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| Tango 2 3 Ditto ||22 Nov 2011 6:41 a.m. PST|
I've just tried to install my tried, true, and tested (and about 10+ years old) CorelDraw Graphics Suite 12 and failed my saving throw on Windows 7. A quick internet search shows CD 12 does not work with Vista/Win 7 (last o/s I had was Win XP).
can anyone make a recommendation of any free drawing software that might do the same sort of stuff I've used Corel PhotoPaint for which is:
* Resizing with our withour anti-aliaising
* Gamma correction
* Colour correction
* Creation of gifs, including animated gifs
* Masking in various shapes, including freehand
* Masking by colour selection
Those are the main things I do when massaging photos for my web sie down to a manageable file size (less that 150 kb) instead of just posting ridicuouslky huge 2 meg images.
Thanks very much in advance for any suggestions,
|Jay Arnold ||22 Nov 2011 7:03 a.m. PST|
|Henrix||22 Nov 2011 7:05 a.m. PST|
GIMP is free and very good, and can do just about anything.
|altfritz ||22 Nov 2011 7:14 a.m. PST|
Graphic Workshop and GIF Construction Set both offer free "evaluation versions" – not sure how limited they are.
I should add: GIMP does have a good rep though.
|coryfromMissoula ||22 Nov 2011 9:05 a.m. PST|
Far be it for me to discourage anyone trying to stay up to date, but C12 will run in Windows 7 using compatability mode. I had to do that to pull info from some old files.
|goragrad||22 Nov 2011 10:47 a.m. PST|
|Mainly28s||22 Nov 2011 1:51 p.m. PST|
| Tango 2 3 Ditto ||22 Nov 2011 2:13 p.m. PST|
I'm going to look at GMIP and porobably Gnome too, but Cory, what did you do? I tried comnpatibility mode as per
But these didn't work – I did not try the regedit approach.
|SpaceCudet ||23 Nov 2011 4:15 a.m. PST|
If compatibility mode doesn't work you could use a virtual machine. Virtual PC has a seamless mode so you don't even have to launch the virtual system first.