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ChocoFlop: Image and Photo Editing Application for Mac OS X.

ChocoFlop clearly positions itself as a lightweight alternative to very expensive graphics tools such as Adobe PhotoShop, (ex. MetaCreations) Corel Painter. It is meant to be smaller and much cheaper. Ideally the target users would be Web or mobile designers and other creative people working with reasonably sized images.

Unlike many "Core Image Demonstration" type tools, ChocoFlop is meant to be usable in everyday work. The goal is not just to add as many filters to an image as possible and see what random results one can achieve. I expect users to know what they more...

What's New

Version 0.909:
  • Oops, it seems the previous released was compiled without PowerPC code. My apologies to the G4/G5 users who reported this.
  • It won't work on snow leopard but at least it'll work for those with PowerPC machines who cannot upgrade anyway :-)


1 GHz G4 or better, Mac OS X 10.4 or later, Growl installed.

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Xenophile Member IconComment+694

Teachable moment for all the suckers who paid for this:

Do NOT pay a developer to help him test his beta software.

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Version 0.909

Nothing wrong with contributing a little something to (what once was) a good prospect. Just because it didn't work out, doesn't mean the people who supported the developer are "suckers."

macsolu Member IconComment+163

The developer of this app has stated that this is the last version. All future development has stopped and the app is no longer shareware; it is now freeware.

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Version 0.908

OK, so now I'm confused. After this app is installed and launched, pressing the registration button brings up this window:


So, it seems like this app is getting very minor updates/tweaks, but will never be primed for Snow Leopard. This is clearly mentioned in the initial splash screen:

"This is PRERELEASE software. It is not supposed to be stable.
The changes required to get this to work on Snow Leopard are akin to
rewriting the whole thing (which would be a good thing anyway).

Sadly I cannot commit any more time to this so here you have it.
It's free without limitations, but it wll not evolve."

Plasterpyrus Member IconComment+57

Thanks to the developer for constantly improving ChocoFlop, specially for continuing support for PPC, which some of us continue to use. I find that the developer from the beginning has worked at adding features and squashing bugs, and as far as I know that's what the development of an applications suppose to be in the beta stage which it is in.

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Version 0.908
CountPollen Member IconComment+23

After the "I give up" message in the last update (08 sept. 2009) I just have to add:
For everybody using an intel mac (core duo or higher), running Leopard: give up using ChocoFlop!
There are better applications that do more.
After all, ChocoFlop started as an aqua port of "the Gimp", which is still actively maintained.

For the developer: pity to have paid once for an application that was hardly updated at all.

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Version 0.908
BumbleB Member IconComment+330

For the last few days I've been trying to download Chocoflop, but the site is dead. Anyone knows what happened?

Not that Chocoflop is usable, but I wanted to try its scaling algo;-)

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Version 0.907
frail47 Member IconComment+41

I purchased a license for this a while back to support its development because I see that it has potential and would love to use it once it goes stable. But for now is pretty much unusable for me. I trashed this version after using it only once since simply zooming in and out of the image with the scroll button on my mouse caused Chocoflop to crash. Previous versions were more stable for me.

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Version 0.901

0.903 crashed on my after undoing an image resize. Using a MacBook with GMA 950 graphics.

Mami Member IconComment+3

creating Buffers... ....... -> stalls, beachball, beachball
working... ....... -> stalls, beachball, stalls, beachball
Needs a lot of code- and speed optimizing..., beachball, beachball
creating Buffers... creating Buffers... creating Buffers...
Feels like a realbasic app on a 66 Mhz PPC, ...stalls, beachball...
Moving into trash... ChocoFlop -> delete, ...wow, that works surprisingly fast.

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Version 0.901
Grossebouille Member IconComment+8

It works very well now !! Congratulations !

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Version 0.73
joellevin Member IconComment+46

The name of this app sort of convinces me not to download it.

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Version 0.7

I was about to make a similar comment and also won't use it. I wonder what the inspiration for the name could possibly be?


I will paraphrase one saying: "Do not judge the program by the icon (name, in this case) but by the things it can do for you."


The name is clearly inspired by 'Photoshop', kinda anagram...
I like this kind of dev. who don't take themselves too seriously (as long as the application is serious).


And Cocoa, and FLOating Point operations (Core Image). What'd you think it meant?

tingting Member IconReview+18

Rating is based on a .65 release. It's pretty dang sweet. I've been hating opening the old Photoshop Elements and it takes fifteen years to turn on and my fans start going ballistic. Try it, you'll enjoy. Some bugs to be worked out, but quite nice for .65. Nice.

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Version 0.65
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Current Version (0.x)


Downloads 31,212
Version Downloads 11,172
License Shareware
Date 14 Sep 2009
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free