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    Old 07-29-2011, 10:31 AM
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    Good Afternoon,

    I have used a free program called GIMP for many years to edit photos. It's a lot like Photoshop, however I recently discovered I could use it to design quilts, and also use the fabric swatches from the manufacturer's site to test my quilt layout.

    I thought I would create a tutorial to help others who might be interested in doing this, but didn't want to spend the money on Quilt Design Software.

    Anyway please feel free to try this out and see if my instruction make sense. :) And also let me know any changes, errors or instructions that might be unclear.

    ENJOY!

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    Old 07-29-2011, 10:40 AM
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    thanks,ni'll give it a try
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    Old 07-29-2011, 10:43 AM
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    Mike, that is awesome! you should put your name/member name on the pdf. thanks for the tut. I've downloaded Gimp but have not yet had time to play with it. I'll give it a try when i get back from vacation.
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    Old 07-29-2011, 10:50 AM
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    Thanks
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    Old 07-29-2011, 11:36 AM
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    Thank you very much :D:D:D
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    Old 07-29-2011, 11:40 AM
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    I have updated the instructions here with my name at the bottom. :)

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    Old 07-29-2011, 11:56 AM
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    any trick to make it MAC compatible?
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    Old 07-29-2011, 12:12 PM
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    Thanks for sharing this information. I can't wait to play with it!
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    Old 07-29-2011, 12:31 PM
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    Originally Posted by mommamac
    any trick to make it MAC compatible?
    I don't have a mac, but it appears that GIMP is also on the MAC OS X platform.

    It's located here: http://www.gimp.org/macintosh/

    I don't know if the instructions will differ greatly or be the same. If you want to try and let me know that would be great! ;)
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    Old 07-29-2011, 01:38 PM
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    Wooohoooo....thanks so much for taking the time to do this for us!
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