Image editing on a mac, but i can't afford photoshop.

Image editing on a mac, but i can't afford photoshop.

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Major Fallout

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5,247 posts

173 months

Wednesday 28th December 2011
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Im looking for a cheap image editor, or even a free one.

I have been using seashore, but everything takes such a long time. And things like "darken" or "colour burn" don't exist.

I had GIMP on my last computer, but its a rigmarole to get it on a mac.

What do you guys use?

CommanderJameson

22,096 posts

168 months

Wednesday 28th December 2011
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Adobe PhotoShop Elements is £67.

It's a very capable program.

davepoth

29,394 posts

141 months

Wednesday 28th December 2011
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Bootcamp and GIMP on Ubuntu?

qube_TA

8,368 posts

187 months

Wednesday 28th December 2011
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http://www.pixelmator.com/

I think it's ace, only £21




Podie

45,435 posts

217 months

Wednesday 28th December 2011
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Check out Aperture in the Mac app store
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marshalla

15,902 posts

143 months

Wednesday 28th December 2011
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Major Fallout said:
I had GIMP on my last computer, but its a rigmarole to get it on a mac.
???

http://gimp.lisanet.de/Website/Download.html

What do you mean by a "rigmarole" ?


curtisl

1,364 posts

148 months

Wednesday 28th December 2011
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If you can stretch the budget to £150 then Lightroom 3 is the answer.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Adobe-Lightroom-3-0-Mac-PC...

if you are a student then its £68.50

Major Fallout

Original Poster:

5,247 posts

173 months

Wednesday 28th December 2011
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marshalla said:
???

http://gimp.lisanet.de/Website/Download.html

What do you mean by a "rigmarole" ?
I have OSX lion, I don't think it works on that.

Major Fallout

Original Poster:

5,247 posts

173 months

Wednesday 28th December 2011
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qube_TA said:
http://www.pixelmator.com/

I think it's ace, only £21
Im trying the free demo now, and it looks like the sort of thing I'm after.

The file saving is a bit strange.

coach

1,034 posts

194 months

Thursday 29th December 2011
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Major Fallout said:
marshalla said:
???

http://gimp.lisanet.de/Website/Download.html

What do you mean by a "rigmarole" ?
I have OSX lion, I don't think it works on that.
Works for me on lion

mojitomax

1,846 posts

134 months

Thursday 29th December 2011
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having come from using photoshop i found pixelmator difficult to use. the palettes were wrong and i couldn't work out how to do anything.

photoshop elements is £55 from the mac app store.

aperture is £55 from the app store.

i find i use aperture to sift through a shoots RAW files and do some general editing. if there's cloning or anything more difficult, then i'll open the image in photoshop elements.

i have installed gimp on the mac but found it truly awful to use.

hope that helps

Fletch79

1,623 posts

139 months

Thursday 29th December 2011
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I know nowt about MACs

But i thought GIMP worked on OSx
http://www.gimp.org/macintosh/

omohat

361 posts

172 months

Thursday 29th December 2011
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coach said:
Major Fallout said:
marshalla said:
???

http://gimp.lisanet.de/Website/Download.html

What do you mean by a "rigmarole" ?
I have OSX lion, I don't think it works on that.
Works for me on lion
I'm using it on Lion as well

HedgehogFromHell

2,066 posts

121 months

Thursday 29th December 2011
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I use GIMP on Lion, it starts automatically under X11, a little slow but other than that I find it fine. Failing that I suppose you could "acquire" a copy of Photoshop..

CommanderJameson

22,096 posts

168 months

Thursday 29th December 2011
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HedgehogFromHell said:
I use GIMP on Lion, it starts automatically under X11, a little slow but other than that I find it fine. Failing that I suppose you could "acquire" a copy of Photoshop..
Indeed. You could "acquire" it by going on Adobe's web site, or the Mac App Store, and "paying" for it.

To do otherwise would be a bit "3.14 quay", don't you think?

mcflurry

8,620 posts

195 months

Thursday 29th December 2011
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iPhoto 2011 has a reasonable selection of editing stuff, such as cropping, white balance, red eye etc, and comes free with a new machine.
AFAIK it's under a tenner to download the app if you have an older version smile