Use the Lasso to manually select freeform objects, or the Polygonal Lasso to select straight-edged areas. Use the Color Selection Tool to quickly and easily select similarly colored parts of your image. The Quick Selection Tool lets you easily select even the most challenging areas with just a few brushstrokes.
Select detailed objects quickly and incredibly precisely with the new Magnetic Selection Tool that snaps to the edges you trace. Easily refine your selection even further by fine-tuning the adjustment options or by using any of the painting tools in quick-mask mode. Pixelmator is packed with a bunch of different tools for sketching, drawing, and painting, so you can create beautiful pictures from scratch or get creative with your favorite photos.
Pixelmator for Mac features over 90 gorgeous brushes ranging from near-natural to all-digital and creative. Use the hard-edged, pixel-precise, pixel-art-type Pixel Tool to edit and paint images at the pixel level.
Have as much fun tweaking images as you do taking them. Twist, bulge, squeeze, or add artistic details with the new Warp, Twirl, Bump, and Pinch liquify tools. When hovering over blending modes in the Effects tool, each blending mode will now be instantly previewed in your image. The General tab of Pixelmator Pro preferences has been updated, adding a new Auto appearance option like in System Preferences.
The Align Objects commands now have handy keyboard shortcuts — press and hold the Command-Control keys, then press an arrow key to align edges in that direction, H to align Horizontal centers, or V to align Vertical centers.
The Character Spacing slider will now display negative values by default. New gradient stops will now be created with the color of the area you click. The full range of Hue slider in the Selective Color adjustment will now be displayed by default. When picking colors using the color pickers in the Replace Color and Monochrome adjustments, only areas inside the selected layer could be picked.
When opening documents with a large number of effects, adjustments, or styles, the tool options pane could not be scrolled until an effect, adjustment, or style was added or removed.
The anchor points and direction handles of shapes would sometimes move at different speeds than from vector paths themselves. When drawing line shapes with the Inside stroke style applied, these lines would be temporarily rendered incorrectly if they were horizontal or vertical. When drawing paths with the Pen tools, points would not correctly snap into place. When using Refine Selection and then adjusting selected areas using the Color Adjustments tool, the changes in the selected area would not be flattened correctly.
In the About Pixelmator Pro window, the version number is now selectable. An improved Quick Look plug-in for Pixelmator Pro files will now produce full-size file previews in the Finder. A new version of ML Super Resolution brings improved upscaling of high-contrast textures, better compression artifact removal, including removal of WebP compression artifacts, and better noise removal. You can now use keyboard shortcuts to align multiple layers according to their edges or centers: press and hold the Control and Command keys and an arrow key to align edges or the H or V keys to align centers.
Improvements to zooming bring faster performance and less memory usage. Pixelmator Pro documents should now be opened faster than in previous versions. The image size presets in the template chooser have been updated. In tools that are grouped together, the most recently selected tool would not be remembered and the first tool in the group would be selected.
Changes made to the Pixelmator Pro workspace in the standalone app would not be reflected in the Photos extension. When exporting images with complex shapes to SVG, this would sometimes take longer than it should. Images containing paths with rounded strokes would be exported to SVG incorrectly.
Clipping masks created with shapes that have partially transparent layer styles as well as fully opaque layer styles would be displayed incorrectly. On M1 Macs, certain Photoshop brushes would be imported incorrectly. PNGs with no assigned color profiles will now be exported more quickly. In Export for Web, PNGs with the “Use advanced compression” setting turned off will also be exported more quickly than before. Long shutter speed times would be displayed incorrectly in the Color Adjustments tool.
In certain cases, switching from a document while ML Super Resolution was being applied would cause Pixelmator Pro to stop responding. The Increase Resolution of Images Automator action would sometimes produce completely white images. Trying to move a group layer into itself using AppleScript would cause Pixelmator Pro to quit unexpectedly.
