Pixelmator or Acorn?

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

  1. keaide macrumors regular

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    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

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    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.
     
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    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 P6

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    I have made the switch to Pixelmator and love it
    Meets my needs for everything I need to do
     
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    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

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    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 ;)
     
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  9. keaide thread starter macrumors regular

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    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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