I enjoy simple things in photography. For example, a photo of this ordinary evening I captured using my drone. A sunset with a cloudy sky, a couple of lakes and the barely visible lights of a small town on the horizon.
Taken some time in May, at 22:10, using a drone. Elevation: 200 m (655 ft) above sea level, facing north-west. Air temperature: 15℃ (59℉). Edited in [redacted].
It’s like this year’s WWDC Keynote was made exclusively for us at the Pixelmator Team and very much for me, personally. I loved every single bit of it. I think it was the best WWDC Keynote yet.
I use Apple Watch — I got the Apple Watch Activity app update where you can now basically do a triathlon. I’ll do a triathlon one day (sprint distance, of course. Probably after a couple of our secret massive releases). I know that VR is the future and there you go — now we all (most importantly Apple) officially and loudly agree about it. iPad Pro and iOS — brilliant updates, what’s not to like.
Very excited about iMac Pro. Even more excited about the unannounced, but somehow mentioned between the lines modular Mac Pro. Can’t wait to run our apps on those two — it’s like they are made for what we do.
But I am most excited about macOS High Sierra — OMG, OMG, OMG — Metal 2, Core ML, Swift 4, external GPU Support, and so much more. Our awesome Pixelmator Team engineers are already squeezing every single bit out of it, and pouring it right into our spectacular upcoming new app. In addition, and it’s pretty much granted, those cool new technologies are always a great boost for the whole team to get things going with extra energy.
There was one thing that I did not like. And no, it’s not what you think — in fact, quite the opposite — I loved those third-party demos very much. It’s now crystal clear that the things we are about to unveil are years ahead — no, not years — LIGHT-YEARS ahead of what was shown on stage by third parties. Except maybe for the VR/AR stuff.
No, the thing that I did not like was that there was no pause in the middle of a such an awesome show. I really needed to take a leak and didn’t, because how could I miss anything.
P.S. Loved the HomePod. HomePod is going to be my reward once I execute all the planned grand releases with an adequate bang. And even if I don’t deserve it — I’m buying one for the team…
…and then one for myself anyway.
This is the biggest thing that we’ve ever done. The most innovative, beautiful and powerful thing that we’ve ever done. And it’s also the most Mac thing that we’ve ever done! This is what the legendary Pixelmator Team has been secretly and incredibly passionately working on for 5 whole years.
It turned out to be the coolest thing that we or anyone else has done in years, and, oh boy, I wish I could unveil everything just now, but I can’t. Well, I could, but I don’t wan’t to. Just yet. I am very excited about it and I really want every single thing to come out perfectly. So no details for now. But be sure that the entire team is currently working hard to bring you a lot more about what we’re doing — ASAP.
Great times ahead (again).
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Hello World (again)!
Every awesome thing has a beginning. And this blog post may be it. As well as being the start of a new journey, a shortened version of this post will probably become the About Me section on this website — I’m too lazy to do same thing twice. So, here it goes, the extended version:
My name is Saulius Dailide and I run the legendary Pixelmator Team. And now, obviously, also this blog.
I grew up in Prienai, a small town in Lithuania and now live in Vilnius, Lithuania together with my family — my beautiful wife and, at the time of writing, my awesome, nearly three-month-old son. I have a bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Administration from the University of Vilnius.
I am a huge fan of the Mac and pretty much everything Apple. The Mac is at the heart of everything I do.
Almost ten years ago, in 2007, me and my brother Aidas founded the Pixelmator Team — an incredible Mac software company where we create Pixelmator, the world’s most innovative image editing app for Mac and iOS. Pixelmator became incredibly popular and has won many awards since and was also featured at the Apple Special Event in 2014 together with me and my brother on stage.
My brother and I have also co-founded a few other Mac and iOS software and game companies, and we’ve worked on (and continue to work on) a lot of other awesome stuff that you may have heard of, or are still yet to hear of.
Since I enjoy a relatively secret private life, this blog is more a glimpse at what I am currently interested in and what I am up to.
And I really am up to something.
To be more precise, we — everyone at the Pixelmator Team — are up to something very big and exciting. And it’s coming to your Mac soon.
In fact, that might be the main reason why I started blogging again. Last time I started blogging was in 2007, when we launched Pixelmator 1.0. I guess it was worth it then, wasn’t it.