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Boost your creativity with Mac OS X apps: Ten of the best

Whether you are looking to create a 3D model, create a full-blown digital artwork or simply edit your photos, there are plenty of applications available for the Mac OS X operating system that will help boost your creativity. While some do require you to fork out quite a bit of money, there are others that cost considerably less and probably do just as good a job.

Rob Carney over on the website has taken a look at some of the creativity apps that are available for the Mac OS X operating system, and comprised a list of what he thinks are ten of the best. For example, if you are an iPhoto user who wants to upgrade to something a little more powerful, then Apple’s Aperture may be the ideal app for you, if you don’t mind paying out £45 that it!!

Aperture provides users with some top photo-management tools including the ability to manage images by Faces and Places, as well as the ability to upload and manage albums on MobileMe, Flickr and Facebook. If on the other hand you are looking to add some old-school effects to your photographs, then the Mac version of the CameraBag Desktop app, which costs just £8.99, might be for you.

The CameraBag Desktop application is simple to use: just open it up, load an image and begin applying the required effects (which include instant, silver, Helga and cross-processing). The CameraBag Desktop app will even enable you to combine the filters for more interesting effects. Another creativity app that is definitely worth considering is Autodesk’s SketchBook Pro.

SketchBook Pro — which is priced at £45 – not only comes with a beautifully designed interface, it also features various tools for creating full-blown digital artworks and sketching ideas. Meanwhile, Pixelmator (£35) is the ideal application for those of you that are looking to either create a digital painting from scratch or simply make adjustments to your digital photos.

How would you like to create your ideal room on your Apple Mac device? Well you can do exactly that with Belight Software’s Live Interior 3D Standard app, which will set you back £30. In fact, the application will allow you to sketch and plan the look every room in your home in 3D. All you have to do is enter the dimensions of the room, and start adding floor and wall coverings and furniture etc.

These are just a few of the apps listed. You can see what other apps are mentioned by visiting the website. Do you own an Apple Mac device? If you do, what creative apps do you use?

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Written by Tina Chubb

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