Pixelmator

Share Save Pixelmator is an image-editing app for Mac that has a lot of fans. So why did the developers decide to move Pixelmator to the Mac App Store? In a blog posting on the Pixelmator site , they cite the following reasons quoted from the post:
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Pixelmator now $30, available exclusively on Mac App Store

I worked in technical support for a color printer manufacturer and we needed to use and learn Photoshop because our customers were using it to print to our printers.

Sometimes customers would send their files so we could troubleshoot them and figure out why they weren’t printing the way the customer expected. This type of troubleshooting required research, working with Adobe and a lot of trial and error. With all that experimenting I became pretty adept at using Photoshop. Over time there were other titles that came and went, like CorelDraw and Painter, but nothing ever seemed to hold a candle to Photoshop, but then I encountered a game changer.

Guy 1 Mark had been telling me about Pixelmator, how good it was and how he could do most things that he used to do with Photoshop but couldn’t afford to purchase a new copy.

While it took a little getting used to, I have to say Pixelmator is a very good substitute for Photoshop. If you don’t need to record macros aka Actions or work for print output CMYK , Pixelmator can do most things Photoshop can do — and often a lot better. I don’t keep a lot of apps open, and Photoshop is a memory hog.

I normally close Photoshop when I’m done with a particular task only to open it up later in the day. Launching it grew annoying. On the other hand, before I’m done clicking on the Pixelmator icon it’s ready, able and willing. Pixelmator makes Photoshop look like opening Pages versus Word. No comparison. Similar Workflow — I do a lot of resizing and cropping images for websites. Sometimes I’ll adjust the color or saturation. Pixelmator is just a champ at these tasks and others as well.

For instance, creating rounded corners is vastly superior to Photoshop’s 17 steps of using layered masks method. On the otherhand Adobe’s “bundling” aka bungling — the Creative Suite you see — and hundreds of dollars later I’m wondering where my hard drive space went and what I’m going to do with apps I have no need for.

What’s more, Pixelmator is available from the App Store and not some serial-number-verification-cross-check that Adobe makes you jump through on their website. Sometimes I wonder if it was easier to rent a movie from Blockbuster 14 pieces of ID or buy an upgrade from Adobe 15 proofs of purchase? Built for the Mac — 64bit, Aperture support, filters that use Core Image, and the list goes on.

Pixelmator is a Mac OS X product. It’s not a Windows version port or some melding of compromise to be on parity with another platform. Pixelmator is built completely unadulterated for OS X, for Mac people. I still use Photoshop for a few tasks, but it is maybe once or twice a week. I have no plan to upgrade — ever. In contrast, Pixelmator has been a great surprise on the Mac platform.

I can’t wait for the next version! Recent Articles.

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I worked in technical support for a color printer manufacturer and we needed to use and learn Photoshop because our customers were using it to print to our printers. Sometimes customers would send their files so we could troubleshoot them and figure out why they weren’t printing the way the customer expected. This type of troubleshooting required research, working with Adobe and a lot of trial and error. With all that experimenting I became pretty adept at using Photoshop.

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