picker that comes with your Mac. It can be invoked from the menu bar or record your own shortcut. It gives values in hex, hsl and rgb.


Drag and drop one image, many images or a folder of images to be resized and output as jpeg or png. Options for margin, canvas, destination, resolution, watermark and more.


Take a grainy old picture, and make it both bigger and better with the help of AI.


Batch image-converter and resizer supports common formats such as JPG, PNG, TIFF, GIF, Camera RAW, JPEG2000, WebP and OpenEXR in addition to over 500 other image formats. Operations include rotating, adding watermarks, adding text, and adjustments for brightness, shadows and more.