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Pixelmator 1.6 goes 64-bit; adds direct Flickr, Facebook, Picasa export

13 July 2010 3,074 views One Comment

Not just a maintenance update, the latest release of this open-source-based image editor has gained significant new features and performance. Fast and generally easy on your Mac’s resources, Pixelmator is a great alternative to Adobe Photoshop and it costs hundreds less for a 90-percent feature set that’s more than enough for most graphics pros, students, teachers and bloggers.

With 64-bit support and greatly improved image sharing features, Pixelmater 1.6 (shareware, $59) is a tempting alternative for the Photoshop weary. Unlike most other low-cost image editors, this layer-based app offers the ability to import directly from cameras, scanners and Apple’s various idevices, as well as save for web.

What’s new in v1.6:

• 64-Bit support
• Send to Flickr, Picasa, and Facebook
• Layer Groups
• Import directly from cameras, scanners, multifunction devices and devices, such as iPhone and iPad
• New transforming tools
• New printing engine
• Trim Images and Watermark Images Automator Actions
• Deeper Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard integration

See also: Hands on with Seashore, an open source image editor

Get your very own copy of Pixelmater 1.6 here (35.1MB).

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