Good free "paint" like program.

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by silbeej, Dec 26, 2007.

  1. silbeej macrumors 6502a

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    What options are there for a good free program to edit photos, similar to paint and/or fireworks MX. My pc at school has fireworks, but as i'm home for holiday, my MBP doesn't have anything on it. What options do i have for Adobe requires you to be a company and fill out forms to get their free trials.
     
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  3. psychofreak Retired

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    There is Seashore, but Skitch is awesome if you can get an invite :)
     
  4. pianoman macrumors 68000

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    i personally think GIMP is awful. Seashore is the best Paint replacement for me, but obviously it varies by user. additionally, this has been covered many times in this forum, so a search might be appropriate.
     
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  6. bjett92 macrumors 6502a

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    Yea I'm not a huge fan, but I think it has a few more features than seashore. I don't like how it uses X11 interface though.
     
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    Check out some other threads on this, like this one :)
     
  8. mixel macrumors 65816

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    GIMP i great if you approach it like a Unix/Linux app and can adapt to its inherently weird interface. :D It really is the next best thing to Photoshop. (though I much prefer PS) - Gimp is massively more featured than SeaShore, though that might not be useful anyway if you don't need those features.

    http://www.pixelmator.com/ - Pixelmator rules if you end up wanting to spend money too.

    Psychofreak: thanks for that link I'd never seen Chocoflop before. @_@ Best app name ever.
     

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