Photo editors? Mac Paint? Something?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by FiddlersGreen, Jul 24, 2008.

  1. FiddlersGreen macrumors newbie

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    Doesn't mac come with a free thingy to edit photos and such? And I don't mean that crappy iPhoto. Something like Microsoft Paint. I can't edit anything! Microsoft paint sucked yes but it at least allowed you to do the simple basics. I just wanna make an avatar and edit/crop/resize a photo as a GIF and iPhoto is about all I can find. And it sucks... You can't really custom resize or crop and you can't export as a GIF...

    I am gonna get a real editor/art program but I just want something simple to just make a simple avatar and stuff...

    I'm brand new to my mac btw... I love it but this is beyond annoying.
     
  2. ergdegdeg Moderator emeritus

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    What about Preview? It can crop, resize and save as a GIF.
     
  3. FiddlersGreen thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm sorry I'm a duche... I opened stuff in preview and I thought thats exactly what it was.. a preview... photo viewer etc. I'm still adjusting to the menu bar opening in the top main bar rather than the actual window you open.

    >.< Thanks a lot. I feel like an idiot...
     
  4. ergdegdeg Moderator emeritus

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    Come on, that's what the forums are there for. Asking and getting an answer :)
     
  5. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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  6. ergdegdeg Moderator emeritus

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    Skitch is also nice. It lets you highlight things and paint a little. Plus you can upload it directly to the internet.
     
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  8. bertpalmer macrumors 6502

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    Can't you do this in iPhoto on the full screen mode?
     
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  11. FiddlersGreen thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Oh wow, thanks guys... I'll have to look into these. Sweet.
     
  12. messedkid macrumors 6502

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    I was so pissed when I got my mac and found out that the only thing Picasa offers mac users, is a web album. A place to upload your photos.

    Grrr... Since then I've grown to love iPhoto and Aperture 2, even though the latter was a bit pricey, it was worth it.

    I also use the Picasa webalbum though. I use Gmail..so I figured, why the heck not. Got a nice iPhoto to Picasa upload plugin too.
     
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