Pixel 1.0 Beta6 build 539 review

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Pixel image editor has been developed by Pavel Kanzelsberger since 1997 and is still in heavy development.

License: Demo
OS: Mac OS X
File size: 0K
Developer: Pavel Kanzelsberger
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Price: $32.00
Updated: 03 Jul 2006
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Pixel image editor has been developed by Pavel Kanzelsberger since 1997 and is still in heavy development. In 2005, the first release candidates appeared and once all the bugs are fixed, a final release may be ready by September 2005. Release Candidate 3 is already available to public. Release Candidate 4 will follow in June 2005 by latest, followed by final beta testing in July/August 2005.

Pixel has a multiplatform design and looks the same on every supported platform.
Also, every file produced with Pixel is cross-platform and can be copied files from one platform to another.

Here are some key features of "Pixel":
Pixel is an extremely small and fast application
support for x86 and PowerPC processors (x86 64-bit coming soon)
supports TWAIN compatible scanners, digital cameras
supports SANE compatible scanners, digital cameras and others (Linux, BeOS)
pressure sensitive tablets support
printing support
various image formats handling (GIF, PNG, JPG, TIFF, BMP, PSD…)

Image editing
support for layers, channels, masks and selections
Color Management support for RGB, CMYK, Grayscale and CIE Lab modes (8-bit and 16-bit)
realtime live effects for layers (adjustments, effects), sets of live effects can be saved as layer Styles
image browsing and searching

includes variety of brushes, including full-color brushes and animated brushes
brush retouching tools including special effects
retouching set of filter plug-ins

Web features
complex support for image slicing and image optimizations (GIF, PNG, JPEG, WBMP)
direct editing of generated HTML code without destroying user’s additions
support for clickable maps
support for small animations for your web pages (animated GIFs).

You may download the demonstration version and test it for 30 days.
There are only two limitations in this demo version. There is a visible watermark in all images edited with the demo and there is a small dialog that informs you about purchasing Pixel.

What's New:
Lot's of bug fixes and speed improvements. This is Intel version.

You will need to install libsdl, freetype and lcms through DarwinPorts (http://www.darwinports.org).

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