Pixelmator combines photo editing and painting tools. It is most useful for enhancing or touching up photography on the iPad, with rudimentary painting and basic text. It has:
- a range of brushes including double-texture brushes, watercolours, and pixel brush (Sketchclub pixel brush has more interesting settings), but only basic size and transparency settings.
- graphic design features include using blending layers and shapes to which features like shadows, outlines, gradient fills and fixed reflection can be added
- text in a limited set of fonts
- photo effects, including kaleidoscope.
One of my favourite uses is to make beautiful kaleidoscope patterns from paintings and/or photographs.