Java Picture Editor
By bblfish on Oct 15, 2007
ImageEditor, starts much quicker than the Gimp, does not require X11, and has a modern look, as you can see from the snapshot I made, which integrates beautifully in OSX. It comes with a lot of filters, which are available in source code under an Apache licence. ( I have not really used them, to tell the truth)
Today I have been using it for the very simple task of editing a foaf icon. I had tried for hours to get X11 going after it got clobbered by an installation I made using fink, the open source distribution platform for OSX. What I now have keeps crashing after a few minutes of use. This is where Image Editor came to the rescue.
ImageEditor has quite a few limitations, other than it not being fully open source. I don't think it has more than one step undo for example. And some of the menus are a little obscure.
But what I really like about it is that it shows that you can build applications in Java that look as good as native OSX apps.