Current version 2.5.1 released on 01/06/08

2.5.1 for Mac OS X 10.2 or later.

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About Goldberg

Goldberg is a freeware image and movie viewer with image editing capabilities and support for applying QuickTime and other effects.

Version 2.0 is a major rewrite and offers rotation capabilities, free zooming, undo support and more.

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Image viewer's features

- Support ColorSync when displaying and printing (ColorSync savvy application)

Read PICT, Photoshop, JPEG, JPEG 2000, TIFF, FlashPix, GIF, PNG, Targa, BMP, SGI, and PDF files
with ICC (Color Profile) and EXIF support for JPEG, TIFF and Photoshop formats


Save as PICT, PDF, TIFF, Photoshop, JPEG, or JPEG 2000 file
with ICC (Color Profile) and EXIF support for JPEG, TIFF and Photoshop formats


Export as PNG, Targa, BMP, SGI or qtif file


Support PICT, Movie, TIFF and PDF Clipboard formats


Copy to Clipboard as PICT with QuickTime compression

- Handle large PICT image (> 4095 pixels)
- Can open several images in the Open file window (Navigation Services window)

Saving using long file name > 31 characters


Display long file name in the window title


View as real or print size


Contextual Menu support





  • Selection tool, with fixed size, or fixed aspect ratios
  • Zoom-In & Zoom-out tools (with zoom in a given area by click and drag)
  • Hand tool, Hand too still available with the other tools (when CapsLock key is locked)

A tool can be chosen using its key (M:Selection (Marquee), Z:Zoom, H:Hand)

- Editing Capabilities with Undo support
  • Crop the current selection
  • Resize image and change its resolution
    with resample algorithms: Nearest Neighbor, Bi-Linear, Bicubic Spline, Bicubic B-Spline, Bicubic QuickTime, Lanczos3 and Lanczos5.
  • Rotation
    180°, +/- 90° and arbitrary + Flip horizontally or vertically
  • Applying QuickTime Effects such:
    Blur, Brightness & Contrast, Color Tint, Edge Detection, Emboss, HSL Balance, Sharpen, etc…
  • Revert to previous saved file

Movie viewer's features


Open and view QuickTime movie files and animated GIF files


Allow to copy the current selection as a PICT (to extract one image)
or a Movie (to extract a sequence)

What's New in Version 2.4

The Selection Tool (Marquee) has been enhanced: the current selection can be changed: just click inside and drag it. The current selection can still be dragged on the Desktop with the Command modifier key depressed.

A new menu Selection has been added with new commands to set the selection size or set a fixed aspect ratio, predefined or custom. Predefined aspect ratios are:

The aspect ratio of the selection can be inverted, e.g. 4 : 3 to 3 : 4, with the Option modifier key depressed while dragging the marquee tool at any time during the selection.

New resampling methods in resize window have been added:

These resampling algorithms preserve details better where scale factors are higher than 400%. Render smooth edges and sharp images. Not recommended where scale factors are smaller than 100%. Both Lanczos3 and Lanczos5 are only available under Mac OS 10.3 or later. Update to 10.3.3 is highly recommended for faster results. Click here to view a comparision between bi-linear, bi-cubic, Lanczos3 and Lanczos5 resampling methods for enlargment.

And minor changes:

What's New in Version 2.5

Finally Goldberg is a ColorSync savvy application. The embedded ICC profile found in image is used when displaying or printing. A Color Settings command in Edit menu has been added to change the default behavior with ICC profile and ColorSync. The sRGB profile is automatically used as the default profile when a jpg file with an EXIF tag (image produced by a digital camera) has no embedded profile. Goldberg 2.5 is fully compatible with Mac OS X 10.4 (aka Tiger).

What's New in Version 2.5.1

Exif Orientation tag (0x0112) is supported for JPEG and TIFF files ( Goldberg 2.5.1 is fully compatible with Mac OS X 10.5 (aka Leopard).

Compatibility and System Requirements

Mac OS X QuickTime
10.2, 10.3 & 10.4 QuickTime 6 or later
We recommand Mac OS X 10.3 or 10.4
with QuickTime 6.5 or later 

Known Issues

Under Mac OS X 10.x

To force to open a file with Goldberg using the icon in the Dock press Command and Options keys while dragging the file on the icon.

Version 2.5.1 is not compatible with Mac OS X 10.1 and 10.0.

Release Notes

The release notes is available here.


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Thanks to Axel Chaminade for the French translation.
Thanks to Yuzuru Shiraiwa (a.k.a. E-WA) for the Japanese translation. More

Goldberg 2.5.1, ©1996-2008 Opus Software. All Rights Reserved.

Last update: 01/06/08