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For most everyday users, there’s no need for an image editor with the bells & whistles. Many people would rather prefer something that simply works. Pixelmator is the perfect solution.

Its gorgeous UI and incredible ease-of-use makes it just amazing to work with. It’s loads quickly, does exactly what you need and goes out of your way. Oh, did I mention that it’s perfect?

We’ve managed to “heist” 10 copies of Pixelmator worth $600 to give away for free to 10 lucky MakeUseOf readers.


I guess this is something that amazes me so much that I have to mention twice — Pixelmator loads so quickly, it’s unbelievable. When I need to make simple yet sophisticated adjustments to my images quickly while multitasking, forget about Photoshop, I launch Pixelmator.

It greets me with a simple Welcome window.

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Then here’s the gorgeous (yet very usable) UI I spoke of earlier. All of the tools you need are laid out on the screen. Like Photoshop, it supports layers, advanced image correction, retouching tools, cool filters and effects. And before you ask — yes, Pixelmator is compatible with PSD files. In fact, take a look at the full list of features it has to offer.

If you’re harbouring some doubt as to whether Pixelmator is as powerful as Photoshop, don’t. Pixelmator has a very creatively driven community which share and help each other bring out the best from Pixelmator. Here are some web-based tutorials to demonstrate that Pixelmator won’t cripple your creative mojo.

And what about exporting images? Pixelmator saves to a native “pixelmator” image format but it will also allow you to export your images to any image format you desire. I mean any. In the screenshot below, notice that the common image formats have their own quick-to-reach tabs but within the Other tab lies a whole bunch of other image formats I’ve never even heard of.

Pixelmator is the perfect, cheaper alternative to Photoshop on a Mac. If you don’t believe me, download the 30-day trial and check it out for yourself.

How do I win a copy?

It’s simple. Just follow the steps.


STEP 1
Join our Facebook page by clicking on the Become a Fan button on the left. If you can’t see the fanbox, click on this link.

If you’re already a fan, skip this step.


STEP 2
Share Share this post with your friends by clicking on the Share button on the left.

STEP 3
Post a link to your Facebook profile in the comments section below

Make sure to enter your real email address so that we can contact you if you win!


This giveaway ends tomorrow, just the final one starts. You may participate in as many giveaways as you want, even if you’ve previously won!

Let the giveaway begin! Have fun! Want to know what else we gave away?


MakeUseOf would like to thank Simonas and the Pixelmator team for their generosity while participating in this giveaway. Interesting in sponsoring? We’d love to hear from you. Get in touch with us via email.

  1. joycefischer
    April 26, 2010 at 9:21 am
  2. Anonymous
    April 26, 2010 at 7:21 am
  3. ron
    March 31, 2010 at 7:03 pm

    Pixels!

  4. Pedro
    March 18, 2010 at 11:27 pm
  5. Jill
    March 13, 2010 at 12:47 am
  6. Bruce Kirilenko
    March 12, 2010 at 10:34 am

    Looks great.

  7. K Sanders
    March 12, 2010 at 9:50 am

    http://www.facebook.com/reqs.php#!/?ref=home

    I'd so love to have this. You guys rock!

  8. Em
    March 12, 2010 at 9:32 am
  9. K Sanders
    March 12, 2010 at 6:52 pm

    actually this url will work better

    http://www.facebook.com/home.p...

  10. K Sanders
    March 12, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    http://www.facebook.com/reqs.p...

    I'd so love to have this. You guys rock!

  11. Em
    March 12, 2010 at 6:32 pm
  12. Thomas Lanphear
    March 12, 2010 at 8:05 am

    Would love to win this one!
    FB--http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?ref=profile&id=647039508

    • Master Brent
      March 12, 2010 at 9:29 am

      Thomas is a Dreamer

  13. Thomas Lanphear
    March 12, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    Would love to win this one!
    FB--http://www.facebook.com/pr...

  14. Sarie
    March 12, 2010 at 6:49 am
  15. Chris A
    March 12, 2010 at 6:00 am

    I've had enough of Photoshop crashing on my Mac, I need something new!

