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Old Oct 28, 2005, 08:29 PM   #1
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Does Mac have a "paint" program?

Hey there,

Im relativly new to mac, having owned my first one for only about three months. I have to "draw" a diagram to illustrate an idea for a collegue of mine. Does mac have a "paint" type program that comes stock?

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Old Oct 28, 2005, 08:39 PM   #2
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Does mac have a "paint" type program that comes stock?
I seem to recall that ApppleWorks includes both paint and draw functions, but I'm not on my Mac right now. Yup. http://www.apple.com/appleworks/

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Old Oct 28, 2005, 08:40 PM   #3
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Hey there,

Im relativly new to mac, having owned my first one for only about three months. I have to "draw" a diagram to illustrate an idea for a collegue of mine. Does mac have a "paint" type program that comes stock?

Thanks for your time.
yep, but i'm not sure if it still ships with new macs. it's in the program "appleworks". well, ok, its not a specific program, but via appleworks you can open a microsoft paint-like document, and be able to do pretty much the same thing. if the new macs don't ship with it, you might be able to buy it, if not from apple, then from a place like comp usa.

EDIT http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPL...12.1.37.1.17.0
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Old Oct 28, 2005, 08:41 PM   #4
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i dont believe appleworks came with my computer...i have MS office...
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Old Oct 28, 2005, 08:44 PM   #5
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i dont believe appleworks came with my computer...i have MS office...
you can buy it: http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPL...12.1.37.1.17.0

bit pricey tho if you can live w.out paint, i'd go for iwork...or office if thats your deal...
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Old Oct 28, 2005, 08:45 PM   #6
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i dont believe appleworks came with my computer...i have MS office...
Then could you just draw it in Powerpoint?

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Old Oct 28, 2005, 08:45 PM   #7
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despite the fact that i really like this mac i find it a bit preturbing that it does not come with some of the basics...word processing, a paint program...i mean c'mon!
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Download "Seashore". It's like paint, only has the ability to do layers. Nothing matches mspaint though. I wish someone ported the exact mspaint to Mac, it's the only thing I miss.
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that program is rather counter intuitive...how do you simply draw squares and circles?
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that program is rather counter intuitive...how do you simply draw squares and circles?
That's what I said! It's what everyone recommends as a paint alternative though. Yet, it doesn't do the simple things. I don't understand who makes a drawing program with layers that doesn't do squares? Doesn't make sense.

It's good for somethings though. Best program I could find as a mspaint alternative. If you find anything better let me know!
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Old Oct 28, 2005, 09:16 PM   #11
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PowerBooks used to ship with OmniGraffle ... it's amazing for diagrams.

All Macs have TextEdit, and it's more advanced than Wordpad, in my experience.
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Old Oct 28, 2005, 09:19 PM   #12
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MacPaint ??!?!?

Just a little blast from the past........
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Old Oct 28, 2005, 09:20 PM   #13
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Appleworks does come as standard, pre-loaded sw on the "non-professional" lines of mac computers (ibook, imac, ?mac mini?), but obviously not on the pro line of powerbooks, such as you have. Apple has included Omnigraffle as pre-loaded sw on the powerbooks for a while, so check to see if you have that already.

Otherwise, search versiontracker.com or macupdate.com for a freeware program to suit your needs. Here's a link to a quick search I did on versiontracker: http://www.versiontracker.com/php/se...macosx&x=0&y=0
And here for a search of Apple's OS X sw downloads: http://searchcgi.apple.com/cgi-bin/s...searchpre11.pl

BTW, correct me if I'm wrong, but the original Macintosh (1984) had the first Paint sw program, which MS copied into their current mspaint, starting shortly after ms brought out their first windows-based sw version (MS Windows 95). Prior to that for MS, it was all about "C-prompts" usage in DOS!
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Old Oct 28, 2005, 09:28 PM   #14
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Might be a bit of overkill, but have you tried Inkscape? Should be possible to make diagrams there.
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Old Oct 28, 2005, 09:33 PM   #15
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omnigraph = much better but still somewhat counter intuitive...find this very surprising given the nature of the mac
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Old Oct 28, 2005, 09:54 PM   #16
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If you have a tablet, you can use a drawing notepad-type thing!
One color (but variable intensity!) and only a pen tool.

On a serious note, TextEdit rocks. No paint program, but there is a word processor!
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Another (somewhat older) option would be Color It!. It has most of Adobe's functionality, yet is a lot cheaper. The downside is it'll only run in Classic as the in-progress OS X version isn't out yet, but it's, for lack of a better phrase, hella fast to startup.
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ive encountered the same problem recently. I hate having to open photoshop to edit a simple picture.
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Old Oct 28, 2005, 11:01 PM   #19
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try graphic converter
http://lemkesoft.com/en/graphdownload.htm
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My G5 came with both AppleWorks and Art Directors Toolkit 4, Omnigraffle and Graphics Converter.

I would check the what's in the box listing for PowerBooks on the Apple web pages.
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Old Oct 29, 2005, 05:16 AM   #21
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try futurepaint. it runs in classic though.

also, i recently stumbled on this site: http://graphicssoft.about.com/od/pixelbasedfreemac/

it's embarrasing that apple dosen't have a good paint program, what's even more embarrasing is that they even don't have one!this is one of the few areas that Mac OSX stinks at. another one is gaming.

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Download "Seashore". It's like paint, only has the ability to do layers. Nothing matches mspaint though. I wish someone ported the exact mspaint to Mac, it's the only thing I miss.
IMO I think Seashore is the closest alternative to MSPaint. Worth a try!
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Old Oct 29, 2005, 07:31 AM   #23
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http://www.apple.com/downloads/macos...3d/sketch.html

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You may draw various vector graphics using a mouse, and save your product as either native, TIFF, PDF or SVG format. (Freeware)

Or this:

http://www.apple.com/downloads/macos...d/palette.html
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Old Oct 29, 2005, 08:28 AM   #24
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Theres this one program i think Adobe does it or something similar it is called Photoshop, i can really recommend it.
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Theres this one program i think Adobe does it or something similar it is called Photoshop, i can really recommend it.
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ive encountered the same problem recently. I hate having to open photoshop to edit a simple picture.
Photoshop is too heavy for simple editting and it's RAM-intensive.
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