Pixelmator

Version: 3.1 || Release Date: 2014-01-25 || License: Commercial with demo ($14.99) Developer: Pixelmator Team Ltd | App Owner: cyb3rk1ll

The beautifully designed, easy-to-use, fast and powerful image editor for Mac OS X has everything you need to create, edit and enhance your images.

  • Interface designed for work with images
  • Layers-based image editing
  • Use over 20 tools for selecting, crop, painting, retouching, typing, measuring and navigation
  • Use over 15 color correction tools
  • Use over 130 filters
  • Adjust image size and resolution
  • Transform images, layers or selections using transform tools
  • Fill and Stroke images, layers or selections
  • Photo Browser offers quick access to iPhoto Library, events, albums, Smart Albums and Pictures folder
  • Use your iSight camera to add pictures to your compositions
  • Includes Automator actions for converting, resizing, enhancing and adding special effects to images
  • Image processing is powered by Core Image and Open GL

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32 Opinions

Beautiful? You bet! Useful? Sort of. It definitely has a ton of potential... but for now, it's all hype that's leading this app in the popularity ratings. Remember, this is JUST MY OPINION!

Really like it. As a complete photo editing noob, I found it really easy to use. The controls are all really intuitive (in my opinion) and the UI is gorgeous. I'll be buying it in the upcoming MacHeist bundle.

What can I say. Looks pretty. Bought it as part of the Mac Food offer. I use Photoshop for the bulk of my bitmap work and ChocoFlop for the simple quick launch stuff (need a screengrab as a png?). I was expecting Pixelmator to sit somewhere between the two.

I've tried to use it for two tasks. Task 1: Take a screen grab from swf and output a gif. What, no optimization controls? This file has a max size limit specified by the Media Buyer. Task 2: Take a bunch of logos trim them off their backgrounds. What, no access to channels? This would be quicker (and cleaner) in Photoshop even with the hassle of waiting for it to open. On both occasions I had to return to Photoshop. Both of these tasks are also doable in Gimp.

This image editor should have a great future if more attention is placed on the basics, it's already got heaps going on in the special effect department.

Coming from Photoshop, it felt a bit clunky. GUI is nice and all, and my girlfriend freaked out when she first saw it, but other than that it might be better to charge something like $40. I don't see how basically GIMP with a pretty border could be $59.

This is the most overhyped underdelivering app in quite a while. The usability is abhorrent, the GUI is flashy but has no substance and the functionality isn't much better than any other editor in the same price range.

It's basically trying to clone the Photoshop UI 1:1 (that old beast), but leaves out the few essential parts where it would really make sense (keybaord shortcuts, selection tools, type tools). It touts itself as using all the OS X buzzword technology, but how come that it cannot apply all the nice effects in a non-destructive way. Many free editors can do that favourably.

It completely useless for image creation it lacks shape/vector tools. So this is an editor fro brushing up images applying effects distructively and apart from the eye candy that looks somewhat "leopardy" I still don't see where this application makes really great use of all the cool OS X core technology it is supposedly using as the developer touts.

Bought it. It still has a few features missing, but the design is superb, it's much more intuitive than PS (which I will now be able to avoid for 90% of my image jobs) and I suspect the stuff people are missing will be coming in with the next releases.

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techmate, 7 years ago (score: 2)

Purchased it as soon as it was released. Very pleased, easy to use and has the features I think most users want. A viable option for people who dont need everything photoshop has to offer and dont need the hefty price tag

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avocade, 7 years ago (score: 1)

Feels quite solid. Slick UI. Congrats on delivering, guys!

I can't wait to have it. Missed out on the beta.

This is a great application. I was lucky enough to get into the privat beta, and can say wholeheartedly that its a great, solid, easy-to-use, powerful image editor. I tried it next to Acorn, and eagerly await the final release of Pixelmator. Finally, image editing for the rest of us!

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