Over the last few years web designing has gained significant popularity. Infact it has become the profession of many who keep running the creative minds to come up with amazing designs. The main job of a web developer/designer is to create websites and content management systems that help promote it the right way.
Talking about the applications, there are many applications used in the web designing which helps to create a theme for a website. Fireworks, Illustrations, Adobe Photoshop and Indesign definitely are of great help but then that’s not all, there are lot many supporting applications that add to the pleasure of showing their creativity.
Here, I have listed down the free Mac applications used by the web designers/developers that are genuinely of great help. From Seashore application to FotoFexer, Inkscape; there are lot many cool applications for Mac users. If you are the one who has Mac and is into web designing then sitting down and sparing so time checking out these applications is worth it. Sneak a peek!
FotoFlexer is the world’s most advanced online image editor that’s totally free and fully loaded with cool powerful features.
Featuring gradients, textures and anti-aliasing for text and brush strokes, Seashore is an open source image editor for Mac OS X’s Cocoa framework. It supports multiple layers and alpha channel editing.
GIMP is an GNU Image Manipulation Program for photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. It can be used as a simple paint program, an expert quality photo retouching program, an online batch processing system, a mass production image renderer, an image format converter and much more.
Image Tricks is a freeware application for editing your photos and images using Mac OS X Core Image filters and Quartz Compositions.
Comipro Plus is an excellent app for creating cartoons. The cool program helps create modern-looking comics including editing and adding word bubbles.
“SketchUp is the finest (and most innovative) tool available for anyone designing anything from coffee pots to skyscrapers.” It allows you to create a design and view it in 3D. It is easier to use than more complicated 3D software, such as AutoCAD, and is totally free.
You no more need to manually resize individual photos for your various projects. Front End Digital Media is a batch conversion app for images that enables mass resize, resample, split, join, and up/down sample JPEG, PNG, TIFF, BMP, PSD, and PICT image files.
Colorate is a utility that helps in creating harmonized color palettes and color schemes. It fully automatizes the palette generation from a particular color swatch, selected from the standard Color Panel, dragged from other application or obtained from an image through the integrated Image Analyze feature.
Blender is the free open source 3D content creation suite that’s available for all major operating systems under the GNU General Public License.
Pixelmator is a beautifully designed easy-to-use, fast and powerful image editing app specifically designed for Mac OS X.
Scratch is a programming language lets you create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music, art and share your creations on the web without any fuss.
jAlbum is a desktop application that lets you create professional looking online photo albums for any website. Customize your albums to the finest detail with hundreds of album templates to choose from with jAlbum.
DAZ Studio is an easy-to-learn 3D program that helps creating 3D objects including people, animals and objects. DAZ Studio is easier to use than other 3D animation tools, and is ideal for creating surrealistic and 3D art.
Create your own terrestrial paradise with Bryce which is an accessible and professional 3D landscaping and animation tool. With this cool app you can add unbelievable realism with Image Based Lighting, true instancing, improved skies and clouds and particle emitters.
ArchiCAD is 3D design tool that just like AutoCAD performs same function and allows the users to design their sketches and ideas into a realistic 3D render.
Goldberg is a freeware image and movie viewer that comes fully endowed with cool features like image editing capabilities and support for applying QuickTime and other effects.
Inkscape is an Open Source vector graphics editor with capabilities that are exactly same as Illustrator, CorelDraw, or Xara X, using the W3C standard Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file format.