“The 12 Days AFTER Christmas” Giveaway: Day 22 – Pixelmator - Macenstein

“The 12 Days AFTER Christmas” Giveaway: Day 22 – Pixelmator

This contest is closed. Congrats to faithful Macenstein readers Ronny and Greenldr.

On the Twenty-Second Day After Christmas, Macenstein gave to you (or, more accurately, gave you a chance to win…) Your very own copy of Pixelmator! – The image editor for the rest of us! In fact, we’re picking TWO winners!


Sure, Photoshop is nice, but it costs more than 4 years at most art schools. Pixelmator is the hot new graphics app that is hip with the kids, and now you too can be hip! (Yes, Pixelmator is all it will take to make you hip).

What makes it so cool? Well, first, it’s the only image editor built exclusively for Mac OS X, and it shows. Pixelmator harnesses the full power of Mac OS X, taking advantage not only of Core Image, Open GL and Automator, but also by supporting, ColorSync, Spotlight and many other technologies, such as one-click access to your iPhoto Library, Quick Look, Tablet support, iSight import. With over 130 filters, advanced painting, color correction, and photo retouching tools, not to mention the ability to open and save in virtually any graphic format known to man. Pixelmator is quite simply the bees knees. (And of course, what graphics app would be complete without Layers?)

Plus to top it off, they sprinkled a generous dose of “eye candy” over the whole thing, which makes it fun to use too! (Click here to check out all the features or download a demo).

To enter: Since the Pixelmator is all about creating awesome-looking graphics, leave us a comment telling us What was the FIRST movie to blow your mind (at the time) with its special effects? Winners will be picked randomly 7 days later and notified (kind of like in The Ring, only with less killing… we hope). Open to all readers world-wide. Good luck, and thanks for reading Macenstein! (Oh, and be sure to enter ALL our “12 Days AFTER Christmas” Giveaways!)
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192 Responses to ““The 12 Days AFTER Christmas” Giveaway: Day 22 – Pixelmator”
  1. kuzya says:

    The First Matrix.

  2. Issa says:

    Ridley Scott’s ALIEN

  3. Connor says:

    Independence Day

  4. keloide says:


  5. regularg0nz0 says:

    Typically I enter a smart-ass answer, but I’ve gotta go with The Wizard of Oz on this one. The tornado used to scare the poop out of me when I was, like, 3 and 4.

  6. crommatrixx says:

    conan the barbarian

  7. Steve says:

    The Wizard of Oz

  8. Jurassic Park, if I had to be honest. What? They were damn dinosaurs.

  9. Sidney says:

    The Matrix was one of its kind! deep story, awesome action and of course, the special effects!

  10. dE says:

    Toy Story

  11. Matthew Smith says:

    Logan’s Run of course! OK not really – Star Wars was definitely it for me. I still think the effects in the first 3 Star Wars movies stand out because although newer special effects might look “cooler ” or something, those 3 movies had more of a “real” look to them than something like Avatar.

  12. Star Wars … at the time that I saw it no other movie had special effects … I saw it in the late ’90’s because in ’89 was the Revolution that gave freedom in Romania and in the late ’90’s I got to see it on the TV.

  13. Tim says:


  14. Marlon Callejas says:

    I know its probably The Matrix or Star Wars but for me was Toy Story I was like wowwwww xD!!!

  15. Franiel says:

    Jurassic Park

  16. Cristopher says:

    Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
    I can still recall watching the Hoth battle scenes for the first time, Cloud City, etc.

  17. anthony Romulo Pavia says:

    TRON! on Betamax…

  18. davewhipped goliath says:

    The original star wars and im old enough I actually saw it in the theater

  19. Manu says:

    Toy Story. I’m pretty young 😛

  20. Gregg says:

    star wars…when it was called star wars, not new hope.

  21. HardCharger says:

    The Matrix

  22. johann smith says:


  23. Claire says:

    Star Wars

  24. Min says:


  25. Alex D says:

    matrix for sure. the effects for that time were brilliant

  26. Chris says:

    TRON @ the theater, surround sound baby!

  27. anthy says:

    Terminator II, definitely.

    Thank you for the giveaway!

  28. David says:

    Lord Of the Rings

  29. Jose C. Murillo says:

    Terminator II: Judgement Day
    T-1000 was amazing

  30. Ziggar says:

    Close encounters of the Third kind

    absolutely superb stuff when your sat in the front row of the cinema aged 12

  31. Chris says:

    Already posted, but you cannot beat a classic – The original Star Wars.

  32. Chris says:

    Jurassic Park. I came out of the theater looking for dinosaurs.

  33. Matt says:

    Matrix fo sho.

  34. imajoebob says:

    It’s a boring answer, but “2001: A Space Odyssey” was probably the first mainstream movie with spectacular special effects, from the space station to the psychedelic sequence. The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad had great effects, especially the skeletons, but it wasn’t mind blowing. Fantastic voyage was mind blowing, but Raquel’s cleavage probably doesn’t qualify as special effects.

  35. Nigel says:

    Babe. Simple but clever.

  36. Noah Grove says:

    The Empire Strikes Back

  37. Scott Bier says:

    Defiantly Star Wars. I remember staying all day at the theater with my grandpa & cousin, watching it.

  38. Karim says:


  39. Bruce Winch says:


  40. Keith Higgins says:

    Tron. Yup, that old.


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