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Is Pixelmator worth it?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by diegobgr, Dec 21, 2011.

  1. macrumors 6502

    #1
    Hello!

    I use Aperture for RAW adjustments and tags, browse library...

    When I am working with my photos, I use Aperture 90% of the time.

    But sometimes there are some photos that requires a special adjustments, zone by zone work, merge panoramas, HDR...

    Photoshop is really expensive for me, I'm just enthusiast amateur, not a pro; so, what about Pixelmator?

    I have downloaded the Pixelmator 2 trial and I am really enjoying it. It's fast, easy to use and as I see, really cheap.

    What do you use?
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

    #2
    I have PM and Aperture, but rarely use either. I use Photoshop Elements most of the time, but also enjoy several of the photography apps from the App Store. Lightmaster is a really simple HDR app and I also use Funtastic Photos a lot. I am a sucker for some of these apps and some are obviously better than others. Check out some of the photography apps.
     
  3. macrumors 603

    firestarter

    #3
    Pixelmator is OK for small files and light work, but Photoshop is light years better for more serious work.

    Pixelmator seems more optimised for smaller files - I've tried it with 22 megapixel images and it slows to a crawl (Photoshop has better cacheing and works well with these). Pixelmator also can't properly handle 16 bit images, or different colour spaces - so you'll risk loosing shadow detail or getting 'posterization' if you use it.
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

    flosseR

    #4
    Partially agree with this.. I have a pixelmator license because i DO like the way it works and handles but I tend to use Photoshop Elements more... I had Photoshop but sold the license because it was just overkill for me. I do most of my adjustments within Aperture...But Pixelmator IS enough if you don't need to do real professional work..
     
  5. macrumors 601

    Razeus

    #5
    The lack of 16-bit TIFF work environment is a deal breaker.
     
  6. macrumors 68020

    #6
    I have bought Pixelmator years ago and I very much prefer its UI to that of Photoshop, especially Photoshop Elements. So for me, yes, it's worth it.
     

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