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| Im looking for a good image editor to edit images pixel by pixel for graphics in my games that arent going to be any bigger than say 50x50. There are plenty out there but I need one for mac and I can't find a good one. Any suggestions? |
| Use photoshop! (just put zoom at 500% and draw pix by pix) |
| Try Pixen http://www.opensword.org/Pixen/ its free. |
| Well smacked myself that I didn't think of Photoshop, so I'll probably use that, but thanks SJB. |
| Photoshop or Paint Shop pro, are the two widely used ( www.jasc.com )|
Even Pro Pixel is pretty good. (if Pacific Software are still going)
you could infact use M$ Paint in the accessories in windows. Depends on how extreme you want to go with pixel manipulating.
hotoshop or Paint Shop pro, are the two widely usedHe is looking for a Mac app.
I personally don't like Photoshop for pixel work. Mind you, I don't do much of that, so what do I know :)
| Photoshop is pretty easy to use for pixel work, although the one annoying thing is the way grid snapping works. |
| I find photoshop bloated for pixel manipulations, it's too abstract for such low-level hands-on pixel manipulation. It's doable, but not as intuitive as Deluxe Paint and the like.|
Paintshop pro is not available on the Mac.
Another option to try is Graphic Converter. It's mainly for image format conversion but it now has a number of editing functions too. There are demo's, or you can buy a licence which gives you all updates free.
Or write your on in Blitzmax ;-D
I personally don't like Photoshop for pixel work
It's actually pretty decent, provided that you turn off the anti-aliasing that's applied to most operations by default... Things like masking are a huge pain with anti-aliasing turned on. :-?
| search for Pro Motion|
but i think it support only 256-color-images
| Does ProMotion run on Mac?|
You could always bring out the Gimp...
| -Or even create one in BMAX ;) |
| Gimp it up people - free, cross platform, and can do all photoshop does only more GNU like :-) Go the gimp! Have been using it for 2+yrs now (commercially and home).. wont go back to photoshop ever :-) |
| I dont see a very easy way to install GIMP. I know nothing about using a command line shell in OSX. I think it's just outrageous to expect people to have to compile or build the application in order to be able to use it. That's a big turnoff.|
Anyone got tips on how to get GIMP installed easily?
As long as you have X11 installed, this one should just "work." ;)
| Ok great, thanks! |
| Ok, so I waited patiently downloading and installing X11, and then downloading and installing this Gimp app. Now, when I try to run Gimp, it starts by saying it is caching fonts and then it dumps me into the X11 application. |
What am I doing wrong?
I think I have plenty of memory - 288MB. OsX10.3.8. This is the first time I've installed X11 and Gimp.
| Is it this one you have tried?|
also there is alot of help here <edit>
| yes the same one, and that website isn't much help. I'm about ready to give up on it. |
| After caching the fonts it will start a sort of wizard do configure Gimp, after that you will be able to run it.|
| No it doesn't come up with the wizard at all. After it's cached the fonts, the osx menu bar disappears temporarily, then I'm dumped into the X11 application, nothing more happens.|
I've given up on it and deleted it. *sigh* I tried an earlier version of it but that did the same thing. It might be because my osx installation is stripped down on this ibook due to a very small harddrive.
Oh well. I'll probably create my own graphics package soon anyway and I still have a Photoshop 6 demo I can use.
Photoshop is pretty easy to use for pixel work, although the one annoying thing is the way grid snapping works.
toggle snap in the view menu, I turn it off and on constantly.
| Try Graphic Converter, pre-installed on most Macs. |
| GRAPHICSGALE |
GRAPHICSGALE looks interesting, a japanese pixel pusher, there's an English version and a free lite version.
The lite doesn't have onionskin, i don't think, but the help files are pretty good.
<edit>oh, and it does an image strip</edit>
| That's Pc only. This is a thread about mac pixel software. |