Graphic Editors and Screen Shots

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by Blondie769, Jun 19, 2007.

  1. Blondie769 macrumors newbie

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    okay so, I've just switched to Mac and my iMac doesnt have a decent graphic editor, and my old ones from disks aren't compatible with Mac, so I've been searching the web for a free software, something like windows "Paint", but the couple i found are not that great and I can't paste images or screenshots* which i need. Im about ready to spring for buying some software, so does anyone know a good graphic editor that you can paste screenshots in that's Mac-compatible? or a free software if you know of one? or any tips, ideas, or notes on macs and graphic editors would be extremly helpful.. thanks!

    *in case you dont know what screenshots are, its where you push a button and you've coppied a picture of you're entire screen, which you can paste in a graphic editor. they can be extremly helpful and i need them for things i do on my computer. I know for a fact you can get screenshots on Macs because it works on my dads mac and the people at the apple store told my dad you can do screenshots.

    If you have any questions that would help you help me or about screenshots or w/e please ask!
     
  2. heehee macrumors 68020

    heehee

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    Apple Shift 3 is Mac's "screenshot", you dont need a graphics editor. You will be left with a file called "Picture 1.png" on your desktop. ;)
     
  3. Jim Campbell macrumors 6502a

    Jim Campbell

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    You can find piles of freeware/shareware at www.versiontracker.com ... not strictly a replacement for 'Paint' but no-one doing graphics work should really be without a copy of Graphicconvertor, which offers some fairly neat editing features and supports a gazillion graphics formats.

    Cheers

    Jim
     
  4. AdeFowler macrumors 68020

    AdeFowler

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