One of the best alternatives to Photoshop on OS X, Pixelmator, is now available for 50 percent off from the Mac App Store. Pixelmator includes a host of great features, including pixel-accurate selection tools, awesome paintbrushes, several ways to retouch your images, and a terrific selection of real-time effects.
Taking full advantage of the latest Mac technologies, Pixelmator gives you speedy, powerful tools that let you touch up and enhance images, draw or paint, apply dazzling effects, or create advanced compositions with ease. Pixelmator is compatible with Photoshop images, even able to open PSD files with layers and other images with 16 bits per channel. The tool also supports TIFF, JPEG, PNG, PDF, and many other popular formats.
What’s really great about Pixelmator is that the developers offer fantastic support through their website. You can access dozens of tutorial videos and articles showing off each feature and aspect of the software.
Even better, though, is the fact that the Mac version can work alongside Pixelmator for iPad. On the iPad, Pixelmator allows powerful image editing with full Handoff and iCloud support, the ability to read PSD files, and support for layers. The iPad edition provides you with dozens of beautifully designed templates to use, but you can also make your own composition by drawing and painting or enriching an existing photo. Pixelmator for iPad supports PSD, JPEG, PNG, PDF, and many other popular formats.