A simple/easy to use Image editing software for Mac...??

steakman

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Sep 24, 2012
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Well the title says it all. I bought Paint Shop Pro 5 back way when..2000.? Cant even remember. But I found it fairly easy to use, simple and didn't use much memory. I was able to get screen shots and then edit them. I was able to easily manipulate any image for size (% or by pixel size), cropping, rotating..by degree, and overall shrinking.

Now so far I have not been able to do these things (with the exception of cropping), with iPhoto...although I would not be surprised to learn one can..I haven't found those abilities to date.


Sadly my favourite photo editing software - is not avail for Mac as far as I know....for certain applications, bigger is not always better.

thanx,

Theo
 

firedept

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Adobe Photoshop Elements 11 which is $99 and will do everything you are asking and more. It is a dumbed down version of Photoshop but still has great editing capabilities. Good deal for its price. For screen shots I just use Preview.
 

DoghouseMike

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Preview (built in) can do a lot of the resizing and stuff.
Or Skitch is awesome, especially for screenshots, and free.
For more in depth editing, I'd go for pixelmator, it's pretty powerful, and a metric somethingload easier on the wallet than elements. They've got a free trial, and/or it's in the app store
 

Sital

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If all you really need to do are the edits you mention, then programs like Elements or Pixelmator would be overkill.

Preview will do everything except the rotate by degree. I would second the recommendation of Seashore. It's free and I believe it will do everything you want (although it's been awhile since I used it).
 

soloer

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I would agree with Pixelmator. It does more than I need it to, but at $15, it's nice to know that should I get more advanced in my needs, it'll be able to do what I need it to.
 

Cheese&Apple

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I had PSP as well and switched to Pixelmator ($15.00 from the MAS) after making the move to Mac. May be more than you need but if you expand your work with images it would serve you well. Not much of a learning curve either.
 

CylonGlitch

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I had PSP as well and switched to Pixelmator ($15.00 from the MAS) after making the move to Mac. May be more than you need but if you expand your work with images it would serve you well. Not much of a learning curve either.
I still use PSP on my Windows machine (when I HAVE to do it). But primarily use Pixelmator on the Mac. For the price, Pixelmator is THE program to get. If you want all the same functionality but still free, go with GIMP.
 

MacSignal

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Acorn

Seashore does simple/easy and it's free. If you have $50 to spend, I really like Acorn. Acorn also has a trial version and some useful tutorials to help you evaluate it before you buy.

Google offers a mac version of Picasa, but I haven't tried it. That would be another prospect to investigate.

Good luck!