Which Mac app includes ability to add speech bubbles

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by Yukon Jack, Sep 17, 2015.

  1. Yukon Jack macrumors member

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    Hi,

    The title says it all. I have a need to add some speech and thought bubbles to some photos for a presentation. I tried Macupdate and got nowhere. I posed that question in Duck Duck Go and nearly every hit was for a Windows app or other. A couple were for iOS apps. A few others mentioned Mac apps that were created for the PPC.

    I know that there's a high probability that some image editing app for the mac includes such a feature but I have no idea which one.

    Any tips or links would be really appreciated.

    Thanks!

    -YJ
     
  2. ApfelKuchen macrumors 68020

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    Preview, which comes with OS X Yosemite. And that's just the tip of the iceberg.
     
  3. 2457244 macrumors regular

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    Pixelmator has some prefab shapes and you can easily add shapes + custom clip-arts.

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    I think Pixelmator does the trick well enough, plus you have a decent image editor at the same time.

    BUT...
    right now Pixelmator is listed as a 30,- app which I think is way expensive if you can buy an app like Affinity Photo for 50,- which is almost Photoshop like quality.

    All things aside, I think you can download a Mac Os X Trail at the Pixelmator website and use that until Pixelmator goes on sale again. If you can buy Pixelmator for about 15,- or less you'll buy a very solid app at fair price!

    http://www.pixelmator.com/mac/
     
  4. superscape macrumors 6502a

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    Hi,

    Are you using Keynote for your presentation? If so, you can add them in there over the top of your photos. Speech bubbles come as standard. I guess a thought bubble is easy enough to make out of circles.
     

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  5. Yukon Jack thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks. Unfortunately I'm using 10.11 GM as an Appleseed tester and while the speech bubble is still available, the thought bubble seems to have disappeared. I appreciate your tip.
     
  6. Yukon Jack thread starter macrumors member

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    @ Shmoo: Thanks for the tip. I do have Pixelmator and didn't think to check it. Those two shapes you highlighted look good but I'll have to design a custom one for thought balloons.
     
  7. Yukon Jack thread starter macrumors member

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    @ superscape: Good tip. I'm not using Keynote but am assembling some slides for a web presentation. It might be worth using and applying the results to my slideshow. Still no thought balloons. :-(
     
  8. casale macrumors newbie

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    Although not a Mac app, the free web-based editor PicMonkey has a few bubble-shaped overlays. See attached screenshot.
     

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  9. Yukon Jack thread starter macrumors member

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    Casale, thanks or this link. It looks like just the thing. I have to install Flash first, though. :-(
     

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