Pixelmator or Acorn?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by keaide, Dec 9, 2011.

  1. keaide macrumors regular

    Nov 13, 2010
    Which one to get? I'm a home user and don't need the professional power of Photoshop. Using Gimp at the moment (it already has all the functions than I need), but its interface is not always convenient to work with.

    Any recommendations?
  2. Riverrun macrumors regular

    Jul 11, 2007
    The Gimp is vey clunky; it runs on X11 and the GUI is not what one would wish. I've never used Acorn but I can attest that Pixelmator is very easy to use and fulfils all my (modest) needs.
  3. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I've not used Acorn, but if you do a search here, you'll find a lot of people like Pixelmator. Its a great app for a great price.
  4. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    I have made the switch to Pixelmator and love it
    Meets my needs for everything I need to do
  5. AFPoster macrumors 68000

    Jul 14, 2008
    Charlotte, NC
  6. john1620b macrumors member

    Apr 29, 2009
    The last version of Pixelmator wasn't as good as Acorn, in my opinion, but the most recent version is pretty comparable. They're still offering Pixelmator at a discounted price, so it may be the better option at this moment.
  7. macinhand macrumors regular


    Sep 1, 2009
    Cheshire, UK
    I can't vouch for Acorn as i have not used it!

    So i have to say Pixelmator all the way!! as others have said it meets my needs with an easy to use but comprehensive interface! especially with the recent release of version 2 ;)
  8. Michaelgtrusa macrumors 604

    Oct 13, 2008
  9. keaide thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 13, 2010
    Thanks for your recommendations! I got Pixelmator from the AppStore... and I love it.

    I had no problem to find my way around, it's pretty similar to the.. well... standard. It's fast as lightning, with great MacOS integration, Lion features support etc... worth every cent.

    I just wondered a bit why there's no gesture support for zooming and rotating. But anyway, it's a great app. :)

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