Trying to open a Pixelmator Pro document with inadvertently missing color space information would cause the app to quit unexpectedly. Holding a modifier key while closing the Pixelmator Pro extension in Photos would cause the extension to quit unexpectedly. Attempting to open very large documents would sometimes cause Pixelmator Pro to stop responding or quit unexpectedly. You can turn tooltips on and off in Pixelmator Pro preferences or Option-click when closing a tooltip to turn them off without opening preferences.
You can now paste app icons copied from the Finder’s Get Info window. The Style tool will now be automatically selected after converting a selection into a shape. Gradient color stops were not working correctly in the Pixelmator Pro editing extension in Photos. Resizing group layers with text layers inside them and later resizing the individual text layers would result in blurring. Unhiding a masked layer after disabling its mask while the layer was hidden would result in the mask being enabled with a short delay.
Repeatedly using the Repair tool could sometimes cause Pixelmator Pro to stop responding. Convert certain text layers into shapes would cause Pixelmator Pro to quit unexpectedly. The Fade effect now has a Fade Whites slider that lets you darken the brightest areas of an image. When viewing and changing the pixel size and position of layers using the Arrange and Transform tools, you’ll now be able to see decimal values when layers don’t exactly align to pixels.
When viewing and changing the angle of layers using the Arrange and Transform tools, you’ll now be able to see values up to two decimal places. The blending mode pop-up menu in the Layers sidebar will now always be opened upwards, so you don’t have to expand it by scrolling each time.
The names of the two Quick Look extensions have been updated to Thumbnails and Full-Size Previews to make it more obvious what each one does. You can now create new documents from the clipboard when the clipboard contains a page from a PDF file. The performance of the Slice tool on macOS 11 has been improved. They will now be opened as bit RGB images. Drawing outside the canvas using the Repair tool would cause an area to not be repaired.
Picking pure white using the Select Color Range tool would not work if the tool was just opened. When editing text in sheets, certain keyboard shortcuts that can be used to both edit text and edit layers will be disabled so only the text is edited.
When using the Effects tool and dragging layers with the Command-drag shortcut while their effect ropes are visible, the position of the rope would not be updated. RAW images with non-standard bias values used to decode the RAW and apply initial exposure adjustments would be opened incorrectly.
Undo steps would sometimes not be created when editing gradient colors stops, most often when using the Apple Colors window. Leaving the Crop tool active for a longer period of time without making any edits would automatically crop the image with the active settings after some time.
The previews of gradients with colors in the Display P3 color space would be displayed incorrectly with documents without a color profile. EXR and other images with extended range color information would not be opened. After turning on soft proofing, choosing a profile, then turning off soft proofing, the document’s subtitle would show that soft proofing was still on. Export adjustments as LUTs to use in other compatible graphics, video, and even 3D apps.
ML Match Colors has been improved to better copy the looks of images with similar content. The Color Balance adjustment can now change the colors of faded areas. The gradient well now has an always-visible button to indicate that it can be opened. Shadows and Highlights adjustments would increase the saturation of colors, when they shouldn’t.
Quick Export would not work correctly on less powerful Mac computers. When using the Export command to export images with periods in their names, the part of the file name after the final period would be removed.
Pixelmator Pro 1. Pixelmator Pro is now scriptable using AppleScript with an extensive and full-featured scripting dictionary. Write scripts using over 60 application-specific commands together with all the standard AppleScript terms.
Check out the Pixelmator Pro dictionary in the Script Editor app and learn more about scripting with Pixelmator Pro on our Tutorials site. The Repair and Clone tools now work nondestructively with RAW layers, preserving all their extended dynamic range data. The performance of the Repair tool has been improved — starting a Repair tool brushstroke should now be much faster and the tool should also be more responsive in large images. The Paint tools will now start painting more quickly and responsively while the image is being scrolled, zoomed, or otherwise animated.
