MacGimp is to distribute a single-click install version of its eponymous image-editing utility for Mac OS X on June 25.

MacGimp is the OS X flavour of GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program). GIMP is well established in the Linux/open source markets as the image-editing solution of choice, offering many features common to Photoshop.

It handles photo retouching, image composition and authoring. One drawback is the application's lack of CMYK support, though it will edit animated GIFs and RGB-based file formats.

It is a welcome application for graphics professionals trying to work in OS X, acting as a first step toward full migration to Apple's next-generation operating system, offering an image-manipulation product useable outside the Classic environment of OS X.

The MacGimp CD version offers an easy Mac-style point-&-click installer and a customized-window manager that looks like Classic. It ships with PDF documentation, tutorials, default brushes, patterns and 100 special-effects filters. For open-source developers it ships with the software's source code.

The MacGimp CD costs $24.95, but is available for pre-order at the special price of $19.95.