looking for a low cost photo editing app

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  1. n10sivern macrumors newbie

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    i collect rifles and i'm building a light box to take photos in. essentially what i'm looking for is a low budget/free photo editing software for the mac that will allow some color adjustment and will allow me to white out the entire background or cut the object out of the pic and place on a white background. forgive my ignorance as i'm pretty new to macs and playing with my DSLR (a whole 5 months).
     
  2. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    Preview can do basic image adjustments and has an Alpha "quick mask" feature.

    iPhoto has a few more tools, and more advanced adjustments.

    If you're putting the image on the web, iWeb can actually do some adjustments and has masking tools.

    Give those a try - if you need more, there are some other free options, such as GIMP (though, it's probably not as "friendly" as the Apple apps, nor as integrated).
     
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    Looks good. It does look like a better choice than GIMP.

    (I think I still have the original MacPaint disks around here - from 1984... I've had Photoshop for so many years, now, I lose track of some of the "lighter weight" tools ;) )
     
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    Pixelmator every day... It's only $50 and you'll never look back!!
     
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    +1 for pixelmater, its amazing for the price.
     
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    Pixelmator is probably the best choice in this case,
    but you can also use Graphic Converter

    For me, it is a "must have" app

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  11. mrboult macrumors 6502

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    Pixelmator Rocks!!!

    Has taken about 60% of my workload from Photoshop because it is so much faster and prettier. I love it!

    In fact it's so 'Apple' that I reckon Apple might even buy this one day to bundle with iLife. They Should.
     
  12. n10sivern thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i downloaded pixelmator and so far i like it. thank you to everybody for the suggestions
     

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