Saturday, March 21, 2009

Pixelmator 1.4

Pixelmator, the beautifully designed, easy-to-use, fast and powerful imageeditor for Mac OS X has everything you need to create, edit and enhance yourimages.

Someone who is editing images must be able to select the right shapes,portions or objects in images. With Pixelmator's powerful, pixel-accuratecollection of selection tools you can quickly and easily select any part of yourimages. That means you can edit and apply special effects to portions of yourpictures, remove unwanted objects or even cut out objects from one picture toput on another. Thanks to the masks palette in Pixelmator, you can even saveyour selections for later. Now, that's handy.

Thanks to Pixelmator's graphics drawing tablet support, you can now freelyhand-draw or paint with the Pencil, Brush, and Clone Stamp tools, or erase withthe tablet's eraser. What's more, you can take advantage of the tablet'spressure sensitivity to play with incredibly fast Blur and Sharpen tools.

Pixelmator is based on Core Image technology that uses your Mac's video cardfor image processing. Core Image utilizes the graphics card for image processingoperations, freeing the CPU for other tasks. And if you have a high-performancecard with increased video memory (VRAM), you'll find real-time responsivenessacross a wide variety of Pixelmator operations. Pixelmator is blistering-fast onthe latest PowerPC and all Intel-based Mac's.

What if you just love having fun with filters, but think that Pixelmatordoesn't have enough of them? Well, think again?Pixelmator significantlyoutshines other applications with its powerful plug-in architecture that takesadvantage not only of Core Image units, but also of Quartz Composercompositions. This means you can simply download or create your own Core Imageunit or even Quartz Composer composition and play with it right away inPixelmator.

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