Pixelmator 3.1 Marble is the latest iteration of an image editing app that’s often viewed as the hobbyist photographer’s alternative to Adobe Photoshop. Much attention has been focused on Pixelmator as enthusiasts seek to escape the confines of Photoshop CC subscriptions,” Jackie Dove writes for Macworld. “Recently, Apple featured Pixelmator as part of its performance demos of the new Mac Pro, so it’s no accident that the company has now released a fresh update of the program roughly in tandem with Apple’s new flagship desktop Mac. ”

“Photo editing enthusiasts who seek to replace Photoshop with Pixelmator have to accept Pixelmator on its own terms,” Dove writes. “It’s an advanced consumer app that, with version 3.1, gains additional flexibility and features for both consumers and prosumers.”

“Despite that certain Pixelmator features are reminiscent of those found in Photoshop, Pixelmator is not Photoshop, and it does not pretend to be,” Dove writes. “However, it will likely please many photography enthusiasts who do not have to work in CMYK or other color spaces or modes, and who don’t need video capability or sophisticated Photoshop-style non-destructive adjustment layers.”

Much more in the full review here.

MacDailyNews Take: We’ve been using Pixelmator daily for years now and highly recommend the application.

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