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Old Apr 17, 2014, 01:56 PM   #1
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Image Editing App Pixelmator Half Off Ahead of 3.2 Update




Popular Photoshop alternative Pixelmator today announced that it is planning to introduce a new Repair Tool in an upcoming 3.2 "Sandstone" update, allowing users to remove dust, blemishes, and entire objects from images with "an unsurpassed level of precision and quality."

To promote the future update, which will be available for free to existing Pixelmator users, the app is on sale for half off for the next week, dropping the price from $29.99 to $14.99.

Pixelmator regularly updates its image editing software, with the future 3.2 update following its January 3.1 update, which added full support for the Mac Pro, with 16-bit per channel images, full GPU support, and optimizations for the multi-core processors in the computer.

Back in October, the app was also updated with Mavericks support and a new image editing engine, greatly enhancing its performance.

Pixelmator can be downloaded from the App Store for $14.99. [Direct Link]

Article Link: Image Editing App Pixelmator Half Off Ahead of 3.2 Update
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Old Apr 17, 2014, 01:57 PM   #2
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This update is just days out.
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Old Apr 17, 2014, 01:58 PM   #3
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The new repair/healing tool is truly mind-blowing.
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Lets hope this update fixes some resizing issues I've been having where taking an images from 512px to 150px results in blurriness.
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Old Apr 17, 2014, 01:59 PM   #5
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I don't know why but I can never do real work on this app... I always end up opening Adobe Photoshop CC
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Old Apr 17, 2014, 02:00 PM   #6
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Acorn 4, another friendly Photoshop alternative, has also had its price cut to $15 recently. I personally prefer Acorn and suggest you give it a look too if you're considering Pixelmator (which seems to have far better marketing…).
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Old Apr 17, 2014, 02:06 PM   #7
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Lets hope this update fixes some resizing issues I've been having where taking an images from 512px to 150px results in blurriness.
Sharpen effect ought to do it

Seriously though it wouldn't be a terrible idea to have a sharpness slider when resizing, possibly with a preview before you hit OK. Do it all in one go.

More pressing feature that needs to be added is pathing for text... less than ideal text features is the one thing that drives me nuts in Pixelmator, which I rather like for most work that I need to do.
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Old Apr 17, 2014, 02:12 PM   #8
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Wow, I'll need to try out the new repair tool to believe it. Seems even more powerful than that in Lightroom!
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Old Apr 17, 2014, 02:21 PM   #9
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If that repair tool is as good in every photo as it is in that one, they can have $100 from me...
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Old Apr 17, 2014, 02:27 PM   #10
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Yay! Got all my Adobe replacements then now!
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Old Apr 17, 2014, 03:17 PM   #11
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It may not even be possible, but is there any app this powerful for iOS?
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Old Apr 17, 2014, 03:21 PM   #12
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I like Pixelmator, but I was really tempted to get Acorn when it was on sale. I've read that it has more seamless exporting of retina @2x images and non-destructive layer styles. Those are things I'd really like to see in Pixelmator.
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It may not even be possible, but is there any app this powerful for iOS?
iPhoto has a repair brush, but does an awful job when compared to this. It more just blurs colours around the part you are removing.
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I don't know why but I can never do real work on this app... I always end up opening Adobe Photoshop CC
I'd been using PS for over a decade and finally dumped Adobe and have been liking Pixelmator a lot. The work flow is much different from PS, but I've adjusted and am doing just fine with it. Looking forward to the update.
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I like Pixelmator, but I was really tempted to get Acorn when it was on sale. I've read that it has more seamless exporting of retina @2x images and non-destructive layer styles. Those are things I'd really like to see in Pixelmator.
Pixelmator got layer styles in 3.0 didn't it?
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At $15 each this week, there's really no reason not to get both Pixelmator & Acorn. An art kit has more than one kind of pencil or eraser.

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What's the Illustrator replacement?
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I love Pixelmator, but the developer often break some previous workflow. I'm currently still using an old 2.1.4 version because they did break the layer right-clic selection.

Previously, when you had a project with 100+ layers, you could easily right clic on an area of your project and easily select between the different layer on this spot.

Now, with newer version, we can't do that anymore and there's no alternative way to quickly select a layer... which is really really bad if you're always working on 100+ layers project.

I did wait already over a year for a fix for this issue, and several new version later, it is still not fixed and the developer doesn't really seem to understand the problem and therefor how to fix it.

PS: For illustrator alternative, I do recommend "iDraw" (available on the App Store). It's not perfect, but it's not bad and it can open illustrator files.
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What's the Illustrator replacement?
Pixelmator has a build in vector editor named Vectormator. One click and you jump back and fourth between bitmap and vector. Where as Adobe are yet to come up with the idea of combining the two...
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I don't know why but I can never do real work on this app... I always end up opening Adobe Photoshop CC
Same. I think it's a really well designed app. But I think I'm just so used to photoshop and illustrator.
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It may not even be possible, but is there any app this powerful for iOS?
Leonardo is probably the best all round app equivalent for IOS IMHO.
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It may not even be possible, but is there any app this powerful for iOS?
Procreate for raster work, and iDraw for iPad for vector work.

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iDraw for vector work is really good. The devs recently posted that a major update to the Mac version is coming soon.
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I don't do the kind of work that requires Illustrator.
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Holy smokes. This is a _steal_ for $14.95!
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What's the Illustrator replacement?
For me it's iDraw. However, I still use Intaglio because it has CYMK support. From what I hear from the dev when I last inquired, CYMK support is something they have plans for, but no ETA.

I can do all my designing with iDraw, but when I need to print in a CMYK colorspace to my CMYK laser printer, Intaglio is still the only way for me. I don't do Adobe, so no chance I'd rent Illustrator.

iDraw is the Pixelmator of vector.... it even has the same dark UI.

If iDraw had CMYK support, it would be the only vector app I use, and I've tried them all.
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