What is the best graphic design freeware/shareware for OS X?
August 18, 2006 12:22 PM Subscribe
My 19-year-old step-nephew is going back to community college to study graphic design this fall and he just saved up and bought his first Mac (a MacBook). What are the best shareware/freeware tools for OS X that he should get?
posted by persona non grata to computers & internet (23 answers total) 18 users marked this as a favorite
His mother is going to buy him the Adobe CS (essential for the curriculum) and I'd like to find other OS X tools that a new graphic designer could use and that might help to keep him enthused and creative. He has a digital camera as well. Being a Mac music nerd I can point him to loads of great OS X utilities but graphic design is outside of my purview and I am guessing there are some great tools out there. Any suggestions appreciated. And advice, too: I might just direct him to this thread.