Nock-off Photoshops and Illustrator?

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by Brainless24, Nov 28, 2013.

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  1. Brainless24 macrumors member

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    Anyone know of any free SAFE and ones that wont slow down my computer more than photoshop and illustrator? Anyone know any knockoffs? :eek:
     
  2. ohbrilliance macrumors 6502a

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    Pixelmator is much closer to free, and a very nice app. The GIMP is free.
    Whether they're close enough to Photoshop for you depends on your needs.
     
  3. firedept macrumors 603

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    Pixelmator & Gimp are a suitable replacement for Photoshop. iDraw is a suitable replacement for Illustrator.

    Remember they are not exact replacements though they do a good to great job.
     
  4. Jim Campbell macrumors 6502a

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    No CMYK support. That's a pretty big difference, rendering it useless for any print work, requiring a workaround conversion in another application. Also, all non-vector exports are at 72dpi.

    Both of which are a great shame, given that the feature set looks like it could give Illustrator a run for its money in my workflow, at least.

    Cheers

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    Yeah I realize the drawbacks to iDraw, but the OP wanted something that was free. iDraw is closest to free and even it will cost some. I know nothing free will replace Illustrator. Anything close is going to cost you about the same as Illustrator. I also have no idea if OP was using it for print work, they never stated. Was just taking a shot. Op left it wide open.
     
  6. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Mod Note: I consider a knock off to be a pirated version. No discussion of piracy is allowed in any form. I appreciate that members other than the OP discussed alternatives but the title and initial post are clearly not asking for those.
     
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