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Photomator for Mac launches as a low-cost rival to Photoshop


Photomator for Mac launches as a low-cost rival to Photoshop
Photomator for Mac is designed for pros, but doesn't cost an arm and a leg.
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The powerful image-editing application that used to be called Pixelmator Photo when it was only available for iPad and iPhone launched Tuesday on Mac as Photomator.

It promises state-of-the-art color adjustments, AI tools, powerful Repair and Clone tools, and batch editing. But it faces tough competition from Adobe Photoshop.

Connect to your digital creativity with the ultimate Mac controller


Optimize your creative computing with a highly customizable controller.
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If you work as a digital creative, you know full well how small inefficiencies add up to lots of wasted time. Every extra keystroke or trip across the screen is a drag on your workflow. This powerful but intuitive controller takes the pain out of repetitive tasks and gives you new ways to speed through your creative endeavors.

The TourBox controller quickly feels like a natural extension of your hand. It works with Macs and PCs, and it’s great for navigating advanced software like Photoshop, Illustrator, Final Cut Pro, Premier and Capture One.

Pixelmator Pro 1.6 update makes choosing colors easier in this Mac image-editing app


Pixelmator Pro 1.6 offers an performance boost, too.
Pixelmator Pro 1.6 replaces the Colors window with a new color picker.
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A fresh update to Pixelmator Pro, an affordable macOS alternative to Photoshop for everyday users, includes an all-new color picker intended to let users choose and manage colors more easily. Plus, version 1.6 also makes it easier to select multiple objects.

The popular Pixelmator for iPad app is also getting its own update soon.

Pixelmator preps AI-powered photo editor for iPad


Pixelmator Photo will offer a wide sweep of image-editing tools, many enhanced through machine learning.
Pixelmator Photo will offer a wide sweep of image-editing tools, many enhanced through machine learning.
Photo: Pixelmator

Pixelmator makes image editing software for Mac and iPad, and it’s hard at work now on a new iPad application that uses artificial intelligence to improve its photo-editing capabilities.

The new app — dubbed Pixelmator Photo — will employ Apple’s Core ML (machine learning) technology to intelligently improve the exposure and cropping of images.

How to resize images using Apple’s Preview tool in macOS


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You don't need a fancy third-party app to resize your pictures because Preview works just fine.
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In addition to being a photo viewer, the Preview app for Mac offers basic image-editing functionality. If you want a quick and easy way to resize images, this built-in Apple app will do the trick.

Here’s how to use Preview to resize photos and other images in macOS Sierra.

Hone Your Editing Skills With Photoshop Video Academy [Deals]



Designers, photographers, artists, budding photoshop gurus – be honest with yourself, could your Photoshop, Lightroom, or Illustrator skills use some retouching? Maybe you just want to add a couple new tricks to your editor’s arsenal or bolster your portfolio.

No matter the reasoning, Photoshop Video Academy is the place to do it, and right now Cult of Mac Deals is offering you a one-year membership to the site for only $49 – 75% off the regular price – and this course is chock-full of easy-to-follow high-definition video tutorials for Photoshop, Lightroom, and Illustrator.

PhotoDirector 5 Ultra: The Affordable Alternative To Adobe Photoshop [Deals]



If you’ve been searching for a less expensive application that’s similar to Adobe Photoshop, then Cult of Mac Deals has found your match.

PhotoDirector 5 Ultra combines all the features you need for photography in a single workflow—efficient photo management, pro-quality adjustments and creative photo editing. With native 64-bit support, non-destructive tools, RAW support for popular DSLRs and Ultra 4K slideshow output, PhotoDirector is all you need to turn your photos into works of art. And Cult of Mac Deals has it for 50% off: only $49.99.

Get More Tools For Adobe Photoshop With The Ultimate Photoshop Layers Bundle [Deals]


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There’s a lot of power under the hood in Photoshop. One of the keys to that power is layers – and it’s important to use them in order to get even more out of Photoshop. With layers you work on top of (or on) copies of that photo, and – ultimately – have more control in terms of blending, opacity, and masking.

The bottom line is that layers are a tremendous asset. And Cult of Mac Deals is offering you a ton of Photoshop layers for just $20 with The Ultimate Photoshop Layers Bundle.

Capture Everything And Communicate Visually With Clarify [Deals]


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You know how painful it can be when a customer or team member doesn’t understand your instructions. This Cult of Mac Deals offer aims to help you solve that problem…with Clarify.

Clarify makes it easy to communicate with images. It is screen capture software that offers a faster, simpler alternative to screen recordings. Create annotated images with ease – and be sure your message is understood.

And Cult of Mac Deals has Clarify for only $19 during this limited time offer.