I am very pleased to see Pixelmator Pro version 1.8 add robust AppleScript support to the application. I’ve used Pixelmator Pro and it’s older brother Pixelmator since they launched, and they are an incredible value. I never have owned or used Photoshop so I have no inertia keeping me chained to Adobe. Photoshop costs $21 per month but you can get Pixelmator Pro for a $40 one time purchase.
I also love that Pixelmator Pro is a Mac-assed Mac app.