what a is simple (free) program...

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by rudini, Feb 11, 2008.

  1. macrumors member

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    ...I can download, that lets me overlay some text on a picture?

    Or can a typical Mac do this right out of the box?

    thanks!
    rudy
     
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    fluidedge

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    you could just about do this in Preview!

    or comic life which came with tiger
     
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    gusapple

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    I hate to say this, it's really bad, but you can use GIMP. It is way simple for text stuff, but otherwise, it is hard to work.
    http://www.gimp.org/
     
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    fluidedge

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    i was going to suggest the GIMP but it's a bit heavyweight for simple text on pictures isn't it?

    I'd say have a go with Preview first, then try skitch then try GIMP
     
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    iTeen

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    ^^^wow i just noticed that comic life isn't in leopard.
    bummer
     
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    fluidedge

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    yeh i know! i was annoyed too! You can get it back if you have tiger OS discs. I think it's on disc 2. Just put it in and find the install.
     
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    Jim Campbell

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    GraphicConvertor is free/share ware and provides this facility, plus a selection of useful image editing tools. It also supports every bitmap file format known to man, and a couple that aren't.

    Cheers

    Jim
     
  9. tsd
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    There's also GIMPshop, which is GIMP with redesigned buttons and menus to look/act like Photoshop. So, if you know Photoshop, you'll feel at home in GIMPshop.

    http://www.gimpshop.com/
     

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