Today only: Pixelmator for Mac for $29

MacUpdate is offering Pixelmator 1.6.2 for US$29 today only. That’s 51% off of the retail price of $59.

Pixelmator is a beautifully designed, easy-to-use, fast and powerful image editor for Mac OS X has everything you need to create, edit and enhance your images.

Pixelmator is a layer-based image editor. You can quickly create layers from your photos, other pictures, from selections or even your iSight. Yes, Pixelmator can add a layer to your composition directly from your Mac’s little camera. Not only can you link and arrange added layers, but Pixelmator allows you to blend layers, change their opacity, create clipping masks or even add layer masks to hide some portions of layer.

It even has iSight compatibility so you can have it take a picture and add it as a layer for editing.

More info here.

MacDailyNews Take: We use Pixelmator daily and recommend it highly.


  1. I just went and bought it. It’s very slick. Coming from Photoshop I felt right at home. It’s got some nice tricks here and there. The only thing I miss right away is color management, which is almost nonexistent. But hey, support them and they’ll keep at it.

  2. “For semi pro work, can this replace Adobe PS?” —Jubei

    Anyone who seriously believes that a $59 app can replace a $500 app should think again. On some other planet, perhaps, but not on this one.

    Of course, the answer to your question also depends on what kind of work you are currently doing in Photoshop. “Semi pro”, which could mean anything, is a meaningless phrase. The key point is that Photoshop, despite its many faults, is a deep and powerful piece of software. Speaking as a professional graphic designer who has been using Photoshop since version 1.0, I find it hard to believe that any $59 consumer app deserves to be compared to Photoshop at all. But hey, maybe I’m wrong.

  3. @alansky:

    The Adobe product it competes with is Photoshop Elements, not the full Photoshop.

    And I’m not a graphic designer, but a scientist. Pixelmator fulfills 99% of my requirements of image processing.

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