When using the Repair tool with Sidecar and Apple Pencil, it should now be a little less sensitive to pressure changes to make it easier to paint strokes with more consistent sizes. The Repair tool overlay would sometimes not be visible when layers were behind certain other layers.
The scrollbars would not work correctly when drawing shapes with the Pen tool. In certain cases, it was not possible to edit the text inside path text layers. Text would sometimes shift slightly when starting to transform path text or edit its path. The two-finger canvas rotation gesture can now be disabled using the following Terminal command: defaults write com.
Quickly and easily type text on a path, in a circle, or along any shape. Use the friendly new welcome screen to more easily open images and create new ones.
Version 3 brings quality improvements, a progress bar, and support for RAW images. Or, to start typing on any existing path or shape, simply click any of its edges using any Type tool. Use the new Shift-T keyboard shortcut to cycle through Type tools. Text layers typed on paths can be easily converted into shapes. Use the new canvas rotation feature to freely rotate your canvas to any angle. You can rotate the canvas using the rotate Multi-Touch gesture.
Press and hold the Space bar and R key together, then drag to quickly rotate the canvas when using any tool. You can also choose to always show or hide canvas rotation controls in the View menu.
A friendly new welcome screen makes it easier to open your existing images, create new ones, and open photos from your Photos library. The Welcome screen appears automatically when you open Pixelmator Pro, but you can also open it from the Window menu or using the Shift-Command-1 keyboard shortcut. Preview files in the new Welcome screen using Quick Look by pressing the Space bar on your keyboard. Converting a masked layer that has been transformed using the Transform tool into pixels would not work correctly.
Transforming group layers containing layers that have been recently masked would not work correctly. On macOS Graphical artifacts would sometimes appear when resizing or moving layers in certain situations. If a text layer is hidden or locked while the text in it is being edited, text editing mode will now be exited automatically.
Automatically resizable path text layers on open paths would stop expanding once one edge of the path was reached. Now, the text box will also expand to the opposite edge. After changing the size of an image, the zoom level will no longer be automatically adjusted to keep the image the same visible size on the screen.
The layer handles of locked path text layers were incorrect. The layer outline of text layers would not update if the macOS accent color was changed while Pixelmator Pro was open. The layer outline of empty text layers would not be displayed correctly when editing them.
Path text layers that automatically resize would not be correctly flipped along paths. Flipped path text layers on closed paths would not be displayed correctly. In certain cases, the highlighting that shows text is selected would not be visible. Ligatures will no longer be used in path text layers as this can make text appear to be displayed incorrectly. If two text layers were overlapping and the lower layer was selected, clicking to select the upper layer would cause the text of the lower layer to start being edited.
Now, the upper layer will be selected. When using drag and drop to insert text or emoji into a path text layer and dropping it into empty areas at the beginning or the end of the path text box, it would be inserted incorrectly. Using the Option-scroll gesture to zoom would not always work when using a Magic Mouse. In certain cases, undoing changes made using Trim Canvas would cause parts of the image to disappear.
In rare cases, creating a path text layer would cause Pixelmator Pro to quit unexpectedly. Quickly choose colors using hex color codes right in the new color picker. A new, Metal-powered overlay brings much improved performance.
Replace image layers while preserving all their layer styles, color adjustments, effects, and other nondestructive features. Use a number of new keyboard shortcuts to edit images more efficiently.
Enjoy support for opening and exporting images in WebP format. The all-new color picker lets you choose and manage colors more easily than ever. See a list of your most recently picked colors to more easily reuse them. Easily pick a series of colors from your image, view color codes, and closest color names using the new Color Picker tool.
Save color swatches to custom color palettes and even share Pixelmator Pro color palettes with others. With any shape tool selected, shapes will now always be drawn immediately, even on top of other existing shapes to make it easier to create illustrations. See your most recently used fonts at the top of the font pop-up menu. To temporarily select or move shapes while using any shape tool, you can now press and hold the Command key.
