Pixelmator for Mac

Pixelmator for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.5
out of 24 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.1
  • Total Downloads:
    81,478
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 09, 2012
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $59.00 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    44.55MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    158
  • Platform:
    Mac
  • Product ranking:
    #14 in Photo Editors

Editors' Review

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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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User Reviews
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3 stars

"It's OK... for a cheap product"

September 02, 2012  |  By BettyBlueEyes

 |  Version: Pixelmator 2.1

Pros

Inexpensive, and sort of easy to figure out. It's good for snapshots. Some of the special effects are nice.

Cons

It crashes a lot. I like the apps I used on my PC a lot better, especially ACDSee. Unfortunately, ACDSee doesn't have a good Mac version. So I'm looking for something comparable. The tools are lousy in Pixelmator, especially "heal," "burn," and "dodge," which are essential! The text boxes don't have a professional look.

Summary

I got what I paid for. But I'm still looking. Maybe I'll bite the bullet and go with PhotoShop.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.1
  • Retina-Ready: Both Pixelmator's friendly user interface and its powerful image editing engine are now optimized for the Retina display.
  • iCloud: Built right into the app and keeps your Pixelmator work up to date across all your Macs.
  • Effects Browser: The best and the most fun way to browse: instantly preview and quickly apply special effects or add color adjustments to images.
  • New Effects: Use the new Vintage, Miniaturize, Black and White, Rain, and Snow effects.
  • Alignment Guides: Quickly position, align, and evenly distribute objects in your Pixelmator compositions with pinpoint accuracy.
  • OS X Mountain Lion Support: Pixelmator takes full advantage of all the latest and greatest technologies.
General
Publisher Pixelmator Team
Publisher web site http://www.pixelmator.com
Release Date August 09, 2012
Date Added August 09, 2012
Version 2.1
Category
Category Digital Photo Software
Subcategory Photo Editors
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.8, Mac OS X 10.7, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.6
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 44.55MB
File Name Pixelmator.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 81,478
Downloads Last Week 158
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $59

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