Paint Equivalent for Mac OS X?

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  1. amateurmacfreak macrumors 6502a

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    Hey, I'm not running classic at all, and I'm looking for a paint about like MS paint. I just want a nice basic one that'll fit my needs, but I need something where I can save stuff as JPEG or GIF, just a basic file format like that. In a quick Google search all I came up with is Tux Paint, which is of course not what I need.... I also found Poster Paint, which I like, but I'm still not totally feeling like I love it....any suggestions?
    I just want to be able to make some simple images, and I've tried painting in Appleworks which is fine but... I find it sort of awkward to use.
    Oh, and, heh, I'm looking for a free software. :eek:
    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    GraphicConverter may be bundled with your computer. If it is, I strongly recommend it. If it is not, I recommend that your download it. It is fully functional before you pay the shareware fee. Apple paid the fee on bundled version.
     
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    Seashore.


    Oh, and nothing will satisfy your mspaint needs...trust me...it's the only thing I miss about windows.
     
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  5. amateurmacfreak thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thank you!
    I could swear it was bundled on this iMac... I guess that was on the PB.
    Anyways, thanks! Seems pretty good!
     
  6. amateurmacfreak thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks! Pretty neat software!
    I am seeing nothing will quit satisfy my want for MS Paint though, sadly...
     
  7. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    I think they only come on "pro" machines.
     
  8. amateurmacfreak thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Haha, thanks to you too!
    I do already have this software(I actually mentioned it in the post), but it's neat... thanks for the recommendation.
    EDIT: Actually, I really like this software. The more I fool around with it the more I like it.
     
  9. amateurmacfreak thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Oh, heh, so right, that's why it's on the PB...
     
  10. Glenn Wolsey macrumors 65816

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    SeaShore is a great painting app which is very simple and loads fast.
     
  11. amateurmacfreak thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, it's pretty awesome... and I'm adding it to my dock just b/c I like the icon so much...:)
     
  12. Glenn Wolsey macrumors 65816

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    Haha, I just tidied my dock today. Only 8 icons now of the apps I use all the time. :)
     
  13. amateurmacfreak thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Hm... not a bad idea... now I have 13. (If you're counting Dashboard and Finder...)
    Three of those are web browsers(Safari, Camino, Firefox). Heh.
     
  14. Glenn Wolsey macrumors 65816

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    Choose one browser and stick with it. I recommend Safari ;) (I like to stick with the Apple stuff)
     
  15. amateurmacfreak thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah.... for some reason the brushed metal creeps me out though... and for coding... well, the three on my dock are Camino, Firefox, and Safari...
    And I have a love affair with Mozilla, don't ask...
    I've downloaded 2 new web browsers just today. :eek: (Shiira and Flock)
     
  16. Glenn Wolsey macrumors 65816

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    Well a web designer cant have to many browsers :)
     
  17. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    It's a Mac. You don't have to choose. You can use whatever you want whenever you want.
     
  18. Aarow macrumors 6502a

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    Does SeaShore use X11? It says based on GIMP on the version tracker page and the GIMP has to use X11, ya know. Just a question before I download it.

    e: never mind, I just finished downloading it. It doesn't need to use X11! It also loads very fast :).
     
  19. whooleytoo macrumors 603

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    Funny.. every time I've tried to download Seashore the link (on Sourceforge) is broken. Anyone have a (direct) working link?
     
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  21. tjwett macrumors 68000

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    if your Mac came with AppleWorks it has Paint-like drawing built in already.
     
  22. M-theory macrumors 6502

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    http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=71670

    [I've dl'ed it, but don't have a place to post if you can't get it from the link above.]
     
  23. whooleytoo macrumors 603

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    Ah, stupid me. It was just the link to Sourceforge on Versiontracker was broken, going directly through Sourceforge was ok. Many thanks!
     
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