Pixelmator - Has Photoshop found its match in OSX?

Discussion in 'OS X and OS X Apps' started by piedad, Aug 17, 2007.

  1. piedad

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    Thanks for sharing...

    Will be bookmarking this site.
     
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    wow this is great.. anyone knows when will this be released? i read somewhere that the retail price once released is $59.. and i think it's much affordable than photoshop cs3.
     
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    whoa! thanks for sharing! this is really something to look forward to.. i wonder how much disk space this will take up..
     
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    In the meantime, I suggest trying out ChocoFlop. Which has been around for quite some time :) ChocoFlop is "CoreImage-based, realtime, non-destructive, high dynamic range Image and Photo Editing Application for Mac OS X "
     
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    Been following these "photoshop replacements" while CS3 was not out yet. Now that PS CS3 is out, I find myself not being able to live without it. I've tried PhotoLine32, Chocoflop, ArtRage2 (which I bought to do some painter-like scribbling, Painter is too bloated at it's current state trying to rival PS as well) and a few others like Gimp as well.

    The problem with the other image editing softwares that try to rival PS is not in the features they have, actually most of them do have unique features that are not available in PS. But there are areas that they never mention:

    1). Market deployment: something that I wouldn't blame on the developers but how are we able to output prints when non of the output centers support properly calibrated outputs from these softwares? Not to mention that some even haven't heard of them and won't be able to open files created by these softwares.

    2). Image / rendition quality. I've had problems with Gimp and PhotoLine antialiasing as well as image ouput quality. Some of these softwares just totally miss this area and even though selling themselves as being able to compete with PS when it comes to the features and compositing methods... they NEVER say anything about the quality of the end results and I do find them lacking in this area in some cases.

    Just my 2 cents... hopefully Pixelmator will truly be a PS competitor that is lightweight, fun to use and generates better quality than PS as it matures. But at this moment, PS is still hard to beat for production purposes.
     
  8. hannibal

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    am trying out the beta (1.0) now and all it takes is 66MB space. so light, yet so fast, and the usual photo editing tasks that i have are zippier than CS2. i hope the final release version gets even better than CS3.
     
  9. hannibal

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    i also love its interface and the way it blends with OS X:

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    I'm trying PixelMator too... its desktop is a perfect visual match for Aperture. However, It doesn't have a few PP commands that I am trying to learn like, Apply Image, Smart Blur (select edge only) and certain others. I tried doing an Orton Effect on a photograph and the result wasn't the same as the one I obtained from PP.

    But I have high hopes for this app... it's a work in progress, the interface is simple and not so intimidating as PP circa CS3.
     
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    This does indeed look nice :)
     
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    Looks promising, probably more a match to GiMP, I believe, than to Photoshop? As cutiepanda mentioned, it should be able to meet output standards to meet Photoshop's industry standing, among other things. I'd like for it to be developed in that direction, esp since, according to the site (and the MUGgers' reviews), it appears to rely on resources inherent to OS X and does not require as much power as memory-and-resource-hog Photoshop. :p
     
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    Does it have custom brushes?
     
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    Final version of Pixelmator is now available!
     
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    wow, was any of you here beta users? how is Pixelmator?
     
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    downloading the trial na pala. I'll see for myself how good it is.
     
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    ahh thanks! thanks!
     
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    got an email about the software as well. just downloaded my trial. let's see.
     
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    Thanks for the heads-up, PatrickGaerlan! Been waiting for this. :)

    Hopefully, this will give me enough reason to forego Photoshop... I'm using the trial right now. So far so good!
     

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