  16. Sarie
    March 12, 2010 at 3:49 pm
  17. kw
    March 12, 2010 at 5:35 am
  18. Johanna
    March 12, 2010 at 3:33 pm
  19. Piotr
    March 12, 2010 at 5:21 am
  20. Dani Litland
    March 12, 2010 at 5:14 am
  21. Nuno Cardoso
    March 12, 2010 at 5:09 am
  22. Eli S. Sanchez
    March 12, 2010 at 5:08 am
  23. Karthik
    March 12, 2010 at 5:07 am
  24. Dan Galfano
    March 12, 2010 at 5:02 am

    Currently have to load Windows (boo!) through Parallels to launch Photoshop. Sometimes Windows lags. I've been considering switching my Photoshop license from Windows to Mac, but this would be a great alternative!

    http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/dan.galfano?ref=profile

  25. Geoff Heys
    March 12, 2010 at 4:37 am
  26. kw
    March 12, 2010 at 2:35 pm
  27. Nuno Cardoso
    March 12, 2010 at 2:09 pm
  28. Eli S. Sanchez
    March 12, 2010 at 2:08 pm
  29. Karthik.K
    March 12, 2010 at 2:07 pm

    Dying to get one!

    http://twitter.com/mystyleonfi...

  30. Davey
    March 12, 2010 at 4:07 am
  31. Dan Galfano
    March 12, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    Currently have to load Windows (boo!) through Parallels to launch Photoshop. Sometimes Windows lags. I've been considering switching my Photoshop license from Windows to Mac, but this would be a great alternative!

    http://www.facebook.com/home.p...

  32. Guest
    March 12, 2010 at 1:37 pm
  33. Davey
    March 12, 2010 at 1:07 pm
  34. Bianda
    March 12, 2010 at 2:25 am

    I do really want to win this!

    http://www.facebook.com/biandadwida?ref=profile

  35. Malur Narayan
    March 12, 2010 at 2:13 am

    I want to win at least one of these... and this looks awesome

  36. Johnny
    March 12, 2010 at 2:03 am

    http://www.facebook.com/Jiang.Johnny

    I welcome your gift to mauh.

  37. Kaal Dewar
    March 12, 2010 at 2:00 am
  38. mark
    March 12, 2010 at 1:54 am
  39. Patrick Walther
    March 12, 2010 at 9:48 am
  40. Constantinos Kouloumbris
    March 12, 2010 at 1:26 am
  41. Bianda
    March 12, 2010 at 11:25 am

    I do really want to win this!

    http://www.facebook.com/bianda...

  42. Lois
    March 12, 2010 at 11:16 am
  43. Johnny
    March 12, 2010 at 11:03 am

    http://www.facebook.com/Jiang.Johnny

    I welcome your gift to mauh.

  44. Kaal Dewar
    March 12, 2010 at 11:00 am
  45. Sunrise
    March 12, 2010 at 12:59 am

    oooohooo i sooo need Pixelmator like i sooooo need PIXELMATOR!
    make me win please

  46. mark
    March 12, 2010 at 10:54 am
  47. Patrick Walther
    March 12, 2010 at 12:48 am
  48. Miguel Beltran
    March 12, 2010 at 12:35 am

    http://www.facebook.com/miguel.beltran

    Wow, I would love a copy of Pixelmator!!

  49. Constantinos Kouloumbris
    March 12, 2010 at 10:26 am
  50. Rode Carsten
    March 12, 2010 at 12:14 am
  51. Miguel Beltran
    March 12, 2010 at 9:35 am

    http://www.facebook.com/miguel...

    Wow, I would love a copy of Pixelmator!!

  52. Daniel Ooi
    March 11, 2010 at 11:35 pm
  53. Jarek
    March 11, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    :-)

  54. Rode Carsten
    March 12, 2010 at 9:14 am
  55. Daze
    March 11, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    http://www.facebook.com/happy.daze

    um. first try didn't work? o_O

  56. Daze
    March 11, 2010 at 10:57 pm
  57. josh
    March 12, 2010 at 8:46 am
  58. Sam
    March 11, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    Thank you for this opportunity.

