The GIMP (http://www.gimp.org) is one of the best-known open source image manipulation programs. You can get a build for Mac OS X from Fink (see Chapter 11). With the GIMP, you can create drawings, touch up photographs you've taken, convert images, and do much more.
You can even use the GIMP as iPhoto's default image editor. To do this, use the Script Editor ( /Applications/AppleScript ) to create the following AppleScript, and save it as an Application named /Applications/LaunchGIMP :
on open all_images repeat with image in all_images (* replace colons with slashes, prefix path with /Volumes *) do shell script "perl -e '$f=shift; $f =~ s/:/\//g; " & "print \"/Volumes/$f\";' \"" & image & "\"" set image to the result (* set the X11 DISPLAY variable, and launch gimp-remote *) do shell script "DISPLAY=:0.0; export DISPLAY; " & "/sw/bin/gimp-remote -n \"" & image & "\"" end repeat tell application "X11" to activate end open
Next , go to iPhoto's Preferences window (iPhoto Preferences, or -,) and follow these steps:
When you relaunch iPhoto, you will be able to use the GIMP as your image editing tool the next time you select an image file for editing.
There is a modified version of the GIMP, CinePaint (http://cinepaint. sourceforge .net/) that is designed to meet the needs of film professionals. It has been used in the Harry Potter movies, Scooby Doo , and other movies. CinePaint was originally known as Film GIMP, and an earlier version was available through Fink at the time of this writing. Check out the CinePaint web site for the latest version.