Pixel
Pixel 1.0b8
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Image editor and photo retoucher.   Demo ($50.00)
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Pixel is an image editing, photo retouching and manipulating program available for many operating systems. It is available for Mac OS X,Windows, Linux, BeOS, Zeta, QNX, MorphOS, Solaris, and even old plain DOS, for both PowerPC and x86 architectures.

Pixel is not free software, if you like it and want to support its development, you may consider purchasing a copy. Licensing and prices are very fair, and include unlimited support.
What's New
Version 1.0b8:
  • This is a maintenance release fixing most common stability problems in color management, memory management, opening RAW, JPEG and PSD files..
  • Snow Leopard compatible
  • This one is a Universal Binary, but untested on PowerPC, therefore only Intel version is supported
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 or later



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Jack75 reviewed on 03 Jan 2010
On December 10th the developer wrote "This limited offer will also include new builds for Mac, Windows and Linux released this weekend" so for the 12-13th December right ?

We are in January 2010 and still nothing !

It shows well how serious this developer his ! He did exactly the same with the actual version b8 released in October 2009. It took him 2 years to release it knowing it was supposed to be available for Christmas 2007 !!!
So we can expect its released for the "next week-end" of December 10th in 2011 !

Seriously, if he has nothing to update or to release, why did he wrote this on his site ???

This application could have great potential, but actually is unstable, buggy and not really usable, not speaking about the interface not really in accordance with the Mac OS X standards.
It was also suposed to get compatibility with Adobe Photoshop plug-ins, but actually, nothing, GraphicConverter does have it, even if it not perfect, it is actually better than what Pixel gives !

If it was free, well we could try to understand, but since it is supposed to be a paying software, with absolutely NO support from its developer, save your time, your time, and go to something else, you have the choice with Pixelmator, PhotoLine, Acorn ...
[Version 1.0b8]


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Handycam commented on 01 Aug 2008
Stay away from this one.

Development has ceased. No new updates in a year or so. No news. Check out the forums on the web site, filled with irate users.

It doesn't matter what else you choose, but not this app.
[Version 1.0b7B699]


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arglborps commented on 25 Nov 2007
Since I only have an older PPC model on which the application just crashes, I couldn't test it properly for a long while.

I now tested it on an intel Mac and while I think this app is very promising and will probably be sued to oblivion by Adobe, because it is almost a 1:1 copy of Photoshop, I have my problems with it being so completely alien to OS X that I can't use it in its current state.

I might as well us GIMPshop, because that's a free graphics editor that also feels somewhat like Photoshop but doesn't feel like an OS X app either.

If you want to win over the Mac crowd make this an app that looks and feels like a good OS X citizen otherwise you won't have much luck on this platform.
[Version 1.0b7B699]


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hced commented on 16 Jan 2007
While this all sounded like a promising application, I found it to be *way* too complicated for me to install a trial version and run it. In fact, I gave up, as it demand that I install a lot of extras that doesn't even exist. (The Darwinports thingy wasn't there on the aforementioned link.)

While being temped to rate this according to my (short) experience with this program, I would find it pointless to rate something which leaves me left with a visual impression ranging from non-existent to none... except for an application icon.

Please make this a MAC application :)

As an aside (the product probably doesn't deserve it, but) it *does* look very promising and all, yet alas the hassles of getting it to *work* would surely leave any inquirer stuck in the door, so to speak.

I'm sorry for my scepticism. And I'd be happy to deny my current opinion, should I evaluate a smoother revision sometime in the future.
[Version 1.0b6B560]


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M-Rick reviewed on 21 Dec 2006
For me it is very stable on my both PPC and Intel Macs.
Intel demo supports PNG, both demo versions will be updated soon.

The developper told me also it will be more integrated in Mac OS X for next releases, not done yet because it is cross platform, and Mac needs a special development for that, but planed anyway.

missing localization.

At this price, it is a better software than photoshop elements or GIMP, and accessible. i think some comments should remain reasonable compared to the price and the available functions and the ease of use.

Wait for the Mac OS X desktop integration and we will see.

"
new versions for MacOSX, both PPC and Intel can open/save PNG files.
These are available for customers for now, but new demo version should
be available shortly.

I'm planning to add native Menubar for MacOSX, but since you know Pixel
is cross-platform this is another difference I have to handle on Mac.

There is a preview when you open files, simply expand the File open
dialog by clicking on "
[Version 1.0b6B560]


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domarc reviewed on 22 Oct 2006
Launches on my Intel iMac and that is it. Very unstable, had to force quit, and resizing the window makes it crash.

Should not be available for download yet.
[Version 1.0b6B560]


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Anonymous reviewed on 06 Sep 2005
Just Dwl'ed .. and..
It Doesn't even launch on my machine..
[Version 1.0rc4b470]

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Anonymous commented on 06 Sep 2005
Just installed required libraries and it works.
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PAC_ commented on 13 May 2005
I got ripped once when I bought a BeOS "beta" of Pixel32 and it took forever to get released. I asked for a refund, which the author rudely denied. I sure am not buying it again for Mac OS X.
[Version 1.0rc3b445]

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Anonymous commented on 18 May 2005
Ripped? You don't have to buy it again, license covers all versions for all platforms at once.
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Anonymous commented on 28 Jul 2005
You don't have to buy it again, just contact him and he will give you your license...
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Anonymous reviewed on 11 May 2005
I'm still amazed that after all this time (and with all the goodies in Quartz) that there isn't a native cocoa pixel editor with a similar feature set.
[Version 1.0rc3b445]

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Anonymous commented on 06 Sep 2005
There's Pixen...but it's not really for photo retouching. It's more for icons and game sprite editing.
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arglborps replied on 22 Oct 2006
ChocoFlop (http://www.chocoflop.com/) is getting there. Give it another year and it'll kick ass.
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Version Downloads:2,015
Type:Multimedia Design : Image Editing
License:Demo
Date:24 Oct 2009
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
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Pixel is an image editing, photo retouching and manipulating program available for many operating systems. It is available for Mac OS X,Windows, Linux, BeOS, Zeta, QNX, MorphOS, Solaris, and even old plain DOS, for both PowerPC and x86 architectures.

Pixel is not free software, if you like it and want to support its development, you may consider purchasing a copy. Licensing and prices are very fair, and include unlimited support.


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