The newest installment of Photoshop is now available, but the price tag is probably not too attractive to the average consumer. Though Adobe undoubtedly delivers incredibly reliable and versatile products--not to mention user-friendly--there are free alternatives that can get the job done as much as their pricey counterparts. Take Gimp, for instance. This open source image retouching and graphics editing tool can emulate most of Photoshop's features at absolutely no cost to you. It recently became available for the Mac OS X operating system and now we're here to help you get acquainted.
The thing with open source applications is that, because they have so many developers coding away at them at once, they can be confusing at times. We've compiled a small selection of tutorials to give you a basic introduction of all the essential tools in Gimp--and show you what this free application can really do.
I’m going on vacation and considering not bringing my MacBook because I really want to travel light. But I’m worried about having enough storage on my 16GB iPhone for all the movies and music that I want to bring, plus the photos that I’ll be taking. Can I upload big batches of photos to Flickr or somewhere else?
When it comes to compact photo printers, we don’t usually hope for a
whole lot in the way of extras. That’s because the most we’d expect to
pay for a 4x6 photo printer is about 100 bucks, and the initially low
cost of printing at home piles up over time as ink and paper are
In such a Photoshop-saturated society, it’s easy to forget that the
software hasn’t been around forever. Since February 2010 marks the 20th
anniversary of Photoshop 1.0, now is the perfect time to revisit
everything from Adobe’s systematic dismantling of its competition to
the way the software was used to make Katie Couric “lose weight.”
Stepping up from a point-and-shoot to a DSLR can seem as daunting as
trading in your minivan for an 18-wheeler. To ease the transition,
Pentax has placed all the controls on its new 10.2MP K2000 to the right
of the camera’s bright, 2.7-inch LCD screen—just like on your favorite