Photoshop Alternatives?

knewsom

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RangerFan104

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The most I can say is I'm not really a fan of GIMP. I found it difficult to use on my PC and I can't even install it on my Snow Leopard MacBook. The X11 didn't work right... the app doesn't load... I don't even know. You could give GIMP a try, but I wouldn't recommend it.
 

knewsom

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well i like GIMP and i would reccomend it
How do you find it works, with that whole X11 thing? Is it slow? Buggy? You use GIMP or GIMPShop?

It's looking sortof like the Windows version is a lot more together.... maybe I need to look harder at CinePaint.

Also, does anyone use PixelMator? It looks... well, PREEEEETY. And I like pretty, even more than I like free. :)
 

mac2x

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Core Image Fun House (bundled with the Xcode Tools) is a lot of fun to play with. I set it as my default iPhoto editor.
 

Bennieboy©

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Gimp is ok, just if you do use it, totally try and forget everything you ever learnt in PS otherwise you wont like it one bit ;)
 

Ashka

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Gimp 2.6.7. works well with Leopard and Snow Leopard.
Yes you have to give it time to load, especially the first time.

Once loaded it works more like a windows app with the tool bars rather than being able to use the menubar plus it's back to remembering the old windows quick keys.. Price is great :p
 

angelwatt

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I get along with Gimp fine. The X11 environment isn't as nice as a native Mac app, but it doesn't really effect me when using Gimp. If you don't mind spending a little money though, Photoshop Elements is much cheaper than the full-blown Photoshop and has most of the features. I haven't really spent time with those other alternatives so can't speak to how Gimp compares really, but Gimp hasn't let me down yet.
 

Steve-M

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For Mac you need to download Gimp from http://gimp.lisanet.de/Website/Download.html. This is a Mac port of the Gimp that supports Tiger, Leopard and Snow Leopard. Just download the disk image for your version, the help files if you want them, and your good to go. There is nothing else to install.
 

knewsom

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Saw the $15 deal on Amazon for Pixelmator last night, and couldn't NOT order it. Just too sexy lookin' of an app. Once the new iMac gets here, I'll probably download gimp and some others too, but I have a feeling I'll be glad I got pixelmator. It's tough to do quality image manipulation in an app that's tough on the eyes.
 

harleygold

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I'm using Pixelmator for now. great alternative to Photoshop. Few features photoshop does not have, yet pixelmator doesn't have some of the features photoshop has. There's ways around that.
 

macsrule25

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http://sixrevisions.com/graphics-design/10-excellent-open-source-and-free-alternatives-to-photoshop/

I REALLY don't want to shell out for PS, and my er, "borrowed" install won't work on anything but my Hack which I'm getting rid of soon, so I'm having a good look at some open source alternatives. Do any of you have experience with any of these apps? I've particularly got my eye on CinePaint and GimpShop.

Any advice would be welcome! Thanks in advance.

-K
Did you look at Pixelmator? I use it, and it is more user-friendly than Photoshop, and it's much, much cheaper.

www.pixelmator.com
 

sharkync

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I too like GIMP and have no problem w/X11 on either Mac. Just download it from the site already recommended and you should be fine. Still have not tried it with my Wacom. When I do, I'll let folks know.
 
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