Which program to use for photo editing?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Paul S, Dec 4, 2006.

  1. Paul S macrumors regular

    Oct 17, 2006
    Yesterday, I was trying to figure out how to edit some pictures I took on iPhoto. Came to realize that I could not do any editing. All I was looking to do was write in a caption in the photo.

    Anyway, is there a program like Photoshop or Paint that comes with the system? I could not find it.

  2. tsvb macrumors 6502

    Jan 28, 2006
    Syracuse, NY
    You could always download GIMP. You would need to install x11 if you don't have it installed already.

    GIMP is a open source app that is similar to photoshop.

  3. Queso macrumors G4

    Mar 4, 2006
    If you can't get on with Gimp, you don't have to pony up for the full Photoshop. There's a Mac version of Photoshop Elements but as with most Adobe stuff at the moment, it'll be running under Rosetta if you have an Intel Mac.

    £57 here in the UK, although the $ price may be even cheaper.
  4. nplima macrumors 6502a

    Apr 26, 2006

    If all you need is to write on top of the photo, you'd better use a Word processor, like Openoffice.org. Just paste your pic onto a text document, add a text box, select everything then export it back to JPG or whatever format you like.

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