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JPEG picture editor (with text)

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Since I upgraded to OS X I haven't been able to find a good picture editor. On my old mac I used PhotoStudio, but I'm not talking about editing photos. I like to make cases for my DVD-R's. I put JPEG's together with text. Does anyone know a good program for doing this?
I need to be able to open a canvas that's the right size (10 1/4" by 7 1/2" i think), open/paste JPEG's, rotate images, make images transparent to use as backgrounds and overlay text. Everything I find is designed for photo editing. I looked at GIMP but it seemed overly complicated. I guess I'll try it again, but if anybody has any other suggestions I'd appreciate it.
And of course the cheaper (i.e. free-er) it is, the better.
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i'm trying GIMP, and I think it can definitely do what I want. However, I can't figure out how to change the font or the size of the text.
Any help? (The online help manual isn't too helpful--that's why I wasn't eager to try GIMP in the first place).
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OK, in the Toolbox in the left window, click on the 'T' icon to select text tool.
At the bottom of the Toolbox all the options will appear; there you can easily select a font / size / colour.
I've just tried it myself so if you're having difficulty there may be another problem somewhere.

Hope this helps - please let us know

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As an alternative (inexpensive but not free) take a look at PIXELMATOR.

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Thanks for the help. I had no idea the toolbox was that big! Mine was sitting at the bottom of the screen and I didn't realize there were all those options under the tool selection part of the window.
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