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Old Mar 21st, 2012, 09:05 PM   #1
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simple graphics editing software?


I would like to find a simple alternative to photoshop for creating band flyers. I don't need anything fancy, maybe some basic cropping of pictures and fonts. I already have pages but I don't think it's really what I need to create a nice poster.

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Old Mar 22nd, 2012, 11:24 AM   #5
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Pages in layout mode is great for posters.

Pixelmator is an excellent image editor and it's much cheaper than Photoshop.
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Don't laugh, but Keynote is actually great for stuff like that. I use it all the time. Not only does it do the job well, it makes it easy to do things like align and centring your images. Add Preview for a few crops and size adjustments here and there and you have a powerful set of tools at your disposal.
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Another +1 for Pixelmator - a great, cheaper Photoshop alternative that's improving constantly.

Pages is also a great layout and basic image editor option... ALPHA is probably the best damn feature ever added to the iWork suite.

Note that with Keynote, unlike Pages, you can make high-resolution posters and output to PDF or TIFF. It's far more powerful than most people realize...

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