Pixelmator now exclusive to the Mac App Store

In a huge act of faith, Pixelmator has gone exclusive to the app store, with a fantastic deal to boot:

“…we are fully committed to supporting the Mac App Store by completely moving Pixelmator sales and distribution to the Mac App Store in the upcoming months. To ease the transition to the Mac App Store for our users, we’ve come up with an exciting solution that we think everyone will love taking advantage of. We call it the Pixelmator transition to the Mac App Store….”

That deal includes a huge discount on the app (down to $29 from $59), version 2.0 for free when it’s released and the opportunity for all non-registered customers to participate. And with that, Pixelmator just became my first Mac App Store purchase.