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#1 of 17 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted October 23 2013 - 09:35 AM

Some seriously badass new features in this update.

 

Check the video!

http://www.pixelmator.com/#overview


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#2 of 17 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted October 23 2013 - 09:56 AM

Sam, 

 

That is an awesome video.  That's an app I am going to look into.

 

Thanks for sharing.


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#3 of 17 OFFLINE   Dave Upton

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Posted October 23 2013 - 10:18 AM

And so much more affordable :)



#4 of 17 OFFLINE   Ted Todorov

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Posted October 23 2013 - 02:37 PM

I am looking for a good workflow to watermark photos (from my Aperture Library, before export) -- anyone have any experience watermarking with Pixelmator?


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#5 of 17 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted October 23 2013 - 05:52 PM

Watermarks are teh debbil, so not me.  Raher than rehash that, will simply say my views have not changed since this thread:

http://www.hometheat...rave-new-world/

 

I understand the desire to watermark but do not believe that current reality matches what people think they will do, but wish them well in their endeavors whilst silently groaning at the worst looking ones.  =)


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#6 of 17 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted July 16 2014 - 06:57 AM

ON SALE!
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#7 of 17 OFFLINE   Johnny Angell

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Posted July 17 2014 - 12:50 PM

I just tried to buy pixelator but I'm at 10.7.5 and 10.9.1 (I think) is required.  That's Maverick.  Are there any known incompatibilities with Maverick.  Photoshop CS 6 will still work, won't it?  I've got an epson printer that I've had for years, I presume there's a driver for it.

 

Guess I'm asking what are the con's to upgrading?


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#8 of 17 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted July 17 2014 - 05:10 PM

There are NO CONS to upgrading to Mavericks.  There will be NO CONS to upgrading to Yosemite.

 

Fear of upgrading is something that has ceased to be useful in the OSX world a half dozen years ago.


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#9 of 17 OFFLINE   Johnny Angell

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Posted July 17 2014 - 05:34 PM

I see references to Sandstone and Marble versions. Are there different versions of pixelator?

Never mind.
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Posted July 17 2014 - 07:25 PM

There are NO CONS to upgrading to Mavericks.  There will be NO CONS to upgrading to Yosemite.
 
Fear of upgrading is something that has ceased to be useful in the OSX world a half dozen years ago.

I would check you

I just tried to buy pixelator but I'm at 10.7.5 and 10.9.1 (I think) is required.  That's Maverick.  Are there any known incompatibilities with Maverick.  Photoshop CS 6 will still work, won't it?  I've got an epson printer that I've had for years, I presume there's a driver for it.
 
Guess I'm asking what are the con's to upgrading?

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Yes.

I suggest checking important apps there. I agree 95% with Sam. Upgrading for the home user is getting easier and better every iteration. But if you're a pro or can't afford upgrading software, you should be conservative in your upgrades.

That said, Lion to Mavericks is recommended. Bug fixes, security improvements, better iCloud and iOS integration.

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Posted July 18 2014 - 06:58 AM

I've installed Mavericks and Pixelmator.  One thing I noticed right away is that it used the old photoshop style of work area.  Almost the entire desktop (and any apps open) are displayed.  Only the various tool boxes and menus hide anything.  I really dislike that.  Couldn't see anything in preferences to fix that.  Is that the only way it works?


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#12 of 17 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted July 18 2014 - 07:11 AM

It's been a while since I've used Pixelmator, can you make it full screen and get what you want?
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Posted July 18 2014 - 07:19 AM

It's been a while since I've used Pixelmator, can you make it full screen and get what you want?

Ah Ha!  That was it.  Now it looks like the desktop I'm familiar with.  Thank you.


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Posted July 18 2014 - 07:00 PM

You betcha.


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Posted July 21 2014 - 07:37 PM

How accessible is it? Is it mom safe? Or does it require a photoshop-level investment to use.

I used v1 and it was not intuitive to me. But it could have gotten simpler features since then.

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Posted July 21 2014 - 08:03 PM

That's a hard question to answer.  It's harder than Excel and easier than full blown photoshop.  It's a $16 gamble.  Is she artsy?  II know you said she is not tech literate but that might take some of the sting out.

 

It's like saying "how hard is it to learn to draw?"  For some people pick up a pencil and go.  For me, a lifetime of miserable failure.


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Posted July 27 2014 - 10:27 AM

That's a hard question to answer.  It's harder than Excel and easier than full blown photoshop.  It's a $16 gamble.  Is she artsy?  II know you said she is not tech literate but that might take some of the sting out.

 

It's like saying "how hard is it to learn to draw?"  For some people pick up a pencil and go.  For me, a lifetime of miserable failure.

$30 gamble :)

 

I emailed my mom the links to Pixelmator and Acorn. I'm not sure what her interests or needs are on this. On Windows, I think she'd be well off with Paint.net or whatever shovelware photo editing comes on a Windows machine these days.

 

I still wish there was a Paint.net equivalent on the Mac. Even Pixelmator is overkill for my needs -- and is too complicated for quick tweaks to pixel graphics. 


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