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Old Dec 10, 2011, 05:42 PM   #1
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Simple photo editing app like paint?

I really miss microsoft paint... I wanted to combine 3 images with a little text and not only I can't find anything in the OSX itself, I downloaded paintbrush and gimp and none will work. Paintbrush won't resize the images and gimp... forget it, gimp is too complicated even to copy-paste a picture.

So is there a simple app that I can copy-paste and resize images?
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Old Dec 10, 2011, 05:47 PM   #2
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Have you tried the default iphoto app that your mac comes with also preview has some basic resizing options
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Old Dec 10, 2011, 06:00 PM   #3
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I'm an idiot but I feel like I have resized with paintbrush before. Hmm.
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Old Dec 10, 2011, 06:12 PM   #4
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Try Skitch. Easiest application to do what you want. There may be a 5 min learning curve since the application is different, but after that, i'm sure you'll like the simplicity. You can find it on the Mac App Store.

Downside: the icon is ugly!
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Old Dec 10, 2011, 06:49 PM   #5
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Seashore maybe?
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Old Dec 10, 2011, 07:02 PM   #6
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Pixelmator is cheap and easy to use. At the same time it has a lot of tools for more advanced work. I don't want to compare it to Photoshop at this point because I haven't had time to sit down and do extensive playing around with it yet but yeah it's pretty dang cool.
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Old Dec 10, 2011, 08:03 PM   #7
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Pixelmator is cheap and easy to use. At the same time it has a lot of tools for more advanced work. I don't want to compare it to Photoshop at this point because I haven't had time to sit down and do extensive playing around with it yet but yeah it's pretty dang cool.
If you don't need cmyk support, it's not that bad, and the ui is pretty simple. It seems powerful enough to create cool stuff, but the point I just mentioned would be a deal breaker for most graphic designers and print professionals.
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Old Dec 10, 2011, 09:49 PM   #8
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Did you guys read the OP needs? Seashore, The Gimp, Pixelmator and Photoshop are overkill... soooo overkill I must say. Skitch, Sketchbook express and maybe Paintbrush (haven't tried it since a long time) are easy to use and they will do what the OP want just fine for free.
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Old Dec 10, 2011, 11:52 PM   #10
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I wanted to combine 3 images with a little text and not only I can't find anything in the OSX itself, I downloaded paintbrush and gimp and none will work. Paintbrush won't resize the images and gimp... forget it, gimp is too complicated even to copy-paste a picture.

So is there a simple app that I can copy-paste and resize images?
Preview can do everything you describe. I rarely have a need to use any other app for photo manipulation.
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Old Dec 11, 2011, 10:24 AM   #11
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Preview can do everything you describe. I rarely have a need to use any other app for photo manipulation.
Preview seems ok, easy to copy-paste-resize etc, but it still has a problem...
The starting picture has no space to paste because when I paste next to it in the gray area, the items I pasted disappear.
How do I increase the blank area (and decrease the gray area) ?

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Preview seems ok, easy to copy-paste-resize etc, but it still has a problem...
The starting picture has no space to paste because when I paste next to it in the gray area, the items I pasted disappear.
How do I increase the blank area (and decrease the gray area) ?
Any help with the gray area of preview? I mean in microsoft paint you would just resize the white background to get more real estate for the pictures. I can't do that here.

But I tried the instant alpha feature of preview and it's awesome, didn't know it had those capabilities.
That gray area thing is really bothering me though. Only way I can combine many images is to scale them smaller but then the quality gets crappy.

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Old Dec 11, 2011, 11:00 AM   #12
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Preview seems ok, easy to copy-paste-resize etc, but it still has a problem...
The starting picture has no space to paste because when I paste next to it in the gray area, the items I pasted disappear.
How do I increase the blank area (and decrease the gray area) ?
Start with a larger picture, then copy and paste over it. For example, I many times start with an all-black or all-white image that I can resize as needed to create my canvas. Then you can copy and paste as many images on top of that as you like, arranging them so the background is completely covered, or used as a frame around images you paste. It works quite well.
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Start with a larger picture, then copy and paste over it. For example, I many times start with an all-black or all-white image that I can resize as needed to create my canvas. Then you can copy and paste as many images on top of that as you like, arranging them so the background is completely covered, or used as a frame around images you paste. It works quite well.
Ok, can you send me a big white image please? (around 1000x1000 if possible).
Or can I make it in some way? I searched google but no luck.
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Ok, can you send me a big white image please? (around 1000x1000 if possible).
Or can I make it in some way? I searched google but no luck.
You can easily make it. Find any image with white space on it. Use Preview to crop everything but the white space. Then resize it however you like.
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You can easily make it. Find any image with white space on it. Use Preview to crop everything but the white space. Then resize it however you like.
or he can use any picture he doesn't need anymore. Fill it with white then adjust size as he pleases.
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or he can use any picture he doesn't need anymore. Fill it with white then adjust size as he pleases.
Of course, if you simply crop a white section from an existing photo, then do a "Save as" a different file name, you have results without destroying any photo.
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Pixelmator.
Used that and is an okay app.
Preview can do a lot of things actually.
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