Can anyone recommend a free Photoshop alternative?

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  1. MyAwesomeBlog macrumors newbie

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    Hello! I just got my iMac today (switched back to Mac after years with PC's) and am wondering if anyone can recommend a good, free graphics editor that is similar to photoshop?
     
  2. jhsfosho macrumors 6502

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    GIMP for os x is pretty good. Very similar to photoshop. Here is a link to the website.

    Linky
     
  3. MyAwesomeBlog thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the suggestion, I've tried gimp on linux and it was so-so..but I'll give it a try.

    Interestingly enough though I found a pretty cool online image editor:

    http://www.fauxto.com
     
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  5. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Hmmmm, I was going to recommend that it's very worth it to pony up the money for Photoshop Elements (not at all expensive) at the least, but then I don't think it's universal yet. :( Anyway, though, PSE is much better to do Photoshop-type tasks than Acorn or Seashore or anything like that. It's not more powerful than GIMP, but it's much nicer than GIMP.
     
  6. speedemonV12 macrumors 6502

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    pixelmator is in beta right now... its amazing
     
  7. ksmith80209 macrumors 6502a

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    Second on Pixelmator. It has bugs, but its really slick.
     
  8. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Glad to see the finally made it to beta...are you two beta testers?
     
  9. RossoA macrumors 6502

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    Where I can download this?
     
  10. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    Gimpshop is pretty rock solid. Looks more like Photoshop than standard GIMP.
     
  11. l33r0y macrumors 6502

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    Looks gorgeous :)

    Adobe are probably watching closely, if not to sue, then to buy 'em out!
     
  12. Osarkon macrumors 68020

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    Yeah I was going to mention it. It does look a lot more useable than standard GIMP. Not sure if it's out of beta though?

    I can't use GIMP or Gimshop at the moment, I think when I was running those programs to glean extra harddrive space I got rid of some fonts/language files that the program uses. I just get squares for everything. :eek:
     
  13. unknown87 macrumors regular

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    If they are, they shouldn't be talking about it.... hint hint.
     
  14. MyAwesomeBlog thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ohhhh man... pixelmator looks awesome! I wonder if this is an invite only thing? So cruel to have to wait... :(

    I'm trying to install Gimp, but it's kind of a pain in the neck!
     
  15. cube macrumors G4

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    CinePaint supports upto 32 bits per channel. It's used in the production of films.
     
  16. MyAwesomeBlog thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I did a google search for pixelmatorbeta.dmg and found several results and have downloaded it... but I wonder if it is safe to run? Here's one example

    (removed link so i don't ruin their beta test?)

    UPDATE - I tried it and it does work... hope i don't go to hell? looks awesome!

    UPDATE 2 - Beta I downloaded doesn't yet support undo/redo, but otherwise looks very promising. I'll definitely buy it when it is finished.

    Got Gimp installed, thanks for everyone's help!
     

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