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Warrior
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Which (cheap) Graphics tool is the best?

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Law Bringer
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Are you using a Mac or a PC?

—Alorael, who has heard that MS Paint is a good choice for the PC side, while most Mac computers bought within the last five or so years came with Clarisworks/Appleworks, which has a decent paint program.
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The GIMP is just about useable, and free (and Free, if you care about that)

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I used MSpaint for all my graphics on TM's graphics page. It works for me, and best of all it doesn't crash (much).

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MS Paint crashes? I use clarisworks. It has a decent paint program, with all the basic features, though it doesn't have any particularly advanced features. I make all my graphics using this.

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Adobe Photoshop (®). You can't go wrong with Adobe Photoshop (®).

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Triad Mage
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I like Graphic Converter. It has some Photoshop features, at about 1/20th of the price.

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Shock Trooper
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Yeah. Photoshop's nice, but it's pretty expensive.

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There is a new version of PhotoShop out called PhotoShop Elements that contains the main features of PhotoShop, but lacks the "power" tools. It's a fraction of the cost of PhotoShop - might be worth checking out.

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Posts: 653 | Registered: Thursday, September 27 2001 07:00
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Another great graphics program is Paint Shop Pro. It has a lot of features and you can get the trial version for free.

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Arcsoft photostudio is nice.

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Drakey: I still prefer Photoshop, but then again, I got mine for free (and I didn't piraet, either).

Paint Shop Pro... Couldn't say, I use a Mac. All I know is that Clarisworks is bad, bad, bad, bad, bad news.

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Shock Trooper
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What's so bad about Claris? It's not got alot of bells and whistles, true, but it's not BAD. It's a decent program, and I still prefer it to MS paint.

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Photoshop owns! (Someone gave me a legit 5.5)

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Shock Trooper
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Yeah yeah, it is old. I'm switching to Appleworks once I start using my new iBook, which I will do as soon as I hook it up to the internet (one of these days), and I also plan to try photoshop elements and GIMP. Excuses excuses.

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Shock Trooper
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I guess this is sort of on-topic. Most of the bitmaps in the DATA folder for A3 give me an error message when I try to open them. Something to the effect that the file data cannot be parsed. Any ideas what I can do about this?

EDIT: Adobe Photoshop 6, Windows 98

[ Thursday, October 10, 2002 18:48: Message edited by: the eyeball kid ]
Posts: 319 | Registered: Monday, September 30 2002 07:00
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I've had similar comments with Tiff files and adobe. I'm not really sure what it means (I'm assuming it's a problem with Adobe), but try opening the files with MS Paint. You shouldn't have any problems with that, hopefully.

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Shock Trooper
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I heard Adobi Photoshop costs like $100 or something like that! :eek:

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For the Elements one, maybe. Photoshop 7 is closer to $600.
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Shock Trooper
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This is sort of strange, but my art teacher got it for $400 :eek:

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Shock Trooper
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quote:
Originally posted by Axerax:
I heard Adobi Photoshop costs like $100 or something like that! :eek:
Thats what photoshop lite costs.
Posts: 370 | Registered: Friday, August 2 2002 07:00
Shock Trooper
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Educational institutions can receive discounts from Adobe. If you're a student, you may also be eligible for a discount, although I'm not sure how you would go about getting one.
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Infiltrator
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Photoshop = £500 in UK, AHH!

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Posts: 612 | Registered: Saturday, October 13 2001 07:00
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That's an awful screenname.

Other than that, it's perfectly easy to find free educational versions lying about.

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Apprentice
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Do Not Use AppleWorks For Graphics! It does strange things that'll distort whatever your working on.
Use Graphic Converter instead. Much more powerful, full-featured unregestered (it'll subject you to an up to 30 second soujourn in the 'regester' dialog box though).

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