Anyone using Pixelmator on the latest 13" MacBook Air?

maflynn

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How so?

I was running it on my 2010 13" MBP and it was ok - performance wise. The screen was a bit small but I found pixelmator was better with the the screen real estate then photoshop because it has less clutter - still a 13" screen is a tad small
 

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Pixelmator isn't very processor intensive. It works great on my 2012 MBA
 

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Did anyone test Pixelmator on the Haswell MBA ? I was curious about the performance. I need to do some light photo editing and I would like to know how does it handle it. It also has a decent price on the Mac App Store. :) I was wondering how good it is in comparison to Photoshop, which I've barely used.
 

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Did anyone test Pixelmator on the Haswell MBA ? I was curious about the performance. I need to do some light photo editing and I would like to know how does it handle it. It also has a decent price on the Mac App Store. :) I was wondering how good it is in comparison to Photoshop, which I've barely used.
I'm using it on my new 2013 MBA (Haswell) with no issue. Very fast.

Can't comment on PShop as I don't use it.
 

Razzosinni

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I'm using it on my new 2013 MBA (Haswell) with no issue. Very fast.

Can't comment on PShop as I don't use it.
Thanks a lot. For those 15$ on the App Store, it's a no-brainer for me if it's smooth.
I had to choose between a Retina MacBook Pro and the brand new Air a couple of weeks ago. I went with the Air because of the price, portability, thinness, battery life. Now I'm wondering if I made the right choice. As I started using OS X, I realised I wanted to do more and more stuff on this machine. And I doubt it can handle all the things I would like it to, such as photo and video editing and music production.

I'm talking about complex and expensive software, such as Logic Pro X or Final Cut Pro X. I am not sure how a MBA (which, again, is not that powerful) can perform this kind of tasks. I am not a heavy user, but I enjoy photo editing and producing beats.

I am sure I should have chosen the Pro for these things, but is there any chance my MBA can perform medium work ? Or I should just stick to checking my Facebook in Starbucks with it ?
 

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