1. Pixelmator 3.0 FX
This alternative to Photoshop may not be quite as feature rich as the photo manipulation king, yet with a much lower price tag and a broad range of useful options, it’s a great app for a Mac. With support for layers, colour adjustments, re-touching, a multitude of effects and custom shapes, along with selection tools and paintbrushes it definitely doesn’t fall overly short of Adobe’s behemoth. The interface is great; stylish and simple while iCloud syncing means you can keep working across multiple machines.
Pixelmator has just upgraded to the latest version, and it’s the best one yet. You can now quickly colour layer styles, add lovely looking gradients and shape images with the fantastic liquefy tool. There’s a new image editing engine, and Pixelmator 3 FX takes full advantage of OSX Mavericks.
Price: £20.99 | Download Pixelmator 3.0 FX
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