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Old Nov 9, 2007, 06:16 PM   #1
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What is the best FREE editing software?

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?
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Old Nov 9, 2007, 06:25 PM   #2
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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.
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Old Nov 9, 2007, 06:30 PM   #3
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I'm downloading GIMP right now, I'll see how it works out. Thanks.
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Old Nov 9, 2007, 06:49 PM   #4
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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.

http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/17629
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Old Nov 9, 2007, 07:05 PM   #5
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If you are willing to spend a few bucks you may want to try pixelmator -$59.00

http://www.pixelmator.com/
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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.
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Old Nov 10, 2007, 10:59 AM   #7
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Mad suggestion - get something like parallels/vmware (plus os) and run the software via virtualisation
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