Maybe once a month I need Photoshop. Since it is rare, the cost seems like a disproportionate amount of money to spend by my startup.
I think the tasks I need to achieve when I'm converting a design to HTML/CSS/images are:
- opening a PSD that a graphic designer sent me
- crop some images out of it, generally picking up the layer to have transparent backgrounds
- measure distances
- measure colors (RGB)
- measure font and font sizes
- maybe more that I'm not aware since I almost never do this kind of task
Is there some cheaper software for MacOSX that can do all of this so we don't have to buy Photoshop?