View Full Version : What is the best FREE editing software?

Nov 9, 2007, 05:16 PM
I have Photoshop on my PC but cannot justify the cost for amateur use for my Mac. What is the best completely FREE editing software. Preferable the complete software, not a trial of limited version. Also, I have the disk for Photoshop for my PC...would it work to try and load that to my Mac?

Nov 9, 2007, 05:25 PM
The best FREE photo editing software is the GIMP, but it's got an annoyingly clunky interface.

The best CHEAP photo editing software is Photoshop Elements.

Nov 9, 2007, 05:30 PM
I'm downloading GIMP right now, I'll see how it works out. Thanks.

Nov 9, 2007, 05:49 PM
You might want to see if there is an OS X version of gimpshop, it's still The Gimp but customized further to be more familiar with a photoshop-like layout.


Nov 9, 2007, 06:05 PM
If you are willing to spend a few bucks you may want to try pixelmator -$59.00


Doctor Q
Nov 9, 2007, 07:04 PM
If you do a little searching, you'll find plenty of other threads here asking about free or low-cost graphics software. You might find some other useful information there.

Nov 10, 2007, 09:59 AM
Mad suggestion - get something like parallels/vmware (plus os) and run the software via virtualisation