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dimagex20 04-11-2006 09:12 PM

A Newbie Question!
 
Well there is one thing that I have to ask about Mac's cause I have only had one for about a week and a half now. Is there a program that I can use/get on an Intel iMac G5 17" for free that does things like putting pictures together, drawing over, and adding words in the picture. Pretty much, anything that does what Paint does on Microsoft.

Any input will be very much appreciated!! :mac:

jram 04-11-2006 09:24 PM

Check and see if you have Graphic Converter

BlindingLights 04-11-2006 09:29 PM

Hmm...

Use GIMP. Google it, and download the OS X version. That's what I use, and it's AWESOME.

dimagex20 04-11-2006 09:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BlindingLights
Hmm...

Use GIMP. Google it, and download the OS X version. That's what I use, and it's AWESOME.

Well can I get it Universal Binary?

dmetzcher 04-12-2006 01:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dimagex20
Well can I get it Universal Binary?

Sounds like you are doing low-end graphic work, so universal binary is not critical. Things will be slow, but not necessarily for what you are doing.

(I wonder how slow GIMP is on an Intel Mac compared with Photoshop. Anyone tested this yet?)

coach_z 04-12-2006 01:16 AM

gIMP!!!!
-chris

dimagex20 04-12-2006 11:12 PM

Well, I downloaded it, but it won't run cause when I try to open it a window pops up saying "You need to install Mac OS 11"

rs2sensen 04-12-2006 11:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dimagex20
Well, I downloaded it, but it won't run cause when I try to open it a window pops up saying "You need to install Mac OS 11"

I believe that is referring to X11, which should be included on whatever install DVD came with your mac.

dmetzcher 04-13-2006 12:36 AM

You need to install X11 in order for GIMP to run on your Mac.

dimagex20 04-13-2006 08:59 PM

Oh Ok, the **** that came with it?

DCraver 04-13-2006 09:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dimagex20
Oh Ok, the **** that came with it?

Yes yes, the **** that came with the computer. ;)

When you open the disc after it's mounted scroll down and look for a folder called something like Extras or something like that.

to_tough_to_die 04-13-2006 11:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jram
Check and see if you have Graphic Converter

THANK YOU! I have been looking for a Paint replacement since I got my Mac! I had no idea that was what graphic converter did!


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