When using the Arrange tool or one of the shape tools and having a shape layer selected, pressing the Enter key will start editing the shape. When opening large Pixelmator Pro documents, a thumbnail of the image will now be displayed in the progress dialog.
Locked layers will no longer be automatically selected on the canvas. Stroke performance has been significantly improved and layer strokes are now at least 10x faster.
Text layers can now have Inside and Outside strokes along with the current Center stroke. The appearance of strokes has been improved for rotated and transformed images. The quality of strokes of text layers converted into pixels has also been improved. You can now show or hide the overlay which includes the selection outline, guides, grid, layer handles using the Shift-Command-H keyboard shortcut.
You can now insert a new image layer from your Mac using the Option-Shift-Command-N keyboard shortcut. After changing the style of line shapes, it will now be remembered for future line shapes you draw, just like regular shapes. The blending mode and opacity of locked layers would not be displayed correctly. Certain effects such as Perspective Transform would not be converted into pixels correctly.
Cutting part of a layer and undoing the changes would sometimes cause graphical glitches. Using the Repair tool repeatedly on an empty layer with Sample All Layers turned on would sometimes cause parts of the repaired areas to reappear. Processing a large number of files using the Pixelmator Pro actions in Automator would sometimes increase memory usage more than necessary.
When copying and pasting between documents, some layers would not be placed correctly and it would sometimes cause blurring. When exporting to PSD, layer masks would not be preserved. When exporting to PSD, hidden layers would be saved without any content. Changing the size of a brush in the internal settings of a brush preset could cause Pixelmator Pro to quit unexpectedly. Shift-clicking to draw straight lines when using the Paint tool will now ignore brush dynamics like opacity and size based on pressure or speed.
Selections in documents that are taller or wider than 32, pixels would not work. When pasting a mask applied to an empty layer, the position of the mask would be incorrect. Zooming in very narrow or very wide images would work unreliably. When using the Color Picker tool to sample colors, they would not be added to the list of recent colors. When using the color picker in the Photos extension, swatches were not working correctly and the picker would be animated incorrectly. A number of different stability and performance improvements have been added to make sure Pixelmator Pro keeps running smoothly.
The new Replace Image feature adds a way to replace image layers while preserving all their layer styles, color adjustments, effects, and other nondestructive features. You can now create a mask from an image using the Choose Mask command in the Format menu. The Command-I keyboard shortcut has been reassigned from the Invert adjustment to the new Invert command. The Shift-Command-V keyboard shortcut will now insert a new layer from the Finder. The Option-Command-G keyboard shortcut will now create and release clipping masks.
The Option-Command-comma , keyboard shortcut will now toggle layer visibility. Option-clicking Add Mask in the Layers sidebar shortcut menu will now add a mask that reveals all the contents of the masked layer instead of hiding everything. If you Option-click Add Mask with an active selection, the selected area will be hidden by the mask rather than everything outside the mask. The largest icons were missing from the Pixelmator Pro app icon set.
Certain layers would not appear after hiding and showing their parent group layers. Opening very large documents would occasionally cause Pixelmator Pro to stop responding. Control-clicking the layer mask in the Layers sidebar would not make the shortcut menu appear.
Rotating certain low-resolution images by 90 degrees would introduce blurring. Drag and dropping images was not working correctly on Mac computers with Intel Iris graphics processors running macOS Solid white or solid black layer masks would not be preserved when exporting to PSD. The color of text layers would shift slightly when exporting to PSD. Layers created using the Copy and Paste as Layer or Cut and Paste as Layer commands will now have the same opacity and blending settings as the original layers.
The default images for the Image and Pattern fill effects have been updated. Performance when making complex selection paths has been improved. Text layers in Pixelmator Pro documents created with versions prior to 1. The appearance of the marching ants which indicate an active selection would sometimes be incorrect.
