Equivalent to MS Paint

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  1. jtsimler3 macrumors member

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    Does anyone know of a good app to download (for free) off Version Tracker or something that is a basic equivalent of Paint?

    Basically, I just need something that I can edit jpgs with, particularly wallpapers, to remove ads and such in order to simplify them.

    The simpler the program, the better.

    Thanks.
     
  2. greenguy4 macrumors 6502

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    I have long searched for such a program but to no avail. If anyone knows of one though that woulkd be GREAT!
     
  3. mduser63 macrumors 68040

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    It's not free (although it is included with PowerMacs and PowerBooks), but Graphic Converter is quite good. I find that it's good enough for pretty much all of my simple day to day image editing. It's a LOT more advanced than MS Paint. It's $30 and there's more information here.
     
  4. Kingsnapped macrumors 6502a

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    I think that jtsimler3 is looking for something that can open in .3 seconds, and has nothing to navigate around to slap colors on a canvas.

    Graphic converter is a lot more scary than paint.
     
  5. AppleAce macrumors regular

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    Don't know of any free programs, but there is AppleWorks. You can make paint documents in there.
     
  6. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    Slightly OT... but Graphic Converter... Just imagine the guy adding CoreImage to it. :eek:
     
  7. jtsimler3 thread starter macrumors member

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    Actually, what I wanted to get done was incredibly easy to figure out. It worked exactly like Paint. It does look like somewhat more of a daunting program, but for what I need it to do right now, it works.

    I feel incredibly stupid. I had no idea I already had that program. :)

    Thanks a lot for everyone's help.
     
  8. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    You're talking about Graphic Converter, right?
     
  9. StarbucksSam macrumors 65816

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    Actually if you have Appleworks, I THINK you can do that stuff...

    Apple DOES need some kind of "paint".
     
  10. jtsimler3 thread starter macrumors member

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    Right. Sorry. I was referring to Graphic Converter.
     
  11. mduser63 macrumors 68040

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    From what I can tell of the guy that writes Graphic Converter, he's really a good developer, and I wouldn't be surprised at all to see him start using Core Image in Graphic Converter. In fact, I think it's pretty likely.
     
  12. lordmac macrumors regular

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    He must be a great developer judging from graphic converter. I mean if you really think about it the piece of software is pretty amazing, I mean it will basically open ANY kind of image format you throw at it and deal with it just fine. Just look at the list of formats you can export to in it, there is some crazy formats in there. :)
     
  13. MacSA macrumors 68000

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    This sounds interesting:

    http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/25311

    Seashore is an open source image editor for Cocoa. It features gradients, textures and anti-aliasing for both text and brush strokes. It supports multiple layers and alpha channel editing. It is based around the GIMP's technology and uses the same native file format.
     
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  15. wordmunger macrumors 603

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    This might be just the ticket. I downloaded it and it was too simple for my tastes, but it would probably work just fine for what the original poster asked about.
     
  16. FadeToBlack macrumors 68000

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    Do you have a direct link where I can download X11? I'm downloading GIMP right now to try it out.
     
  17. wordmunger macrumors 603

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    X11 is part of the panther install. You just need to check the option to install it when you install the OS.
     
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    To install X11 without reinstalling the entire OS, open the X11User.pkg file on CD 3.
     
  19. anonymous161 macrumors 6502

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    I really like Seashore. It is quite a bit simpler than GIMP, which it is based on, and it seems geared more towards image production than image editing. Plus its a cocoa app so the menu bar is at the top where it belongs.
     

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