Seashore 4+

Easy & Powerful Image Editor

Robert Engels

    • 4.3 • 97 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



The best version ever - so smooooth - even on old macs! Faster than ever! (Fully functional, in-app purchases allow people to support the project - still 100% free).

This is an easy to use but powerful image editor. It supports "layers". Imagine GIMP/Photoshop "light" - most of the features non-professionals need to create awesome images.

This incredible software is originally the amazing work of Mark Pazolli and many others (see the credits in the user guide).

The app is still open-source and is available at

Robert Engels

What’s New

Version 3.33

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Works great on older Macs! Apple Silicon support.
3.33 larger fonts preference, right-click drawing preference, fix double-click title bar to zoom
3.32 fix dragging of crop selection
3.31 fix color handling in gradient tool
3.30 fix crash with wand/bucket when started outside of layer
3.29 fix crash with wand/bucket. fix paste into text tool.
3.28 performance improvements. fill holes in selection.
3.27 fixed bucket tool not respecting selection
3.26 live preview with wand and bucket with drag to adjust tolerance
3.25 remove WIP code related to issue #195 - live preview wand/bucket
3.24 fix several regressions/bugs with the text tool
3.23 fix ability to open file when font does not exist on system
3.22 fix for high quality scaling. ability to enter some rich text in text tool.
3.21 fix crash when using menu -> scale. fix layer info icon.
3.20 fix bug where undo switches tools, artifacts with position tool
3.19 fixed smudge tool and other brushes with small spacing
3.18 fix crash when resizing new documents
3.17 fix some filters that didn't work. fix crashes due to concurrent drawing.
3.16 fix crash in clone tool. remove artifacts with transparent drawing.
3.15 fix inability to use 'auto enhance', crash when exporting brush, copy selection to clipboard
3.14 fix build for older macs. report when core image filter cannot be found.
3.13 improved performance. detect rectangle for geometry correction filters.
... see "what's new" in the help.

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
97 Ratings

97 Ratings

bennnnnnnnnnnnnnnnl ,

Amazing free app

This app is great! Has all the functions youll ever need. It is straightforward, light, and simple to use. After reading the lower rated reviews I realized that they were all due to user error and proves that they have never used any sort of photo editing software before.

This is basically gimp for mac but more lightweight and with more features. It is free and opensource so there is no reason not to try it out

Break open ,

Fantastic App

I love Seashore - it's easy to use for most photo editing tasks I need, without Adobe's exorbitant licensing model, and there's an option to support the developer for only $6, which I happily did as it's a no-brainer for me given all I can do with it.

My only feature request would be to add a Glyphs menu so I can use alternate characters in my OTF fonts.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for the kind words and support. I will file a feature request for the Glyphs function.

ScottieTommy ,

Better that most paid apps

You can rarely find a completely free app these days that has this level of quality. This is not a demo, trial or lite version. This is a complete app that gives you most of the tools you need to edit your photos. I use it for all my photo editing jobs on Mac and have not been disappointed so far.

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