Best for imaged editing :?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by jonnyboy0, Dec 30, 2009.

  1. jonnyboy0 macrumors newbie

    jonnyboy0

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    Hey

    Im looking for an decent image editor for my macbook, preferably free or lost cost. I have already tried gimp, but wasn't that fussed on it n currently have seeshore & livebrush installed. I am looking for an editor that will enable me to create buttons & images with transparency / shapes etc etc. On my windows machine i have paint.net installed & would be hopefully aiming to find something along those lines for my mac...



    Your help will be appreciated

    Jonnyboy0...
     
  2. Forsaken macrumors regular

    Forsaken

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    Why exactly don't you like the GIMP? Your writing is quite hard to decipher.
     
  3. jonnyboy0 thread starter macrumors newbie

    jonnyboy0

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    I used gimp for a while n there was the whole issue with the way the interface was laid out :p Found it to annoying to use compared to seashore or any of the others...
     
  4. Forsaken macrumors regular

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    That's just how the X11 windowing system works. The GIMP and X11 itself has quite a learning curve but you gradually get used to it and wonder how you lived without it.

    Just a question, you know you can't quit the GIMP from the dock, right?
     
  5. Forsaken macrumors regular

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    Useful for little drawings or doodles but it's a joke for anything else.
     
  6. rk1991 macrumors regular

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    i kinda didnt like gimp that much either and i was looking around for a replacement software and came across pixelmator for $59..can anyone who has used/owned pixelmator give a little input about the program.
     
  7. Forsaken macrumors regular

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    Pixelmator is quite nice from the like 5 minutes I demoed it.

    For free software w/o a steep-as-Mt.-Everest learning curve, I recommend Seashore. Not up to GIMP snuff but great for basic editing.
     
  8. jonnyboy0 thread starter macrumors newbie

    jonnyboy0

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    Having to use gimp through x11 is ok, but i would rather have a program that can run through itself
     
  9. fishmoose macrumors 68000

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    Pixelmator is great! Not as advanced as Photoshop but it's enough for the average person. Well worth the price, feels very mac like to, the GUI is truly amazing.
     

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