free alternatives to Photoshop and CorelDraw

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by flat6, Aug 14, 2006.

  1. flat6 macrumors regular

    Oct 24, 2004
    Photoshop for general image editing
    CorelDraw for vector-based images

    They don't have to rival the feature-set (obviously not going to happen with free software) but just something basic would be nice.
  2. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

    Jun 25, 2002
    Gone but not forgotten.
    I'd say The GIMP and Inkscape but I'm having trouble importing artwork from Illustrator into Inkscape.
  3. Kernow macrumors 65816


    Sep 30, 2005
    I used Inkscape for quite a while before finally caving in and getting Illustrator - it is a pretty good program with a decent feature set. Having said that, it suffers from the same problem I found with GIMP - i.e. the interface is not the most user-friendly and is most definitely not mac-like. However, for free programs they are excellent, and if you are not going to splash out on PS/Illustrator then they are probably worth the effort.

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