  59. Daniel Ooi
    March 12, 2010 at 8:35 am
  60. Josh
    March 11, 2010 at 10:31 pm
  61. Daze
    March 12, 2010 at 7:58 am

    http://www.facebook.com/happy....

    um. first try didn't work? o_O

  62. Daze
    March 12, 2010 at 7:57 am
  63. Josh
    March 12, 2010 at 7:31 am
  64. Kevin Ross
    March 12, 2010 at 4:54 am
  65. shriya
    March 11, 2010 at 8:27 pm
  66. Kevin Ross
    March 11, 2010 at 7:54 pm
  67. Yuriko Iwai
    March 11, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    I do hope I win!

  68. Ken Shelton
    March 12, 2010 at 5:08 am
  69. Christian Williamson
    March 11, 2010 at 6:58 pm
  70. Vivian
    March 11, 2010 at 6:51 pm
  71. Mela Tan
    March 12, 2010 at 4:18 am
  72. Vince Lee
    March 11, 2010 at 6:17 pm
  73. daw
    March 11, 2010 at 6:03 pm
  74. cerebrix
    March 12, 2010 at 3:58 am
  75. Vi3tI3abe
    March 12, 2010 at 3:51 am
  76. Andreas Lehmann
    March 11, 2010 at 5:42 pm
  77. Colin Bennett
    March 11, 2010 at 5:38 pm
  78. Aseem
    March 11, 2010 at 5:26 pm
  79. Chris Herbert
    March 11, 2010 at 5:22 pm
  80. Rhett Jones
    March 11, 2010 at 5:13 pm
  81. daw
    March 12, 2010 at 3:03 am
  82. Imee
    March 11, 2010 at 4:52 pm
  83. Taryn Ng
    March 11, 2010 at 4:47 pm
  84. Andreas Lehmann
    March 12, 2010 at 2:42 am
  85. Kenneth Flores
    March 12, 2010 at 2:40 am
  86. Colin Bennett
    March 12, 2010 at 2:38 am
  87. Jason
    March 11, 2010 at 4:34 pm
  88. Evan Fenner
    March 11, 2010 at 4:27 pm
  89. Aseem
    March 12, 2010 at 2:26 am
  90. Chris Herbert
    March 12, 2010 at 2:22 am
  91. Rhett Jones
    March 12, 2010 at 2:13 am
  92. Imee
    March 12, 2010 at 1:52 am
  93. Emily Stemmerich
    March 11, 2010 at 3:49 pm
  94. Sean Burns
    March 11, 2010 at 3:47 pm
  95. Sean Burns
    March 11, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    WOOT!

  96. alphaone
    March 11, 2010 at 3:42 pm
  97. Patrice
    March 11, 2010 at 3:42 pm
  98. Jose L. Navarro
    March 11, 2010 at 3:42 pm
  99. Jason
    March 12, 2010 at 1:34 am
  100. shondra leigh thomas
    March 11, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    http://www.facebook.com/shondra.leigh

    thanks! I could definitely use this!

  101. Evan Fenner
    March 12, 2010 at 1:27 am
  102. Christine Stiff
    March 11, 2010 at 3:23 pm
  103. HIcycles
    March 11, 2010 at 3:06 pm
  104. sophia pham
    March 11, 2010 at 3:04 pm
  105. Eduardo Rosillo
    March 11, 2010 at 2:50 pm
  106. Emily Stemmerich
    March 12, 2010 at 12:49 am
  107. Joe Johaneman
    March 11, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    http://www.facebook.com/dogboi

    *fingers crossed* Pixelmator is awesome!

  108. Jay
    March 12, 2010 at 12:44 am
  109. alphaone
    March 12, 2010 at 12:42 am
  110. Patrice
    March 12, 2010 at 12:42 am
  111. Jose L. Navarro
    March 12, 2010 at 12:42 am
  112. Amy
    March 12, 2010 at 12:33 am
  113. shondra leigh thomas
    March 12, 2010 at 12:31 am

    http://www.facebook.com/shondr...

    thanks! I could definitely use this!

  114. Diego Giao
    March 11, 2010 at 2:30 pm
  115. Robert McIntosh
    March 11, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    Have always wanted Pixelmator

  116. Christine Stiff
    March 12, 2010 at 12:23 am
  117. Sam Lam
    March 12, 2010 at 12:08 am
  118. HIcycles
    March 12, 2010 at 12:06 am
  119. Boyce Peele
    March 11, 2010 at 2:00 pm
  120. kelly
    March 11, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    heck, yeah! please put in the raffle for this! :-) Thanks.
    http://www.facebook.com/kelly.piet?ref=profile

  121. Josefini
    March 11, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    Though i am probably to late to receive a free copy, I would really, really like to get Pixelmator. It seems to be just the thing I need.

