Image Editing on OS 9

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  1. bowens macrumors 6502a

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    I'm getting a free ruby iMac G3 tonight. I'm not sure exactly which model it is but I'm almost positive it will be running OS 9. What I want to use it for is just to print out photos. My wife will use it to crop, remove red eye, and print. That's about it. I was wondering if there are any decent (free) programs that would suite my needs. Gimp was my first thought but it only runs on OS X.

    Also, I will be networking the iMac with an intel Mini. I won't be sharing internet I just want to run 1 cable to share files. Can I use a regular ethernet cable or will I need a crossover cable?

    Thanks
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    I think Graphic Convertor supports OS9.

    Your Mac Mini has an auto-sensing port so you can just use regular ethernet cable.
     
  3. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    This is correct. The MacOS 9 version of GraphicConverter is still in active development.
     
  4. bowens thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks, I'll give it a try tonight. I've never used Graphic Converter. Is it an easy program to use? My wife will be using it and I would prefer it be something pretty simple.
     
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  6. RacerX macrumors 65832

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    While GraphicConverter is a nice app, it is neither free or inexpensive as an image editing solution for Mac OS 9. I would suggest either of the following...Corel Graphics 8 LE comes with Corel PHOTO-PAINT 8 LE and CorelDRAW 8 LE, and you may as well grab Corel WordPerfect 3.5a (also free, update is here) while you are at it.

    As for Photoshop Elements 1.0, I was surprised at how close to Photoshop 6.0 it was in features (I bought a copy of this for a client a couple months ago). And while Photoshop Elements is not free, it is less expensive than GraphicConverter ($30.00) and still does far more.
     
  7. bowens thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  8. RacerX macrumors 65832

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    Corel PHOTO-PAINT does have layers, but it calls them "objects" rather than "layers". Seems to work pretty much the same as in Photoshop from what I can tell.

    I use either Photoshop 5.5 or 6 in Mac OS 8/9, so I don't have a lot of experience with the Corel apps. Attached is a screen shot of an image with two layers... original on top and an inverted version below, where I've erased part of the top layer.
     

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  9. bowens thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I tried installing CorelGraphics last night and got an error code -34. I have redownloaded it and also downloaded a newer version of Stuffit. I will try to reinstall tonight.
     

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