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mac photo editing freeware? [Aug. 6th, 2007|10:18 am]
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I'm looking for some simple, free photo-editing software for the Mac. Any ideas? Is there a The Gimp for Mac OS X?
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[User Picture]From: mrvoid
2007-08-06 05:56 pm (UTC)
There is! It's called The Gimp for Mac OS X.

You'll need X11, but that's easy enough.
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[User Picture]From: agnoster
2007-08-06 07:40 pm (UTC)
X11 apps always feel like second-class citizens on a Mac - it's nice that you can use them in a pinch, but you don't get all the Cocoa-y goodness of real Mac apps. Seashore is based on The Gimp but more Mac-friendly (it's a Cocoa app). iPhoto's a bit limited, but tends to be enough for 90% of the things I do with photos. And then there's Skitch, which is especially geared towards sharing (it has a built-in photobucket-like storage site) and snapping (including iSight or screen shots). I've also heard good things about ImageWell, but I've never actually played around with it.
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[User Picture]From: anotherthink
2007-08-06 09:58 pm (UTC)
X11 apps always feel like second-class citizens on a Mac
oh, so true. which is one big reason my iBook doesn't have OSX as its primary OS anymore :D
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[User Picture]From: agnoster
2007-08-06 10:17 pm (UTC)
To be fair, X11 apps don't even feel like first-class citizens on any Linux desktop I've used, either, which is probably in part because whatever UI toolkit they use isn't a first-class citizen on X11 (which, in many ways, isn't even a first-class citizen on the OS). I mean, yeah, the client-server model gets point for "nifty", but loses points for "clunky, painful, and slow".

*snip*

This got long, so it's now its own entry.
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