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Iron Man
02-11-2012, 06:29 AM
I personally use a PC and I run Paint.Net on it, since I can't afford PS. However, my niece, who also can't afford PS and can't use Paint.Net since it only runs on a PC (and she uses a Mac OS X) asked me if I knew of a good, yet free graphics editor she can download and use on her Mac. I tried to Google it, but all the results came back dating from 2008/09. I've heard about Gimp and that they now offer it on a Mac, but you have to also download other addons and such in order for Gimp to run on a Mac as well. Apart from Gimp, can someone who has used them perhaps give a few suggestions on free Graphics Editors for a Mac OS X? Thanks so much in advance. :thumbsup:

Major Payne
02-12-2012, 03:30 AM
MAC Graphics Editors:

Top 8 Budget Photo Editors for Mac: http://graphicssoft.about.com/od/pixelbasedfreemac/tp/budgetphotoedm.htm
Seashore is an open source image editor for Mac OS X's Cocoa framework (Free and very nice program): http://seashore.sourceforge.net/
GIMP MAC version: http://www.gimp.org/macintosh/
PixelNhance 1.5.8: http://www.5star-shareware.com/Mac/Graphics/pixelnhance-mac.html
ImageWell Reloaded: http://xtralean.com/IWOverview.html
digiKam 1.0.0: http://www.digikam.org/
ChocoFlop (Donation?): http://www.chocoflop.com/download_en.html
PictureIt (Mac and Windows): http://www.slatersoftware.com/pit.html

Pixelmator [claims to do a lot of what Photoshop does, but at the infinitely reasonable cost of just $29]: http://www.pixelmator.com/

Free Online:

Makeovers (Create a virtual makeover. Be your own hairstylist and makeup artist): http://www.taaz.com/

Magic Skin Filter: http://www.pixelapp.com/Magic-Skin-Filter.htm

PhotoShop's Own Online Editor (Adobe Photoshop Express Editor): http://www.photoshop.com/tools?step=picker&wf=editor
FotoFlexer - The world's most advanced online photo editor: http://fotoflexer.com/
The interface looks almost identical to Photoshop (Pixir): http://www.pixlr.com/editor/
Looks similar to Photoshop, but is a little tricky to use (Splashup): http://www.splashup.com/
If you’re not use to Photoshop, this one is a little hard to work with: http://www.drpic.com/

Another photo editor that doesn’t really look like Photoshop but is really easy to use: http://fotoflexer.com/
Splashup: http://www.splashup.com/
SUMO Paint: http://www.sumopaint.com/home/
Was happy to see that this one has rulers and can drag guides (Phoenix Image Editor): http://www.aviary.com/online/image-editor

Flame Painter | free online paint program: http://www.escapemotions.com/experiments/flame/
Fields: http://www.escapemotions.com/experiments/fields/index.html#top

Free online photo editor – cool enhancement tools & fun effects: http://pho.to/
Add captions, effects, shapes and more with easy-to-use photo editor: http://photobucket.com/
Another one that’s great for scrapbookers: http://www.picnik.com/app
pixer.us: http://pixer.us/

Free Online Picture Editor, Image Editor and Photo Editor: http://www.imageeditor.net/
Muro (works with Wacom):http://muro.deviantart.com/

HP Creative Studio: http://www.hp.com/hho/hp_create/?jumpid=re_r11400_us/en/hho/IPG/ipg20_cpt_int_fromprintstudiotopnav_

Free Online-Image-Editor: http://www.online-image-editor.com/index.cfm
http://labnol.blogspot.com/2006/06/online-photo-editors-compared-gifworks.html (Online Photo Editors Compared)

Iron Man
02-12-2012, 07:30 AM
Wow thank you so much for your help/reply Major Payne. My niece will love this list. + Rep and thanked. :thumbsup: