Is there a programs similar to MS paint on my new pBook

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  1. skeet macrumors newbie

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    I just got a new powerbook and I need to do some very basic graphic work. (ie design a campaign sign) I am new to OS-X is there a program on here that I can use to develop basic graphics?
     
  2. GFLPraxis macrumors 604

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    There should be programs on versiontracker.com that do that kind of stuff.

    And there's always The Gimp, which is second only to Photoshop yet 100% free and open source.
     
  3. Gee macrumors 65816

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    You should have Graphic Converter somewhere in your applications, which is a basic image editor...
     
  4. KD7IWP macrumors 6502a

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    I pity this problem

    I agree, and to answer from my experience, no. I have always wanted a super basic program where i can click one button and start drawing random shapes with my mouse in whatever color of paint I want. Never have I found a Mac program like Paint. People always say "use Graphic Converter, it comes with your powerbook." They are right that it comes with my powerbook, but it's not the same!! I don't want image editing, I want to DRAW a picture and do NOT want layers or extra buttons. Remember the days of Kid Pix??? THAT's what I want. I hope someone knows of something simple. It's old, but Paint is good. What's sick, is that I open up VPC just for paint sometimes!!!
     
  5. kretzy macrumors 604

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    i say we start a 'bring back kid pix' movement. ah....the memories. i used to love that program (from about 8 years ago when i was still in primary school :) ). it had the most awesome little tools and functions (much better than anything MS paint does)!!!

    BRING BACK KID PIX!!!!!!

    sorry bout that little outburst....i feel very passionate about it....LOL :D
     
  6. Dagless macrumors Core

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    *sighs* Kid Pix... the only art app that talks. "oops!" "oh-no!" "vrmrmmrlmeh"

    and of course the dynamite stick.

    what ever happened to it? who made it?

    and yes. i wish there was a super-basic art app that came with OSX. fairplay to gimp but like you said, its second only to photoshop. making it a photo editing package.
     
  7. kretzy macrumors 604

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    i just had a bit of a look around on google and "Kid Pix Deluxe 4" is still available, but to schools only :( but i cant find the official kid pix site. i have a feeling it was made by 'the learning company' or something like that.
     
  8. geese macrumors 6502a

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    There must be a free drawing prog SOMEWHERE!

    I use Appleworks- its got a nice, simple drawing component which is what you want.
     
  9. gekko513 macrumors 603

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    You know you don't have to use layers in Graphics Converter? I really don't understand how you guys can claim that Graphics Converter is so much more complex than Paint ... jeez :rolleyes:

    (Yes, it's sick to open up VPC to draw in Paint)
     
  10. mim macrumors 6502

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    It's not MS paint (and there's no brush tool), but you might find OmniGraffle useful for simple graphic work. It does great linework/text/arrows/etc. It should come with every new powerbook.
     
  11. MemphisSoulStew macrumors regular

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    I second geese's nomination for AppleWorks, but unfortunately it's not included with PowerBooks.


    The AppleWorks Drawing application will be more than adequate for your basic needs.

    ...and AppleWorks includes a painting application that will do exactly want you want.

    I really think AppleWorks gets an awful lot of bad press - it's an extremely useful little suite of applications, and I use parts of it almost every day.
     
  12. homerjward macrumors 68030

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