If you do heavier printing work, you rely on other Creative Cloud apps, or if you're connected to a workflow depending on some of the connected features available in Creative Cloud, I can save you some time: forget it. Adobe offers a decent subscriber agreement: between online storage, fonts, and other workflow features; You will not easily recreate it with a single application. However, if you just need to work with images and manipulate them online, which is likely to be a large part of Photoshop users out there, Pixelmator Pro offers some benefits for much less money.[…]
Having said that, Pixelmator Pro takes advantage of many MacOS features, including versions, that allow you to move from previous stores with ease. In fact, as I mentioned earlier, the macOS features of Pixelmator Pro give it a bit of an edge over Photoshop. By relying on MacOS features like Metal 2, Wide Color and CoreML (which drives the machine's learning features), Pixelmator Pro moves like a speedboat to Photoshop's battleship. I set up the Pixelmator Pro launch to do a lot of my photo production because (on a 2017 27-inch iMac, anyway) it started immediately and ran like a cheetah.
I recently used Photoshop for the first time for many years and was surprised at how it feels less like a regular Mac app than I remember.
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