free alternatives to Photoshop and CorelDraw

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by flat6, Aug 14, 2006.

  1. flat6 macrumors regular

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    Photoshop for general image editing
    CorelDraw for vector-based images

    They don't have to rival the feature-set (obviously not going to happen with free software) but just something basic would be nice.
     
  2. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    I'd say The GIMP and Inkscape but I'm having trouble importing artwork from Illustrator into Inkscape.
     
  3. Kernow macrumors 65816

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    I used Inkscape for quite a while before finally caving in and getting Illustrator - it is a pretty good program with a decent feature set. Having said that, it suffers from the same problem I found with GIMP - i.e. the interface is not the most user-friendly and is most definitely not mac-like. However, for free programs they are excellent, and if you are not going to splash out on PS/Illustrator then they are probably worth the effort.
     

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