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Graphics Programs

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Donna Pauler (maclady)
Sun, 12 Sep 1999 18:53:31 -0500


About Graphics software...shareware
Paintshop and all its incarnations including PRO is only windows based. If
you want software for Mac too here are ideas:
Graphic Converter a Mac shareware program that about converts any graphics
format to any other for mac or windows. It also allows for batch processing
and simple editing. I have found it can open up any of the files from the
digital cameras...to date. Sometimes they do have proprietary compression
software, that needs to be converted to something standard. Picture It tho'
is more of a picture management program (in my estimation) than a digital
imaging program. Other possible share ware programs include PhotoGif,
JEPGView, iView, Vanishing Cream Pict editor, Gif Builder and Gif
Converter. All are programs to help with viewing, converting and or making
graphics for particular purposes...ie Web. To acquire them go to one of the
download sites for share ware and try outs... such as http://www.tucows.com/

Microfrontier at http://www.microfrontier.com/ has Color It software (for
mac) and Digital Darkroom. Real good prices and have always thought a
really good deal. At an early point I thought that Color It was better than
photoshop for photo editing as well as "painting". Of course that has
changed but the price is sure good. $49.95

http://www5.metacreations.com/ is the company that has Painter. (Their
whole focus now is web.) They have had Dabbler. It is a wonderfully
artistic paint program and on one CD both Mac and Windows. (Less than $50)
It isn't good for web graphics though (no way to save for jpeg.) Can still
get from their web site. The same company has Bryce, Kais Power tools,
Poser...the only problem is they have sold part of this off to another
company: http://www.scansoft.com/ which is primarily a scan software
company.

Ahhh Deneba. They make Canvas the all in one graphics (layout, draw and
paint) program. Excellent by the way but not broadly known.
http://www.deneba.com/ Go check it out. They made artworks...which is one
of those good little programs that never got the attention it deserved...is
now gone.

http://www.adobe.com/prodindex/ and of course Adobe has Photo Deluxe if you
want some thing less than Photoshop. It has more "automatic" features. It
hides the tools. Not good for line art and painting. But reasonable price.
Superpaint that was another of those good programs that got little
attention is gone. Did paint and draw...plus..Oh well.

Hope this helps those of you who are looking. I am sure I haven't
remembered everything...but this should provide an overview of
possibilities.
Donna Pauler,
Consultant and Professor
Austin Texas.

Donna D. Pauler
Consultant/Professor
Macintosh and Graphics Applications
512-835-5411
12002 Wycliff Lane,
Austin, TX 78727