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  1. #1

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    Apr 18, 2008
    JPEG picture editor (with text)
    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.
    - kit.

  2. #2

    Member Since
    Apr 18, 2008
    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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    Feb 19, 2008
    Kent, UK
    11" MacBook Air / Unibody MacBook / iMac i3 21.5" / iPhone SE
    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


  4. #4

    Member Since
    Oct 06, 2008
    2x MacMINIs, 1 MBPro - 17-inch

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


  5. #5

    Member Since
    Apr 18, 2008
    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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