I need a light photo editing app

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  1. Mad Mac

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    What's a light photo editing app for a low resource Mac? I usually just resize, cut and paste, clone some areas, tweak colors. convert formats. Small size and resource miser is my ideal app.
     
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    Picasa does not have a clone tool though and GIMP is resource-intensive.
     
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    I recommend Acorn 2, it's $50 for the full version, but they have a free variant. It's small and pretty powerful, but it only works on Snow Leopard... Get Acorn Free here.
     
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    How about iPhoto? :)
     
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    I actually have the same question. I'm looking for photo software that will:
    - allow me to insert text into the image
    - increase my palette size so that I can combine 2 or more images into one.

    Can iPhoto do these? Obviously PhotoShop can do these in a cinch, but I can't afford the hefty price tag.

    Any ideas?
     
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    Pixelmator is great but if you need something more lightweight there is Acorn
     
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    Tried and tested, go with Pixelmator. I usually use this program for emergency resizing for clients on their computers (given they don't have adobe apps). :)
     
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    im taking note of this. thanks!
     
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    Awesome tutorial - thanks.

    Is it possible to merge pictures in Preview though? Like a simple side to side comparison of 2 photos, for example.
     
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    I use Pixelmator, very light and fast.
     
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    GIMP for me
     
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    From what I understand, I think this is possible for Preview. :)
     
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    Just did a Google search - yes, it is possible. It's a simple resize/copy/paste procedure.
     
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    wow! preview is not just "preview" :)
     
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    Exactly! Saved me a bunch of money from buying Photoshop.

    To those who are Preview users - is there a way to increase you palette size on Preview (to combine 2 equal sized photos)?
     
    #19 katyfan, May 25, 2011
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    you can use gimp its a freeware. you can also edit photos in flickr and picasa.
     

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