New 'Pixelmator Pro' Photo Editing App for Mac Now Available

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  1. Brammy macrumors 65816

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    I figured out the white balance question. Not sure if it can use the Topaz filters I like though.
     
  2. chrono1081 macrumors 604

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    Does anyone know if this software lets you take a depth map from a 3D software package and use it to drive lens blur? That is literally the only feature I keep Photoshop around for and I'd LOVE to get rid of Photoshop if possible.
     
  3. GoAndrius macrumors newbie

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    We plan to raise the price once we ship updates with major new features — so it'll stay at $60 for a short while yet.
     
  4. Freida macrumors 65816

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    Of course, you are right. I haven't tried it but I did watch some videos about it and just simply didn't like the look of it. :) After getting ON1 Raw 2017 and hating the UI but still sticking with it I just became obsessed about how the UI is handled. To me Aperture was the best as I really like how Apple designs their UI so yeah, looking for that kinda feeling which ON1 completely miss. 2018 is better but boy there is tons of stuff that was driving me mad.
    However, if Pixelmator is not working then I promise to at least try Affinity so I can get more credential (or come here and tell you that you were right :) )
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    And what are those major features, please? Enough for photographers that are keen to leave Aperture behind finally? :)
     
  5. GoAndrius macrumors newbie

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    Haha, I wish I could tell you everything we have up our sleeves, but... we like to keep an air of mystery around these things. ;)
     
  6. Brammy macrumors 65816

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    Can I use external filters like Topaz with Pro?
     
  7. Sheza macrumors 68000

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    It didn't ship with High Sierra, and High Sierra has many many bugs.
     
  8. Gorms macrumors 6502

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    Excellent eye work there my friend, thank you very much.
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    Ooh, good shout. I have the iPad version and love that, didn’t even think of it at desktop level
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    Boom! Great work, looks like I’ve got some new tools to try!
     
  9. cmChimera macrumors 68040

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    Great to know. Thanks!
     
  10. n-evo macrumors 65816

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    I'm sure the Pixelmator Pro developers will be crying themselves to sleep tonight because of you.
     
  11. cmChimera macrumors 68040

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    Yeah I agree completely. I don't use photo editing software a whole lot, but I had a great experience learning a bit with Pixelmator and definitely want this app. At $60 it seems like a steal.
     
  12. YaBe macrumors 6502

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    Well t is more for your than for me, I really hope you can find what works for you, but since there’s a free trial..... it wouldn’t hurt to try before buying anything ..

    Will I be getting Pixelmator Pro when it comes to the iPad? Sure as I love Pixelmator as well!
     
  13. Sheza macrumors 68000

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    Lol calm down mate.
     
  14. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    Made the purchase before it jumps in price. Looking forward to using it.
     
  15. thingstoponder macrumors 6502

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    If I buy now will future upgrades be free like they are currently with Pixelmator? Also, will Vectormator be priced at Pixelmator's level or Pixelmator Pro's level? Will there be a regular and pro version of Vectormator? Thanks.
     
  16. FrozenShivers macrumors member

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    Argh, have just bought my first DSLR (Canon 200D), and wanted to try this for my first editor. Realised my 2011 MBP is slightly too old for support, I was planning on purchasing a newer MBP soon anyway but I wanted to wait for the next revision, I'll probably just grab this whilst it's on discount and then try it out once the new laptops are out.
     
  17. chuckisbusy macrumors newbie

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    Who said anything about Pixelmator Pro for iPad?? They already have an app for iOS.
     
  18. Brammy macrumors 65816

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    What I would like to know is, can I use an iPad as a Wacom style drawing tablet for use with Pixelmator Pro on Mac ?
     
  20. Donka macrumors 68020

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    A couple of apps will let you do that like Astropad or Duet Display Pro.
     
  21. KENPHOTO macrumors newbie

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    I opened a couple of photoshop files (my logo with effects such as Bevel and emboss) and unfortunately, Pixelmator Pro does not seem to either read the effects from the .psd file and render something similar or have the ability to add a simple bevel and emboss onto text. I don't use Photoshop for much image editing, I use Lightroom for that, but I am not prepared to redo all of my extensive .psd files with different text effects in Pixelmator. Whilst I find the overall UI much better than Affinity Pro, at least when I open a .psd file in Affinity Pro, my text effects from Photoshop are still there. It's a real shame, as I would prefer to use Pixelmator Pro, it has a lot of cool features that Affinity doesn't, but the opening of .psd files is a deal breaker for me.
     
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    Total 100% Fail. It does not even run.

    I really wanted this to work. Good thing I tried the "30 day Free Trial" before spending money. I was all set to hand over my $$$. They lost a customer.

    Everyone go to the Pixelmator website the "try before you buy" Likely this app does work on some computers. But I doubt they tested on every model of iMac, obviously they didn't

    Yes, I'm running High Sierra.

    Back to Adobe.
     
  23. YaBe macrumors 6502

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    They already had an app for Mac....
     
  24. Donka macrumors 68020

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    The original trial had a bug a new version was provided. Have you tried this latest version?
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    Gave Pixelmator Pro a quick test last night. It shows promise and I like how it plays nice as an 'Edit In' target for Photos but it is definitely a 1.0 release. Was looking to make exposure adjustments on an image and the main tool bar has a lighten tool but it is a brush that lets you brighten or darken parts of an image - essentially dodge and burn. I was surprised I had to go and add an adjustment to get a global brightness tool to adjust the exposure and contrast etc. across the whole image. This to me is one of the first basic adjustments I would want to make and should be 'pinned' on the main toolbar on the right.
    I think the interface does also take a bit of adjustment to get used to navigating the various tools and options but that will come with familiarity.
     
  25. r.harris1 macrumors 6502a

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    I've given this a quick run-through and this release is definitely at the level of a "beta" for me. One of the areas where Affinity shines is that they have an open beta so tend to work through a lot of bugs prior to a release with feedback from folks who actually use it. The Pixelmator team (@GoAndrius and crew), for whatever reason, seem to prefer being "mysterious" to being "straight forward", which I've always found frustrating and not a characteristic that adds to the value of the product. A product like this would do well with an open beta.

    That said, the "edit in" from Photos is nicely done and integrates very well back to the Photos library and the UI changes are definitely welcome. Will spend more time with this later this weekend.
     

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