Pixelmator Pro Adds Support for Editing Text in PDFs

Pixelmator Pro 3.5.8 has gone live on the Mac App Store, and the latest update to the popular image editing app brings the ability to edit text in PDFs, along with a handful of other notable additions.

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Pixelmator recently added support to the app for vector PDFs, which allows users to import image, shape, and text elements in the portable document format as separate layers.

With the newest version, this support has been expanded so that users can edit imported text as regular text layers. In practice, this means existing text in PDFs can be more easily replaced, formatted, and styled using Pixelmator Pro tools. As the developers explain:

Typically, text in PDF documents is not directly editable. Instead, it's stored as vector shapes to keep documents looking consistent across various platforms and apps. To make text editable again, Pixelmator Pro extracts various embedded data from the original PDF, allowing it to recover the original text, fonts, and formatting. Even if some of these elements are missing, for instance, if the original font is not installed on your Mac, you can still import the text, select a different font, and continue with your edits.

In addition, the new text editing abilities mean users can seamlessly export Apple Keynote and Pages projects and continue editing them in Pixelmator Pro. All text remains fully editable in its original fonts, including the SF Pro font that is used throughout the Apple ecosystem.

Elsewhere in this update, the Style tool has been improved to simplify the creation of custom outlines around text layers. Users now have the option to add strokes inside, within, or outside of the text, choose from various stroke ends and corners, and also add dashed strokes.

Pixelmator Pro 3.5.8 also includes 12 new templates for web, social media, and more. All of the templates include a set of alternative color palettes for adjusting the theme to custom requirements.

Pixelmator Pro is available exclusively from the Mac App Store as a free update for existing users and $49.99 for new customers. A free seven-day trial of the software with no restrictions is also available on the Pixelmator website.

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7 weeks ago
I got Pixelmator Pro back when it first came out, and it's been one of the rare App Store purchases that I don't regret. I don't even miss Photoshop now. :cool:
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7 weeks ago
At $60 a month for the Adobe suite, or $23 a month just for Photoshop… Pixelmator and Affinity Photo will be just fine and yes, eventually overtake Photoshop. The ONLY thing keep Adobe alive is Print (CMYK) and Enterprise, period. So many people are turning to other solutions and this will creep into enterprise eventually.

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7 weeks ago
Exceptional app. I used to be on the Adobe train but find that this covers the bulk of the Photoshop bases very well. And it just keeps getting better.
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7 weeks ago
Has anyone used both Affinity Designer and Pixelmator Pro? I'm curious how they compare.

I already own the Affinity suite, but am looking for a replacement after Affinity was sold off to Canva.
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7 weeks ago
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7 weeks ago
I have been using Pixelmator from the beginning and continue to support it.
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