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With a simplified interface and powerful tools, this consumer-level Mac app is great for anyone creative.
Painter 2015 gets much-needed improvements in speed and stability, plus picks up a jaw-dropping new Particle Brushes tool.
Whether you're a designer or a developer, if your job requires you to do anything with graphics, you've got to check out Xscope.
Screenshot FX gives your Mac the ability to map a specific area that you want to shoot on your Mac's screen.
With Creative Cloud, updates to Adobe's suite of apps will be more frequent, but not as dramatic. Flash Pro CC 2014 is an excellent example: A bunch of little changes add up a fine, if underwhelming, upgrade.
ColorSnapper can convert color values to 14 different formats.
It won't replace Apple's Font Book, but Fonts does offer a nice way to look at the fonts on your Mac.
Watermarker offers an excellent balance between features and ease of use that easily fits the needs of photographers and designers, regardless of the amount of images they need to process.
Powershot is a screen capture utility with annotation tools and flexible file-saving features.
Light Up takes images and allows you to create masks that block out the items you want to highlight.
Usability enhancements to drawing and perspective tools round out this latest revision.
The latest version of Adobe's desktop publishing program features much-needed features for creating ePub documents.
Even after all these years, Adobe continues to add new features to its venerable image and photo editor that make it easier to get your work done.