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    New Mac Owner - advice requested!
    Hi,

    I've just ordered a MacBook Pro 13" and am looking at what I use on my PC and hence what I need to find equivalents of.

    I've done lots of digging but have 2 that I'm still left scratching my head about...

    1. IrfanView. It appears to be a regular questions on forums. In particular I use IrfanView for quick resizing and conversion of image formats. Does anybody know of a free (or damn cheap) equivalent that will do this?
    2. Code Editor. I use TotalEdit, but would ideally like to use something (again free or pretty cheap) that works on both Windows and Mac so I don't have to keep shifting between 2 different programs. About the only decent one I've found is Komodo Edit. Is anybody aware of anything else - particularly anything open source?


    Cheers,
    David.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dartiss View Post
    Hi,

    I've just ordered a MacBook Pro 13" and am looking at what I use on my PC and hence what I need to find equivalents of.

    I've done lots of digging but have 2 that I'm still left scratching my head about...

    [LIST=1][*]IrfanView. It appears to be a regular questions on forums. In particular I use IrfanView for quick resizing and conversion of image formats. Does anybody know of a free (or damn cheap) equivalent that will do this?
    Preview or even iPhoto (both free with your Mac) can handle a lot of this. Could also look at ACDSee from the Mac App Store
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    Aye - Preview is quite a powerful built in App
    Mac 101: Preview - which can do resize, export formats, crop - all built in. It can even modify PDFs to some extent.

    Pretty much all FOSS editors are available in one form or another for Mac - you didn't say what you were coding
    Aquamac - Emacs which has a bunch of editing modes which are very powerful
    Aquamacs: Emacs for Mac OS X

    Good old Vim
    macvim - Vim for the Mac - Google Project Hosting

    Xcode has a code editor available (can get it from the app store)

    Textwrangler (on the appstore should be free)
    Bare Bones Software | TextWrangler
    Mac App Store - TextWrangler
    and bbedit (not free or too cheap at $49.99)
    Bare Bones Software | BBEdit 10

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    New Mac Owner - advice requested!

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    Quote Originally Posted by IvanLasston View Post
    Pretty much all FOSS editors are available in one form or another for Mac - you didn't say what you were coding
    Aquamac - Emacs which has a bunch of editing modes which are very powerful
    Aquamacs: Emacs for Mac OS X

    Good old Vim
    macvim - Vim for the Mac - Google Project Hosting

    Xcode has a code editor available (can get it from the app store)

    Textwrangler (on the appstore should be free)
    Bare Bones Software | TextWrangler
    Mac App Store - TextWrangler
    and bbedit (not free or too cheap at $49.99)
    Bare Bones Software | BBEdit 10
    It will mainly be PHP, XHTML and JS development.

    However, I am looking for something that works on both Windows and Mac. I don't need anything too fancy - no IDE - just a syntax highlighting notepad if the truth if known. However, I'm resistant to very basic Vim-style editors.

    David.

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    Eclipse - it works everywhere and has support for PHP and JS. Even better would be Aptana which is sort of like a version of Eclipse refined for web development.

    Both of those work on Windows, OS X and Linux.
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    Here is a comparison of IrfanView features and some of Preview that comes on your Mac

    Some IrfanView features:
    ▪ Many supported file formats
    ▪ Multi language support Preview does
    ▪ Thumbnail/preview option Preview does
    ▪ Paint option - to draw lines, circles, arrows, straighten image etc. Preview Annotates with arrows, boxes, circles and text
    ▪ Toolbar skins option No
    ▪ Slideshow (save slideshow as EXE/SCR or burn it to CD) Preview does slide shows, but to save or burn use iPhoto or iMovie
    ▪ Show EXIF/IPTC/Comment text in Slideshow/Fulloes etc. Preview No, iPhoto yes
    ▪ Support for Adobe Photoshop Filters No
    ▪ Fast directory view (moving through directory) Preview does
    ▪ Batch conversion (with image processing) Preview does somethings like resize or rotate
    ▪ Multipage TIF editing Don't know
    ▪ File search Preview does
    ▪ Email option Preview does
    ▪ Multimedia player Preview No, Quicklook yes
    ▪ Print option Preview does
    ▪ Support for embedded color profiles in JPG/TIF Preview does
    ▪ Change color depth Don't kmow
    ▪ Scan (batch scan) support Preview does
    ▪ Cut/crop Preview does
    ▪ IPTC editing Preview does
    ▪ Effects (Sharpen, Blur, Adobe 8BF, Filter Factory, Filters Unlimited, etc.) Preview does Sharpen and Color Correction but no Adobe filters
    ▪ Screen Capturing Preview does
    ▪ Extract icons from EXE/DLL/ICLs No EXE, DLL's or ICL's on a Mac
    ▪ Lossless JPG rotation Preview does
    ▪ Unicode support Preview ?
    ▪ Many hotkeys Preview does
    ▪ Many command line options No
    ▪ Many PlugIns No
    ▪ Only one EXE-type file, no DLLs, no Shareware messages like "I Agree" or "Evaluation expired" Preview is only one file, there are no DLLs on a Mac and of course no Nag screens
    ▪ No registry changes without user action/permission! No registry on a Mac
    ▪ and much much more Preview does PDF's as well as images
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    New Mac Owner - advice requested!

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    Thanks for all the excellent advice - I'll give them all a look-see!

    David.

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