2011-11-12

Graphics Editing in OSX Lion

Problem

I need to edit the top-left pixel of a bitmap in Acorn.

Solution 1

Just edit the pixel, duh. Wait, what’s this? The mouse pointer turns into a resize arrow when I get anywhere near the top-left pixel. In fact, I can’t edit any pixels around the edge of a window thanks to the new window resize behaviour (which I never use and didn’t want).

Solution 2

Make the window full-screen. OK, I’ll fill my 24” monitor with an enormous single picture just so I can edit one pixel. Here we go, let’s edit that pixel! Oh wait, that’s not going to work. The menu bar drops down whenever the mouse pointer is at the top of the screen.

Didn’t Macs used to be the choice for graphics pros?