Pixelmator for Mac Updated With Redesigned Interface, OS X Yosemite Support

Popular Mac Photoshop alternative Pixelmator was today updated to version 3.3 "Limestone," introducing a redesigned interface, a repair tool extension, and support for several OS X Yosemite features including iCloud Drive and Handoff. The update also brings support for the new iMac with Retina 5K display.

Pixelmator's subtle redesign was inspired by OS X Yosemite, bringing a flatter look and translucency to many interface elements to help the editing app blend in better with Apple's newest Mac operating system.

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The app now includes full iCloud Drive support, making it easy to access images on any iOS device or Mac, and with Handoff, users can start editing an image on a Mac and instantly switch to Pixelmator's recently released iPad app with just a tap. There are also new Repair Tool Action Extensions, letting users edit images in Mail or TextEditor using Pixelmator tools.
Pixelmator 3.3 Limestone adds complete OS X Yosemite feature and technology support and embraces new Continuity features, like Handoff, so you can switch instantly between Mac and iPad apps, as well as iCloud Drive support, so you can safely store and access all your images on the device you have at that time.

Support for OS X Extensions offers an advanced-technology Repair Tool in apps like Mail or TextEdit. You can now easily remove objects and repair images right in the app you are using, without even having to open Pixelmator. Just add your picture to the message or document and use the extension tool to enhance it.
The 3.3 update is rolling out now and is available for free to all existing Pixelmator users. Pixelmator can be downloaded from the Mac App Store for $29.99. [Direct Link]

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68 months ago
I want a ****ing SINGLE WINDOW mode

Thanks
Rating: 8 Votes
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68 months ago
From their blog...

It keeps the black interface Pixelmator fans love


Uuuuuurgh. No. Can they please give us a regular, lighter, OS X theme already? Their UI choice is extremely questionable sometimes, and it's almost painful sometimes when working on bright images.
Rating: 8 Votes
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68 months ago
This is the first application I install on a new Mac. Every update makes it a better alternative to Photoshop. Adobe should take note, this is how it's done.
Rating: 7 Votes
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68 months ago
This is my go-to image editing app on one of my machines. It can handle PS but it is not as quick as it could be. Pixelmator is quite powerful and the price is just right. There's little to no learning curve because it just seemed quite intuitive. This update seems nice and the OS X extensions sound pretty cool.
Rating: 7 Votes
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68 months ago

From their blog...



Uuuuuurgh. No. Can they please give us a regular, lighter, OS X theme already? Their UI choice is extremely questionable sometimes, and it's almost painful sometimes when working on bright images.


Right-click on the stuff surrounding the canvas and you can switch between black grey and white.
Rating: 6 Votes
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68 months ago
This is totally worth the cost! Especially since Adobe's pricing is insane for amateurs.
Rating: 6 Votes
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68 months ago

I've only bought it once --August 2011, I think the Chameleon version, just before Cherry and I've been able to update every major release between then and now for free. Of course that's no guarantee for 4.0, but honestly, $30 is so inexpensive.


Not when version 4 could be released in a few months...That's the issue. It may have been free updates in the past, but at some point, the Pixelmator team is going to need fresh money to continue operations.
Rating: 5 Votes
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68 months ago
Pixelmator never disappoints me. Being a photographer I've started using pixelmator for most of my works.
The way they have been improving, we can some day see them capture majority photoshop market share.
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68 months ago

Really curious about this.

I am currently on Adobe CS5 at home (and at the office)
We might switch to CC one day at the office.

Meanwhile, I've thought about switching to Pixelmator but currently I don't NEED it.

Do you pay for MAJOR - as in Numerical Pixelmator2 / Pixelmator3- updates but the 3.0, 3.1, 3.2 updates are free?

I don't want to purchase Pixelmator3 now and then by the time I "need" this (when I get tired of Adobe and not wanting the CC at home) will I need to purchase Pixelmator 4?

Thanks in advance,


I've only bought it once --August 2011, I think the Chameleon version, just before Cherry and I've been able to update every major release between then and now for free. Of course that's no guarantee for 4.0, but honestly, $30 is so inexpensive. Pixelmator full price is less than I paid for Affinity Designer on sale.
Rating: 4 Votes
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68 months ago
I absolutely adore Pixelmator.

Hopefully this encourages Adobe to think a little more about their pricing.
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