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Pixelmator 3.1 Marble review: New tools, expanded capabilities nudge photo-editing app into pro arena

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At a Glance
  • Pixelmator Team Pixelmator 3.1

    Macworld Rating

    The third version of Pixelmator fills in many of the feature gaps that had limited the program. While it is not a direct Photoshop competitor, it offers most of the commonly used editing tools and...

At a Glance
  • Macworld Rating

    The third version of Pixelmator fills in many of the feature gaps that had limited the program. While it is not a direct Photoshop competitor, it offers most of the commonly used editing tools and capabilities. The new version takes a big leap forward with 16-bit support and a print-on-demand feature.

    Pros

    • Gradual updates and new features ease the learning curve
    • New features move the app into a more professional realm
    • Ability to handle 16-bit images on the Mac Pro
    • Can accomplish most of the editing functions that most photographers use
    • Print-on-demand option makes app more attractive to all users.

    Cons

    • 16-bit capability is limited to the Mac Pro
    • Black interface makes controls harder to read
    • Does not offer the choice of an application frame
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