Here's a link to the free trial if you're like me and not completely sold on this product yet.
Thanks for posting this. I couldn't find this anywhere on the blog post or landing page.
Click on Explore link left to buy button, in the dropdown - very last you will find Free Trial.
Pixelmator Pro or Affinity Photo? Which is better?
Worth noting Affinity is cross platform. Good not to be tied down to an OS the way things are heading.
Affinity!! Eventhough I’m on OSX, I still prefer companies that don’t have the snobbish “no windows support” attitude.
Too early to buy. Have previous Pixelmator, which is pretty steady. Just tried the trial of Pro, and after a few minutes of photo manipulations, I pressed the button to show layers, and it crashed the system, making it freeze for 15 seconds and then logging me out. Also, I was working with a RAW file and at times it wasn't realtime, even if it states so. Last-gen MBP with 4Gb Radeon and 2.9GHz CPU, thought it's kinda enough for just one RAW :) Definitely not worth $59.99 with such bugs — I haven't seen apps able not just to hang, but freeze the whole system and crash it, for quite a long time.
I sort of still don't understand Pixelmator Pro. Is it intended as a replacement for, uh, Pixelmator Amateur? Is it a separate app for separate purpose? Is it supposed to compete with Lightroom and Aperture (RIP)? Will they still support the old Pixelmator? I find the positioning a bit muddled.
Looks like it's intended to be a replacement for Photoshop and to a lesser extent, Lightroom.
I guess it's a "PIxelmator 2.0" and that the original one will be discontinued. But I don't have proof.
I was just interested in knowing how they created those floating blurry leaves design? How to design the same in Sketch/Illustrator or Pixelmator?
A blurry shape or a few stacked blurry shapes could do that.
In Sketch: Gaussian Blur to shapes (it’s at the bottom of the inspector on the right of the screen, when you have a vector layer selected).
In Photoshop: Mask Feathering can be applied to shape layers in the Properties panel.
In Illustrator: Gaussian Blur can be applied to any object or group, in the Appearance panel.
In Pixelmator: Gaussian Blur can definitely be applied to bitmap layers, but I’m not sure about shape layers.
In Pixelmator Pro: I’m not sure yet. :)
Thanks for sharing this Marc. I'm a designer and I know that this is created using some king of blur effect. Do you have any video or article explaining about the same and achieving the exact results as on Pixelmator website.
Thanks again for sharing this information.
I haven't used it yet, but it seems to be a step up to Pixelmator's game — one that's slightly more geared to photographers. So, I do think they're competing with Lightroom.
Photoshop for better or worse is less relevant than it was a few years ago and using it for more than heavy-duty illustration and graphic design doesn't make a lot of sense, so there's no reason for Pixelmator to stay positioned as "the alternative to Photoshop".
Overall I think it's a pretty smart move for them to invest in doing their own thing and hope it pays off the same way it paid off for Bohemian with Sketch.