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spdrasr007
08-22-2009, 03:06 PM
Hey guys, I just got my first mac :Cool: and I am looking for a software that is free or very inexpensive that will let me create simple .jpg or .gif files from scratch. I have tried looking for it online but have had no luck, any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
David

martyp
08-22-2009, 03:21 PM
Check out Gimp (http://gimp.lisanet.de/Website/Overview.html).

Yes it has a funny name (which stands for GNU.Image.Manipulation.Program), but it is widely known as 'the free photoshop'.

I have used it and it is pretty good, but I use photoshop but that's a bit out of the free/inexpensive range.

vansmith
08-22-2009, 03:21 PM
Are you looking for something like Paintbrush (http://paintbrush.sourceforge.net/)?

BlueMac
08-22-2009, 03:42 PM
Gimp is a great software. As is Paintbrush. Best of all, it's free!


For photo editing, you can use iPhoto, which is part of the included iLife suite.


Congratulations on your new mac! http://bestsmileys.com/thumbs/2.gif

ShnitzelKiller
08-22-2009, 07:51 PM
Painbrush is like MSPaint... I'm not sure it can make Gif animations though. Gimp can. I would check out Pixen if you want animations in MSpaint style.