photoshop replacement

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  1. pdpardue macrumors regular

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    Hey everyone out there, I am lookig for a temporary replacement to photoshop. I only have iPhoto 2, and it doesn't do what I want. So I suppose you are asking what I want... Just something to do some color correction, image resizing, basic text and drawing, cloning and similar, and what ever else I can think of...
    So basicly like photoshop light or something. I don't want to spend much money, well none really, so I was wondering if there was any basic freeware program out there...

    Thanks, and sorry if this has already been covered.
     
  2. tech4all macrumors 68040

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  3. Westside guy macrumors 601

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    Photoshop Elements is under $100 and really does everything that most people will ever use - it's quite good. I've got Photoshop 7, but hardly ever use it because Elements 3 covers everything I need to do - especially now that I've found the free third-party actions/effects (Grant's tools, Earthbound Light) that unlock things like curves.
     
  4. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    What does "temporary" mean? Adobe has one month free trials of PS/CS and possibly PSE.
     
  5. coolsoldier macrumors 6502

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    If you want something simple and free, try Seashore. Don't let the version number fool you -- it's been my primary image editor for about 6 months, and if you only need basic features, it's definitely suitable for daily use.
     
  6. dhracer88 macrumors regular

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    If you're a student and can save up a little, you can go to http://www.academicsuperstore.com and get photoshop elements for a cheap price. GIMP seems like an OK option, if you're not used to adobe. I downloaded it and tried it, but nothing was where I wanted it to be (layers & tools). I really like PSE, it works great for my intermediate needs. I'll be upgrading to CS 2 in the fall for a digital imaging class though...
     
  7. allpar macrumors 6502

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    Not to drag up an old thread, but does anyone know of Elements will ever be updated to Universal Binary? I noticed there was no version five for Mac.
     
  8. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I think the running idea is that 5.0 is being skipped for Mac and then 6.0 will come after CS3 and will be universal. From what I understand, much of 5.0 (compared to 4.0) has to do with the portion of PSE that competes with iPhoto, which Adobe de-emphasizes, naturally, for Mac users.
     

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