Pixelmator 2.2 Adds Extensive Shapes Support, New Video Tutorials Website

The hugely popular Pixelmator continues to add features to its image editing app, this time adding an extensive collection of shapes and related tools, a new paint selection tool, and more. There is also a new tutorials website with videos showing how to use Pixelmator to its fullest.

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The last update to Pixelmator added CMYK support, color profile management. The software is becoming more and more powerful for image editors, while keeping its competitive price of $14.99 -- significantly less than Adobe's Photoshop, which the team considers its primary competitor.
“We’re excited to deliver even more, easy-to-use, advanced features to our Pixelmator fans and continue to create the best and most enjoyable image editing experience,” said Saulius Dailide of the Pixelmator Team. “With new state-of-the-art Smart Shape Tools, people can fully enhance their images, create logos, Web layouts, posters, and much more, all easier than ever before.”

Pixelmator 2.2 Blueberry comes with more than 100 new features and improvements

Pixelmator 2.2 is available now from the Mac App Store for $14.99, free for current owners. [Direct Link]

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18 months ago
Pixelmator has a real opportunity to benefit from Adobe's recent greedy new forced-subscription-model decision, and I wish them all the luck in the world. Updates like this is are very encouraging.
Rating: 40 Votes
18 months ago

Adobe's crackdown on pirated software is the dumbest thing they've ever done. Those aren't necessarily lost sales. In fact most of those illegal downloads are keeping customers from buying a competitors product. And now more people are going to products like pixelmator and willingly paying the much lower price, which in turn gives pixelmator the capital to improve their products.


Honestly I think Adobe should stop caring about pirated software. Let the kids pirate it, learn it and fall in love with it. When they grow up and go to work, they will have to buy the genuine version.

Some of my friends did exactly that. Now they're clearly losing potential customers.
Rating: 25 Votes
18 months ago

Honestly I think Adobe should stop caring about pirated software. Let the kids pirate it, learn it and fall in love with it. When they grow up and go to work, they will have to buy the genuine version.

Some of my friends did exactly that. Now they're clearing losing potential customers.


That's EXACTLY what I and every graphic designer I know did. Most parents aren't going to plunk down even $200 for the student version of Creative Suite when a comparable piece of software to them is $50 (a video game) or came with their computer. Even fewer high school students have the money to buy it themselves and by the time you're in college, it's almost too late.

Adobe is shooting themselves in the foot and I hope Pixelmator and/or Apple take them to town.
Rating: 16 Votes
18 months ago
I'm rooting for Pixelmator to further develop their software to compete with Photoshop. I love Photoshop and used it everyday, but I like competition even more. Adobe is too comfortable with their domination and need a competitive poke.
Rating: 15 Votes
18 months ago
I really hope this makes adobe reconsider a few things. They need some real competition.
Rating: 12 Votes
18 months ago

Honestly I think Adobe should stop caring about pirated software. Let the kids pirate it, learn it and fall in love with it. When they grow up and go to work, they will have to buy the genuine version.

Some of my friends did exactly that. Now they're clearly losing potential customers.


See Autodesk for the perfect example.

Free student versions of practically all (if not all) software. You have the future generation of professionals learning your software over a competitor's. When time comes to buy software, what do you think they will pick?
Rating: 12 Votes
18 months ago
Adobe's crackdown on pirated software is the dumbest thing they've ever done. Those aren't necessarily lost sales. In fact most of those illegal downloads are keeping customers from buying a competitors product. And now more people are going to products like pixelmator and willingly paying the much lower price, which in turn gives pixelmator the capital to improve their products.
Rating: 11 Votes
18 months ago

The software is becoming more and more powerful for image editors, while keeping its competitive price of $14.99 -- significantly less than Adobe's Photoshop, which the team considers its primary competitor.


Pixelmator rules.
Photoshop drools.

The only Photoshop I ever paid for was Photoshop Express, for Mac OS 9 way back in the day.
I would never have paid for the full version of Photoshop. Ever. Pixelmator does everything I need.
Rating: 8 Votes
18 months ago
If they can import PSD files with all my layer effects/grouping/masks then I'd be happy to check it out.
Rating: 7 Votes
18 months ago

You mustn't be a professional Graphic Designer then, because even with the great latest improvement, Pixelmator is still not a replacement for any serious job.


Way to judge, bro.

No, I am a professional and while Pixelmator absolutely does not replace Photoshop yet, it's well on its way. This is their window. I hope they take it.
Rating: 7 Votes

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