Pixelmator. Many of you have probably heard of the product, but have you ever actually used it? Well if you have not, or are thinking of purchasing it, this article is certainly for you.
As you know Adobe Photoshop ranges in price from $600- $1000, depending on what version you use, and many people can not dish out that kind of cash for a single application. Although Photoshop is a mighty application, Pixelmator offers many of the same features and even some that are not included in Photoshop!
If you know the interface of Photoshop, you’ll pick up Pixelmator very quickly. It also offers an amazing interface, that any Mac user will love! Many of the tool options are identical to photoshop making working in Pixelmator easy for anygraphic designer. But for me, the one thing that distinguishes Pixelmator from Photoshop is its integration withQuartz Composer, the built in graphic effects program that comes standard on anyApple Computer. After using Pixelmator for a few months now, I have realized that Pixelmator is more aimed at creating art and graphics than editing photos. It includes many of the luxuries of Photoshop for $59! Although it will run you $59 USD, it is most certainly the best bang for your buck when it comes toimage editingand composing.
Thanks to the Pixelmator team for allowing me to review their product! www.pixelmator.com