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Goldberg is an image and movie viewer with some image editing capabilities such the QuickTime Effects, rotations (fixed and arbitrary), free zooming, selecting, cropping and printing.

Goldberg can read several image file formats as PICT, Photoshop, JPEG, TIFF, FlashPix, GIF, PNG, Targa, BMP, SGI files and also QuickTime movie files.Goldberg supports saving and exporting image as PICT, Photoshop, JPEG and TIFF, PNG, Targa, BMP, SGI and qtif (QuickTime Image Format) files.

What's New

Version 2.5.1: Exif orientation tag support added for JPEG and TIFF files. Minor changes and fixes for Mac OS 10.5.

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.2 or later

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Blamanche Member IconReview+38
Blamanche
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One of my all time favorites. Simple, easy to use and does anything I don't need a graphics expert for. Awesome!
That said can you make it work in Mountain Lion??

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Version 2.5.1
Idjster Member IconComment+31
Idjster
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This is probably one of the most useful and thoughtfully designed little viewer/editor around. The only thing I miss is being able to use it under Lion. Is there going to be an upgrade of the app, compiled for Intel? I miss it SO MUCH!

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Version 2.5.1
Thevzitor Member IconComment+7
Thevzitor
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ah umm er... where is the link? 404 evrytime for me for all links. Pity. Great software ! Forgot to update since 2.3.2 which works great on Tiger by the way.
Cheers

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Version 2.4
Opus Software (Developer)
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Hi,

A new version is available on

Sorry for the broken link, I moved my site to a new provider.

Regards,
Daniel.

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Anonymous
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... oops the links must be ok now: Goldberg X 2.5

Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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Great software. All what most of people need 99%
of the time, without the inconvenience of the
existing professional-like softs that require 5
years of experience.
The only missing function is a crop function that
allows to cut an arbitrary number of pixels on the
4 edges.

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Version 2.4
Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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It just gets better. ;)

I just would like a few improvements: an "Info" panel/window showing the file properties and some control about printing, specially things like: fit to page or not and printing in the center of the page, top, bottom and corners. Besides this (some points in the last post mentioned would be great too: resizable selection and applying effects just to the selection), it's very easy to use, stable and very useful. Thanks for making it free. :)

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Version 2.4
Mike S. Member IconReview+0
Mike S.
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Testbed: G3/400 running Mac OS X 10.28 with 464 MB RAM

Summary: Goldberg is useful little application that's great to have around on those occasions when all you need is quick and basic image editing features.

I enjoy communicating on message boards and there are times when a picture has more of an impact that words, in these situations Goldberg is great because it's light weight, launches quickly and does it's thing fast which allows me to get back to communicating.

It allows you to perform basic functions such as rotate, crop and resize as well export to the various formats that Quicktime supports.

It is able to access some Quicktime effects for light editing; things like color correction, brightness contrast, etc as well as a few effects like emboss or even add a lens flare. These are just nice little additions more than full fledged features so don't expect to do any real image manipulation with this app.

If video is your thing, Goldberg is able to use QT to add film noise, flares, sepia tones and the like. I've not explored video so I'll refrain from commenting on it's usefulness for that task.

My primary use for Goldberg is the resizing and color correcting images for placing on Ebay or as a way to take a screenshot as something other than PDF. You do this by hitting command + ctrl + shift + 3 or 4, which dumps the image to the clipboard rather than to a file, you then create a new file from clipboard in Goldberg and save it in any format supported.

When it comes time to save, Goldberg allows you to set the quality level of a jpeg but more importantly it provides a preview version of the image so you can gauge the quality before saving.

Pros:
• Compact size, fast loading

• Resize, Crop/Trim, Export

• Limited image manipulation features

• Undo

• It's Free!

Cons:
• Image manipulation features leave you wishing for more

• Can only apply special effects to an entire image and not just a selection

• Selection square is non-resizable, if you make a mistake you have to start over rather than resize the box

• When you save as a JPEG file it defaults to appending a .jpeg extension rather than the more common .jpg

Bottom Line: A wonderful little app for basic tasks at a price that can't be beat. Highly Recommended.

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Version 2.3.2
rlyon58 Member IconComment+0
rlyon58
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Wonderful! Does just what it says - no more, no less. Now I can get rid of those demos that let me do the same things - sometimes, sometimes not - depending on how many days I've had it. Thanks.

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Version 2.3.2
davidlaska Member IconReview+1
davidlaska
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Its been very handy for years and always kept near.

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Version 2.3.2
Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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excellent small program to use. my main use was to crop images and save them as .pict and .jpg files. perfect application for it. simple to use and very good. i will donate a little something soon.

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Version 2.3
Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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Simple, smart, free! All-in-one. It's worth testing it.

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Version 2.3
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Downloads 20,842
Version Downloads 4,746
License Free
Date 06 Jan 2008
Platform OS X / PPC 32
Price Free
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