Photoshop like programs

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Beowulf666, Feb 21, 2008.

  1. Beowulf666 macrumors regular


    Nov 26, 2007
    Are there any FREE programs, similar to adobe photoshop, which i can get for free? Obviously it won't be nearly as good as adobe photoshop, but I like to just mess around with pics and I don't think there's anything on my mac that allows me to do it. Thanks.
  2. hodgjy macrumors 6502

    Apr 15, 2005
    The GIMP.

    It's very good. Some hate it because it requires X11, but I think it's great. It's free, so you can't beat that.
  3. kuwisdelu macrumors 65816

    Jan 13, 2008
    The Gimp is the best you're gonna get. If you're already used to photoshop, you may want to try Gimpshop, which is the same as Gimp but with a few interface differences to make it more similar to Photoshop.

    Also if you don't need quite that much power and don't like X11, there's also Seashore, which is based on the Gimp's engine, but it's a native Mac application.
  4. Beowulf666 thread starter macrumors regular


    Nov 26, 2007
    I'm actually trying out pixelmator right now. What do u guys think? Gimp better than pixelmator?
  5. kfordham281 macrumors 6502

    Dec 4, 2007
    Pixelmator isn't free however. I like using it though.

    Try Seashore (it is free).
  6. tuxtpenguin macrumors regular

    May 19, 2007
    I've used Gimp before moving to Mac and it worked great even then.
  7. iMacBook macrumors 6502a


    Jun 14, 2007
    Down by the bay.
    Add a vote for Pixelmator.

    Everything is free in my world. Its a great application. :)
  8. sigamy macrumors 65816

    Mar 7, 2003
    NJ USA
    if you want something free Seashore is great. I only do basic stuff but its been good and stable.

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