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Old Nov 8, 2012, 06:41 PM   #26
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Awesome update, but im still wating for HDR editing. Still not Adobe free OSX (
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Old Nov 9, 2012, 02:31 AM   #27
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CMYK was one of the last big 'gotchas' for Pixelmator compared to PS. Granted, it doesn't do a lot of the 'high-end' stuff like video editing or HDR, but I've always thought that those were bloat added to PS anyway, especially video.

I haven't installed PS since my last system reinstall, and now I think PM may be all that I need.

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Try iDraw, it's in the Mac App Store, and looks a lot like Pixelmator. I've been using it to do vector tutorials from Vector tuts+. Doesn't have all the bells and whistles but is still viable, and wonderfully fluid.
iDraw doesn't have a demo version, does it? I've kinda been looking at that and Sketch to replace AI. Unfortunately, my major use for AI these days requires EPS/CMYK support.
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Old Nov 9, 2012, 03:22 AM   #28
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So we have Pixelmator for Photoshop and iDraw for Illustrator (Does iDraw do CMYK?) plus Coda/BBEdit for Dreamweaver.

Now somebody give me an alternative for InDesign that ISN'T Quark and I'll be seriously considering kicking all the buggy Adobe CS bloatware off my Mac!
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Old Nov 9, 2012, 06:38 AM   #29
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iDraw doesn't have a demo version, does it? I've kinda been looking at that and Sketch to replace AI. Unfortunately, my major use for AI these days requires EPS/CMYK support.
Here is the link to Indeeo's iDraw features:
http://www.indeeo.com/idraw/mac.html

You can import EPS files, iDraw has a CMYK palette; and no --doesn't look like they offer a Demo.
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Old Nov 9, 2012, 07:06 AM   #30
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CMYK-support: not bad

but wait... generic CMYK?

Well, hold on a second... Widely used as a printing standard color profile?

Ok. No replacement for PS.
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You can import EPS files
Thanks, but unfortunately it's EPS export that I need
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Old Nov 9, 2012, 07:31 AM   #32
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Has Hell suddenly frozen over?

The developers had said that CMYK just wasn't on their roadmap. They had no intention of supporting it at any time as far as I can recall.

This is seriously great news! It makes Pixelmator just about perfect for my needs now. Well done guys!
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Old Nov 9, 2012, 08:16 AM   #33
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I Will buy it, try it and if it really works. I will be happy to know that my days of paying thousands of dollars for CMYK export and image corrections are over. Thanx Pixelmator! (Thx God I didn't buy CS6 yet!)
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Old Nov 9, 2012, 08:41 AM   #34
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somebody give me an alternative for InDesign that ISN'T Quark and I'll be seriously considering kicking all the buggy Adobe CS bloatware off my Mac!
Swift Publisher. Seriously give it a try for free first.

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Old Nov 9, 2012, 11:10 AM   #36
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With lack of CMYK support, I have always viewed Pixelmator as eye candy, a graphic artist's toy. I bought. I launch it occasionally. But I use Photoshop. With this upgrade, Pixelmator has now become worthy of closer examination.

My next question is whether it recognizes embedded color profiles (like Adobe RGB-1998).
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Old Nov 9, 2012, 12:47 PM   #37
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plus Coda/BBEdit for Dreamweaver
And Flux 4. It's been receiving updates recently too, and I'm liking and using it more & more
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Old Nov 9, 2012, 12:48 PM   #38
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CMYK-support: not bad

but wait... generic CMYK?

Well, hold on a second... Widely used as a printing standard color profile?

Ok. No replacement for PS.
I didn't realise the CMYK support was limited to soft-proofing. You cannot set the colour space of the document
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Old Nov 9, 2012, 01:33 PM   #39
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So when is the iPad version of Pixelmator coming out?
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 01:01 AM   #40
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Still has that terrible black UI. Looks like a mod is in order
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Old Nov 11, 2012, 11:15 AM   #41
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Awesome! Just needs layer styles and then I'm super happy!
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Old Nov 11, 2012, 12:28 PM   #42
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Can I put in a request for panoramic photo stitching?
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Old Nov 11, 2012, 01:00 PM   #43
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really nice update!

Its getting there. It'd need full compatibility with PS layer effects and much better natural media support (and probably a few more things I can't think of) for me to be able to consider replacing PS with it.. But it's still very impressive!
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Old Nov 11, 2012, 06:58 PM   #44
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I've wondered about picking it up. CMYK support is great to hear.
Does anyone else out there think it's a viable alternative to Photoshop?
I use lynda.com for tutorials. I love Deke's Techniques. I use those to practice on Pixelmator. The techniques are designed to teach how to use the advanced features of Photoshop. So far I've been able to do 15 of them. I have on occasion had to figure out a replacement technique, but I've had good results.
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Can I put in a request for panoramic photo stitching?
On the website you can.
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Old Nov 11, 2012, 11:35 PM   #46
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Awesome update, but im still wating for HDR editing. Still not Adobe free OSX (
You want the “Adobe free” OS X for what?

The equivalent to the “Adobe free” OS X is a “Dell free” PC-market.

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Old Nov 12, 2012, 04:29 AM   #47
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You want the “Adobe free” OS X for what?

The equivalent to the “Adobe free” OS X is a “Dell free” PC-market.

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thats just my thing. But i dont like how photoshop has couple of icons in applications folder instead of just one.
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 10:10 AM   #48
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good to see where this app is going but still not enough to make the switch from PS.
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 10:34 AM   #49
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so how do i use the cmyk feature and save jpegs to cmyk?

i tried through view > generic or ps5 cmyk and then saved as jpeg, but it opens as rgb in photoshop cs4.
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You want the “Adobe free” OS X for what?

The equivalent to the “Adobe free” OS X is a “Dell free” PC-market.

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Yup. What's up with the Adobe hate amongst the hardcore Apple crowd? Ole Steve got into a spat with them over Flash, and now suddenly whole loads of people have been programmed to think of them as "The Enemy".

...why?
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