Image editing at a reasonable cost

This week's Download Dispatch for Mac includes Pixelmator, TotalFinder, and Clan Lord. Get all the latest Mac software news and updates in the Download Dispatch for Mac.

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's layout is much like Adobe Photoshop with separate toolbars offering standard selector and paintbrush-type tools, a color picker, a layer manager, and a brush picker with large array of options. If you don't need the more advanced features and filters of Adobe Photoshop, Pixelmator is an affordable and easy-to-use alternative. Version 2.0 adds a laundry list of new features including a new look, several new tools, and new brush and gradient editors.

Also this week, we have the latest version of TotalFinder, the app that adds tabs to the Finder and lets you view the Finder in dual-pane mode for easy file transfer. Our game this week is Clan Lord, the old-school fantasy online RPG that's not up to today's standards for graphics, but offers tons of fun and challenging gameplay.

Don't forget to check out this week's iOS app collection: Adding image effects on iOS.

About Jason Parker

Jason Parker has been at CNET for more than 13 years. He is the Senior Editor in charge iOS software and has become an expert reviewer of the software that runs on each new Apple device. He now spends most of his time covering Apple iOS releases and third-party apps.

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