What is the equivalent free program of MS paint with Mac OS X?

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  1. WillMak macrumors 6502a

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    I always used microsoft paint to combine samller pictures into one BIG picture. Is there an equivalent similar program that's free on Mac OS X?
     
  2. 20rogersc macrumors 65816

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    Check out this thread for an app that robbieduncan (MR Member) made.

    Or if you want something a bit more advanced, there's the open open source SeaShore based on GIMP.

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  3. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Thanks for pimping my program! There is an update coming soon! I promise! One day it will be as good as MS Paint :D
     
  4. 20rogersc macrumors 65816

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    My pleasure ;)

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  5. vignesh macrumors newbie

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    u can use inkscape

    there is an opensource inkscape http://www.inkscape.org/ ...its very good ...u export ur images as pdf n more....
     
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  7. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    I also highly recommend Pixen. It's an open-source program designed for pixel art creation, but can also be used as a paint program. It can be found here.
     
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    I just tried it, and found it to be rubbish. It appears that they haven't put any effort into a Mac version, they've just converted the Linux version, complete with menus in the wrong place and Control-based shortcuts! :eek:
     
  9. niemo810 macrumors member

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    I agree. While inkscape has many nice features, I don't want to have to run X11 when I use it! I must say, my most missed feature from Windows is Paint. HEAR THAT APPLE?! YOUR USERS WANT A SIMPLE GRAPHICS EDITOR BUILT INTO THEIR OPERATING SYSTEM!! GAH! WE'VE BEEN BEGGING FOR YEARS! HOW HARD IS IT?!?! *head explodes*
     
  10. psychofreak Retired

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    Preview will have basic editing features in Leopard :)

    I missed Paint until I got accepted for the Skitch beta...its awesome!
     
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  12. rabbitmac macrumors newbie

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    Poster Paint and Leapod

    Hi.

    I am new to Mac and its wonders. I have a need for Paint and found your application Poster Paint. I have down loaded it but the app doesnt start up.

    it just crashes on me. I can send you the report if you want.

    Can you help me at all.
     
  13. goodtimes5 macrumors 6502a

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    I think Paintbrush is the most similar - very simple.
     
  14. mtbdudex macrumors 68000

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    I do remember a little program called.........

    MacPaint from 1984........whatever happened to that? :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
     
  15. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    I don't have Leopard installed yet. Personally I'd recommend getting something else, like perhaps Seashore that actually works!
     
  16. TheStu macrumors 65816

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    Just tried Pixen last night, didn't seem to work correctly. Not sure if that is because I am on Leopard or what... but the whole app was painfully unresponsive.
     
  17. lauriechelt macrumors member

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    I agree with goodtimes 5,
    I downloaded it a few weeks ago and it'd almost identical to microsoft's paint...give it a try

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  18. Lgreer macrumors newbie

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  19. Honchy macrumors newbie

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    yeah, i had great expectations when i downloaded it but when I pressed the Next button it didn't work! so i can't do anything cause i can't press the buttons! I guess it's leopard.

    Oh and I couldn't download Robbieduncan's, I got the 404 error when i pressed download. And can sum1 explain how I install SeaShore please???
     
  20. gregory123 macrumors newbie

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    Can any one help me?

    i usually use paint to cut out like a face or something and put it on another picture but i acnt find any paint for a mac that does that can anyone tell me where ican get a paint for mac that does that?
     
  21. bc008 macrumors 68000

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    i am looking for the same thing..

    seashores cut/paste tool is way too confusing, and layers are useless to me..
     
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  23. TheReef macrumors 68000

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    I wish Apple continued development of Appleworks. I use to use it all the time :(
     
  24. Karvel macrumors regular

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    Yeah I always used Paint on Windows XP as a quick-lauching way of creating avatars, annotating photos with circles and scribbles etc. - I thought it was an outrage that Preview didn't have an "Adjust size by percentage" until LEOPARD! Yet there is still no way to simply add a red circle to something (e.g. pointing out something I took on a photo to post on a forum).. I am stuck with hunting through MacRumors and Google for suitable apps to do that simple task!
     

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