Basic Design App

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by windowstomac, Feb 24, 2012.

  1. windowstomac macrumors regular

    Jun 23, 2011
    Hi there,

    I'm looking for a Mac app to help me design headers for some of my blogs - basically, all I really want is a straightforward way to:

    - Open a new image of a set number of pixels (900x200, for example)
    - Copy and paste a few photos in and be able to click on them and individually drag to alter their dimensions.

    I know I could use something really simple like Paintbrush for this, but I want individual control of each the elements I drop in, after they have been dropped, if that makes sense.

    Forgive the noob level of the question but I am a techie, not a graphic designer. The last time I did something like this I used Harvard Graphics under DOS 5!

    I have Gimp but I think I really need a vector graphics app. Have downloaded Inkscape but it is way too complex for what I want to do...Can anyone suggest anything?

    Many Thanks
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    Why do you need a vector graphics app, when your elements (photos) are pixel based?
    Gimp will do what you want, Pixelmator can do what you want, and if this is a one time job, you could try the 30-day trial of Photoshop.

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