Exporting photos

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2019-12-29 03:17:51

I am trying to export photos for a music magazine I shot for to the dimensions of 800X600 res 240 and 1208X690.
I keep getting either full size pixels or weird numbers.
What am I doing wrong.

Cheers,
Lord G.
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2020-01-02 14:56:29

Hey there, could you let me know which one of our apps it is that you're using? Also, system specs + app version would be a great help — thanks in advance!
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2020-01-02 15:12:42

Ok, it would be Pixelmator Pro

Imac 27" 5k 2017 24gb Ram Quad core processor 3.4

The reason I ask is I am about ready to drop Adobe. I already have Capture 1 and I am trying your trial version as we speak for an alternative to photoshop. I can't say where I work but I am also give advice to photographers on what software would fit them and I see a lot of potential in yours. You are soooo close its amazing. I also shoot for a magazine that needs 800X600 and 1208X 690 for the main photo so that's why I am asking these questions I need a photo program that can give me those dimensions plus original size.
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2020-01-02 15:15:14

Awesome, thanks for the clarification — now, where are you seeing these weird numbers? In Pixelmator Pro or after exporting? Any screenshots with clues would be a great help!
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2020-01-02 15:55:54

I already erased the image but it shows up after development and export.

One number instead of being 800X 600 turned out 450X600 Image

For some reason won't show screenshot. But like3 I am saying would like to use Pixelmator Pro for my main Photoshop replacement and offer it as a solution to my clients
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2020-01-02 15:57:57

Tried to send image won't show up Its after I finish editing and export it shows up either original size or instead of 800X600 it shows up 450X600
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2020-01-03 11:50:00

Understood, could you choose Image > Image Size in Pixelmator Pro, take a screenshot of that, and share it here as well?
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2020-01-03 13:42:11

That was the answer, thanks Is there going to be a new video on how to use Pixelmator pro's features? That would help I think a lot of us on how to use the program
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2020-01-03 15:32:54

The only other question I have is will there ever be a digital asset manager to look over photos before we edit
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2020-01-06 12:45:41

by Gary C 2020-01-03 15:32:54 The only other question I have is will there ever be a digital asset manager to look over photos before we edit
That's unlikely to be something we'll be creating in the near future — though it may be more likely if we bring Pixelmator Photo to the Mac... It's more likely that we'd improve the New from Photos feature to make it more full-featured.
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2020-02-25 15:32:46

by Gary C 2020-01-02 15:12:42 Ok, it would be Pixelmator Pro

Imac 27" 5k 2017 24gb Ram Quad core processor 3.4

The reason I ask is I am about ready to drop Adobe. I already have Capture 1 and I am trying your trial version as we speak for an alternative to photoshop. I can't say where I work but I am also give advice to photographers on what software would fit them and I see a lot of potential in yours. You are soooo close its amazing. I also shoot for a magazine that needs 800X600 and 1208X 690 for the main photo so that's why I am asking these questions I need a photo program that can give me those dimensions plus original size.
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I am currently working on a book of photographs, many of which taken from 1960s transparencies that need extensive treatment to make them printable in CMYK. I have been doing them in Photoshop which has taken, literally, weeks using various techniques adjusting curves, screening layers and so on. A couple of weeks ago I started Pixelmator Pro trial and compared the results I could get with one click (ML Enhance). The results are just so much better than I could ever get in Photoshop. So I tried all the other things I need – cutouts for print, resizing and so on.

I also tried Affinity but its tiny icons viewed on 5k monitors made me reject it. Today I bought Pixelmator because it can do nearly everything I need and with the support of one or two other Apps (Graphic Converter) for the more esoteric, Pixelmator has joined my Dock and Photoshop kicked off, never to be rented again. Stupid Adobe for charging so much rental for a bloated application full of features many users will never need.

Some tiny things with Pixelmator which irritates is the use of TIFF instead of TIF. You end up with two copies of the same file. I haven't found a way to convert vector paths to a selection (for cutouts) and then save as eps files rather than Photoshop. The save menu has a host of profiles when I only need one which I could save in Preferences, as with export file options (tif, eps, Pixelmator). These are little annoyances but when dealing with batches of images all add up to a considerable increase in time.
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2020-05-08 19:23:37

Too helpful discussion !
Thanks guys