[BNM] Programs for slicing graphics

Hazlitt Eastman hazlitt at manta9.com
Tue Mar 10 14:22:01 GMT 2015


Hey Panos :)

I use GIMP for processing my underwater photographs so I am sort of used to it,  it doesn’t seem to do quite such a good job with PSDs.  But then I just realised I don’t have the latest version so I must try it again.

Cheers

Haze





On 10/03/2015 14:16, "Paralakis Panagioti" <p.paralakis at gmail.com> wrote:

>Hi Haze!
>
>Have you tried Gimp? http://www.gimp.org/
>
>It is free, it is cross platform and it has a lot of plugins you can
>install. You might find it weird in the beginning but if you spend some
>time, you will find it easy to use. There are also a lot of tutorials
>online.
>
>I know that it is not photoshop, but it does its work.
>
>Best Regards,
>Panos
>
>
>
>
>Best Regards,
>Panagiotis Paralakis
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>2015-03-10 14:11 GMT+00:00 Hazlitt Eastman <hazlitt at manta9.com>:
>
>> Hi Listers,
>>
>> Thanks again for the suggestions.  I downloaded Acorn, Pixelmator and
>> Affinity and tested them on my Mac. I wanted to see which one most
>> accurately renders layered PSDs, gives me the ability to switch layers on
>> and off and slice graphics, especially transparent PNGs.
>>
>> They are all pretty good, but Affinity definitely stood out as best for
>> this job.  And at £39.99 it’s a bargain compared to what Adobe has to offer.
>>
>> Hazlitt
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> On 06/03/2015 16:50, "Rob Beattie" <rob.beattie at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> >People speak highly of this as well - https://affinity.serif.com/en-gb/
>> >
>> >Rob
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>> >On 6 March 2015 at 16:18, Alan Newman <alan at sensibledevelopment.com>
>> wrote:
>> >
>> >> PixelMater on OSX is good too.
>> >>
>> >> On 6 Mar 2015, at 16:17, Andrew Hancox wrote:
>> >>
>> >> > I use Acorn on OSX (cheap) and Paint.Net <http://paint.net/> on
>> Windows
>> >> (free).
>> >> > They cover all the bits of photoshop that I would know how to use...
>> >> >
>> >> >> On 6 Mar 2015, at 16:08, jbg at pvblic.co wrote:
>> >> >>
>> >> >> Scissors? ;-) - I think you can rent photoshop for 8.50 a month.
>> >> http://creative.adobe.com/plans
>> >> >>
>> >> >> Anything else will probably be inferior :-)
>> >> >>
>> >> >> Sent from my iPhone
>> >> >>
>> >> >>> On 6 Mar 2015, at 15:33, Hazlitt Eastman <hazlitt at manta9.com>
>> wrote:
>> >> >>>
>> >> >>> Hi List,
>> >> >>>
>> >> >>> For years I have used Adobe Fireworks to slice web graphics out of
>> PSD
>> >> files when doing front end development work.
>> >> >>>
>> >> >>> Last I read, Adobe are discontinuing Fireworks and I’d have to buy
>> >> Photoshop which is rather expensive if this is all I want to use it for.
>> >> >>>
>> >> >>> Is anyone else using any alternatives programs that are good for
>> this
>> >> task?
>> >> >>>
>> >> >>> Cheers
>> >> >>>
>> >> >>> Hazlitt
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