Free Paint-like program for Macs?

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  1. Douge macrumors newbie

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    I am looking for a simple image editing/creation program like Paint and I have tried a few but none have been great. I have used Seashore and Pixel, which are both okay. They are not as easy to use as Paint when copying and pasting, saving can distort the images if I don't remember to save in a particular format and they run slowly on my Macbook Pro. I tired to install GIMP but it need some driver to run it and I can't get that driver to work. Not even a Mac Genius could figure out the driver issue. Any programs you guys could recommend? Thanks.
     
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  3. psychofreak Retired

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    The 'driver' is X11. Put in your install disk, use spotlight for X11 on it and install. X11 makes it not very attractive, but GIMP is still a good program, and an aquafied version is coming.

    I'm using Skitch, but you need an invite...
     
  4. millap macrumors regular

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    From memory, I think that there is a drawing tool in the OpenOffice suite. It may be a bit of an overkill if you already use MS Office, but it's still worth a look.
     
  5. Douge thread starter macrumors newbie

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    PosterPaint is pretty good. Thanks.

    That's right about X11, that was the driver. Problem is, when I try to install it from the disk, it says its already on the computer but the program still says I need to install it. I have rebooted the computer several times an tried again but the same message appears.
     
  6. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    You have to install X11 from your OSX install discs, the download version won't work.
     
  7. xtn macrumors regular

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    I haven't used it myself, but NeoOffice (which I absolutely love) has a drawing application in it. I like NeoOffice much more than MS Office, and more than Open Office b/c it doesn't need X11 to open, and its free!
     
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  9. Douge thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Paintbrush is pretty sweet. Nice icon too! Thanks a bunch!

    I'll also look up NeoOffice but I already have MS Office.
     
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  11. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    But not what the OP needs

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  12. pianoman macrumors 68000

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    my mistake. not sure why Seashore is running slowly; it runs fine on my MBP (Core Duo with 2GB RAM and OS X 10.4.10). of the Paint-like programs i've tried, i think it's best.

    my apologies for the irrelevant post.
     
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    Paintbrush is very nice. Had not heard of it before. Thx
     

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