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Pixelmator Pro 2.0 Launches With All-New Design and Native Apple M1 Support

Wednesday November 18, 2020 5:00 am PST by
Popular image editor app Pixelmator Pro has released version 2.0 ahead of schedule, bringing an all-new design for macOS Big Sur and native support for Macs powered by Apple's new M1 chip. The new design features a simplified Effects Browser that makes it easier to find and apply effects, and new compact layouts for the sidebars and presets. There's also a new Workspaces feature that...
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Pixelmator Photo 1.3 Brings Batch Editing, Shortcut Menus, and More

Friday June 19, 2020 5:00 am PDT by
Pixelmator Photo for iPad was updated today to version 1.3, bringing new shortcut menus, customizable accent colors, and batch photo editing improvements to the app. The new shortcut menus are activated using the touch and hold gesture, and add several functions that aim to make Pixelmator Photo more powerful. When touching and holding a photo in the Photos library browser, for example, ...

Pixelmator Pro Gains Photos Editing Extension, New Zoom Tool, Updated Crop Tool and More

Tuesday July 23, 2019 7:00 am PDT by
The team behind Pixelmator Pro today released a major update for the photo editing app, introducing useful new capabilities that make it easier than ever to edit your photos. There's now a Pixelmator Pro editing extension for the built-in Photos app on the Mac, which includes all of the tools and features from the full Pixelmator Pro app. With the extension, you can make edits to your...

Pixelmator Pro Gains New ML Match Colors Feature for Matching Colors Across Different Photos

Tuesday May 14, 2019 6:16 am PDT by
Pixelmator Pro, a popular photo editing app for the Mac, was today updated with a useful new feature called ML Match Colors. ML Match Colors is designed to intelligently match the colors of different photos to give them the same overall look, which is a useful feature if you want all of your photos to have the same aesthetic. Like other ML features, ML Match Colors uses Core ML as its...

Pixelmator Photo for iPad Now Available [Updated]

Tuesday April 9, 2019 4:30 am PDT by
Update: Pixelmator Photo is now available for iPad. Original story follows. The team behind Pixelmator, the popular photo editing app designed for Mac and iOS, today announced the upcoming launch of a new app, Pixelmator Photo. Pixelmator Photo is an app designed to allow photographers to edit images on the iPad with a collection of nondestructive color adjustment tools that match those...

Pixelmator Pro Introduces Support for Portrait Mode Depth Masks for Easy Background Swapping

Wednesday February 13, 2019 8:28 am PST by
Pixelmator Pro for Mac, Pixelmator's higher-end editing software, was today updated with support for masks from Portrait Mode photos. When you open up a photo taken with an iPhone that offers Portrait Mode, Pixelmator Pro will open the photo itself along with a useful layer mask for doing things like swapping out the background in just a few minutes. The portrait mask uses the depth...

Pixelmator for iOS Gains iPad Pro Optimization, Apple Pencil 2 Support

Tuesday February 12, 2019 11:04 am PST by
The Pixelmator app for iOS devices received a major update today, adding support for Apple's newest iPad Pro models. The app's interface has been optimized for the 11 and 12.9-inch iPad Pros, and the double tap gesture introduced with the Apple Pencil 2 can now be used in Pixelmator. Pixelmator on 11-inch ‌iPad Pro‌ before update on left, after update on right According to the release...

Pixelmator Pro Gains Clipping Masks, Layer Improvements and More

Tuesday January 22, 2019 2:40 am PST by
Popular photo editing and art creation software Pixelmator Pro received a major update today, adding a number of new and improved features. Pixelmator Pro 1.3 "Prism" introduces layer color tags, layer filtering and search, support for clipping masks, and quick opacity and blending controls located in the Layers side bar. With the color tags feature, Pixelmator Pro users can better...

Pixelmator Pro Gains Full Support for macOS Mojave, Light Mode and New Core ML 2-Powered Auto Enhance Feature

Thursday October 18, 2018 3:05 am PDT by
Popular image editing app Pixelmator Pro was today updated to version 1.2, which adds full support for macOS Mojave, a new light mode, faster machine learning tools, and more. The update introduces compatibility for Continuity Camera and Quick Actions, two macOS Mojave features. Continuity Camera support is designed to let you import a photo into Pixelmator Pro directly from an iPhone, while...

Pixelmator Pro Gains Core ML-Powered Auto Selective Color Adjustment and New Effects

Thursday September 6, 2018 11:00 am PDT by
Pixelmator today updated its pro image editing software, Pixelmator Pro, to version 1.1.4 to add new effects, a new Auto Selective Color adjustment tool that's powered by Core ML, and more. The Auto Selective Color feature allows selective color adjustments to be applied automatically to images to improve specific colors using machine learning. A new Light Leak effect adds a sunny,...

