photoshop-like program for mac?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by steller, Feb 24, 2005.

  1. steller macrumors member

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    Hi guys,
    I know there must be some programs for mac that can do photo-editing which is better than photoshop for windows. I am wondering if you can tell me which programs they are? Thanks
     
  2. franktdouglas macrumors newbie

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  3. JFreak macrumors 68040

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    there is only one such app, and that is photoshop for mac :cool:
     
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  5. oldpismo macrumors member

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    The Gimp is good, it's what I use, but I would say that it's not as good as photoshop. It is free though.
     
  6. stevehaslip macrumors 6502a

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    There aren't any differences that I am aware of on the Windows version of Photoshop and the Mac version of Photoshop. You say "there must be something better" ...erm what do you want it to do that it can't? Photoshop is used by many if not all graphic/photographic professionals, maybe theres a feature that you want but don't know is there? If you ask, maybe someone can help you.

    Incase you are thinking of buying Photoshop, Adobe will be releasing the Creative Suite 2.0 in the coming months/weeks. It will definately be out within the first half of the year. (I think they said first quarter?)

    Anyway my point is that you don't really want to be dropping that kind of money on an app suite thats just gonna be updated. BUT as soon as they announce a release date they should give you the update for free. Thats what happened the last time, you bought the current apps and they had a sticker on the box saying that you were entitled to the new version and that it would be shipped out to you.
     
  7. cyanide macrumors regular

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    cheaper than PS and a give and take of features is macromedia fireworks. they aren't really meant to do the same job, but you can accomplish many of the same, and some different things.
     
  8. jer446 macrumors 6502a

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    are they the same revisions of ps, for the mac and pc? I mean will the version i have on my windows machine work on a mac that i might get?
     
  9. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    PC and Mac apps are totally different. You need a Mac version for Mac, just as you need the Windows version for PCs (running Windows of course :p)
     
  10. BakedBeans macrumors 68040

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    what about linux? (serious attempt to gain knowledge)
     
  11. ChrisFromCanada macrumors 65816

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    But it should be made clear that mac and PC versions have the same look and feel.
     
  12. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Linux is something different again.
     
  13. emw macrumors G4

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    Unless, apparently, you use CodeWeaver's CrossOver Office. Seems like an interesting product.
     
  14. DanTekGeek macrumors 6502

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    being a long time gimp fan, I finally broke down and bought phothoshop cs. GIMP doesnt come anywhere close to photoshop. trust me....and everyone else.
     
  15. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    When Apple produce a photo-editing package that can support layer masks, 16-bit CMYK, actions, spot channels, as well as colour management... give me a call.
     

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