Mac program for these specific graphic requirements
I notice the topic before this one asks which graphics programs people use, but my question is more specific.
I currently use Photoshop and Illustrator from CS3 on an old PC, but they are overkill for me, expensive and I prefer to actually start using my top of the range iMac for this instead of that old PC.
I don't create images myself (I'm rubbish and don't have the time) but I want to be able to manipulate images, do a few basics (add text, remove background etc.) and then, most importantly, create the relevant files for the web.
Most importantly I want the program to strip out as much as possible and compress it so I just output the file and it's ready to go - rather than have to upload to one of the many compression services out there (PNG Crush, Tiny PNG etc.)
So these I think cover all you could need for the final process to output for the web:
(1) PNG, GIF, JPG files
(2) Generate PNG, GIF, JPG Data URI code from an image (so press a button and it displays the code)
(3) SVG file (.svg)
(4) The relevant <svg> code (which is of course different to creating the .svg file in (3) above)
(5) Anything to help with editing of icon fonts / generating (if even necessary)
(6) Anything to help with generation of @2x images (for HiDPI/Retina) (if even necessary)
I want a Mac program (preferably on the Mac App store) that is simple, max $100, does the things I want but no need for all the extras and is easy to use without hardly any need to learn all the features.
Short of getting responses here, there are lots of posts on the web listing alternatives to Photoshop. I admit I haven't tried them much, but the list includes things like GIMMP and Pixelmator. You might have to visit each program's website to get a clear idea of what they do. This is an example of the many online pages that talk about such topics: