27 comments

  • Scott SmithScott Smith, 11 months ago

    I am really enjoying this competition between Pixelmator and Affinity. Both are doing some great work with their recent and planned releases. I am getting closer and closer to not renewing Adobe CC.

    10 points
    • Mick NMick N, 11 months ago

      Looks like this is mac only, which gives Affinity the upper-hand.

      3 points
      • Norm Sheeran, 11 months ago

        Or the upper hand if you're a Mac user.

        2 points
        • Mick NMick N, 11 months ago

          Fair enough,. But my preference is for cross-platform tools as I work with designers and developers on both PC & Mac.

          2 points
      • Scott SmithScott Smith, 11 months ago

        There was a mention on there of an iPad version coming too. I don't expect there to ever be a Windows version.

        0 points
  • Cody SanfilippoCody Sanfilippo, 11 months ago

    Huge fan of the Pixelmator team. Not 100% sure why they went with this instead of upgrading the existing Pixelmator, but I imagine it'll come with a heftier price tag.

    Everything here does look like it's trying a bit too much to be like Apple. Even the icon is piggybacking off of the Apple Photos icon.

    8 points
  • Lucian MarinLucian Marin, 11 months ago

    I guess the real news is Vectormator.

    3 points
    • Gaël PGaël P, 11 months ago

      If you have the current Pixelmator you already have Vectormator.

      Vectormator brings up and conveniently places all of the drawing tools and palettes on your screen. So you can create stunning shapes, illustrations, logos, and so much more, more easily than ever before.

      1 point
  • Brian HintonBrian Hinton, 11 months ago

    I would have been more interested if they were going to support the iPad Pro. I've been working on my iPad significantly more for this kinda work. The Apple Pencil is just too good compared to the tablet options + Mac.

    2 points
    • Cody SanfilippoCody Sanfilippo, 11 months ago

      According to their "Coming Soon" page, it is coming to the iPad Pro. Day one purchase for me in that case.

      6 points
    • John PJohn P, 11 months ago

      No idea why anyone in their right mind would support iPad Pro when iPad Pro users wont pay pro prices for pro software.

      Until you guys are willing to pay $50, $80, $100, $500 for software then why should anyone support you.

      3 points
      • Interested Curious, 11 months ago

        Someones really took this personally. I guess bad news here, they are supporting ipad pro.

        1 point
      • Brian HintonBrian Hinton, 11 months ago

        Please don't generalize. I am completely willing to pay $50+ for quality software. I recently paid $20 for Lumafusion and Things 3.

        6 points
        • Noah MittmanNoah Mittman, 10 months ago

          I've purchased OmniGraffle for iOS, so we ARE out there, but the point is: there's not enough of us. Yet, maybe.

          0 points
  • Arthur SimonArthur Simon, 11 months ago

    Good to see more competition with Adobe and Serif.

    1 point
  • Jon MyersJon Myers, 11 months ago

    I currently use Pixelmator for quick and dirty image editing and love it. I’ve been using it for years now.

    It’s a fantastic, powerful and stable product.

    I’m not sure what all the shade is about for Pixelmator Pro.

    It looks absolutely stunning and well thought out.

    Images really can make the site, app and so on.

    Consider Spotify’s duotone imagery and what that has spawned. Duotone monsters everywhere.

    As a designer who also often leads the charge on image direction, acquisition and editing, I’m always on the lookout for tools, plugins and techniques to “Unstock” my photos or to create a more distinctive visual style for images produced by photographers we’ve commissioned.

    Pixelmator Pro looks like it hits a lot of the notes with regards to current demands of “Unstocking” photos and giving your imagery a distinct visual style as fast as possible.

    Take my money.

    The only mistake here is the name.

    It brings out the whiners.

    1 point
    • Todd CantleyTodd Cantley, 11 months ago

      I'm not seeing too many people whining except the first few people that agree with the first comment on designer news no matter what it is.

      I used pixelmator for a while and it was pretty cool, but i did find the modal windows annoying - this version looks to have solved that so I'll give it a crack when it comes out. I imagine it'll be around 200usd. I can't remember, can you open psds and psbs in pixelmator?

      0 points
      • Jon MyersJon Myers, 11 months ago

        Yeah, I agree on the workspace layout in Pixelmator.

        It feels a bit chaotic at times with the floating pallets. I wish there was a way to execute a shortcut command and arrange the pallets into a tighter organized workspace.

        Confession - for a second I thought Pixelmator was owned by Affinity.

        And - that made me realize I had purchased Affinity Photo at some point, but haven't really given it much use.

        The reason I bring that up, though they are different use cases, both products cross paths a bit.

        Affinity Photo is $48.

        I suspect Pixelmator Pro will probably have a debut price $48 - $68 and level out around $79.

        All mere speculation. :)

        1 point
  • Michael FMichael F, 10 months ago

    This looks awesome, can't wait to try it... I'm already a couple of image edits away from ditching Photoshop, this could be the final nail.

    I really hate the icon though, how did that rubbish get approved? Not sure what they were thinking here.

    0 points