Any good (preferably _free_) graphics editors?

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Hi,

I've recently switched over to a Mac and i was wondering if anyone knows of any good apps for editing graphics files? I've done a lot of Java and j2me game programming and i found graphics gale and Paint Shop Pro very handy for creating game sprites and other image files.

Thanks for any tips and advice,

anthony
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Just a little list of suggestions; there are many, many more...
  • GraphicConverter - the de facto image conversion/minor editing package on the Mac; shareware
  • GIMP - I've never used it, but lots of people swear by it; you'll need to install X11 to use it; free/open source
  • ArtRage - natural media painting package; shareware

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Color It! has recently (at last!) updated from OS 9 to OS X.

http://www.digimagearts.com/

I haven't tried the OS X version, but waay back the OS 9 version was a pretty good budget art program.
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Cheers sealfin and Zwilnik Smile

I'll check out those links now!
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Nobody has recommended Pixen yet? It's exclusively designed for pixel/sprite art. Be careful to save often, though... it's a bit buggy.
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*Gives self a kick to get Fluid Paint to a usable state...*
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Seashore... though it has very limited features and some bugs... but it is cocoa, so it looks good (unlike GIMP).
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inkscape (X11).

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I normally loathe java apps, but this one is kinda nice: http://www.jhlabs.com/ie/

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I was using LiveQuartz for a while, not bad, does the job and its free.
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Thanks for all your replies, i'll check out everything that's been suggested!

Much appreciated Smile
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Purely in the interest of driving you stark raving mad with choices:

http://www.chocoflop.com/

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Quote:Purely in the interest of driving you stark raving mad with choices:

LOL!LOL

It's better to have too many choices than to be stuck with a lousy app!
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I'd advise you to STAY AWAY FROM GRAPHIC CONVERTER. Horrible piece of software, in my humble opinion. the GIMP is free, even if it does require X11, and it's more than you need, more than likely.

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Nayr Wrote:I'd advise you to STAY AWAY FROM GRAPHIC CONVERTER. Horrible piece of software, in my humble opinion.

What? That has to be one of the most useful programs I own. It's not an image editor if that's what you mean, but it lives up to it's namesake fantastically.

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