After a long secretive private beta, Core Image powered image editor Pixelmator has finally reached version 1.0 and been set free for public consumption. Billed as a light-weight low-cost replacement for Photoshop, Pixelmator supports layers and has many of the same tools as its competitor, in addition to Automator actions and iLife & iSight integration. Pixelmator retails for $59.
It will be interesting to see how the also recently released Acorn image editor fares in the face of this new competition, despite the fact that the two seem to focus on slightly different niches. [via]