software i like

November 14, 2011 at 22:54 2 comments

since i got into the mac scene a year and a half ago, i’ve been missing my photo-editing software quite a bit.  i tried out several trials of the big name programs, but they were SOOO expensive!   picnik premium became my go-to,  and lately i’ve been discovering some impressive tools inside iphoto itself.

last week i was wasting time that i didn’t have, and perusing the mac app store.  i found a photo-editing program with impressive reviews!  people were saying things like “it’s just like adobe, but without the several hundred dollar price tag.”  it was $30 though, and i wasn’t willing to drop money on a program just because of it’s hype.  i found a link for a free trial listed, and i’ve been using it off and on over the last few days.  i’m not familiar with adobe so i can’t back up the previous claim, but WOW!  Pixelmater’s really good!

so any mac users out there who are looking for photo-editing software, i encourage you to give Pixelmater a try.  here’s a link to the 30 day trial.   there are tutorial and youtube videos to help you get through, so don’t give up if you get stuck.

here’s what i’ve been playing with tonight:

original photo:

after playing with textures, layers & curves (and the clone tool to get that weird protruding fence bit out of the right edge):

resource guide for you:


Entry filed under: photography.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Julie  |  November 15, 2011 at 10:12

    I love the new background colour! And the disappearing fence trick- blew my mind!

  • 2. picnik replacement « bononers  |  April 14, 2012 at 11:35

    […] blogged a while ago about the pixelmater program available for macs, and blahblahblah’d about how it could replace the picnik website that […]


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