When exporting to PSD, horizontal and vertical line shapes will now be saved as such. Documents with empty layer names would not be correctly exported to PSD format. Transforming group layers containing completely empty layers would cause Pixelmator Pro to stop responding. The Quit Pixelmator Pro command would become inactive after dragging and dropping large images from the preview of the Export for Web tool.
Moving selected layer content would sometimes work incorrectly. Having a series of periods in the name of a file would result in the filename being truncated during export.
Rotating an image using the Crop tool and then using the Delete mode to crop it would not work correctly. Editing shape paths using the Style tool while the gradient handles were visible would not work correctly. When moving between Retina and non-Retina screens, the appearance of shape paths would change.
In certain rare cases, drawing selections would cause Pixelmator Pro to quit unexpectedly. Use the new ML Denoise to intelligently remove noise and even image compression artifacts from photos. Enjoy big improvements to performance with at least 10x faster zooming and scrolling, up to 2.
Open SF Symbols templates, customize them to create your own symbols, and even drag and drop symbols right into existing documents. Ther new Vignette adjustment lets you easily add artistic vignettes to your photos. Performance in compositions with a large number of layers has been improved again, this time layer moving and editing is up to 10x faster. The quality and performance of the Freeform Pen tool has been much improved, while the regular Pen tool has received a few handy new features. Use machine learning magic to increase the resolution of images while keeping them sharp and detailed.
ML Super Resolution is now better at upscaling very compressed images, keeping edges even sharper, preserving small color details, and upscaling faces and portrait photos. Zooming and scrolling are now at least 10 times faster thanks to asynchronous rendering. Just my 2 cents. Melis Dec 3 And thats where it goes wrong if you run out of GPU memory, it is prone for crashing the system completely.
It works fine for small files but ones you are going to edit larger files RAW or any other format the problems rises. Lock ups, crashes, sometime the complete OS becomes unresponsive, automatically login out of your account without any notice, loss of work, … Is this a bug or feature in Pixelmator Pro?
Frankeed Dec 2 Note that you must be running High Sierra and have a computer with a Metal compatible graphics card. Macmaria Dec 1 As a long time user of Pixelmator, I think the Pro version is a step forward. I love the new interface and the new selection feature much faster and easy to use. Not 5 stars yet, since the NEW features comparing with the old app are not many.
I’m very curious where this app will be in years. OsloX Dec 1 After playing with Pixelmator Pro for two days, I can honestly say it is not a big improvement compared to Pixelmator. Don’t get me wrong Pixelmator Pro is good. Hear me out: For example the new UI works against the user all the time. To keep the UI simple, many things are kept well hidden.
For example sharing a saved an user preset needs the knowledge to drag it out of Pixcelmator Pro window. Struggling with the UI is also to be blamed on the icons. Icons are too small and sadly colored greyish and thin lined. I have good eyes, still I have to watch very closely what the icons represents. Yes, if you wait 2 seconds the names are shown.
This feels funky and not very nice imo. It is very counterproductive for sure. That would be a big improvement. Some icons have a small triangle in the bottom right corner.
Clicking on that tiny triangle is troublesome at times. The mouse pointer needs to be firmly onto the small pixel sized triangle to see the menu with additional tools. It is really frustrating to handle. Maybe a right click on the whole icon would work much better. Use color adjustments layers to combine different color adjustments, selectively edit photos with incredible precision, and change the look entire layered compositions with ease.
See the full list of adjustments. Thanks to its advanced algorithm, the Quick Selection tool lets you easily select even the most challenging objects and areas with just a few brushstrokes. The Magnetic Selection Tool makes complex selections effortless. Simply trace the edges of any object and watch an accurate selection snap around it automatically. Use the Color Selection Tool to quickly and easily select similarly colored parts of your image.
Make rectangular or rounded selections, select rows and columns, draw freehand selections, and more. Download Now. For all you users of the original Pixelmator, not too long ago, we created a Mac App Store bundle that can be used to purchase Pixelmator Pro with a discount. You can find the upgrade bundle on the Mac App Store.
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