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Red Pill is simple yet powerful image editing. A dozen useful tools. Handles big images. As fast as Photoshop...
  • tools like magic wand, paint brush, paint bucket, clone stamp ...
  • smart fill (similar to content-aware fill, a major feature of PS CS5)
  • transform, adjust filter
  • paste into command, float/anchor selection
  • unlimited undo
  • resize, rotate, flip image
  • quick save command, file manager
  • batch processing
This piece of software is published as NAGWARE [A nag dialog box does appear after 7 application launches, not before!]

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What's New

Version 1.0.5:
  • [New] live preview for type tool
  • [Fix] problem with first undo (when image opened by drag&drop on the app icon) fixed


Mac OS X 10.5 or later

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Drdul Member IconComment+448

I thought I'd give this a try as a quick alternative to Photoshop, but to my amazement I discovered that it won't open PNG files.

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Version 1.0b1
Jakob Weick (Developer)

This issue has been fixed with 1.0b2. Now Red Pill opens tiff, jpg, png and psd.

Maclover1.1 Member IconComment+740

"Not a fool" but obviously a true a*hole. Keep your frustrated self for the big Corporate World dimwit ! Instead of attacking a little developer with your complete nonsense !

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Version 1.0
Legal Eagle Member IconComment+85
Legal Eagle

This silly product is for Snow-Leopard only. Too bad if one hasn't chosen to upgrade from Leopard as yet.

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Version 1.0

Did you even bother to read the system requirements or go to their site? It says "Requires at least Mac OS X 10.5." which I believe is Leopard.

Legal Eagle

You aren't too smart are you, Hussain ? I am well aware of the fact that Mac OSX 10.5 is Leopard. My operating system is, in fact, Mac OSX 10.5.8, which is Leopard - but NOT Snow Leopard. The point I was making - which obviously escaped you totally - is that Red Pill does NOT work with Leopard, despite what its developer may state. When downloaded, installed and launched, Red Pill refuses to launch and an error message appears stating that it only works with Snow Leopard.

Jakob Weick (Developer)

Sorry for the inconvenience. Now Red Pill should work with Leopard.

Legal Eagle

NO !! Red Pill Still does NOT work at all on my version of Leopard. On the contrary, when I double-click on the application icon absolutely NOTHING whatsoever happens. It does not launch, does not give any error message, does not bounce in the dock even !! Just sits there idly and contemplates its navel.


Eagle, you are truly a jerk. Try to make more constructive (and less personal) comments next time.

Uranium Dragon Member IconComment+12
Uranium Dragon

Thought I was going to see a new version of the 64-bit Matrix screen saver.

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Version 1.0 dev 04
mullin Member IconComment+7

I downloaded Red Pill, but I can't open it at all, I have iMac G5 on OS X,
All it does, is it bounce on the dock,

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Version 1.0 dev 03

Im having the same issue. help?

harry macbeth Member IconComment+55
harry macbeth

I think that this developer is onto something important here: ten basic tools, and sliders for view zooming & brush size.
It seems that there are many image editors with lots of features, but VERY few with just the tools that folks like me (and other seniors, perhaps) with basic skills can use with speed and satisfaction.
The ability to preview the brush size (for instance in the clone tool) before selection will be a welcome feature at some point; but, though it's clearly still in development, I look forward to owning Red Pill when it's rolled out the factory doors.
Well done, Jakob; 5 stars for the great idea!

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Version 1.0pre

Where are the stars? :P


Just a note to remind you that there are also some basic editing tools in Preview, which is supplied with every Mac. They even work on Raw files.


I agree, why bother with crapwa... i mean nagware.

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Downloads 7,122
Version Downloads 709
License Shareware
Date 16 May 2011
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price $24.00
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