Mac equivalent if paint

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by timmyb, Oct 12, 2005.

  1. timmyb macrumors 6502

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    This may be a stupid question, but what is the equivalent of paint for a mac, (free.)
     
  2. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    If your Mac came with AppleWorks, it includes a paint module that would do the job.
     
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  4. fayans macrumors 6502a

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    This application works best only with pen-based mouse but still it has a very nice drawing interface.
     
  5. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    This question has been asked and answered on this forum several times over the last few months--and quite recently. With most if not all new Macs, Apple bundles the wonderful GraphicConverter. It is not free, but Apple pays the shareware fee for you. If it is not installed on your Mac, you can download it. It will be fully function even if you don't pay the shareware fee.
     
  6. kiwi-in-uk macrumors 6502a

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    I use Artrage - it is really good at what it does. Can be a bit slow, depending on your configuration, and it is more akin to an artist's canvas than most paint programs.

    If you are looking for a more conventional paint program, have a look at Seashore.

    Also have a look at imagetricks - not a drawing program per se, but applies OSX Core Image Filters with a pretty good, simple interface.

    I use all three - each has its good points and its limitations in different situations.

    Have fun.
     
  7. fayans macrumors 6502a

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    With Seashore, can you resize and merge without losing much of the picture quality?
     
  8. 20rogersc macrumors 65816

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    The Gimp??
    A lot more advance than M$ Paint, but still free (requires X11)

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