ChocoFlop
ChocoFlop
0.909

5.0

ChocoFlop free download for Mac

ChocoFlop0.909

14 September 2009

Image and photo editing.

Overview

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 want to be doing. Real-Time preview and non-destructive Effect layers will be available as required but they won't be the goal. This means people who have spent time learning industry standard tools will feel right at home when working with layers, layer masks, selections and painting tools.

This is and will probably remain a Mac Only tool. It uses Core Image at its heart to be able to utilize to its maximum the hardware. Thanks to great work of the guys at Apple I'll be able to focus on usability and not much about optimizing gaussian blur filters and such things. Thanks to the work that's already been done this project's development time will be much shorter than if I had to start from scratch. That said, this makes the app very dependant of the operating system.

What's new in ChocoFlop

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 :-)

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11 Reviews of ChocoFlop

Xenophile
15 September 2009
Version: 0.909

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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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Xenophile
15 September 2009
Version: 0.909
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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Macsolu
13 September 2009
Version: 0.908
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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Plasterpyrus
09 September 2009
Version: 0.908
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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Countpollen
08 September 2009
Version: 0.908
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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Bumbleb
29 April 2009
Version: 0.907
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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Mami
08 December 2008
Version: 0.901
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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Grossebouille
11 December 2007
Version: 0.73
It works very well now !! Congratulations !
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Joellevin
03 December 2007
Version: 0.7
The name of this app sort of convinces me not to download it.
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Tingting
31 July 2007
Version: 0.65
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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B3nj4m
19 August 2006
Version: 0.42
The screenshot looks very nice. I'd love to have an image editor that takes advantage of cocoa for its interface. However, Any image that I tried to open would only result in a severely distorted version of a different image in the same directory...
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Ancientyger
04 August 2006
Version: 0.40
Really, nice applilcation. Looking forward to 1.0 release, should be a very powerful app. As it matures i hope other apps(specifically, Cocoa apps) will look to it as an alternative to Pshop or Gimp. Gimp.app is nice, but this is all cocoa and makes use of Core Image. This is more than an aggregate of image units but a real image editing app. In many ways, more powerful than Seashore is currently, but Seashore can access .xcf files... which Gimp.app can make of .psd files. Working in 128 bit.. in Chocofloop... is nice though! Looking forward to a Beta version.. .heh.. when the final version is out.. i think we'll all be used to using it already!
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