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

Pixelmator is a layer-based image editor. You can quickly create layers from your photos, other pictures, from selections, or even your iSight. Yes, Pixelmator can add a layer to your composition directly from your Mac's little camera. Not only can you link and arrange added layers, but Pixelmator also allows you to blend layers, change their opacity, create clipping masks, or even add layer masks to hide some portions of a layer.

What's New

Version 3.2:
  • All-new Repair Tool: Redeveloped from the inside out, the new Repair Tool is built on breakthrough technology that enables removing unwanted objects or image imperfections with an unsurpassed level of quality and precision.
  • 16-bits per channel support: 16-bits per channel support offers the flexibility to make color adjustments that go to extreme lengths while keeping the more...

Requirements

  • OS X 10.9.1 or later

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If I had no Mac I would buy one just to use Pixelmator.

I'm kidding but there is truth in my statement. Never in my life I used such and easy to use but powerful image editor.

Image editing tools are often overcrowded more...

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Cornelius.a.h Member IconReview+37
Cornelius.a.h
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This app is wonderful, i love it, photoshop is great but too much for me, i just need simple editing, and this app is much faster than photoshop, you can't go wrong with this app, at this price.

It's worth every penny.

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Version 3.2
Pacmanen Member IconReview+29
Pacmanen
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Great as always and is update to 3.2 now :-)

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Version 3.1
Glidagida Member IconReview+7
Glidagida
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Don't like the new UI in 3.1.

What was simple now is "ordered" what was intuitive has now become structured.

The'Effects' palate now becomes the centre of my operations and gives rise to a series of very dark/black tool options which are way too small and very hard to read. I agree with the comment about it 'Looking trendy' but it soon wears thin, especially on my laptop where the icons are tiny/unreadable.

Have to agree with the comments re stability too, have several crashes per day.

Conclusion: Despite the enticing advertising the older version was better.

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Version 3.1
1goncat Member IconReview+4
1goncat
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Q: Why would anyone drop a wad on limited imaging software when there is an incredible pro-level open-source imaging app like Gimp that does everything you could possibly imagine - all for FREE?

A: Not everyone is an artist willing to spend hours learning to use a pro-level program like Gimp.

For kids, beginners or dabblers who just want something easy & quick to retouch photos or diddle around with web images, Pixelmator is an OK app. It has a Windoze-looking all black interface that looks cool at first but causes eye-strain after awhile. It does a lot of flashy FX & doodly stuff like shapes, so if you're into putting flowers & hearts & stars all over your photos, Pixelmator is for you. However, it has had stability problems in the past & won't run on anything but Mavericks, which is still a problematic OS that your favorite software may no longer run on.

If you want something more advanced & reliable, there's Acorn, which is just as easy to use but geared more to serious imaging. Acorn has a more user-friendly Mac interface that may be less sexy, but is more functional & intuitive, with a large array of useful tools designed for efficient image editing. Plus, it uses Python plugins, giving it more professional options. And Acorn is rock-stable. I've tried them both, & Acorn has never crashed on me yet. Acorn is more spendy & it isn't perfect, but it's easy to use & does a lot.

But compared to Gimp, both of these are kids toys with basic, limited features & toolsets. Gimp used to be a Windoze app with a reputation for being unwieldy & hard to use, but the new version, GimpShop 2.8.2 for Macs, runs native on Macs & is much easier to learn & use. It has a clean, dark grey interface that is infinitely customizable & comes preloaded with tons of incredible filters, brushes & plugins, with hundreds more available free online. It even uses Photoshop plugins.

Anyone willing to spend an hour or two can master the basics, opening the door to the magical world of unlimited creativity. There is almost nothing you can't do with Gimp. Anything you can imagine you can create. And since it's open-source, it's all completely free. So even if you don't like it, you aren't out any $. It also comes with a great user guide & there are many tutorials online.

I almost bought Acorn a while back, but decided to invest some time rather than $ giving GimpShop a try. It seemed a bit daunting at first, but in no time I had the basics down, and since then I've learned how to do things I never dreamt I could do.

Gimp is challenging at first, but it is also fun & fascinating. I'm still learning, and the more I learn, the more fun & fascinating it becomes..

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Version 3.1
sjk
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> Gimp used to be a Windoze app …

It originated on UNIX:

GIMP - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GIMP#History

Lightning Member IconComment+19
Lightning
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MacUpdate says: "REQUIREMENTS
Intel, 64-bit processor
OS X 10.8.5 or later"
But it looks as though you need Mavericks.
Am I missing something?
Thanks.

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Version 3.1
MacUpdate-Nick
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It seems that the version in the Mac App Store requires OS X 10.8.5, whereas the version available via the Download link requires OS X 10.9, as per their website. Our listing has been updated to reflect the website's version requirement to be on the safe side.

Cgc Member IconComment+511
Cgc
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Pixelmator was fantastic, but why did the system requirements go to 10.8.5? My 1,1 MacPro no longer can run Pixelmator due to Apple's oversight. Thanks but I guess I'm off to GIMP.

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Version 3.1
Shooters
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Because the devs are making use of new technology, so should you. I mean, are you still using DOS?
Now, I am not saying you have to update your hardware every 2-3 year but please let software devs make progress with new technology and not looking backwards all the time to see if everybody is following. Ever read the Red Monkey books? Recommended reading stuff !

Pik80
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Just to add to Shooter's comment it also slows the developer down when they have to support multiple OSes. Adobe's competitors need to get updates out very quickly so their products can better compete.

Satcomer Member IconReview+64
Satcomer
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The 3.1 Update is GREAT! Thank you for such a great application to wean us away from the traditional application subscription.

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Version 3.1
Baccaroeja Member IconReview+18
Baccaroeja
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Hear hear ! The best got even better!
Thank you for this magnificent app.

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Version 3.1
Tommy_Gun Member IconReview+52
Tommy_Gun
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Pixelmator should be on every OS X installment. Plain easy and powerful image (and vector) editor.

Highly recommended.

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Version 3.0
D9
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Yes, agree!

You wonder if Apple shouldn't "buy" these guys out before Adobe does and shuts it down like they did w/ Freehand and GoLive.

Pik80
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@D9 I thought about that too but look how slowly Apple has been moving with apps like Aperture. I hope these competing graphics companies just say small. I only merge I might be open to is a small company merging with another small company.

jovanmac Member IconReview+3
jovanmac
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Fantastic pixel editor with basic vector support. Excellent value

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Version 3.0
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Krindy
Version 3.2
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Spike-James
Version 3.2
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Vanish
Version 3.2
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Pacmanen
Version 3.2
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Pedro-Fardilha
Version 3.2
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Baccaroeja
Version 3.1
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Version 3.1
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Version 3.1
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Version 3.1
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Version 3.1
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Downloads 211,007
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Date 23 May 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price $29.99
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