Very Basic Image Editor

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  1. dingdongbubble macrumors 6502a

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    Can you please suggest a very basic image editing tool? I want to resie images, crop them and carry out other very basic tasks. I will be using it to prepare image for my web designs. Also it should be able to create a reflection under the image and make round curves and stuff. Preferably free and low on resources.
     
  2. gohaku macrumors newbie

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    re: very basic image editor

    you know what's good, picnik.com
    it's a web based photo editor and does a pretty good job.

    check it out.

    -g
     
  3. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    You want something like MS Paint so Seashore is what you want.
     
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  5. dingdongbubble thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks folks I am now going to check out seashore. i had heard about it but i forgot to check it out. thanks
    and ummm for how long can i use the graphic converterx trial?
     
  6. dingdongbubble thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    OK I gt a problem. I am using Seshore, it looks good and all but how do I enter a hex value to be used like when using paint bucket. It only shows sliders and stuff but I cant enter a hex value.

    Secondly as I am not realy into high end imageing can you tell me how to add a round edge to something?
     
  7. DaveF macrumors 6502a

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    Any other mid-range image editors? Seashore looks too rudimentary for me but Photoshop is overkill. Anything like Paint Shop Pro? Anywhere from free to about $80 is OK.
     
  8. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    GraphicConverter
     
  9. DaveF macrumors 6502a

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    I'll check out GraphicConverter. I didn't realize it had editing functions; perhaps they will be sufficient.
     
  10. lugesm macrumors 6502a

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    I have used Adobe Photoshop Elements for years, but I always maintained a simple, quick image editor for small, quick jobs.
    That was with a Windows PC.

    Now that I am on Mac full-time, I find I need the same two elements; a powerful, comprehensive program, and a fast-launching basic program.

    After a thorough evaluation of Seashore I could not be happier. This is a really nice little editor. Launches instantly, unlike Photoshop Elements. Has all the basics in a simple interface. And . . . . the price isn't bad either . . . :D
     
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  12. DaveF macrumors 6502a

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    Seashore really is quite decent. After my initial dismissal, I had to spend more time with it and it's got more features than I initially realized. As for Acorn and Pixelmator, I'm waiting until they mature before buying one. Each is missing a tool I want.
     

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