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Free Photoshop-a-like for Mac?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by parrott, Jul 1, 2003.

  1. Please, name some, I need one and I'm not going to pirate Photoshop again - I'm fed up with using stolen software.

    Anyway, what is there I can get free for Mac OSX (or even OS9) that's pretty good?

    I know of things like GIMP, for Windows and Linux..... but is it on Mac?

  2. Check out http://www.gnu.org/directory/graphics/editors/ for a start, there are a few options there (including the link for the GIMP for Mac OsX at http://www.macgimp.org/). :cool: The first will help almost everyone find something for their own platform, so I included it as well.
  3. wulf


    Apr 11, 2002
    Oxford, UK
    The GIMP gets my tentative vote (it's a brilliant program and I use it a lot on Windows and Linux... never tried it on a Mac though).

    You won't find all the whizzy eye-candy of Photoshop and, as far as I'm aware, it's not on a par for print-based work. However, if you're mainly looking at web-based work, it is the bees knees and you can give it away to all your mates without any fear of the upsetting the people who made it...

  4. DeLorean - that first site you gave was ace! it's been bookmarked for future use. However, it looks like I would haver to pay for MacGIMP, at least from that second site you gave. Right now, I'm doing a Google search to see where else I can get GIMP for Mac.

    Wulf - I just want something that I can do stuff with. All I have at the moment are the Appleworks drawing & painting functions - not even a touch on MSPaint.....

    Thanks for your help anyway, both of you!
  5. wulf


    Apr 11, 2002
    Oxford, UK
    I had a quick look on http://www.gimp.org/ and didn't find as much about Gimp for Mac as I'd remembered.

    When I looked at the new interface they are testing, the Mac link led to the Unix page - either it still needs to be sorted or, with the Unix links in OSX you can complile and install yourself... if, of course, you've got OSX installed.

    Did your Googling come up with anything?


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