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liam johnstonUsing Motion for editing/creating still images?
by on Dec 5, 2011 at 5:32:03 pm

Hey, I just have a brief question. I have final cut studio (an older version 2), which includes motion. I'd like to do a bit more photo editing and creation of images for web and video purposes, but I don't own photoshop. I wondered if it was possible to use motion for these purposes or if that's just crazy talk?

Thanks.


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Stephen SmithRe: Using Motion for editing/creating still images?
by on Dec 5, 2011 at 5:37:39 pm

Sure, I guess you could for the web....but you will be missing a bunch of tools that a program like Photoshop offers such as the clone tool and an amazing ability to compress jpeg's for the web.

Stephen Smith
Utah Video Productions

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liam johnstonRe: Using Motion for editing/creating still images?
by on Dec 6, 2011 at 12:14:15 pm

Thanks for that, Stephen. :)
Hope to get photoshop at some point. It's just pretty darned expensive!


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Marco FeilRe: Using Motion for editing/creating still images?
by on Dec 5, 2011 at 9:53:14 pm

while you can edit still images with Motion, I'd recommend using a real image editing application. I really like the new version of Pixelmator. It's just 30$ and there's a 30 day trial available at pixelmator.com. It even has content aware fill and vector tools now in version 2.
or you could try the open source apps Gimp http://www.gimp.org/ and MyPaint http://mypaint.intilinux.com/ if you don't want to spend money.


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liam johnstonRe: Using Motion for editing/creating still images?
by on Dec 6, 2011 at 12:15:30 pm

Thanks, Marco. Much appreciated! :)
Will take a look at Pixelmator.


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