  122. Eduardo Rosillo
    March 11, 2010 at 11:50 pm
  123. Kevin
    March 11, 2010 at 11:49 pm
  124. Joe Johaneman
    March 11, 2010 at 11:46 pm

    http://www.facebook.com/dogboi

    *fingers crossed* Pixelmator is awesome!

  125. Bruno Casarini
    March 11, 2010 at 1:40 pm
  126. Andrew Hauser
    March 11, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?ref=profile&id=1039940438

    Please MakeUseOf, please. I love you so much. I would do ANYTHING for one of these licenses (I'm a full time student and can't afford it)

  127. chrissy lemaire
    March 11, 2010 at 1:32 pm
  128. Diego Giao
    March 11, 2010 at 11:30 pm
  129. Coralie
    March 11, 2010 at 1:29 pm
  130. Lou
    March 11, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    This would be great for a Mac user!

  131. jason
    March 11, 2010 at 1:17 pm
  132. KIRAN
    March 11, 2010 at 1:16 pm
  133. Boyce Peele
    March 11, 2010 at 11:00 pm
  134. Glenn Laursen
    March 11, 2010 at 12:59 pm

    http://www.facebook.com/glenn.laursen

    Thanks for Midnight Inbox! It's amazing to have everything organized for once!

  135. kelly
    March 11, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    heck, yeah! please put in the raffle for this! :-) Thanks.
    http://www.facebook.com/kelly....

  136. Tom Bass
    March 11, 2010 at 10:54 pm
  137. Glenn C
    March 11, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    Here goes!...

  138. Weston M Gallagher
    March 11, 2010 at 12:48 pm
  139. Pinot W. Ichwandardi
    March 11, 2010 at 12:46 pm
  140. Lachlan Roy
    March 11, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    http://www.facebook.com/lachlan.roy

    Awesome Pixelmator is awesome.

  141. Bruno Casarini
    March 11, 2010 at 10:40 pm
  142. Didik Wicaksono
    March 11, 2010 at 12:39 pm
  143. Nelson
    March 11, 2010 at 10:37 pm
  144. Roger Bye
    March 11, 2010 at 12:36 pm
  145. chrissy lemaire
    March 11, 2010 at 10:32 pm
  146. Rick Bennett
    March 11, 2010 at 12:30 pm
  147. Coralie
    March 11, 2010 at 10:29 pm
  148. Colton Redwine
    March 11, 2010 at 12:28 pm
  149. Fabrizio Lodi
    March 11, 2010 at 12:24 pm
  150. Massimo Tofani
    March 11, 2010 at 12:24 pm
  151. Emile Boustani
    March 11, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    Trying my luck again...

  152. Ekaterina
    March 11, 2010 at 12:17 pm
  153. jason
    March 11, 2010 at 10:17 pm
  154. KIRAN
    March 11, 2010 at 10:16 pm
  155. Keenan
    March 11, 2010 at 12:12 pm
  156. Terry
    March 11, 2010 at 12:11 pm
  157. Tracy Bohan
    March 11, 2010 at 12:10 pm
  158. justin Chitwood
    March 11, 2010 at 12:10 pm
  159. Cornelia
    March 11, 2010 at 12:06 pm
  160. Alex
    March 11, 2010 at 12:03 pm
  161. Yang Tang
    March 11, 2010 at 11:57 am
  162. Weston M Gallagher
    March 11, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    Weston Gallagher

    http://www.facebook.com/weston...

  163. Pinot W. Ichwandardi
    March 11, 2010 at 9:46 pm
  164. Lachlan Roy
    March 11, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    http://www.facebook.com/lachla...

    Awesome Pixelmator is awesome.

