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Old 10-09-07, 06:40 PM
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Best free photo editor for Mac?

Just looking for a free photo editor. Something that will tide me over until I get photoshop. All I need are the basics. Heck, something that would let me crop photos and resize them. (iphoto lets me crop, but it only lets me resize the image for web, email, etc, it won't actually let me take a 4x6 photo and resize to a 2x3).

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Old 10-09-07, 07:08 PM
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Try Google's Picasa.

http://picasa.google.com/download/thanks.html
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gimp will work as well.
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Originally Posted by kms_md
gimp will work as well.
I 2nd that. Also, I highly recommend imagemagick:

http://www.imagemagick.org/script/bi...ses.php#macosx

It's amazing how you can automate tasks as far as image manipulation.
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Originally Posted by Superman07
Try Google's Picasa.
Believe it or not, there's no Mac version. I guess they figure we have iPhoto but it's no comparison if you ask me. They do have a beta Linux port, which runs on a modified version of Wine: http://picasa.google.com/linux/
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Thanks everyone. I'll give one of these a try. The more I think about it, the more I'm totally surprised iPhoto won't let me resize like I want to...at least not easily or in a way that's anyway intuitive.
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Originally Posted by shaun3000
Believe it or not, there's no Mac version. I guess they figure we have iPhoto but it's no comparison if you ask me. They do have a beta Linux port, which runs on a modified version of Wine: http://picasa.google.com/linux/
Doh. I didn't check as I assumed it would work.

OP - I know with Picasa the resizing only happens when you export to file, so perhaps there is something similar to that in iPhoto?
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Originally Posted by bishop2knight
Just looking for a free photo editor. Something that will tide me over until I get photoshop. All I need are the basics. Heck, something that would let me crop photos and resize them. (iphoto lets me crop, but it only lets me resize the image for web, email, etc, it won't actually let me take a 4x6 photo and resize to a 2x3).

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iPhoto: File>Export and choose your size.
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Originally Posted by Draven
iPhoto: File>Export and choose your size.
I guess I don't understand. I've done what you're suggesting, but nothing happens. Do I need to select an image, then do that? And where am I exporting to?

Sorry, I'm not too smart...
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Oh, nevermind, I think I've figured it out. iPhoto exports to a folder. Duh.

Thanks!
Old 10-11-07, 09:56 AM
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Originally Posted by bishop2knight
Oh, nevermind, I think I've figured it out. iPhoto exports to a folder. Duh.

Thanks!
No problem
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It isn't free, but some of the initial reviews of Pixelmator have been overwhelmingly positive, with one review even suggesting that there's no longer any need to spend several hundred dollars more on Photoshop.

Due to my line of work, I personally would never dream of replacing Photoshop on my home or work systems, but I also have the luxury of not having to pay for it myself. Pixelmator's feature set and capabilities certainly appear impressive (it's based on ImageMagick), especially for a 1.0 release, but I haven't had a chance to test the demo yet. It might be worth a look if you don't need Photoshop.

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