Sometimes we have these apps that are a must to have installed and we always forget to mention them because we assume everybody already knows about them…
I realized that Audacity is one of these fantastic apps…so I am going to break the cycle of not mentioning the basics…right now.
Audacity is a powerful music editor, recorder and player (also it’s free open source). You can either record your music, edit your tracks for DJs or wannabe sound editors or even for the newest millennial podcastor! A lot of features that you would probably pay big bucks with other apps (that you’d have to purchase), you end up getting for free with Audacity.
So get your PowerPC out of the closet and start playing with Audacity. It’s really fun and maybe we can find yourself with a new hobby or even a new profession.
I wish I had more time to answer all the e-mails I get from my readers and to be able to do some research to help everybody find applications. Unfortunately during the summer it’s difficult to find the time to spend hours in front of my computer. Slowly as summer progresses into fall, you’ll see more from MacPowerPC!
A long time ago, a few people asked me about some applications to edit movies. Obviously, my first answer is iMovie, I don’t do movie editing and if so it’s very basic! In my travels, I’ve come across a great program called Avidemux.
* Avidemux (2.5.3) – Free – PowerPC 10.2 (Jaguar here guys) or later. It’s free open source and multi-platform software. The interface might not be the best thing you have seen but the application is very straightforward. It supports video formats that iMovie does not and is very powerful for a simple cutting, filtering, and encoding. I might have to mention again that its FREE and this is what MacPowerPC is all about.
In my opinion, its the most classic of the classics and it’s probably the most famous Image / Photo Editing application for Mac platform. This application is supposed to come installed in every single Mac computer (in my opinion) but for some reason Apple didn’t think to add this application to their platform. Microsoft is still delivering windows with Paint and most people need something that is a very friendly interface, easy to use and capable of atleast basic image / photo editing…and this is what GIMP is all about.
A while ago I found this application and installed it on my PowerPC, and it worked great. So I decided to save the link in my bookmarks but because I have so many bookmarked pages, it takes me forever to find things! Many of you will know what I mean! Today I am pleased to finally share a great Photo and Image Editing program for Mac PowerPC.
* Image Tricks – http://belightsoft.com/products/products.php – It’s a very powerful photo image editing program, easy to use and a very friendly interface that makes it even easier to test the effects that are divided in 3 tabs: Filters/Quartz/Generators. You can drag and drop photos from iPhoto and save in formats like: PDF/TIFF/GIF/JPEG/PNG. If you are looking for something easy with fast results, without spending money and excess time to learn the application. Image Tricks will fit you like a glove, but also will enhance your photos/Images and make them appear more professional. If you decide to go PRO you will have even more options/features (of course).
Alright, this is not the latest version of Pixelmator but we need to be happy with what we can get. Pixelmator is a great image editor with great features to work with which allows you to customize pictures or create Images. It’s not free but you can download a demo version and have a taste what it’s like to work with this powerful image editor. This app would be perfect if we could update it to the latest versiont, but they say “PowerPC can not handle it!” Sorry to tell them that the PowerMac G5 is built like a horse! If you are tired of working with Gimp and want to challenge yourself to try something new, then Pixelmator is the software to start with.