The long-anticipated Pixelmator image editor for Mac OS X has just been released. I can’t say much about its capabilities, as I haven’t tried it yet, but damn it looks good.
Built up on a combination of open source and Mac OS X technologies, Pixelmator features powerful selection, painting, retouching, navigation, and color correction tools, layers-based image editing, GPU-powered image processing, color management, automation, and transparent HUD user interface for work with images. Pixelmator uses Core Image and OpenGL technologies that use the Mac’s video card for image processing.
I think the “GPU-Powered” bit sounds particularly interesting. I’d like to know why Photoshop doesn’t utilize my GPU’s power, what a waste of perfectly good transistors.