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a comparable program to MS paint?


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not necessarily to doodle during class, but if i want to draw on pictures/edit them, whats the best program to get? i tried playing around with iphoto, preview, and some HP program that came with my printer, but none seemed to be able to do what i wanted. any help?
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Photoshop, but it's not free, and probably more complicated than you need.

I searched around the internet, and found some stuff:

- Try the paint function in AppleWorks.
- Graphic Converter in your Applications folder.
- Seashore

Lots of graphics-related programs are listed here.
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http://www.ambientdesign.com/artrage.html

this one is fun and if you do a forum search you'll come up with loads of others just type
" MS Paint replacement" in the search box *wink*
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Try out GIMP http://www.gimp.org/macintosh/
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http://www.ambientdesign.com/artrage.html

this one is fun and if you do a forum search you'll come up with loads of others just type
" MS Paint replacement" in the search box *wink*
Agreed. ArtRage is comparable in terms of features. In addition, this topic has been covered many times in my short tenure here. Even the most rudimentary of searches should uncover some useful suggestions.

Photoshop, and to some extent, The Gimp are probably way overkill for what you need if you found MS Paint to be sufficient.

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ive used artrage its its good.
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Try Paintbrush: http://paintbrush.en.softonic.com/mac

Its free, more or less same as paint on XP and very lightweight
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Try www.eazydraw.com that has a free edition so you can try it. The website will give you all the info you need about it.

It can be pretty sophisticated or very simple, whichever you choose. You get the basics for free though.

Good luck!

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