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Pixelmator uses the touch screen extremely well (pictures)

Once a Mac-only image editor, the new Pixelmator for iPad might be the best in its class for touch screens.

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Jason Parker has been at CNET for nearly 15 years. He is the senior editor in charge of iOS software and has become an expert reviewer of the software that runs on each new Apple device. He now spends most of his time covering Apple iOS releases and third-party apps.
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Pixelmator for iPad

One of the favorite image editors on the Mac is now available for iPad and it's loaded with photo tools, effects, and templates designed for almost any photo project.

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Add effects

Choose your effect from one of several categories, then adjust by dragging the anchors onscreen.

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Tons of tools

Each of the drawing tools has several options with many different styles.

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Color correction

Use the presets or slider for a quick color correction or adjust brightness, contrast, and saturation individually.

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Pick your format

You can use Pixelmator's proprietary format, common image formats, or export to continue working in Photoshop.

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Selection tools

Just like Photoshop, you'll get several selection tools for precise masks and adjustments.

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