less serious less expensive less hardware demmanding photoshop...

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  1. AP_piano295 macrumors 65816

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    Well im kinda interested in doing some photo shop type of stuff just for the fun of it. The thing is I dont want to spend more than 50 bucks on the software though I might go up to a hundred. Also im only running an ibook I plan on maxing out the ram for xmas. So im the power and resolution needed to run an app like photoshop. Anything like this out there?
     
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    I would recommend Paint Shop Pro, but unfortunatly, its not available for Mac's.
     
  4. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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    Photoshop Elements

    Photoshop Elements is only $80 or so and it does EVERYTHING most consumers would require.
     
  5. Aarow macrumors 6502a

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    There is The GIMP. It's free, but to be honest, I don't like it as much as photoshop (my uncle is one of those computer-artists and he has Photoshop).
     
  6. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    You should be able to find Photoshop Elements 2 at $50. It's not the most advanced but it was a dual Windows/Mac package so it will work.
     
  7. AP_piano295 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    how will these things do running on a maxed out current lineup ibook?
     
  8. ITASOR macrumors 601

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    Excellent. I run CS on my iBook with 768MB RAM and haven't experience any slowdowns really.
     
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  10. AP_piano295 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I downloaded GIMP and all I can say is WTF when I unzipped the thing I got about 3000 random files (no apps or aparent install thingys). Is this the program or am I missing something.
     
  11. disconap macrumors 68000

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    I used to run Photoshop 7 and Illustrator 10 on an ibook G3 700 with 384 RAM and both ran fine. You'll have no worries at all, ibooks aren't fragile, they can handle a lot.
     

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