I've tried tuxpaint, acorn and poster paint but each of them have slight faults. poster paint wont allow me to copy/paste and stretch the size of my sheet. tuxpaint is too kiddish, and even though it has tools like blurr and smudge that i like, i was unable to paste pictures that i wanted to edit. I also was wondering if there was a simple program similar to Windows MovieMaker that i could use.. I'm beginning to understand iMovie, but you have to plug in your camera to use the video footage which is not what i want to do. I want to use videos that are already on my computer or are on a dvd (such as dark angel) could anybody help me with these programs? I love my new MacBook but its a bit useless if i cant even make backgrounds for my desktop or collages of my friends. thanks in advance to everyone that helps!