  165. Didik Wicaksono
    March 11, 2010 at 9:39 pm
  166. armando mendonca
    March 11, 2010 at 11:37 am
  167. Roger Bye
    March 11, 2010 at 9:36 pm
  168. Rick Bennett
    March 11, 2010 at 9:30 pm
  169. James
    March 11, 2010 at 11:29 am
  170. Adrian
    March 11, 2010 at 11:29 am
  171. Dave
    March 11, 2010 at 11:24 am
  172. Fabrizio Lodi
    March 11, 2010 at 9:24 pm
  173. Massimo Tofani
    March 11, 2010 at 9:24 pm
  174. Ekaterina
    March 11, 2010 at 9:17 pm
  175. Drew
    March 11, 2010 at 9:17 pm
  176. Adiascar
    March 11, 2010 at 11:14 am
  177. Terry
    March 11, 2010 at 9:11 pm
  178. justin Chitwood
    March 11, 2010 at 9:10 pm
  179. Kris
    March 11, 2010 at 11:06 am
  180. Cornelia
    March 11, 2010 at 9:06 pm
  181. Alex
    March 11, 2010 at 9:03 pm
  182. Yang Tang
    March 11, 2010 at 8:57 pm
  183. FB
    March 11, 2010 at 10:52 am
  184. JIN Yi
    March 11, 2010 at 10:50 am
  185. JIN Yi
    March 11, 2010 at 10:50 am
  186. aval
    March 11, 2010 at 10:46 am
  187. armando mendonca
    March 11, 2010 at 8:37 pm
  188. James
    March 11, 2010 at 8:29 pm
  189. Adrian
    March 11, 2010 at 8:29 pm
  190. Jamy Mahabier
    March 11, 2010 at 10:28 am
  191. Dave
    March 11, 2010 at 8:24 pm
  192. Fletcher Christian
    March 11, 2010 at 10:24 am
  193. Mike Lochtefeld
    March 11, 2010 at 10:15 am

    I want Pixelmator!!!
    Thanks so much for the CleanMyMac license, i am truly blown away with how much space it freed up. I got back over 9GB of space!
    Pixelmator would be great for editing photos and creating graphics for websites which I have been doing a lot of lately. Though at $60 I can't afford it (im a student) so i would really really like to win a Pixelmator license.

    http://www.facebook.com/lochtefeld

  194. Adiascar
    March 11, 2010 at 8:14 pm
  195. Ola
    March 11, 2010 at 10:13 am
  196. Bob James
    March 11, 2010 at 10:10 am
  197. Kris
    March 11, 2010 at 8:06 pm
  198. Jay Smith
    March 11, 2010 at 10:06 am
  199. Christian
    March 11, 2010 at 10:05 am
  200. Mike
    March 11, 2010 at 10:01 am

    lochtefeldm@gmail.com

    I want Pixelmator!!!
    Thanks so much for the CleanMyMac license, i am truly blown away with how much space it freed up. I got back over 9GB of space!
    Pixelmator would be great for editing photos and creating graphics for websites which I have been doing a lot of lately. Though at $60 I can't afford it (im a student) so i would really really like to win a Pixelmator license.

    http://www.facebook.com/lochtefeld

  201. FB
    March 11, 2010 at 7:52 pm
  202. JIN Yi
    March 11, 2010 at 7:50 pm
  203. JIN Yi
    March 11, 2010 at 7:50 pm
  204. aval
    March 11, 2010 at 7:46 pm
  205. Jamy Mahabier
    March 11, 2010 at 7:28 pm
  206. Mike Lochtefeld
    March 11, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    I want Pixelmator!!!
    Thanks so much for the CleanMyMac license, i am truly blown away with how much space it freed up. I got back over 9GB of space!
    Pixelmator would be great for editing photos and creating graphics for websites which I have been doing a lot of lately. Though at $60 I can't afford it (im a student) so i would really really like to win a Pixelmator license.

    http://www.facebook.com/lochte...

  207. Ola
    March 11, 2010 at 7:13 pm
  208. Jay Smith
    March 11, 2010 at 7:06 pm
  209. Christian
    March 11, 2010 at 7:05 pm
  210. Mike
    March 11, 2010 at 7:01 pm

    lochtefeldm@gmail.com

    I want Pixelmator!!!
    Thanks so much for the CleanMyMac license, i am truly blown away with how much space it freed up. I got back over 9GB of space!
    Pixelmator would be great for editing photos and creating graphics for websites which I have been doing a lot of lately. Though at $60 I can't afford it (im a student) so i would really really like to win a Pixelmator license.

    http://www.facebook.com/lochte...

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