Not sure if I should get Pixelmator or Photoshop CC

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by AndreYonadam, Jan 1, 2014.

  1. AndreYonadam macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys I'm pretty sure you know that Photoshop CC is only 10$ a month right now and Its probably the last few hours of the promotion and I was wondering if I should get that or Pixelmator which is only $30 one time. I'm only 18 and don't have a job yet so Photoshop is buyable but I would defiantly consider value. I mean Pixelmator has almost everything I need except the 3d settings that come with Photoshop, Photoshop's nice interface, and I'm in a multimedia class in school so I'm already very familiar with the Photoshop. I've also tested and got familiar to Pixelmator with its trial. The question is should I get Photoshop or Pixelmator?
     
  2. Bear macrumors G3

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    Only you can decide if Pixelmator will do what you need. But it would save money over time.
     
  3. AndreYonadam thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks for your suggestion

    Thanks. I think pixelmator is a good tool but of course Photoshop is a better tool hands down. All I need to think right now is if Photoshop is worth the extra money and if I need those extra features. I develop applications for Android (starting iOS :)) and need to decide if I actually need the extra tools provided in Photoshop.
     
  4. lucidmedia macrumors 6502a

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    Again, it is entirely dependent on what you use it for, but as a professional UX designer, Pixelmator lack of a true non-destructive workflow makes it a non-starter for me. Using Photoshop for interface is still a bit of a hack, but there are really no other tools (besides the dying Fireworks) that can give me the same results.
     
  5. AndrewJax macrumors newbie

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    I will strongly advise you to get Photoshop CC. That's what you need if you want reliable application with lots of features.
     
  6. iLuvMyMacToo macrumors regular

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    After using PS for many years I made the switch to Pixelmator and I'm very happy with it. It's faster and does everything I need for high quality image manipulation and repairs. I do all my own design work for my business including business cards, posters, postcards and web all using Pixelmator and the result is just as good as though I used PS.

    You can take a look at some of the images I've created using Pixelmator on my site http://www.benveenkamp.com
     
  7. Wahlstrm macrumors 6502a

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    I have both..

    Never used Pixelmator even once in my year of ownership..

    Liked their youtube videos and got inspired enough to pay for the app, but photoshop is home :)
     

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