Free PhotoShop Alternative

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by imacintel, Jun 6, 2006.

  1. imacintel macrumors 68000

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    I was wondering if there was an alternitive to PhotoShop(possibly free). I don't care how well it works under Rosey(roesetta's nickname:D),but it would be nice to have something free and universal.:) ROSEYRULES! hehe!
     
  2. adk macrumors 68000

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    yeah, there's a free alternative to photoshop and people pay Hundreds for it anyways... :rolleyes:

    The best you're gonna get is Iphoto
     
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  5. imacintel thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Where can I find something maybe free trial? I am trying to stay away from adobe because i am on an iMac™.
     
  6. reh macrumors 6502a

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    Not sure what adobe has to do with an iMac, but...

    Gimp
    Photoshop Elements
     
  7. ezkimo macrumors regular

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    Judging by their name, I think they mean photoshop isnt universal.
     
  8. reh macrumors 6502a

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    The OP said that running in Rosetta is not an issue.
     
  9. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    Gimp and Cinepaint

    Yes there is one. www.gimp.org There is a version for every platform. Linux, Windows, Mac (PPC and Intel), Solaris and so on...

    Gimp can do just about everything PS cab do except handle 16-bit color depth. Foe that there is a version (or "fork) if gimp called "cinepaint" http://www.cinepaint.org/
    Cinepaint has some development money and is moving in it's own direction

    Both are profesional level programs. Use gimp for most uses and cinepaint if high definition color (like 32 bits per channel) is required Both run faster then PS or PSE because both Adobe product run in Roseta. But even on a G4 PS is not fast and Gimp beats it
     
  10. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Two more recommendations:

    1) GIMPShop is a variant of GIMP that is intended to be more accessible to those who are very familiar with more recent versions of PS... still runs in X-Windows.

    2) Seashore is a Cocoa-based application that might be worth checking out....

    (EDIT: just to chime in with the comments before and after mine...these are all good options, but I personally also use PSE.)
     
  11. Grimace macrumors 68040

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    Photoshop Elements really is a great product for the price. It doesn't have the super-advanced features of Photoshop Professional, but if you are doing cropping, color adjustments, basic manipulations and edits -- you won't even notice the difference.
     

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