Every now and then I run into a Mac application which does exactly what it claims and not a nickel more. That’s Red Pill.
When it comes to editing images or photos– applying various and sundry filters and enhancements, many of which are built-in to O SX, so easy to put into an app– Mac users have many, many choices, some of which we review on Mac360. Here’s another one.
Red Pill Chill Pill
Red Pill’s claim to fame is simple and straightforward. It’s a simple image editor for Mac users. Nothing less. Nothing more. Definitely nothing more.
Our preference at Mac360 is not to disparage a Mac app unless it’s absolutely positively horrible and a must to avoid.
That’s not Red Pill. But it’s close– not so much because of the features or how it works as the whole package as a value.
Red Pill has the basics down pat– magic wand, paint bucket, clone stamp, brushes, filter adjustments, and options to resize, flip, or rotate images.
Red Pill is simple, too. Very simple. Select a photo or image. Apply the basic tools to edit as needed.
This app is completely devoid of complexity and the learning curve is less than modest.
You won’t have trouble figuring out how to use. Select the tool to apply to the image, adjust the tool’s strength, and– that’s it. You’re done. Go on to a different tool (no messy floating palettes).
If that’s all you need in an image or photo editor, so be it. About $7 more gets you Pixelmator, an app which, comparatively, is more like Photoshop– with hundreds of tools and settings; very much a professional level app. For $7 more. That means there’s a price premium for simplicity with Red Pill and that might be a tougher pill to swallow (sorry; I couldn’t help myself).