I’ve become a blogger for quite a long time. During the process of compiling my article, these applications are essentials for me.
This is my basic image editor. For blogging purpose, CS2 is more than enough but if you’ve quite a money on hand, you can purchase CS3. I love it especially when I can give effects on images with Photoshop.
As discussed in my previous post, I can easily create image from icon of my choice with
The purpose of using
Resize 'Em All is to do the resizing of images quickly. With
Resize 'Em All, resizing of several images can be done in one simple action. Try it out.
Maybe you want to recommend me many other better sharewares out there, but I’ll stick to Komodo Edit with the only reason that I can get it for free. Freeware is the best.
Using Default Leopard Applications
With Safari and its crazy loading speed, I can easily gather information from around the web. Perhaps it’s just my bad behavior, I usually open urls in many tabs and this behavior often makes my hundred ads-ons Firefox freeze. I hope Firefox 3 will come out soon.
TextEdit is fast in loading speed. This is what I used for now replacing Komodo because I’ve already memorized necessary html tags.
Sometimes I need to take screen shot with certain timing. That’s why
Grab comes in handy. The example of this case is when I need to capture the screen of application switching (Command-Tab).
I usually use script to upload my images to the site. In one hand I can save my time while in the other hand, I can refresh my mind by watching my Terminal running.
With ColorSync Utility, resizing single and adding special touch, such as increase lightness or sepia tone, seems to be much easier than using
To launch these essential applications, I recommend you
Quicksilver. It’s easy to master it and it comes with many plugins to boost your productivity. I also have wrapped the tips and tricks using
Quicksilver in special category, Quick Silver.