Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Switcher wants an image editor

  1. #1

    Member Since
    May 21, 2008
    Switcher wants an image editor
    I have just switched and am really missing a good image editor. Windows Paint was not bad for simple manipulation of screen grabs etc. Paint.NET was an excellent fully featured editor. I used PhotoShop in the past - also v. good although not free of course.

    I need the "standard" functions like layers, image size and resolution, canvas size, rotate image, filters, add text etc.

    I must admit I was quite surprised not to find something already present on the system. iPhoto is ok for what it does but you can't use it to create graphics.

    I've tried Seashore (no canvas size, no image rotate), Acorn (no canvas size, rather tedious command palette), Pixelmator (has the functions but is it really worth $59 for intermittent use?).

    I have read about Gimp but lots of talk of X11 and XQuartz packages. I just want to install a program for goodness sake!

    Please tell me that Windows isn't better provided for in this area than OSX. I thought Macs were designed for graphics.


  2. #2

    getuptogetdown's Avatar
    Member Since
    Apr 01, 2008
    Well if you're looking to not pay a lot of money try out photoshop elements. It has pretty much the same stuff as photoshop just not as technical. You could also try's freeware and supposed to be pretty good
    Loving my MBP more and more everyday

  3. #3

    cwa107's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 20, 2006
    Lake Mary, Florida
    Try Paintbrush if you liked Paint and .NET Paint on Windows. It's basically a Mac-based clone.

    If you need something more complex, there's been a ton of threads on this forum asking the same question. Try doing a search for "paint programs" and you'll get literally hundreds of suggestions. In particular, I find Pixelmator to be most excellent.
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. PDF Image Editor
    By Kopite in forum Apple Notebooks
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-22-2012, 07:13 AM
  2. Image Editor
    By B_Noland in forum Images, Graphic Design, and Digital Photography
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 05-26-2010, 10:45 PM
  3. The GIMP or other image editor
    By x_25 in forum macOS - Apps and Games
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 12-28-2007, 09:42 AM
  4. New Image Editor for Macs: ChocoFlop
    By mac57 in forum Images, Graphic Design, and Digital Photography
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 01-11-2007, 08:13 AM
  5. Looking for a certain feature in an image editor
    By ourhero in forum Images, Graphic Design, and Digital Photography
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 12-10-2006, 10:49 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts