Photoshop has a tendency to be slow on most Macs, except on ones, say, 700+ Mhz. It is the best one to use, but if you are on an older Mac, you will need to find a shareware program or something that can perform well enough to use.
Hmm... one of the pix. members wrote a drawing program for mac (was it Vanilla? Can't remember)... maybe you should look into that.
I have a stupid stupid stupid G4 sitting here next to me at work, and the times that I touch photoshop on it, doesnt slow down or anything. But I would rather not use a mac period, any computer that makes you take 15 steps to eject a cd is stupid.
Post by Nemesis42 on Sept 22, 2003 15:35:26 GMT -5
Nah, I've used photoshop on Macs for around 6-7 years and P'shop has never been slow, and back then I was doing Videogame packaging with huge photographic files not tiny pixelart ones.
If P'shop is running slow on a Mac they you havent got the menmory configured propery.
Yeah, me too... Photoshop 7 runs too slow to pixel properly on my 500 Mhz. Photoshop 4, on the other hand, worked pretty well when my computer was 300 Mhz... so maybe it is either the memory, or the way things are handled in PS7?
IMO photoshop is the best option on what ever platform you use, but 'tis true that it runs slow on the mac. photoshop 6 on my 350 imac (with 128mb memory upgrade)seemed to lag for a split second when you left clicked on the canvas. photoshop 6 on my dual g4 will get a blank screen after about 3 seconds of holding the left button down, and will start jumping when moving large layers around.
Macs are great for doing somethings (excellent at video rendering) but pcs do tend to run most things faster.
anyway, i'm here to talk about graphics software for mac.. so..
to be honest i haven't used any of the free ones, and i'm not sure that there is any.. but you can download a trial of corel paint, and then purchase(ahem) a serial for it.....
I love photoshop for digital painting and photo editing but I really can't say it's the best pixeling program on every platform. It has a few problems, speed being one of them on any older computer mac or windows (like mine it makes everything lag). It's also just too much for pixeling, most of the tools aren't that useful. If you want to use photoshop for pixeling that's fine whatever your most comfortable is good but it just seems like overkill to me.