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Goldberg 2.5

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Goldberg_2.5.sit (451.04 KB)
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For Mac OS 8.5 - 8.6 - Mac OS X
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For Mac OS 8.5 - 8.6 - Mac OS X
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For Mac OS 8.5 - 8.6 - Mac OS X
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Goldberg is a freeware image and movie viewer with image editing capabilities and support for applying QuickTime and other effects. The latest update is from the year 2005 and offers rotation capabilities, free zooming, undo support and more. It reads PICT, Photoshop, JPEG, TIFF, FlashPix, GIF, PNG, Targa, BMP, SGI, and PDF files.

Image viewer's features:
Read PICT, Photoshop, JPEG, TIFF, FlashPix, GIF, PNG, Targa, BMP, SGI, and PDF files
Save as PICT, PDF, Photoshop, JPEG or JPEG 2000 file
Export as TIFF, 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 files 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
Zoom-In & Zoom-out tools (with zoom in a given area by click and drag)
Hand tool facility usable with other tools (while CapsLock key is locked)

Editing Capabilities with Undo support
Crop the current selection
Resize image / change image resolution
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 and animated GIF files
Allow to copy the current selection as a PICT (to extract one image) or a Movie (to extract a sequence)

First download v2.5
2nd download v2.5x
Third download v2.5.1x

Architecture: PPC (Carbonized)

Goldberg 2.5 (Carbon version) Mac OS 8.6 to 9.2 with CarbonLib 1.2.5 or greater (release 1.4 is recommended when QuickTime 5.0 is installed) QuickTime 4.x to 6.x.
Recommanded versions for v2.5: Mac OS 9.2.2 or Classic environement CarbonLib 1.6 and QuickTime 6.0.3
Note from the Read Me: Goldberg 2.5 (Carbon version) doesn't run on Mac OS X 10, use the OS X version.

Goldberg 2.5X requires Mac OS X 10.2 or later and QuickTime 5 or later. It may work on Mac OS 10.1 but it has not been tested.We recommend Mac OS 10.3 or later and QuickTime 6.5 or later.

Goldberg X 2.5.1 Mac OS X 10.2, 10.3 & 10.4 and QuickTime 6 or later
We recommand Mac OS X 10.3 or 10.4 with QuickTime 6.5 or later
Version 2.5.1 is not compatible with Mac OS X 10.1 and 10.0.


DanielMuller's picture
by DanielMuller - 2021, January 2 - 12:27pm

Goldberg 2.5 for Mac OS 8.6 and above available on
Goldberg X 2.5.1 for Mac OS X 10.2 to 10.4 available on

themacmeister's picture
by themacmeister - 2015, June 5 - 10:22am

Would this be as good as JPEGview for slideshows? I remember JV rocked when it came to slideshows.

Laurier's picture
by Laurier - 2015, June 4 - 6:17am

Added screenshot, the two OS X version and description.

xy's picture
by xy - 2010, March 19 - 10:41am

There is a version 2.5.1 which is supposed to be for Mac OS X only:

Goldberg (like GraphicConverter) does not open PDFs on Mac OS classic but only on Mac OS X.

IIGS_User's picture
by IIGS_User - 2010, January 25 - 4:00pm

Mac OS 8.6, 9.0, 9.1 or 9.2 with CarbonLib

means, it is originally a carbonized PowerPC Mac OS X application.
Thanks carbon, it runs on the mentioned classic Mac OS versions, too.