Good photo editing program besides PS and Seashore?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by adamb100, Jul 1, 2006.

  1. adamb100 macrumors regular

    Oct 26, 2005
    Milwaukee Wisconsin
    I need a semi good photo editing program and Seashore is not adequete enough, and my mac cant handle Photoshop plus I dont got a legal copy. I know the gimp exists but it requires X11 and it ruins the mac experience.

    Any good free programs?
  2. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

    Jan 6, 2004
    Photoshop Elements?

    not as high-end as PS but might run better?

    what are you looking to do?
  3. CanadaRAM macrumors G5


    Oct 11, 2004
    On the Left Coast - Victoria BC Canada
    I doubt your Mac can't handle Photoshop. Why do you think this? If you're talking about your G4 Mini, then you're off base by a mile. 512 Mb RAM isn't generous, but for native OSX/G4 it is adequate for Photoshop, although 1 Gb would be better.

    If it is an old Mac, look for an older version of Photoshop. I have PS 7 on my G4, and PS 4 still runs fine on my G3 under OS 9

    Graphic Converter is a general purpose tool that can do some but not all of the work. An older copy of Photoshop LE, Photoshop Elements, or Imageready may work, too. Macromedia Fireworks is also an image editor.

    But I don't think you're going to get Mac-native GUI, semi-pro almost PS quality image editor for free.
  4. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    Agreed... can be had for very little. If you can't afford a new copy of PSE4, look for used or OEM copies of PSE3 (should be <$40) or PSE2 (should be ~$10).
  5. rogueToe macrumors newbie

    Feb 18, 2006
  6. adamb100 thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 26, 2005
    Milwaukee Wisconsin
    I need blending options like PS has and simple filters.
  7. goodmacman macrumors newbie

    Jul 2, 2006
    gimp for mac

    I would consider gimp for mac if I was you. It is actually very good and very feature rich. I have used it for ages very happily although as soon as I can afford it and it is available I will get the next release of Aperture.
  8. sk3pt1c macrumors 6502a


    Nov 29, 2005
    a simulacrum
  9. fayskelley macrumors newbie


    Mar 25, 2009
    old thread I know, but I downloaded X11 and Gimp ... X11 opens fine, but I cannot get Gimp to open !

    Am on Intel MacBook Pro and running latest Tiger

    any help ?

    thank you

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