Free Paint-like program for Macs?

Douge

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Jul 21, 2007
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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.
 

psychofreak

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May 16, 2006
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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...
 

millap

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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.
 

Douge

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Jul 21, 2007
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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.
 

angelwatt

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

xtn

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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!
 

Douge

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Jul 21, 2007
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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.
 

pianoman

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But not what the OP needs
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.