Pixelmator is a low-cost ($59) image editor for the Mac. For those who don’t want to spend the big bucks on Photoshop or who just want a quick and easy way to do simple photo edits, this program is worth a long look.
This is the fourth major update to the revolutionary GPU-powered image editing tool. Available as a free software update, Pixelmator 1.4, codenamed Sprinkle, features a new painting engine, Adobe Photoshop brushes support, a clouds filter, document presets, and more.
Pixelmator’s new painting engine delivers smoothness, performance improvements, and new brush settings for painting tools in Pixelmator. New advanced brush settings in Pixelmator include scatter, flow, follow direction, size jitter, stroke jitter, angle jitter, opacity jitter, and color jitter. In addition to the ability to load and save brush presets, the application also allows users to import Adobe Photoshop brushes.
New document presets in Pixelmator can be used to quickly choose image dimensions and resolution for display, web, photo, or print projects. Users can also create their own document presets.
Pixelmator’s new clouds filter allows the artist to easily generate realistic clouds that can be used in either photos, special effects, or for creating natural textures.
Other new features in Pixelmator 1.4 Sprinkle include improved graphics tablet support, new brush presets, minor user interface, compatibility and performance improvements, and several bug fixes.