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Pixelmator for Mac

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Average User Rating:
out of 25 votes

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  • Date Added:
    Nov. 22, 2011
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $59.00 to buy (Buy it now)
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  • Product ranking:
    #14 in Photo Editors

Editors' Review


If you're looking for a full-featured image editor at a relatively low price, Pixelmator fills the bill nicely. Sporting a smooth Mac-friendly interface, Pixelmator offers a layout much like Adobe Photoshop with separate toolbars offering standard selector and paint brush type tools, a color-picker, a layer manager, and a brush picker with large array of options, from "follow direction" to multiple jitter settings. Pixelmator also has support for Adobe Photoshop brushes.

Also like Photoshop, Pixelmator comes with all the image manipulation tools you might need for adjusting color, saturation, brightness and contrast, and many more. If you want to add effects to your images, you can pick from several different common filters like distortion, blur, sharpen, halftone, and stylize, along with more esoteric filters like clouds and noise. Essentially, Pixelmator gives you a lot of the same tools, effects, filters, and capabilities (like save for Web and trim) that you would find in Photoshop, though you won't find many of Photoshop's more advanced tools.

Perhaps the biggest difference most users with above average image editing needs will notice is Pixelmator's price ($59). It's important to note the demo version watermarks all your images, but once you see the amount of features this app has, you probably won't mind paying for all that functionality.

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4 stars

"Good Alternative to Photoshop"

December 19, 2011  |  By straittalker77

 |  Version: Pixelmator 2.0.1


Much less expensive than photoshop. Sufficient photo-editing software. Has most of the basic features. Fast and clean UI.


Crashes from time to time. Wish it could do vector art.


Pixelmator may not have everything that PhotoshopCS5 has, but it's still a great editing application, nonetheless. It has most of the essential features like layers, masks, paths, filter effects, etc. It's fast, simple, and has a clean user interface that is easy to navigate. It works best for small projects, but you may have a tougher time when it comes to large projects. Overall it's a pretty good alternative to Photoshop.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.0.1
  • German, French, and Japanese languages added
  • Better text line height control added
  • Ability to use the Esc key on your keyboard to exit full screen
  • Shape palette settings are now inactive when not required
  • Ability to paste very large portions of text
  • Grouped tools menu now works correctly when used near the border of the screen
  • Document path and name changes in Finder are now immediately updated in the app
  • Shape layer thumbnail now looks better in all instances
  • Minor improvements added to Versions support
  • Minor user interface improvements added
  • PSD compatibility improvements added
  • A bug that caused the brushes palette to revert to the Abstract collection
  • A bug that sometimes caused the Move Tool Auto Select feature to turn on automatically
  • A bug that sometimes disabled the Revert Document command
  • A bug that sometimes caused the Aperture library not to show up in the Photo Browser
  • A bug that sometimes caused palettes to hide
  • A bug that sometimes caused the chosen tool not to show up in the Tools palette
  • A crash that sometimes occurred in Versions browsing mode
  • A crash that sometimes occurred when opening certain PSD documents
  • A crash that sometimes occurred when using the Export for Web command
  • A crash that sometimes occurred when using the Healing Tool
  • A crash that sometimes occurred when using the Export sheet
  • A crash that sometimes occurred when reverting documents
  • A crash that occurred when opening the Acknowledgments window for the second time in a row
  • A crash that sometimes occurred when duplicating text layers
  • A crash that occurred when applying the Healing tool in a hidden layer
Publisher Pixelmator Team
Publisher web site http://www.pixelmator.com
Release Date November 22, 2011
Date Added November 22, 2011
Version 2.0.1
Category Digital Photo Software
Subcategory Photo Editors
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.6/10.7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 45.21MB
File Name Pixelmator.zip
Total Downloads 85,135
Downloads Last Week 66
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $59

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