good free painting program

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  1. pdham macrumors member

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    I need a good free painting program... or really cheap. I am a starving college student and cant afford illustrator or Photoshop.

    Thanks
     
  2. VegetaPunk macrumors 6502

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    http://www.macpoweruser.com/idraw/index.html

    dont know how good it is but it has a demo, it is about 40 bucks

    BTW try your schools book store Photoshop might be really cheap since your a student (if its for mac there) or a program thats some what decant, might be worth looking into
     
  3. pdham thread starter macrumors member

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    yea.. photoshop is only $149 through ny university (which is very cheap), however I will be purchasing indesign and dreamweaver (as they are more important right now) so I really dont have the money for photoshop as well.
     
  4. ZeppelinArmada macrumors member

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    MacGimp

    While it requires X11, and I highly recommend the Apple preview 3 (the current version for now), I have found Gimp to be a viable alternative to photoshop. It is absolutely free and can be found here: http://www.osxgnu.org/software/Xwin/Applications/
     
  5. MacBandit macrumors 604

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    Re: good free painting program

    I wouldn't call Photoshop a painting program. It's more of an industrial editing tool.

    Try a trial edition of Painter 7 from Corel. It is the best painting program on the market and it's a free trial. I hope you have broadband it's a large download.

    You can find all of Corels free trial downloads here.
     
  6. pdham thread starter macrumors member

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    Re: MacGimp

    THANK YOU!!!
    I had downloaded gimp from there website, but with all the various things I had to download and then configure, make and build, I gave up because it was to intense for me to handle... I was not aware that a nice .pkg file existed for it.

    THanks again

    Paul
     
  7. daniel77 macrumors 6502

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    omg 150 for photoshop :p :D :D :eek: :eek: i will have tu keep ur name for when i buy my mac :p
     

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