I've looked at Picasa, PicMonkey, and can't find the other one folks mention, "piknik" or something like that--maybe I have the spelling wrong? (I'm a good speller, and not good with sussing out "alternate" spellings...LOL)
What I want to be able to do is make collages--which function seems beyond my brainpower with Photoshop.
I've never heard of Pixtr, but will take a look. I like Fotor (probably because I know how to use it) but it definitely has it's limitations. I would love more fonts and a few other options that it cannot do.
I wonder if Gimp that has been mentioned here works on Macs?
I'm not tech savvy and once I get used to something and know how to do it I don't like to change, but I really would love more options.
I just canceled my subscription with adobe photoshop. I hated the Creative Cloud software. I thought it was a great deal until I couldn't open PS CC. It was a real disappointment. I'm going to try Foto, but am thinking about buying FX Photo Pro. Had you any experience with FX. I'm using Pixtr because you don't have to download the program to use it and it's user friendly.
Try gimp shop. It has about a thousand features but an equal number of great youtube tutorials. I went from 0 knowledge to being able to produce black and white pics with a single object in color. Its a great program.
I like to use picmonkey.. Just started using it not too long ago and it's pretty easy to use.. and free... so it gets my vote.
For making graphics, I've used piktochart.com .. they've got a lot of free options in there. The only thing I don't like, they put a little "created in piktochart" image on the bottom of all your graphics.. You can upgrade to a premium version and your stuff isn't tagged.
I just wrote a step by step tutorial about how to edit pictures using Paint with illustrated guides if you're interested. It's on my profile page. It's fairly easy to learn and usually installed on most PCs so that is a plus.
That's for the basic Windows-supplied program called Paint. I find it a bit too restrictive and prefer Paint.NET - which, confusingly, is a totally different program. It's free to download and not as complicated as Gimp but can still do most things.
LCDwriter, I want to try my hand at 'Paint' so that I can create a cover for my e-book and was excited to read that you had created a hub on the subject, but I've looked through your list of hubs (Wow! Very impressive) and can't find it. Could you give me the name or the link, please? Thank you, Ian
I looked at the pixlr link you gave; its icons look nearly identical to photoshop....haven't tried to use it yet, but PS has such a steep learning curve that after a good 8 years using it, I'm still no more than an amateur.
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