Grab brilliant image-editing app Pixelmator Photo while it’s free

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Pixelmator Photo should be on every photographer’s iPad.
Pixelmator Photo should be on every photographer’s iPad.
Photo: Nuria Gregori

Pixelmator decided to get a jump start on Black Friday. It’s offering Mac users who need a capable image editor a 25% discount on Pixelmator Pro, but that’s just the start: iPad fans can get Pixelmator Photo completely free.

Sale: Pixelmator Pro for $29.99

Pixelmator Pro is considered one of Photoshop’s strongest competitors. It’s definitely appealing to people who don’t want to pay $239.88 a year for Adobe’s app. Especially as Pixelmator’s macOS image-editing software is now $29.99.

To be clear, this low-cost option doesn’t offer all the professional-grade features of Photoshop, but it’s found a following among prosumers.

Pixelmator Pro is available for download on the Mac App Store.

Pixelmator Photo for free!

iPad users can get an even better deal: Pixelmator Photo is free today. Normally, it costs $4.99.

This application offers a collection of nondestructive, desktop-class editing tools with RAW photo support. It also boasts artificial intelligence that makes adjusting things like white balance, exposure and color a breeze. The Cult of Mac review called it “intuitive yet powerful.” It’ll need to be to stay ahead of Photoshop for iPad.

Just so there’s no confusion, there’s no iPhone version of this software. It’s iPad only.

And it will be free until tomorrow morning. The offer ends November 27 at 9 a.m. EST. So grab it now from the App Store. There’s no reason not to — even if you don’t need a powerful image editor for your tablet now, Pixelmator Photo will be waiting if that ever changes.

This announcement went out via Twitter: