Sumo Paint Editor Spartanburg SC

Let’s say you’ve used Photoshop before but you can’t afford your own copy. You should feel right at home with Sumo Paint in Spartanburg, as many of its tools and palettes work like Photoshop’s. A couple of caveats: some tools aren’t available, and some aren’t as in-depth. You can create a new document or open files from your Mac, a Web page, or your Sumo account (you’ll need one to save layered images); the app displays within your Web browser, letting you work and save projects much like you would on your own desktop.

The Home Depot
(864)574-2922
121 Dorman Center Drive
Spartanburg, SC
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

Lowe's
(864) 216-4934
120 East Blackstock Road
Spartanburg, SC
Hours
M-SA 6 am - 10 pm
SU 8 am - 8 pm

LOWE'S OF SPARTANBURG, S. C.
864 576-7744
100 PEACHWOOD CENTRE DR SPARTANBURG, SC, 29301
Spartanburg, SC
 
Blue Eagle Equipment
864-583-0700
350 TNS Road Spartanburg, SC, 29303
Spartanburg, SC
 
Ace Hardware
(864) 578-7008
3433 Boiling Springs Road
Spartanburg, SC
 
The Home Depot
(864)579-0382
2300 E Main Street
Spartanburg, SC
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Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

Westgate Mall
(864) 587-5300
205 W Blackstock Rd Ste C
Spartanburg, SC
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Tue:10-21
Wed:10-21
Thu:10-21
Fri:10-21
Sat:9-21
Sun:12-18
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Tue:10-21
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Fastenal- Spartanburg
864-948-9600
67 Dexter Rd Spartanburg, SC, 29303
Spartanburg, SC
 
Lowe's
(864) 573-2771
170 Rainbow Lake Road
Boiling Springs, SC
Hours
M-SA 7 am - 9 pm
SU 9 am - 7 pm

LOWE'S OF BOILING SPRINGS, SC
864 573-2771
170 RAINBOW LAKE ROAD BOILING SPRINGS, SC, 29316
Boiling Springs, SC
 

Sumo Paint Editor

by Kris Fong , Macworld.com

[Editor’s note: The following review is part of Macworld’s GemFest 2009 series. Every day until the end of June 2009, the Macworld staff will use the Mac Gems blog to briefly cover a favorite free or low-cost program. Visit the Mac Gems homepage for a list of past Mac Gems.]

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You could pay $700 for a professional image-editing program like Photoshop ( ), but if you’re not a photo or graphics pro, it would likely be overkill. Check out Sumo Paint , a free Web-based, Photoshop-inspired image editor and creator that offers many similar graphics-editing tools and inspiring paint tools, first.

Let’s say you’ve used Photoshop before but you can’t afford your own copy. You should feel right at home with Sumo Paint, as many of its tools and palettes work like Photoshop’s. A couple of caveats: some tools aren’t available, and some aren’t as in-depth. You can create a new document or open files from your Mac, a Web page, or your Sumo account (you’ll need one to save layered images); the app displays within your Web browser, letting you work and save projects much like you would on your own desktop. Any connection speed and browser that supports at least Flash 9 should work.

For image editing, Sumo Paint offers many Photoshop standbys, including layer support, image adjustment tools (levels, color balance, and so on), blending options, layer effects (such as shadows, glows, and bevels), filters (including distortion effects, sharpening, and blur), a magic wand, and tools to transform and rotate layers, lasso selections, clone sections, draw, paint, add text, and more.


Sumo Paint is a Web-based program with a Photoshop-like interface. And it's free.

Sumo Paint is also a gifted graphics and painting app, packing in some interesting shape tools, cool brushes (the basics, plus fun stuff—like 3-D brushes and animated ones), and a Symmetry feature that makes designing elements easy. Explore the Gravity option for some intriguing effects. There’s also a nifty Curve tool, which works something like a simplified Pen tool, helping you shape rounded objects and corners more easily.

Sumo Paint isn’t perfect: it works only with JPEGs, PNGs, and GIFs and saves only in JPEG or PNG format. I experienced some quirkiness with certain tools and layers, and the Text tool won’t let you edit copy once you lay it down. That said, Sumo Paint is a great free option for fixing photos, designing graphics, and painting, and I’m having a lot of fun with it.

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[Kris Fong is a freelance writer.]

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