How do I fool about with maps?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Sissco, May 18, 2009.

  1. Sissco macrumors newbie

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    Folks,

    When I had a Dell Laptop I was able to save maps from any were and put them on Microsoft paint and have the childish fun of altering the political shape of the world! For example, I would get a map of Europe and change the E.U by putting Britain into one colour and the rest of Europe in another! On other occasions I had the fun of Merging Albana, Greece and Kosovo together LOL!

    Is iT possible to do that using a Mac laptop using Mac software? Can Someone tell me step by step how to do such things!

    Thanks

    Sissco
     
  2. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601

    themoonisdown09

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    There's a program called Paintbrush that is basically a MS Paint clone.
     
  3. Insulin Junkie macrumors 65816

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    In other words you want a program like MS paint? I recommend Seashore, though Paintbrush is an alternative too.

    Or go for GIMP, if you're a tad more experienced.
     
  4. Sissco thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks,

    Just one more stupid question,

    How do I tell what Mac Laptop I've got? My Brother said I've the smallest and simplest white Mac Laptop! The reason I ask is because the Paintbrush Downloads you've suggested are set for certain Mac Requirements as in here:

    http://paintbrush.sourceforge.net/downloads/index.html

    One more thing.

    Are these downloads safe? The last thing I want is a repeat of what happened to my Dell Laptop! I got this mac because the Dell laptop ended up with virisuces (Spelling!!! Sorry) off all sorts on it - it was so bad that someone was able to hack into my Bebo Page and steal it on me :eek:

    Please advise me

    Sissco
     
  5. Insulin Junkie macrumors 65816

    Insulin Junkie

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    Apple > About this mac
    should give you the basic specs.

    And yes, downloads from official sources are safe, and don't worry about getting viruses, there are none for mac as of yet.

    Just download and enjoy. Give Seashore a try! :)
    http://seashore.sourceforge.net/
     
  6. Sissco thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks:

    Just three more things,

    Does this seashore take ages to download?

    Does it take up LOADS of space?

    And does it slow the Laptop down loads?

    Sissco
     
  7. Dale Cooper macrumors regular

    Dale Cooper

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    1) Not unless you're on a REALLY slow internet line.

    2) Nope

    3) Nope
     

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