Pixelmator 3.1 Marble – A Photoshop Replacement – Optimized for Mac Pro
Pixelmator 3.1 Marble, a Photoshop replacement, has just been updated so you can take full advantage of the power of the new Mac Pro. Serious design work can now be handled at 16 bits per channel. For all of you who are not fans of the new Adobe Creative Cloud subscription model, you should take some time and check out Pixelmator. Here’s what the team at Pixlemator have to say about the new update.
“We are extremely excited for professionals to experience the power and speed of Pixelmator 3.1 Marble on their new Mac Pros,” said Saulius Dailide of the Pixelmator Team, in a statement. “Harnessing the power of the Mac Pro’s dual-GPU architecture, we’re now able to support 16-bit per channel images for the first time and push the limits of Pixelmator performance like never before.”
Those of you who travel with us know that I’m not a big fan of Photoshop. It’s always been overpriced, overhyped and overkill for the vast majority of things I need a graphics program to do. I don’t create photos via software. I shoot what I see and then if need be I tweak small things such as White Balance, Exposure, and remove dust spots that have landed on the sensor. That’s it. No need for a $750 program if you’re keeping the picture honest. Once in awhile I have to do design work such as in the image above. Pixelmator is the answer for me. Good grief it’s only $29.99 in the Mac App store and it’s now ahead of Photoshop in its ability to work with massive files and at the speed of light with the new Mac Pro.