19. Creating with Images

Who Should Read This Chapter:

If you plan on using your Mac to work with graphics, this chapter will fill you in on what software is available for you, where to get it, and how to get started.

Editing images and creating illustrations is the primary use of computers for some people. The Mac has many professional-level applications for this, like Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. There are also professional photo-editing and management tools for those who want to go beyond iPhoto.

But beginner-level and free tools are harder to find. Mac OS X does not come with any basic image program like MS Paint in Windows or the MacPaint program that shipped with older versions of the Mac. But there are many free and inexpensive ...

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