Pixelmator 3.1 Marble – A Photoshop Replacement – Optimized for Mac Pro

Posted Jan. 23rd, 2014 by Daniel J. Cox

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.

Pixelmator is my favorite go to image editing program for building design elements like Facebook headers and other things that can't be done with Apple's Aperture.

Pixelmator is my favorite go to image editing program for building design elements like Facebook headers and other things that can’t be done with Apple’s Aperture.

“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.”

This Facebook header is an example of how I use Pixelmator. None of the graphics in this image can be accomplished with Aperture so I have to have a graphics program.

This Facebook header is an example of how I use Pixelmator. None of the graphics in this image can be accomplished with Aperture so I have to have a graphics program.

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.

The new Mac Pro is getting rave reviews and is now shipping from the Apple store.

The new Mac Pro is getting rave reviews and is now shipping from the Apple store.

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