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Pixelmator Crashing Issue Fixed in OS X 10.8.3

PixelmatorBack in December, the team behind Pixelmator posted a lengthy apology on their blog after a bug in OS X 10.8.2 would sometimes cause Macs to restart or the app to crash when intensively using the popular image editor.

It appears that the issue has now been resolved with the release of OS X 10.8.3 last week. From Pixelmator's blog:
Since the release of the OS X 10.8.3 update last Thursday, we’ve been thoroughly testing Pixelmator on it. We can finally confirm that Pixelmator’s biggest problem (caused by NVIDIA graphics card drivers) is now solved! For that, we owe a tremendous thanks to the guys at Apple and NVIDIA for listening to us and probably many other developers, and then doing something about it.

Go ahead, everyone, and download the OS X 10.8.3 update to your Macs!

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14 months ago

What's Pixelmator?


I miss down-voting.
Rating: 10 Positives
14 months ago

Oh, like Photoshop.

Except it's $14.99.
Rating: 7 Positives
14 months ago

I miss down-voting.


I don't miss people like you. :)
Rating: 4 Positives
14 months ago
I stop using Adobe photoshop and everything adobe (my last suite was cs3 design premium) and now Pixelmator is my new Photoshop and to be honest it has been the best experience over Photoshop. I'm not kidding... This is my suite now: Pixelmator, iDraw, Swift Publisher and Flux 4 (every one of them available in the Mac App Store) my clients didn't know the change of software, my printshop either, and Still received works made in Photoshop to keep working on and deliver. Every app works incredibly good. Every app supports standard formats and every app can achieved what you are used to when you were a slave of a CS Expensive Nightmare.

I didn't get any crashes but I was wondering what was making my Mac restart now and then.... I was blaming a new external drive and now I know was Pixelmator! So far so good! Keep the good work guys!
Rating: 2 Positives
14 months ago
great news, although my use of Pixelmator wasn't affected, waiting for the driver fix to solve this issue must have been torture for these devs!
Rating: 2 Positives
14 months ago
Best software for the money on the planet... love Pixelmator
Rating: 1 Positives
14 months ago

You know how a Terminator terminates people? Pixelmator does something similar: it pixelates them.


Draw a mustache on me if you want to live:cool:.
Rating: 1 Positives
14 months ago

From my experience, Pixelmator is for the most part a piece of crap. It crashes (frequently) making me lose work (frequently) despite it's half-assed approach to saving stuff to iCloud (did it? didn't it? Who knows!).

They also moved a lot of stuff around in the menus with a recent update which have made it difficult to find things, and their only documentation is how-to videos which means I can't just go and reference "where is function x?" but i have to watch a voiced-over video for who knows how long hoping I can grab the one piece of information I need.

Combine that with the quirky way it sometimes does what you are asking it to do, and sometimes does...something completely different, I don't know it's worth the $15 (and certainly not the $30 I paid).


Top Menubar, under "Help" --written help information so you don't need to watch the site videos. :)

Also, you can usually get your questions answered relatively quickly on the following link:
http://support.pixelmator.com/viewforum.php?f=3 (http://support.pixelmator.com/viewforum.phpf=3)

And there are terrific tutorials for Pixelmator on PXM-Tuts.com, Abduzeedo, IdeaVenue.com, TripletSisters.
Rating: 1 Positives
14 months ago
FCP X stopped crashing as well, it used to crash quite regularly with a GPU error report on our system.
Rating: 1 Positives
14 months ago
Great! I've been waiting for a fix for this bug. I guess I haven't noticed any issues since updating--it's nice to see that it's been solved.
Rating: 1 Positives

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