Pixelmator Adds New Color Profile Management and CMYK Support

Thursday November 8, 2012 10:59 AM PST by Jordan Golson
PixelmatorPixelmator, which was recently name-checked by Phil Schiller during the iPad mini media event, has updated its image editing software to include CMYK support, as well as a new feature called "Soft Proofing" that allows users to apply different color profiles to images in order to get a better idea of what the image will look like in the real world.
In the digital world, colors can be defined in many ways, and when it comes to precision, a feature called Soft Proofing comes in handy. Soft Proofing lets you quickly apply different color profiles to your images so you can get an idea of how the outcome, such as the printed image, might look. That’s right, CMYK lovers, now you can preview and work in CMYK colors.

On top of that, thanks to the sRGB standard, the image colors inside Pixelmator will also look better. The sRGB color standard is widely used on most devices you come across every day, such as digital cameras, scanners, or even your iPhone. This means that the colors of images you edit in Pixelmator will look absolutely perfect outside Pixelmator and across all of your Apple devices.

Pixelmator is available on the Mac App Store for $29.99. [Direct Link]

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26 months ago
My dream has come true. CMYK support at long last!!!!

The last reason for me to use photoshop has been nullified. We can finally leave PS behind at long last.

My Company, Visual Electric Co., will save thousands of dollars on licenses Adobe will now lose out on. We're tired of paying out the nose for Photoshop. Amen for competition.

This will be a day long remembered.
Rating: 14 Votes
26 months ago
This application is just fantastic, and a shining example of how successful an app can be when it's priced properly. This, for a lot of users, has replaced Photoshop, for God's sake - and it's just $30!

Now, if only they were to release an iOS version... :o
Rating: 7 Votes
26 months ago

CMYK support. I don't know what that means but I like it.


Web and video use RGB (Red, Green, Blue) color standards while print uses CYMK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and blacK). Not a big deal if your editing for digital uses, but this was one of the last pieces needed for me to cut my Photoshop ties. At least for home use.
Rating: 7 Votes
26 months ago
Give us non destructive layer styles, adjustment styles, and I'll switch tomorrow.
Rating: 6 Votes
26 months ago
CMYK support. I don't know what that means but I like it.
Rating: 5 Votes
26 months ago
I totally, absolutely LOVE this app! Going to download the update now, yay! I prefer it to PhotoShop now, ---just doodling or quickly laying out an idea even, just more fluid than PS. Every update is icing on the cake.
Rating: 4 Votes
26 months ago
Recently started using pixelmator to replace photoshop CS4. Haven't looked back. brilliant app. brilliant price.
Rating: 3 Votes
26 months ago
They've been great with updates lately, I love the retina support, and CMYK is just icing on the cake :cool:
Rating: 3 Votes
26 months ago
I love Pixelmator it's the best app I use it suites my needs from a web design standpoint wonderfully. A great Photoshop replacement. Wonder if they'll ever consider an Illustrator type of app?
Rating: 3 Votes
26 months ago

You want the “Adobe free” OS X for what?

The equivalent to the “Adobe free” OS X is a “Dell free” PC-market.

iLOL


Yup. What's up with the Adobe hate amongst the hardcore Apple crowd? Ole Steve got into a spat with them over Flash, and now suddenly whole loads of people have been programmed to think of them as "The Enemy".

...why?
Rating: 3 Votes

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