I Need to make some wine labels ....

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  1. marbles macrumors 68000

    marbles

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    Ok sO I have picked the Elderflowers , brewed 'em up and now the bottles are sitting there tantalizingly waiting for the magic to happen , I realize I'd like to put some funky labels on em .

    My Question :

    Is there a freeware app out there that cold help me make some labels up ?
    I'm not looking for something too fancy
    I'm on a PPC iMac

    thanks
     
  2. techound1 macrumors 68000

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    How neff are you looking to go?

    See if neooffice has enough style for you, otherwise have a look at coolosxapps.com and do a search for dtp or graphics.
     
  3. marbles thread starter macrumors 68000

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  4. Chandler Adaway macrumors 6502a

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    If you want, I can just make some up for you and email you the photo or whatever.
    Let me know..
     
  5. marbles thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Hi & thanks man I appreciate that , very kind indeed but I want to learn how to do these things myself you know :)
     
  6. Chandler Adaway macrumors 6502a

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    That's cool.
    I understand. :)


    If you want something a little more on the advanced side,
    you could download a trial of paintshop pro or photoshop.
    :p

    If you want something on the easy side........

    Hm... I'll have to do some searching for you.
    I've heard of a few programs.
     
  7. marbles thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Photoshop , I don't think it will run on this Mac :( , I've been huntin round Macupdate but lack the terminology to find what I want :eek:

    thanks for helping
     
  8. marbles thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I just want to dip my toes in to this kind thing a little till I get an up to date machine this next few weeks
     
  9. MarkMS macrumors 6502a

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    What about Pixelmator? I don't know if it's Intel only, but you need Tiger 10.4.9.
     
  10. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    Well, you're really looking for a graphics program, and then secondly for some ready-made templates for labels that you can modify.

    Unfortunately there isn't a ready to go "FreeWineLabelMaker Pro" application out there, so it will take some extra work on your part

    There are templates available for popular programs like Word and Illustrator -- Google for them, but you will need the program to use them

    There is an online label generator, which you buy the finished sheets of labels for $5 a sheet (plus a $4 setup charge) plus shipping: MyOwnLabels.com (not an endorsement of this company)

    For free -- you may be able to use GIMP or Seashore or another free graphics program -- YMMV when trying to import templates though. Check for shareware and freeware programs at www.versiontracker.com
     
  11. marbles thread starter macrumors 68000

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    whao fast edit , my mac is a iMac G3 400Mhz 1Gb Ram (till the next macbook update) running 10.4.11
     
  12. marbles thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thanks , that's given me some good stuff to go at , I am looking to learn so I'll be needing a 'real' program soon to do this when the new machine turns up but for now I'll just be getting used to the idea of doing graphical work on a machine , so yeah great , I'm on my way :)
     
  13. SmurfBoxMasta macrumors 65816

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    Say wha ??????? Photoshop has been a mac program since way , way back in the old days :p

    Although you may not be able to run the latest version (CS3), but I run CS 2 quite well on my Quicksilver 1.6, and have had v5, 6, & 7 on sawtooths and smurfboxes........... suggest you have a lookie on ebay/craiglist for older versions.......



    Anyways, if you just want to do some basic labeling with text and a bit of artwork, most word processor apps can utilize standard Avery printer formatting, let you copy & paste small to medium sized pix/clip art into the labels, and change transparencies etc.....

    I did this last year in MS Word, for my mom's spices/herbs/cooking additive collection.......and me thinks NeoOffice can do about the same things, plus it's F R E E........
     

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