Top 15 Free Mac Apps for Graphic Designers

Top 15 Free Mac Apps for Graphic DesignersAbout the author: This guest article was written by Emma Best from Laptopical - a guide to the latest laptop reviews and laptop related news. You can also follow her on Twitter.

I've been using my MacBook Pro since a while now and I must say: I really love it. The most common app(s) that designers use has to be Adobe Photoshop (Or the full suite). The app(s) are great, but there is a downside: The price tag.GIMP the full Creative Suite starts at an stunning $1799. For many people this is just a little bit too much to "play around with".

Luckily, there are also many free applications out there that can do the same kind of job that Photoshop could do for you. This article rounds up the best 15 free Mac Programs for Graphic Designers.Seashore ore simple to use.

Keep your wallet in your pocket, since all these programs will cost you nothing.


The most popular of all free photo editing software, GIMP stands for GNU Image Manipulation Program, and is highly-supported and frequently updated. Comparative to Photoshop, users can perform basic tasks such as photo retouching, color correction, and image size, or more complicated tasks like image composition and creation.Inkspace terface for advance users, as well as plugins, extensions, and filters.


If you want GIMP, but don't have X11, then Seashore is the appropriate software for you. Based on GIMP, it has nearly all the settings and functions of the more advanced program without the higher requirements.


An excellent alternative to Adobe Illustrator and CorelDraw, Inkscape is a free vector graphics program supporting standard SVG format, as well as XML and CSS standards. This program can do everything you'll need in a vector graphics program - tracing, path operations, direct XML editing, etc. Import and export formats include all the common image types, including JPEG, PNG, and TIFF.

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What level of technicality do you require?

At the Mac store there is a Home and Garden design software package.
Google your Mac store and it will come up.
It is more for the hobbiest homeowner not for a professional.
You can try a free trial of Sketch up.
Even the freebie software is pretty technical and advanced - 3 D renderings.
For the professional - Vectorworks.
But quite honestly, some graph paper, an architects rulers and a pencil is all you need to communicate your plans. It has been and still has been done this way for centuries.

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