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Developer website: Pavel Kanzelsberger

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

Mac OS X 10.5 or later

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Jack75 Member IconReview+21
Jack75
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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 ...

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Version 1.0b8
Handycam Member IconComment+8
Handycam
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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.

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Version 1.0b7B699
arglborps Member IconComment+6
arglborps
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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.

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Version 1.0b7B699
hced Member IconComment+155
hced
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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.

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Version 1.0b6B560
M-Rick Member IconReview+30
M-Rick
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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 "

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Version 1.0b6B560
domarc Member IconReview-1
domarc
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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.

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Version 1.0b6B560
Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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Just Dwl'ed .. and.. It Doesn't even launch on my machine..

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Version 1.0rc4b470
Anonymous Member Icon
Anonymous
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Just installed required libraries and it works.

PAC_ Member IconComment+1
PAC_
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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.

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Version 1.0rc3b445
Anonymous Member Icon
Anonymous
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Ripped? You don't have to buy it again, license covers all versions for all platforms at once.

Anonymous Member Icon
Anonymous
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You don't have to buy it again, just contact him and he will give you your license...

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Anonymous
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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.

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Version 1.0rc3b445
Anonymous Member Icon
Anonymous
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There's Pixen...but it's not really for photo retouching. It's more for icons and game sprite editing.

arglborps
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ChocoFlop (http://www.chocoflop.com/) is getting there. Give it another year and it'll kick ass.

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Downloads 7,854
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License Demo
Date 24 Oct 2009
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price $50.00
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