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Old Nov 15, 2005, 05:26 PM   #1
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Paint For OS X?

Hello Everyone!

I'd like to thank whoever created this web-site for making such a great forum site! Anyway, back to my question, is there "Paint" for OS X Tiger? I recently switched from PC to Mac and really liked using Paint for assorted little things. If there isn't a "Paint" for my brand-new operating system, then what would be the best alternative? Thank you all for your help!

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Old Nov 15, 2005, 05:35 PM   #2
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Surprisingly, this is a very common question here on MacRumors. I use GraphicConverter for simple graphics stuff. It's actually very powerful, but it's still lightweight and easy to use for simple stuff. If you've got a PowerBook or Power Mac, it came with your computer. Otherwise I think it's $29. Seashore is a good freeware app. There's a really new app called Poster Paint written by one of the members here on the forums. It's meant to be an answer to all these "where's Paint?" posts, but it's very new, and still probably a little to basic for most people. I've not used it, but iMacs, iBooks and Mac minis come with AppleWorks which includes a simple drawing application.

In summary, if you've got a "pro" Mac, use GraphicConverter. If you've got a "consumer" Mac, use AppleWorks. If you don't like either of those, try Seashore.

As an aside, the original Mac came with an application called MacPaint, which was one of the (maybe very?) first paint programs for personal computers. It's a little strange that Apple doesn't still include a (newer) version of MacPaint.
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Old Nov 15, 2005, 06:21 PM   #3
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Preview, Graphic Converter, or the ColorSync utility can handle most graphic issues. Also try:

MS Paint replacement (this has been suggested; i have not used it) Teal

For filters FunHouse

.. and don't forget about GIMP.


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Old Nov 16, 2005, 12:09 AM   #4
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Surprisingly, this is a very common question here on MacRumors. I use GraphicConverter for simple graphics stuff. It's actually very powerful, but it's still lightweight and easy to use for simple stuff. If you've got a PowerBook or Power Mac, it came with your computer. Otherwise I think it's $29. Seashore is a good freeware app. There's a really new app called Poster Paint written by one of the members here on the forums. It's meant to be an answer to all these "where's Paint?" posts, but it's very new, and still probably a little to basic for most people. I've not used it, but iMacs, iBooks and Mac minis come with AppleWorks which includes a simple drawing application.

In summary, if you've got a "pro" Mac, use GraphicConverter. If you've got a "consumer" Mac, use AppleWorks. If you don't like either of those, try Seashore.

As an aside, the original Mac came with an application called MacPaint, which was one of the (maybe very?) first paint programs for personal computers. It's a little strange that Apple doesn't still include a (newer) version of MacPaint.
Good post! You should do a MacGuides page.
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Old Nov 16, 2005, 10:28 AM   #5
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Seashore is probably the most similar to MSPaint...
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Old Nov 16, 2005, 10:58 AM   #6
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Time to pimp my own program

Simple Painting App

It's a bit rough at the moment but it's getting better all the time!
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If you've got a PowerBook or Power Mac, it came with your computer.
I might be blind, but I have a rev. B 2GHz PM, and dont see this. Where abouts is it?

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I might be blind, but I have a rev. B 2GHz PM, and dont see this. Where abouts is it?

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Search for GraphicConverter in Spotlight. If it is not there, then download it.
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Old Nov 16, 2005, 11:58 AM   #9
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I didn't know anybody used paint...

you can try Preview in Tiger to do cropping and convert formats, Preview comes with the OS has has these enhancements in Tiger.

or you can use iPhoto.

If you want to draw stuff with the mouse (?????) you can also use the GIMP, it's free.
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Also have a look at Imagetricks and Artrage.
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