New Mac convert and loving it! However I would like to find either freeware, or affordable payware, software that does this: Image editing (primarily scaling larger images down and creating new images by combining other images--i.e. side by side combining). I suppose Photoshop is the answer but that costs major $$$. Sound editing. I put a lot of live music on my iPod. This required on the PC side using Nero Wav Editor (part of Nero) to create manual fade in and fade out between tracks so that in Shuffle Song mode live tracks don't just start abruptly with loud applause and cut out abruptly. Nero isn't made for the Mac, and Soundtrack Pro is part of the really expensive Final Cut Studio package. Ideally (obviously) I'd like freeware (been searching but can't find any). But I'm willing to pay up to ~$100 for it. I paid for Nero so I'm not averse to paying. Thanks for your help!