like paint?

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  1. public enemy macrumors regular

    public enemy

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    i was wondering if anyone had any feedback on a freeware application that was like mircosoft paint or close to? i am looking for something that allows me to crop images, add color, add text, zoom in/out, rotate, paste, print etc.. i find that my default picture viewer (preview), i cant do anything with. also why is it that some pics compared to others when i save them off the internet show as preview icons, when others show up as the pics themselves in my pictures folder? how can they all be mini pics of themselves with their name rather then the preview icon? thanks
     
  2. 7on macrumors 601

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    iPhoto can do all that except add text. The Program GraphicConverter is shareware but it is insanely good (comes free with powerbooks and powermacs).
    http://www.lemkesoft.de/en/index.htm
     
  3. Eniregnat macrumors 68000

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    Take a look at HyperJeff.com- A list of software.
    This set of filters is for Graphics, Freeware and Open licence.
    I just reformated my HD, and I don't remember what freeware/Open licence programs worked best. Download, try, and delete if they don't work for you.

    Also from the Forum search:http://forums.macrumors.com/search.php?searchid=1584508- Paint works, so does Graphics.

     
  4. roberts macrumors newbie

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    I reccommed The Gimp. It's a bit like photoshop, but with a few less features. It will be able to do all of the things you asked about. It's GPL licenced, so it's free! Just go that that site and download the mac version.
     
  5. ITASOR macrumors 601

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    I just posted an idential thread a few weeks ago. Google "seashore". It's a great app that looks like the Macstyle ms paint.
     
  6. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I had trouble installing this in Windows the first time around. Now I'm on a Mac. Could you link to an installer if they have one? I've been reading around on http://www.macgimp.org/ but I can't see to find a download. Lots of news stories though.
     
  7. roberts macrumors newbie

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    Go here: http://gimp.org/macintosh/ and select the Gimp.app file
     
  8. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Thanks, now it makes a lot more sense.
     
  9. dotdotdot macrumors 68020

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    There's also Gimp Shop, a freeware program that resemmbles Photoshop:

    http://www.plasticbugs.com/

    Its a blog, just follow some links
     

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