photoshop-like program for mac?

steller

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Jul 29, 2004
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Hi guys,
I know there must be some programs for mac that can do photo-editing which is better than photoshop for windows. I am wondering if you can tell me which programs they are? Thanks
 

oldpismo

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Aug 12, 2003
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The Gimp is good, it's what I use, but I would say that it's not as good as photoshop. It is free though.
 

stevehaslip

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There aren't any differences that I am aware of on the Windows version of Photoshop and the Mac version of Photoshop. You say "there must be something better" ...erm what do you want it to do that it can't? Photoshop is used by many if not all graphic/photographic professionals, maybe theres a feature that you want but don't know is there? If you ask, maybe someone can help you.

Incase you are thinking of buying Photoshop, Adobe will be releasing the Creative Suite 2.0 in the coming months/weeks. It will definately be out within the first half of the year. (I think they said first quarter?)

Anyway my point is that you don't really want to be dropping that kind of money on an app suite thats just gonna be updated. BUT as soon as they announce a release date they should give you the update for free. Thats what happened the last time, you bought the current apps and they had a sticker on the box saying that you were entitled to the new version and that it would be shipped out to you.
 

cyanide

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Jan 6, 2005
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cheaper than PS and a give and take of features is macromedia fireworks. they aren't really meant to do the same job, but you can accomplish many of the same, and some different things.
 

jer446

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Dec 28, 2004
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are they the same revisions of ps, for the mac and pc? I mean will the version i have on my windows machine work on a mac that i might get?
 

edesignuk

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Mar 25, 2002
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jer446 said:
I mean will the version i have on my windows machine work on a mac that i might get?
PC and Mac apps are totally different. You need a Mac version for Mac, just as you need the Windows version for PCs (running Windows of course :p)
 

DanTekGeek

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Nov 11, 2004
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being a long time gimp fan, I finally broke down and bought phothoshop cs. GIMP doesnt come anywhere close to photoshop. trust me....and everyone else.
 

Blue Velvet

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Jul 4, 2004
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When Apple produce a photo-editing package that can support layer masks, 16-bit CMYK, actions, spot channels, as well as colour management... give me a call.
 
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