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Review: Pixelmator for iPad is an affordable image editor that packs a powerful punch

Lesa Snider | Nov. 19, 2014
You’d be hard pressed to find a more powerful iPad image-editing app than Pixelmator for iPad.

The Tools menu also includes a Crop tool, with a handy grid and many aspect ratio presets. The Settings button (it looks like a tiny gear) lets you manage your document's size and rotation, customize guides, enable a pressure-sensitive stylus, or access a comprehensive onscreen help system. The Share button, as you might suspect, lets you send a copy of your image elsewhere, open it in another app, save it to iCloud Drive or your Photo Library. All files can easily be read using Pixelmator 3.3 for the Mac, and they can be saved in JPEG, PNG, or PSD format.

Bottom Line
You'd be hard pressed to find a more powerful iPad image-editing app than Pixelmator for iPad, and the only other one that comes close is the far less user-friendly, and more expensive, Adobe Photoshop Touch ($10). While Adobe Photoshop Mix is free, it doesn't have this kind of editing power. So if you're still mourning the loss of iPhoto for iOS, or if you've got five extra bucks and an iPad, head to the App Store and download Pixelmator for iPad--it makes for a wonderfully creative distraction that you'll be itching to spend time with.

 

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