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I have Photoshop, but I have to run it on my Windows partition since it is an old version.
Besides GIMP, what are some good FREE or very inexpensive image editors ?
( I'm broke from buying the mac ! )

The main thing I need to do is skew and distort an images perspective.

When I photograph my art, I get a lot of glare, so I have to take the picture at an angle. In Photoshop this is an easy fix using either 'skew' or 'distort' , but I'm not finding that option in something like iPhoto.
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You can look at Pixelmator. It is a nice image editor with a lot of the same features as Photoshop. It is not free, but is only $59.99 in the Mac App Store (a lot cheaper than PS).

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Have a look at gimp, it's free and has a good fan base GIMP - Downloads

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im gonna back GIMP up.

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If you don't need CYMK, then I'd certainly take Pixelmator over GIMP any day of the week. I'd also suggest trying to find a sale price on Photoshop Elements, which is, seriously, like 75% of regular PS for 1/8th the price.
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Amazon has Photoshop Elements 9 on sale for $59.99 (that price reflects a $20 mail in rebate). LINK
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+1 for Gimp if you are looking for a easy freeware image editor. If you want a high end editor, I would suggest Adobe Photoshop Cs5. I am not sure how much it is, but I have Photoshop Cs4, and it is great!

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if you are a student, Adobe give a very good discount for PS CS5.

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if you are a student, Adobe give a very good discount for PS CS5.
I got the student discount to, I don't remember the exact discount, but it was really nice.

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in the UK, its something like 200 for the "image editing pack". it had Fireworks, photoshop and illustrator i think.

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I'm trying to learn GIMP, but it is awkward compared to Photoshop.

I'm just used to Photoshop actually :-)

I'll look at Pixelmator, or I may just do the old switcheroo and boot to XP when I edit my stuff.

I know that seems the obvious thing to do, but I just had to ask what other apps were out there that compared to GIMP for mac so I don't have to switch so often.

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Amazon has Photoshop Elements 9 on sale for $59.99 (that price reflects a $20 mail in rebate). LINK
I'll look into this too.

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