Tutorial - Ways to Edit Images on Mac
1. Free Image Editor for MacWhenever you edit your images or photos on Mac, Free Image Editor for Mac should be the first to come in your mind. For most of us, paying Adobe's high costs will get us an app that does more than we really need or care to do. Instead, Free Image Editor for Mac handles just about every image editing task you'd think to throw at it and for free totally.
Once launched Free Image Editor for Mac, a window will popped up for new image creation, there you can choose the width, height, resolution, etc. for the new image. To input the local image from your Mac, click "File - Open..."
and from the activated window, choose the image file you want to edit, then click
Step 1. Input Image
Step 2. Edit ImageAt the top of the program window, you will find a toolbox which contains 14 kinds of editing tools and you can reveal any tool's options by double-clicking on its button.
Selection tool: select any area using three possible shapes of a rectangle or an ellipse
Lasso tool: select an arbitrary shape
Color Selection tool: selects all pixels on a single layer that surround a given pixel and are within a given tolerance range
Position tool: adjust the position of a layer on the canvas or scale layers and floating selections – and to rotate floating selections
Zoom tool: zoom in on any part of the canvas
Pencil: draw squares on the current layer
Paintbrush: draw various brush strokes on the current layer
Paintbucket: flood an area of similar color with a single color or texture
Text tool: place a line of text anywhere on the current layer
Eraser: erase pixels from the current layer
Color Sampling tool: set the foreground color to that of a pixel or a group of pixels on the canvas
Gradient tool: create a gradual shift from the foreground color to the background color
Smudge tool: smudge part of the current layer using the current brush shape
Crop tool: adjust the boundaries of an image so that they match a particular rectangle
Additionally, at the left bottom of the program window, you are allowed to add a new layer to this document, permanently delete this layer and duplicate the currently selected layer. You can zoom out the document view, zoom to the default zoom level and zoom in on the document view.