MacDirectory Magazine


MacDirectory magazine is the premiere creative lifestyle magazine for Apple enthusiasts featuring interviews, in-depth tech reviews, Apple news, insights, latest Apple patents, apps, market analysis, entertainment and more.

Issue link:

Contents of this Issue


Page 16 of 137

Windows, and Linux. Check out their website here for more information. 2. Pixelmator One of the best alternatives to Aperture and Photoshop is Pixelmator. But it does come at a cost. The app is $29.99, which is much cheaper than many other professional options. One of its best features is that it fully integrates with macOS. It takes full advantage of the Retina display and has color profiles built specifically for Apple displays. It has excellent Touch Bar integration, can access iCloud Drive, uses Apple's Automator app, and even offers extensions for Apple's Photos application. Pixelmator can also load multi-layered Photoshop documents with no problem. Pixelmator and Pixelmator Pro (which has even more amazing utilities) make up #1 and #2 on the Mac App Store in the Graphics and Design category. They also offer a fantastic iOS app. 3. Photoshop for Mac We all knew this application would be listed here. Photoshop has been the leading graphics and photo editing app for years. It has top-of-the-line photo editing technology and has become the industry standard. Photoshop has a photography plan for $9.99 a month that includes Lightroom and Photoshop. 4. Photoshop for iPad Adobe recently announced that they will release a full version Photoshop, not a slimmed down version, for the iPad. It isn't a perfect replacement for Aperture, as it's an iPad only version of the app, but it still has all of the capabilities of any other great photo editor. Adobe hasn't announced pricing, release date, or which iPads will be able to run the app. But if you are interested in trying the beta when it becomes available, you can sign up to be considered for the trial here.

Articles in this issue

Archives of this issue

view archives of MacDirectory Magazine - Dumbo