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I have recently acquired a Mac and I'm looking for an app that is like IrfanView on my PC before I can happily use it as my main computer.

I mostly work with scanned old documents for genealogy and I want to be able to remove horizontal and vertical strips from the document. e.g. when a double page spread of a book is scanned I want to be able to easily remove the centre  inch or so where the binding is.  Or for documents with a heading I want to keep the heading and remove all but the row(s) of interest to me.  Cropping is great for removing the bottom rows that I'm not interested in, but I also want to eliminate the rows between my row of interest and the heading row. In IrfanView this is an option on the edit menu which I use many times daily.

Can I do this with this with Photopad for the Mac - or any other software - or would I need to "cut and shut", saving the bits and rejoining them which is too complicated and slow.

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Honestly,  I cannot confirm this can be done as I have not tested but there is a trial version of the program which you can use to test and see if it does what you need. You can download it from here:

Windows: https://www.nchsoftware.com/photoeditor/ppadfreesetup.exe
MAC: https://www.nchsoftware.com/photoeditor/ppadfreemaci.zip

You can check the help manual as well to see if you can find any information on doing what you need. You can access it here:


If you are still in doubt I will suggest you contact NCH Technical Support and see if they have more information they can provide. You can create a support ticket for them on the link below:


Good Luck!

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