Pixelmator Pro Gains New Exporting Tools, Auto Color Adjustments and Touch Bar Support

Thursday May 31, 2018 3:00 am PDT by
Pixelmator Pro, a graphics and image editing app from the Pixelmator team, received its first major update today to introduce new features that include MacBook Pro Touch Bar support, new tools for exporting images, auto color adjustment options, a Tutorials page, and more. The app now includes full support for the Touch Bar on recent 13 and 15-inch MacBook Pro models, providing quick access to ...

Pixelmator Pro Updated With Custom Aspect Ratios and Presets for Crop Tool

Monday January 22, 2018 2:34 pm PST by
Popular photo and image editing software Pixelmator Pro was today updated to version 1.0.6, adding customizations for the crop tool along with a whole slew of other improvements and bug fixes. According to the Mac App Store release notes, the update introduces an option for custom aspect ratios for the crop tool, which can also be saved as custom crop presets. This should make cropping to your ...

New 'Pixelmator Pro' Photo Editing App for Mac Now Available

Wednesday November 29, 2017 1:00 am PST by
The team behind the popular Pixelmator photo editing app for iOS and Mac today launched its latest Mac app, Pixelmator Pro. Pixelmator Pro is a more advanced version of its existing Pixelmator software, built from the ground up for the Mac. First announced in September, Pixelmator Pro features a reimagined workflow with simplified editing tools, a single-window interface, and intelligent image ...

New 'Pixelmator Pro' Photo Editing App Launching November 29 for $59

Tuesday November 7, 2017 8:21 am PST by
Earlier this year, the team behind the popular Pixelmator photo editing app for iOS and Mac announced plans to unveil a new pro-level Mac app, Pixelmator Pro. At the time the app was announced in September, the Pixelmator team had not provided a release date, but today announced that the new software will be coming on November 29. Pixelmator Pro features a reimagined editing workflow with ...
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Pixelmator App for iOS Updated With Drag and Drop and HEIF Image Support

Tuesday October 10, 2017 6:38 am PDT by
Pixelmator today updated its iOS app with full support for iOS 11, including importing HEIF images and Drag and Drop functionality on iPad. Drag and Drop support enables iPad users to easily move images and graphics between Pixelmator and other apps. For example, users can move their entire composition into apps like Mail, Messages, and Keynote by simply touching and holding outside the...
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Pixelmator 3.7 Update Brings HEIF Image Support and Apple Photos Integration

Friday October 6, 2017 4:44 am PDT by
Pixelmator has been updated for Mac to include support for the new HEIF image standard in macOS High Sierra. Once users have updated to Pixelmator 3.7, they'll also be able to make full use of the new Photo app integration available in Apple's latest desktop operating system. In macOS High Sierra, it's possible to open a photo in a third-party app right from within the Photos Library using...

Pixelmator Announces New 'Pixelmator Pro' Software Coming This Fall

Tuesday September 5, 2017 4:11 am PDT by
The team behind the popular Pixelmator photo editing app for iOS and Mac today announced plans to unveil an all new pro-level app, Pixelmator Pro. According to the Pixelmator Pro teaser site, the new software features a reimagined editing workflow, simplified editing tools, and intelligent image editing features powered by machine learning. Pixelmator Pro is a powerful, beautiful, and easy...

Pixelmator Gains Support for macOS Sierra Features, MacBook Pro Touch Bar

Tuesday November 15, 2016 7:48 am PST by
Popular Mac image editing app Pixelmator today received a major update that incorporates many features included in macOS Sierra and introduces support for the Touch Bar on the new MacBook Pro. With macOS Sierra compatibility, Pixelmator supports tabs, so multiple windows can be combined for easier management, and it includes the Universal Clipboard feature introduced in Sierra, allowing for...

Pixelmator for Mac Gains New Selection Tools, Retouch Extension for Photos

Thursday May 26, 2016 4:46 am PDT by
Popular image editing app Pixelmator was today updated to version 3.5, adding two impressive new tools to improve selections and a new Pixelmator Retouch extension for the Photos app. Pixelmator's new Quick Selection Tool, which is smarter than the existing tool, makes it much easier to select large areas of an image with a single brushstroke. The tool is designed to analyze color, texture,...

Pixelmator for iOS Updated With Support for iPad Pro, Apple Pencil and 3D Touch

Thursday December 10, 2015 3:22 am PST by
The team behind popular image editing app Pixelmator for Mac and iOS today announced a major update to its Pixelmator app for iOS, introducing full support and optimization for Apple's iPad Pro and Apple Pencil. There's a new palm rejection feature that allows users to rest their palms on the screen when sketching and editing images with the Apple Pencil, which works with more than 50 brushes...