You might as well call it Photoshop Lite. It’s that good. Tidbits compares Pixelmator Pro with Photoshop.
If you do heavy print work, you rely on other Creative Cloud apps, or if you’re plugged into a workflow reliant upon some of the connected features available in Creative Cloud, I can save you some time: forget it.
The bottom line?
“Serious” users can’t really consider Pixelmator Pro as a Photoshop replacement, given the broad range of tools that Adobe has packed into its image-manipulation behemoth.
What if you’re not a daily Photoshop user? Or, can’t afford the ongoing subscription price tag?
If you’re a photographer whose needs include tonal adjustments, some pixel replacement, and maybe a little bit of vector work added on top—all deployed with the speed and beauty of a proper Mac app—you just may be delighted by Pixelmator Pro’s capabilities and low price.
No mention of graphic designers.