Does anyone know any alternatives to Paint.NET?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Cfour, Jul 21, 2007.

  1. Cfour macrumors member

    Cfour

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    Like I said I'm interested if there's an alternative to Paint.NET for Mac as it is not ported to Mac's as I was an avid user and haven't found anything thats close, let alone free.
    I have an eMac so I can't really virtualize and using Q would be painfully slow to emulate.
    Thanks for any responses :)

    Cfour
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    If you want the interface quality of Paint.NET and you want it free, your options are pretty limited. Seashore is a free app that does a reasonably nice job of the basics (including layers, undo, etc), but it is no Photoshop. GIMP is extremely powerful, but it does not have a very nice interface or a lot of creature comforts.

    In the non-free world, I personally think Photoshop Elements is absolutely the way to go. You can even purchase a used copy of PSE3 for relatively little if you want (don't get any version older than 3). There's also an app called Pixelmator that seems to hold a lot of promise.

    If you search for Pixelmator or Seashore here on MR, you'll find lots of threads discussing this issue farther.
     
  3. Cfour thread starter macrumors member

    Cfour

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    Thanks mkrishnan, yeah Ive tried Seashore and is a little basic but has a lovely interface and Ive tried GIMP on windows and wasn't a huge fan lol
    I'll give Pixelmator a go.

    Cfour
     
  4. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

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    I don't think it's available in any form as of yet. :( I'd personally go for PSE3 or 4. But in any event, good luck! :)
     
  5. Cfour thread starter macrumors member

    Cfour

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    Yeah I found out :cool:
    Ah well
    Thanks anyway *shows thumbs up*

    Cfour
     

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