Anyone using Pixelmator on the latest 13" MacBook Air?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Carl Sagan, Oct 19, 2012.

  1. Carl Sagan macrumors 6502a

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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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    It runs perfectly fine on my 2011 MBA so I it will run beautifully on a 2012 MBA.
     
  4. slipper macrumors 68000

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    Pixelmator isn't very processor intensive. It works great on my 2012 MBA
     
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    Using it on 2012 13" MBA with no issues.
     
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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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    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.
     
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    I use it on my 11" and it runs perfectly fine.
     
  9. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    I click on the Launcher icon, and I put it in a folder called Photography along with my other pictures related apps. It's the easiest way for me to find it. :cool:
     
  10. Razzosinni macrumors member

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    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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