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#1 Piksel   Members   -  Reputation: 122

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Posted 27 April 2000 - 03:15 PM

Any1 know where I can get a decent quality freeware or shareware paint program that can handle at least 16 bit graphics? (I''m getting sick of mspaint)

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#2 NickGA   Members   -  Reputation: 122

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Posted 27 April 2000 - 03:32 PM

www.jasc.com

It has a evaluation paint shop pro program that you can use for 30 days.

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#3 ZoomBoy   Members   -  Reputation: 162

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Posted 27 April 2000 - 04:33 PM

There''s something called UltraPaint I found it a big buggy but free. Search on the net for
upaint1b.zip.
One of the UK PC magazines has a free version of Sartori(advanced graphics)

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#4 SiCrane   Moderators   -  Reputation: 9417

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Posted 28 April 2000 - 06:44 AM

Try gimp (www.gimp.org). In Linux the current build is pretty stable once you apply the patch. The latest stable release is also rock solid. In Win32 it''s a bit flaky, but it gets the job done.

#5 Tha_HoodRat   Members   -  Reputation: 143

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Posted 28 April 2000 - 01:31 PM

I can vouch for win Gimp ,it maybe flaky(?) but at least it doesnt fuck up you bmp file format like photoshop.

#6 SonicSilcion   Members   -  Reputation: 122

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Posted 28 April 2000 - 01:50 PM

In what way does Photoshop screw-up BMP files?

#7 Squall012   Members   -  Reputation: 122

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Posted 28 April 2000 - 02:26 PM

Get Paint Shop Pro, I have found that while I am still partial to Adobe Photoshop for some really nice looking professional stuff, Paint Shop Pro always seems to come through for ease of use and workability. That is jsut my opinion, but I would go to the Jasc site and get the 30 day trial. 30 days to try it, 30 more before it quits on you.

#8 LackOfKnack   Members   -  Reputation: 122

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Posted 28 April 2000 - 02:56 PM

The GIMP''s pretty good, once you get used to it. Haven''t had as many crashes, I think, as I have with Adobe products.

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#9 joeG   Members   -  Reputation: 172

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Posted 28 April 2000 - 03:42 PM

Best make sure you have plenty of RAM for all these programs (could be wrong). I''ve used gimp, psp, and photoshop and I like gimp the best because, well... it''s free and resembles Photoshop more so than Paint Shop Pro. However gimp can be a hog. I was working with gimp and everything was running awefully slow, lots of hard drive accesses, and the like. Next thing I know my laptop restarts. I booted up to the Linux prompt, logged in, and found that 100% of my ext2 partition was used. I looked around uninstalled some stuff and for the life of me couldn''t find the directory that had bloated up. Finally I deleted my .gimp directory and found that only 77% of my ext2 was used. That''s around a quarter of 1.2 GB (or 300-350 MB) of swap! Point of story, buy lot''s of RAM and you won''t see the same problem (and have to go through the hassles of reinstalling all those programs you foolishly uninstalled in the desperate search for hard drive space ).

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Posted 29 April 2000 - 01:25 PM

about.com has a whole long list of freeware art progs. Just do a little huntin'' you should find it.

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#11 Zonbie   Members   -  Reputation: 122

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Posted 07 May 2000 - 03:20 PM

Personally I use PaintShop Pro for most of my work. You can get a shareware version from www.jasc.com I do still use Photoshop for some things, but PSP is easy to use and even comes with Animation Shop, which lets you animate/optimise GIF files.





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