Need recommendation for image editing software/Problem with GIMP

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by marcel-v, Dec 24, 2007.

  1. marcel-v macrumors regular

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    I am in need of a good freeware photoshopping application and was recommended GIMP. However it requires that I install X11 (which I'm not sure what that is), but I have tried to install it and it fails, giving the message that a newer version already exists on my machine.

    Are there any solutions for this?

    Can anyone recommend any other good image editing applications? I'm trying to re-size (pixel, height, width, etc.) images as well as save them into different formats. Some editing and effects would also be great.
     
  2. jbryan macrumors newbie

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    If you've already got X11, it should work. Gimp takes a while to start the first time you open it. It will open X11 and then nothing will happen for a minute or two, but then Gimp will start. After that it will start right up every time.
     
  3. marcel-v thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ok, when I start GIMP it will prompt me to locate X11, the problem is that despite my computer telling me its already installed, I am unable to find it in the applications folder.
     
  4. Mistershark macrumors regular

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  5. marcel-v thread starter macrumors regular

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    there is no x11 folder or app in the utilities folder unfortunately..
     
  6. mixel macrumors 65816

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    I'd have thought GraphicConverter would be a good bet for just resizing/filters/a little bit of editing.. It's not freeware but it's close (likewise Pixelmator is pretty cheap)

    http://seashore.sourceforge.net/ - Seashore is a cut down version of the GIMP minus the X11 dependance, so that might be just what you need if you don't want loads of power-features anyway.
     

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