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Looking for a good free image editor

My teenager wants to learn web graphics and logo design. What kind of tool are out there to help her get started. I would rather buy a cheaper tool to help her get started.

I would also like to get recommendations for animation and video editing.

This is for a teenager.. so we are looking for ease of use..

I need this for MAC OS.

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Gimp is free - www.gimp.org

  • Indeed - GNU Image Manipulator Program is quite sufficient for most image editing tasks, its scary name notwithstanding. – Piskvor Jul 12 '10 at 17:11
  • hopefully I will not get any viruses. Could this also be used for logo design? – dotnet-practitioner Jul 12 '10 at 17:20
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    +1, GIMP is an excellent program but isn't easy to use by any means. gimpology.com is an excellent site for some various tutorials – DWilliams Jul 12 '10 at 17:47

Also check out Inkscape. It's a free vector/image program, good for logo work and design.


I find Pixelmator a great application for image editing. Has a lot of great features for a rather low price. http://www.pixelmator.com/


Another freebie Paint.net:


Rather good and easier to get going with than GIMP - but probably not as powerful.

  • Paint .Net is for Windows only. The question states that it's for Mac OS. – spong Jul 12 '10 at 20:25

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