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Posted: Jan 20th '08, 00:48
by Pfhorsome
I am looking for a good alternative to photoshop, something free, because when I buy, I will probably buy photoshop. I need something for a Mac running OSX and I dont care how easy it is, just that it works and it works pretty well.
I looked around on google, some photographers, etc, and I have come up with Gimpshop.
Haven't tried it yet, but looks promising and I can read hundreds of reviews, blah blah blah.

I am asking you as a fellow creator, is this good for creation of marathon textures/whatever, AND for a picture that I would want to reandomly make or edit a family photo? Is this good? Some better suggestions?
Please and Thank You.

I'm not sure this is in the right section either, feel free to move it.

Posted: Jan 20th '08, 01:06
by megabyte

Posted: Jan 20th '08, 01:18
by Pfhorsome
Ahh, much better. Thank you. Do you recommend this for everything or for basic stuff and keep Gimp for more advanced stuff, or what?

Posted: Jan 20th '08, 01:21
by megabyte
i havent really used much
i was doing photo doctoring with it and it worked pretty well

Posted: Jan 20th '08, 16:11
by Shadowbreaker
I would actually go the extra mile and get photoshop, if you are hoping to make marathon textures. Visciom's texture making guide only seems to apply to photoshop users. I've never really used gimp much though, but Visciom has never recommended I use it.

Posted: Jan 21st '08, 02:29
by megabyte
Pfhortipfhy wrote:Try Maya PLE (http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/index...&id=7635018) or Blender (http://www.blender.org/)
A little conversation with visci I had the other day.
both of those are 3d modeling suites not photo editing tools

Posted: Jan 24th '08, 00:58
by Dieselfame3
moar lense falir plox

Posted: Jan 24th '08, 15:48
by Mordekai
Photoshop Elements. It's a lot cheaper, but still pretty powerful.

Posted: Jan 25th '08, 00:48
by Pfhorsome
Well, my problem is I want photoshop, I definitely think its worth it, but I don't have 1000 bucks :(.

I would rather wait, but I did look at elements, It is great, but I wold ather save up and get photoshop ASAP.
Seashore works well, I haven't tried GIMP, and at the rate I'm going, I have some time before I need anything as powerful (if you know what I mean) as photoshop.

Posted: Jan 25th '08, 03:38
by Switch
Pfhorsome wrote:Well, my problem is I want photoshop, I definitely think its worth it, but I don't have 1000 bucks :(.
You a student?

http://www.studica.com/products/product_de...productid=53050

Posted: Jan 27th '08, 02:03
by thomaslivingston
Just don't even think about getting a torrent. The authorities are watching you.

Posted: Jan 27th '08, 18:23
by Phortiphy
Tommy-TBone wrote:Just don't even think about getting a torrent. The authorities are watching you.
Yes. Legality ftw is a very good thing. (Sorry about the slip)

Posted: Aug 5th '08, 07:28
by Major Pedro
Tommy-TBone wrote:Just don't even think about getting a torrent. The authorities are watching you.
so may I bring to your attention internet cafe's, careless wireless internet owners with comfortable front gardens, proxy servers and computers borrowed from friends?

[edit] but seriously, there is no substitute for photoshop. you probably know someone with the installer disks.

Posted: Aug 14th '08, 17:00
by Coraxus
While there's sort of an open-source version of Photoshop out there called GIMP, I found one that could be very promising even though they might have a demo, but you might wanna check it out. It's called Pixelmator.

Posted: Aug 14th '08, 17:36
by Kidtofu
I would get Photoshop if i was you. I mean, i don't really use it much besides to edit my photos into avatars, but its pretty powerful and can do almost any job (can't Rip Atoms out of an ice cream cone)

Posted: Aug 15th '08, 01:35
by Dodopod
can't Rip Atoms out of an ice cream cone
It can rip pixels out of an ice cream cone photograph.

But if you aren't using it for any heavy duty art functions (and it doesn't look like you are) your best bet is probably GIMP or GIMPshop if you already use Photoshop frequently (at work, school, etc.).