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    New to Mac, need some help!
    Recently switched from PC to MAC. I do a small amount of image editing for logo designs for clothing at work. Most of this includes gathering graphics from the internet and adding arched text, etc.. for the graphics to be sent to an embroiderer etc...I was able to do most of my image editing with MS Word on PC however since I've switched to the MacBook Pro, I am having difficulty finding a free program that is simple enough for me to use. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    harryb2448's Avatar
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    G'day and welcome to the forums.

    Suggest you try Office 2011 and see if that fits the bill. You can download a trial version and if you are happy with that go for the full program.
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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    GIMP - for Mac OS X

    its a powerful open source alternative to photoshop.

    also, check out openoffice.org
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    Quote Originally Posted by robduckyworth View Post
    GIMP - for Mac OS X

    its a powerful open source alternative to photoshop.

    also, check out openoffice.org
    I use gimp also and It's one of the greatest open source :-)
    Best MacBook Guide
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    OpenOffice is a good subsitute for Mac Office 2011. If you can, you should get Mac Office 2011.

    Good luck!

    - Kyle

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    I used gimp on PC for years and I grabbed it for Mac right away when I switched over. It's no Photoshop replacement but if you're a hobbyist or something it is more than enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thekilierdonut View Post
    I used gimp on PC for years and I grabbed it for Mac right away when I switched over. It's no Photoshop replacement but if you're a hobbyist or something it is more than enough.
    I agree.... +1
    :Confused

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    Seashore is a bit simpler to use and better for casual users who might be put off by GIMP. Be sure to save your images as a standard format (JPG, JPEG, PNG, GIF, etc....)

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