BargainWatch *post app bargains here*

ImageArt

IOTM Winner - February 2021
MobiSupporter
Messages
11,979
Reaction score
40,996
Real Name
Ann
Device
iPhone 11 Pro
My 365
My MobiTog 365
Pixelmator Photo, iOS only and previously iPad only, is now available in an iPhone version. The introductory sale price is $3.99. If you already own Pixelmator Photo for iPad, you can get it for free. (You have to tap the $3.99 buy button, but then it'll figure out you have the iPad version and note that it's free.)

I've only taken a brief look at it so far, but it has all or almost all the tools that the iPad version does. The layout is different (because iPhone vs. iPad), so some things take more taps to get to. It does have the excellent resizing (up and down) of the iPad version, which I use frequently. The most glaring omission from both versions is layering, which is odd because the older app -- plain Pixelmator -- does have layers even though it has fewer features.

Two further notes on Pixelmator Photo:

* It offers a variety of auto-adjustments labeled ML (for machine learning). These generally produce decent results but often a bit too light for my taste. I seem to prefer a slightly darker look. But they work quickly, so they're generally worth a try.

* Its SuperResolution function for upsizing images is the best I've found in iOS apps. The quirk in the upsizing is that the app doesn't give you a choice of size -- it determines the best size it can create on its own and does that. For downsizing, which is also very good, you can set the size as you'd expect.

On the whole, it's a good app, not as powerful as Affinity Photo but more nimble. If/when it adds layering and masking, it'll be a really good app.

And just to avoid confusion in naming:

Pixelmator = older, less full-featured app for iPad but with layers

Pixelmator Photo = flagship apps for iPad and iPhone but without layers

Pixelmator Pro = desktop version for MacOS only
I don’t own Pixelmator Photo and it looks like this version is for both iPad and iPhone. Luckily, Ted, I didn’t buy it the other day after our discussion so I jumped at getting it. Thanks!
 

terse

IOTM Winner - May, Nov 20; Jun, Jul, Dec 21;
MobiSupporter
Messages
14,527
Reaction score
57,296
Real Name
Ted
Device
iPhone Xs
I don’t own Pixelmator Photo and it looks like this version is for both iPad and iPhone. Luckily, Ted, I didn’t buy it the other day after our discussion so I jumped at getting it. Thanks!
Oh, interesting! When it runs on iPad does it look like a blown-up iPhone app or like a regular iPad app? (Doesn't matter much, I expect, just curious.)
 

ImageArt

IOTM Winner - February 2021
MobiSupporter
Messages
11,979
Reaction score
40,996
Real Name
Ann
Device
iPhone 11 Pro
My 365
My MobiTog 365
Oh, interesting! When it runs on iPad does it look like a blown-up iPhone app or like a regular iPad app? (Doesn't matter much, I expect, just curious.)
Firstly, I tried searching in the App Store and it only gave me the old version (Pixelmator) and this version which was listed as Pixelmator Photo. I wonder if iOS 15 now makes it easier to code for both. Some of my old iPhone apps now turn so you can see it in landscape.

This is what it looks like on the iPad:
93D95861-5A9E-4694-A024-846C6828B39E.png
 

terse

IOTM Winner - May, Nov 20; Jun, Jul, Dec 21;
MobiSupporter
Messages
14,527
Reaction score
57,296
Real Name
Ted
Device
iPhone Xs
Firstly, I tried searching in the App Store and it only gave me the old version (Pixelmator) and this version which was listed as Pixelmator Photo. I wonder if iOS 15 now makes it easier to code for both. Some of my old iPhone apps now turn so you can see it in landscape.

This is what it looks like on the iPad:
View attachment 174233
Yes, that's the same as what I see with my "iPad version." I guess there's really just one universal version now.

0BE1094A-FC3E-4441-9F95-596BF988A81B.png
 

terse

IOTM Winner - May, Nov 20; Jun, Jul, Dec 21;
MobiSupporter
Messages
14,527
Reaction score
57,296
Real Name
Ted
Device
iPhone Xs
Yes, that's the same as what I see with my "iPad version." I guess there's really just one universal version now.

View attachment 174234
Note: Just confirmed that it is a single universal app. If you don't already have it, it's a good buy at $3.99. The dev's blog post about the release has some interesting info that I didn't know. The app supports a bunch of raw formats. Its healing brush can work nondestructively on raw files. It's well integrated with Photos. And more:

 

ImageArt

IOTM Winner - February 2021
MobiSupporter
Messages
11,979
Reaction score
40,996
Real Name
Ann
Device
iPhone 11 Pro
My 365
My MobiTog 365
Jixipix’s SimplyHDR going free.

 

WOTANICUS

Mobiobsessive & IOTM WInner - September 2021
Messages
1,767
Reaction score
7,644
Real Name
Bill
Device
iPhone 12 Mini
Jixipix’s SimplyHDR going free.

Simply HDR - not a bad little programme, think it would sit better with an ipad or tablet, my 12 mini is a bit limiting in view, but lots of control over an image. Well worth a pop for free!
 

terse

IOTM Winner - May, Nov 20; Jun, Jul, Dec 21;
MobiSupporter
Messages
14,527
Reaction score
57,296
Real Name
Ted
Device
iPhone Xs
Serif is having a 50% off sale on all its stuff. The mobile versions of Affinity Photo and Affinity Designer are down to $9.99. Desktop versions are also on sale, as are add-ons like textures, LUTs, brushes, etc.

 

psmoore

MobiLurver
Messages
1,281
Reaction score
3,441
Real Name
Paul
Device
IPhone XR
Serif is having a 50% off sale on all its stuff. The mobile versions of Affinity Photo and Affinity Designer are down to $9.99. Desktop versions are also on sale, as are add-ons like textures, LUTs, brushes, etc.


I was just coming here to post this! LOL

I just bought. I was waiting for a price drop. I have it on the desktop as I was trying to get rid of LR/PS. I have to play with it more but think I’ll probably keep LR. Unless they come out with LR type program. I’m hoping!!
 
Top