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ap93

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hey guys if you have seen my posts about the mac you might know that i am interestid in the imac and i was wondering if any of you have it... what do you think?

and also does anyone know if i can get a list of software available for the mac. i use corl draw and i want to do some graphic design. anyone please?
 

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hey guys if you have seen my posts about the mac you might know that i am interestid in the imac and i was wondering if any of you have it... what do you think?

and also does anyone know if i can get a list of software available for the mac. i use corl draw and i want to do some graphic design. anyone please?
There is a tiny tread in the Mac section in the iMac. My 21 year-old son has a brand new one. I got him the 20-inch, 2.4 GHtz, with a 500 GB HD and 2 GB of memory. He seems very happy with it. It's fast and never misbehaves. He uses it for college and is always playing WOW. It seems to be a great, fast computer, with some room for expansion (but it's not a MacPro!).

Go to the online Applestore and MacMall to see what software is available. There are a lot of graphic applications, although Corel Draw quit being made for the Mac years ago.
 

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My name is Shawn, and I LOVE my iMac.
 

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When I switched from Windows to a Mac, I got an iMac. It was sort of like a gateway drug, it caused me to go out and get a Mac Pro. I gave the iMac to my sister, she loves it.

It's great. And it works all the time. :cool:
 

acosmichippo

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hehe... the iPhone was my gateway drug. Before it, i would have laughed at the idea of owning a mac.
 

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I've stated it before, I'll state it again. I could write a book on why Macs rule.

As for design, check out GIMP. It's like the free version of Photoshop.

- John
 

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I've stated it before, I'll state it again. I could write a book on why Macs rule.

As for design, check out GIMP. It's like the free version of Photoshop.

- John
I like Pixelmator even though it costs, it looks awesome and works just like Photoshop.
 

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I've stated it before, I'll state it again. I could write a book on why Macs rule.

As for design, check out GIMP. It's like the free version of Photoshop.

- John
I don't know Gimp, but I'll try it.

For cheap graphic applications, try the GraphicConverter and my all-time favorite, Color It! from MICROFRONTIER. I've veen using it since 1994. It's been upgraded since, of course! It's simpler than Photoshop, but not that much, and it's a lot more intuitive. No need to read the manual, most of the time. It's a lot faster and it accepts most of the Photoshop plug-ins. When I say I "photoshopped" a pic, I really "Color IT!'ed". I'm not sure why it's so poorly advertised. I have Photoshop, but it annoys the heck out of me most of the time.
 

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I've tried Pixelmator. I really like the design; it's much more Mac-like than GIMP. But I think GIMP has more functionality. Note that it requires X11.

- John
 

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I've tried Pixelmator. I really like the design; it's much more Mac-like than GIMP. But I think GIMP has more functionality. Note that it requires X11.

- John
OK, I tried Gimp. I don't like it very much. It doesn't have built-in filters and feels/look like a PC app. Looks like Photoshop's little sister, but without any of the trimmings. I realize that we can't be too demanding with a free app.

I still greatly recommend Color It! The $60 are well worth it.
 

depthnerd

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I've tried Pixelmator. I really like the design; it's much more Mac-like than GIMP. But I think GIMP has more functionality. Note that it requires X11.

- John
Yeah but the only thing I really miss in Pixelmator in when in photoshop you can click on a part of a picture and Photoshop will assign that color for you. So you never have "the wrong shade"
 

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I've owned tons of Macs since 1984 and I've never been happier than I am with my 24" iMac. It's fast. It's quiet. It never crashes. It runs Windows. It looks cool.
I used to have a G4 PowerMac (the old Wind tunnel), and have no regrets in upgrading to my 2.33 Intel Core 2 Duo iMac with 2 GB of Ram.
 

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I don't know Gimp, but I'll try it.

For cheap graphic applications, try the GraphicConverter and my all-time favorite, Color It! from MICROFRONTIER. I've veen using it since 1994. It's been upgraded since, of course! It's simpler than Photoshop, but not that much, and it's a lot more intuitive. No need to read the manual, most of the time. It's a lot faster and it accepts most of the Photoshop plug-ins. When I say I "photoshopped" a pic, I really "Color IT!'ed". I'm not sure why it's so poorly advertised. I have Photoshop, but it annoys the heck out of me most of the time.
Wow! Color It! is still around? I had it in the early years but I thought it had disappeared...time to take a look at it again. Thanks. I had Enhance too....
 

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Wow! Color It! is still around? I had it in the early years but I thought it had disappeared...time to take a look at it again. Thanks. I had Enhance too....
It's still around, and running all those nice Photoshop filters.
 
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