“I’ve been a Photoshop user since 1992 starting with Photoshop 2 (that’s ‘2’ not ‘CS2’),” E. Werner Reschke reports for Three Guys and a Podcast.
“I worked in technical support for a color printer manufacturer and we needed to use and learn Photoshop because our customers were using it to print to our printers,” Reschke reports. “Sometimes customers would send their files so we could troubleshoot them and figure out why they weren’t printing the way the customer expected. This type of troubleshooting required research, working with Adobe and a lot of trial and error. With all that experimenting I became pretty adept at using Photoshop. Over time there were other titles that came and went, like CorelDraw and Painter, but nothing ever seemed to hold a candle to Photoshop, but then I encountered a game changer.”
Reschke reports, “Guy #1 (Mark) had been telling me about Pixelmator, how good it was and how he could do most things that he used to do with Photoshop (but couldn’t afford to purchase a new copy). For $59, it was almost a no-brainer to give Pixelmator a try. While it took a little getting used to, I have to say Pixelmator is a very good substitute for Photoshop. If you don’t need to record macros (aka Actions) or work for print output (CMYK), Pixelmator can do most things Photoshop can do — and often a lot better.”
Four Reasons I’ve Switched To Pixelmator
2. Similar Workflow
4. Built for the Mac
Reschke reports, “I still use Photoshop for a few tasks, but it is maybe once or twice a week. I have no plan to upgrade — ever. In contrast, Pixelmator has been a great surprise on the Mac platform. I can’t wait for the next version!”
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MacDailyNews Take: MacDailyNews uses Pixelmator daily and highly recommends the application.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]