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Readers' Choice Awards 2011 - Best Mac Consumer Image Editor
Readers' Choice Awards 2011 - Best Mac Consumer Image Editor

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It’s official: The best Mac applications for 2011 have been selected. Voting has closed and the winners can be found at Readers' Choice Awards Winners 2011 for Best Mac Applications


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The Best Mac Consumer Image Editor category is open to any software that is used for editing static images and is geared towards general consumers, not professionals. That doesn't mean the application can't have professional-level features, only that its target audience must be amateurs and hobbyists.

We selected the top five nominees in this category; now it's up to you to make the final decision.

Which Mac consumer image editor deserves to be this year's Readers' Choice Awards 2011 winner? The voting period starts on February 11th and ends on March 8th. The winners will be announced on March 15th.

Polls Have Closed. Winners Will Be Announced March 15th

  • Acorn
  • Graphic Converter
  • iPhoto
  • Pixelmator
  • Photoshop Elements

Acorn from Flying Meat Software is a layer-based image editing application with an easy-to-use interface that keeps all your tools available on a simple palette. Although Acorn is easy to use, it contains many advanced features and tools that will endear it to the professional on a budget.

Acorn web site

Graphic Converter is the Swiss army knife of image editing and file conversion. It provides a wide range of features and capabilities, including batch processing.

GraphicConverter web site

iPhoto from Apple is included with new Macs. Part of the iLife suite, iPhoto is also now available as a standalone application. iPhoto provides image library management features as well as the ability to edit and share your photos.

iPhoto web site

Pixelmator from Pixelmator Team Ltd. was one of the first Core Image-aware applications I ever ran across, back in 2007. Core Image provides pixel-accurate, real-time, non-destructive image editing, and Pixelmator made use of the then-new technology in an amazing editing application. It's still amazing.

Pixelmator web site

Photoshop Elements 9 is Adobe's photo-editing software for consumers. Built on the outstanding Photoshop engine, Photoshop Elements has many of the same features and capabilities, but with an easier to use interface, guided image editing, and a photo organizer, all built-in.

Photoshop Elements 9 web site

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