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Can you use Paint?

I would like to know if you can use Paint, I don't have Phtoshop.

6 Answers

Hey Meg,

Paint doesn't have the kind of advanced tools that Photoshop has. Paint is not meant for dealing with images in the same way that Photoshop does.

If you're looking for a free editor like Photoshop, though, check out the GIMP project. It's not the industry standard, but it is a very powerful, free tool with a lot of the same functionality as Photoshop.

Rob Brink
Rob Brink
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You could always download the free 30 day trial of photoshop if needed

I've used paint before to use a generic repeating background. You can use any image editing software just note that paint isn't as powerful as Photoshop.

If you want something like Photoshop and don't have the cash to shell out I would recommend gimp found here http://www.gimp.org/.

I works almost the same but most designers from what I can tell still prefer PS.

Do I have to download it?

I don't want to download anything if possible. Is there a way to search my computer for editors?

You would have to download Photoshop if you were going to use it. In fact, most software you want to use you are going to have to download. I'm not sure why you have an aversion to downloading, but it's going to be necessary for you. I promise you that.

You can use GIMP and it is free as it is open source, but if you want to work with a more robust and intuitive program there is still nothing like Photo Shop; you can pay for it monthly or even for a whole year through Adobe vs. shelling out a great deal of money at once.

Ok, Thanks guys, I'll use one of those.