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I am looking for a paint program for OS X that can handle the major formats out there with transparent layers and is free. (Windows formats: ICO, ANI, CUR support plus.)

Please provide link to download and also why you like the program.

I do not like GIMP. I am not looking to buy anything because I'm using a (long-term) borrowed MacBook.


Gimp does not have shape tools like paint or Paint.NET. That is why I dislike it.

To clarify: There is no "Square" or "Circle" tool. There is no "Rectangle with Rounded corners" tool.

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just to reclarify: you do not consider 'select-a-shape-and-then-fill-it' as 'shape-tool', right? – akira Jan 7 '10 at 6:30
nope. That can't do rounded off rectangles, btw. – Moshe Jan 7 '10 at 6:36
it can: .. and by using the 'fixed size' option for the round and rectangle you can as well achieve 'circle' and 'square'. – akira Jan 7 '10 at 8:24
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What don't you like about The GIMP? That's pretty much the defacto open source standard.

I haven't used these, but FYI...

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I'm not sure there is a good one for Mac, but you could always run Paint under VMWare/Parallels/VirtualBox.

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took a look at seashore ?

alternately gimpshop uses a slightly different ui from gimp if that's the issue

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Using Seashore. Also lacks shape tools, but alas... Gimpshop kept crashing. I'm not gonna bother with it. – Moshe Jan 7 '10 at 5:58

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