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I was a Photoshop user years back. I liked it but found it rather pricey and feature-rich to the point of being cumbersome and bloaty. Nevertheless I was a fan. Pixelmator and Pixelmator Pro have a lighter feature set but, provided that you find what you want within that set, both give what I think is a better user experience.

Put simply, I find myself more often enjoying what I do rather than fighting the software to achieve what I want. GIMP I found to be really richly featured but a complete pain to use.

I think it’s still free so there’s nothing to lose by giving it a go. Acorn I haven’t used much but it my memories of it were that it seemed pretty simple. Possibly too much so. Pixelmator and later Pixelmator Pro and I just clicked. A simple and well designed UI to make me happy. You may also want to consider Affinity Photo. Your milage may vary on any or all of the above.

As you’re a photographer I’d definitely recommend Pixelmator Pro over Pixelmator. Not only do I like the UI more and it’s under strong active development but most the effects are all non-destructive so you can go back to that slight tweak you did in hue 50 operations back and adjust it a little differently without losing everything you’ve done since.

I could probably just use one for both things if I really wanted to. What I would do is to read the descriptions of Pixelmator Pro and Acorn and see which seems to fit your way of working better. But either way you will end up with a decent Photoshop alternative at a much lower price. Thank you. I guess what threw me was that the Pixelmator is bundled.

If one has additions over the other why do you need both? And, why is the regular version more expensive? Unless the nonpro app is a platform, and the Pro version is an add on to the basic, but that would be, well, not nice.

Greg: I’m not sure why there is a bundle. I used Pixelmator before there was Pro, and then I switched to Pro and haven’t used the original since. All Rights Reserved. I’d stick with Pixelmator Pro over Pixelmator — might as well learn their full-featured tool.

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