Pixelmator 2.1 Adds Retina, iCloud and Mountain Lion Support

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Pixelmator 2.1 has arrived on the Mac App Store, bringing support for the new MacBook Pro with Retina Display, iCloud syncing and backup, and more. Pixelmator is a highly rated image editor that was one of the early successes on the Mac App Store. The app generated more than $1 million in revenue in the first 20 days of the Mac App Store's existence.
The Pixelmator Team today released Pixelmator 2.1, the newest major update of the inspiring, easy-to-use and feature-packed image editing software. Pixelmator 2.1 adds a new Effects Browser, several new effects--including Vintage and Miniaturize effects--new smart Alignment Guides and many other enhancements. Pixelmator 2.1 comes ready with support for OS X Mountain Lion, including iCloud, as well as support for the new MacBook Pro with Retina display.
The smart Alignment Guides are similar to the placement lines Apple uses in iWork, while the iCloud support backs up images to Apple's servers and keeps Pixelmator files up to date between Macs. A 30-day free trial is available from Pixelmator's website.

Pixelmator 2.1 -- codenamed Cherry -- is temporarily available on the Mac App Store for $14.99, a significant discount from its standard $59. [Direct Link]

Article Link: Pixelmator 2.1 Adds Retina, iCloud and Mountain Lion Support
 

MonkeySee....

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Excellent. Back in my windoze days I had a Photoshop but never really used it to its full potential.

Downloaded this in a heart beat and look forward to the update.
 

furi0usbee

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Am i the only one who can't notice the retina screen on the MBPR?
As another user said.... YES you are. If you can't tell retina from non-retina, you need some glasses. Any app designed for retina sticks out like a big, sore, retina thumb.
 

fig

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If anyone needs an image editor and is even debating on picking up Pixelmator, DO IT. It's one of the best buys out there as apps go, and unless you're a professional designer this will do everything you need (and even if you are it might still do everything you need).
 

foobarbaz

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Nov 29, 2007
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Temporary discount? It hasn't been at $59 for over a year. And it's been available for $15 for two months now.

Definitely worth the money, though.
 

Tobias Funke

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I must admit I had not heard about this one.

But there are very mixed reviews on the internet.

Most saying its not worth $60 and it crashes a lot. :D

Might give it a try at $15. :D
 

Spicedham

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Jun 16, 2012
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I must admit I had not heard about this one.

But there are very mixed reviews on the internet.

Most saying its not worth $60 and it crashes a lot. :D

Might give it a try at $15. :D
its been around for a while. it's like a lighter version of photoshop. it works well for most average people. really worth the $15.
 

kazmac

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Any place but here or there....
will see if I can upgrade tonight

My 2010 iMac is still running Snow Leopard but it looks like I can get this update - yay!

Good to know they are always striving to make a great application even better. :)
 

Sardonick007

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Great update

This app is quickly becoming my favorite. I see CS5/6 being replaced if they keep up such great updates. While I can't totally go without PS right now, I'm finding myself gravitating towards Pixelmator more and more.
Good stuff.

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Pixelmator 2.1 has arrived on the Mac App Store, bringing support for the new MacBook Pro with Retina Display, iCloud syncing and backup, and more. Pixelmator is a highly rated image editor that was one of the early successes on the Mac App Store. The app generated more than $1 million in revenue in the first 20 days of the Mac App Store's existence.
The smart Alignment Guides are similar to the placement lines Apple uses in iWork, while the iCloud support backs up images to Apple's servers and keeps Pixelmator files up to date between Macs. A 30-day free trial is available from Pixelmator's website.

Pixelmator 2.1 -- codenamed Cherry -- is temporarily available on the Mac App Store for $14.99, a significant discount from its standard $59. [Direct Link]

Article Link: Pixelmator 2.1 Adds Retina, iCloud and Mountain Lion Support
 

FatMax

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Been using this since version 1.0. They have only continued to add great functionality all along. Recommended so as long you are not a professional and very fluid in Photoshop.
 

SeattleMoose

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Best Bang For The Buck of ANY App!!!!

I bought Pixelmator 3 years ago to run on my 2007 MBP. My selection of this app was based on "word of mouth" reviews. I paid $59 for this App and I thought at the time that it was the best bang for buck app I had ever bought. When they went to the App store and lowered the price I knew they were gonna be big. Their forum is great, they are VERY responsive to their user feedback, and the App is killer. GREAT JOB PIXELMATOR TEAM!!! :D
 

Anonymouse106

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Jul 5, 2012
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It looks awesome!

I'm still hoping for Layer Styles in a future version of Pixelmator. That's the only feature I miss from Photoshop.
 

mnsportsgeek

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I may have to grab this when I get home from work today. Still have some money left over from my Back 2 school gift card. This seems like a great alternative to Photshop Elements for the casual user. And WAY cheaper.
 

iAmYou

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Jun 29, 2010
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Great app. And at $15 bucks a bargain.
The Pixelmator team also has a game they made using Pixelmator for the artwork. It's called "Flapcraft" quite a fun little game.
 

technopimp

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Pixelmator is OK, but man, I wish it was as lightweight and quick as Paint.NET is for Windows. If I have 5-6 images open in Pixelmator on my iMac with 16GB RAM, it makes the whole system slow to a crawl.