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MartinAppleGuy

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Here are my specs -

iMac 2013 2.9Ghz-3.6Ghz i5, 8Gb RAM, 1Gb GDDR5 VRAM, Geforce GT 750m.

Will it run Pixelmator? Will it deteriorate lifespan of the computer drastically (i.e does it have high CPU usage?)?
 

Bear

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Here are my specs -

iMac 2013 2.9Ghz-3.6Ghz i5, 8Gb RAM, 1Gb GDDR5 VRAM, Geforce GT 750m.

Will it run Pixelmator? Will it deteriorate lifespan of the computer drastically (i.e does it have high CPU usage?)?
Yes it will will run. And no it won't damage the computer if that's what you mean by deteriorating lifespan.
 

iSee

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That will run it quite well.
Pixelmator won't max out your CPU for any length of time. But even if it did, that would not damage a well designed computer (which I believe this iMac is).
 

MartinAppleGuy

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That will run it quite well.
Pixelmator won't max out your CPU for any length of time. But even if it did, that would not damage a well designed computer (which I believe this iMac is).

Thanks :)

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That will run it quite well.
Pixelmator won't max out your CPU for any length of time. But even if it did, that would not damage a well designed computer (which I believe this iMac is).

What I meant was: is it an intensive program? I don't plan to push it with all the features it has? Or will it be just like watching HD Youtube videos, or creating a presentation in Keynote?
 

xraydoc

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Thanks :)

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What I meant was: is it an intensive program? I don't plan to push it with all the features it has? Or will it be just like watching HD Youtube videos, or creating a presentation in Keynote?

It depends on what you do with it. If you apply filter after filter to 20MP images, then, yes, it'll ramp up the CPU cycles. If, like most apps, it's simply waiting for human input for the majority of it's time, then, no, it will not abnormally stress your machine.

Don't worry, your iMac can handle a 100% CPU load for an extended amount of time without exploding.
 

MartinAppleGuy

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It depends on what you do with it. If you apply filter after filter to 20MP images, then, yes, it'll ramp up the CPU cycles. If, like most apps, it's simply waiting for human input for the majority of it's time, then, no, it will not abnormally stress your machine.

Don't worry, your iMac can handle a 100% CPU load for an extended amount of time without exploding.

Thanks. It is just I want to get as many years possible out of my first Mac :)
 

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my 2008 iMac runs PixelMator very well (lastest 3.1). No issue. This is a great piece of software.
 

maflynn

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my 2008 iMac runs PixelMator very well (lastest 3.1). No issue. This is a great piece of software.

My old (now my wife's) 2010 13" MBP with an integrated GPU handled Pixelmator very well. A very nice application that has grown in functionality but not really too much bloatware.
 

MartinAppleGuy

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My old (now my wife's) 2010 13" MBP with an integrated GPU handled Pixelmator very well. A very nice application that has grown in functionality but not really too much bloatware.

Thanks for your experience :) Would you then say that it is not very drama ding software? I'm guessing that as long as I'm not using a lot of RAW images, RAM consumption should be low, and CPU should be low unless applying big effects?

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Am I also right in thinking this is a lot less demanding than exporting 1080p in iMovie or encoding with Handbrake?

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my 2008 iMac runs PixelMator very well (lastest 3.1). No issue. This is a great piece of software.

Is that on Mavericks?
 
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