Mac Paint?

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  1. Mem macrumors member

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    I'm looking for the Mac equivalent of the Windows application "Paint". I'm sure no one can understand how anyone could find this useful, but the more I use my Powerbook the more I miss it-just for simple cropping and resizing of graphics which I wouldn't use iPhoto for.

    If anyone can point me in the direction of some Shareware or a free download, I would be very grateful.
     
  2. wPod macrumors 68000

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    have you tried preview? Applications>Preview it should crop and do little things like rotate to an image.

    but funny apple doesnt come with paint. . . . i think it was one of the original programs on the first systems that made it an amazing graphical editing tool. heh. . .
     
  3. bluebull macrumors member

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    AppleWorks has a paint application. Too bad it doesn't come with Powerbooks.
     
  4. Mem thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks, I'll take a closer look at Preview.

    Yeah that is strange. Why don't Powerbooks come with AppleWorks? You would think Apple's higher end notebooks would have everything the lower end ones have and more.

    Still looking for a download, and ideas?
     
  5. Mem thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you! I'll take a look at that.
     
  6. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Ater seeing so many posts about the GIMP, I finally downloaded it (got Gimp.app since it seemed easiest). Thanks for posting the link - it was the final straw which caused me to get it. Excellent app!
     
  7. Mem thread starter macrumors member

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    Is it simple to use? The screen shots seemed a bit complicated. Does it do what Windows Paint does?
     
  8. Simon Liquid macrumors regular

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    What the GIMP does is a superset of what Paint does. Both are raster image editors that work on a level (rather than vector editors that work with shapes, like they let you draw a box, then come back and say 'I think this box should be smaller and have stripes'). GIMP is more along the lines of Photoshop, but not as good. Love the price though.

    PS-one essential item-in the readme of GIMP.app, it tells you how to set X11 to have all windows clickable. You probably want to use this, what drove me insane about the GIMP before was that you had to click to select a pallet, then click the tool you want, then click to select the image window, then click to use the tool.
     
  9. KevRC4130 macrumors 6502

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    What about a Mac Paint program, that you can paint in. It's nice to have a simple program to draw in and screw around in. Does anyone have any ideas? Maybe even the Paint that comes with AppleWorks?
     
  10. colinp macrumors member

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    Kev, you can paint/draw in GIMP. It just includes alot of extra features if you want to use them in addition.
     
  11. KevRC4130 macrumors 6502

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    The 2nd and 3rd links by Sigamy are just what I was looking for. Nice and simple, low stress, etc. I especially like how Teal (he 2nd link) has European spellings :D
     
  12. Mem thread starter macrumors member

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    I agree, Kev. I'm going to download Teal on my Mac this afternoon.
     
  13. winwintoo macrumors 6502

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    Just in case I'm not the only dummy around here, when you download Gimp and X11 and get it all fired up, you'll see that Gimp is not in the applications menu of X11. Seems like it should be easy to add :confused: :confused:

    It's xgimp dummy (slaps self on forehead) :mad: :mad:

    Don't know how many things I tried before that finally occurred to me.

    M
     
  14. wPod macrumors 68000

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    wow i feel smart. i just read this in a different post on another subject. but there is a program called graphic converter that looks just like paint! and it even came free with my powerbook!!! i never knew that was there
     

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