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Black Friday Sale

Thursday, 27 November 2014.

Good news, everyone! Two of the best image editing apps are now available at the best price. Pixelmator for Mac is going down to $14.99, and Pixelmator for iPad launch promotion extends for another week. It is still just $4.99.

Black Friday Sale

If you’re still wondering, I think there’s no better time than now to get Pixelmator for Mac or iPad, or even both and start creating beautiful holiday season cards for your family and friends.

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Pixelmator for iPad Launch

Tuesday, 11 November 2014.

These past two weeks were absolutely overwhelming. Just wow! The Pixelmator for iPad launch was incredible. It was featured on the App Store as an Editors’ Choice and hit 2nd place on the Top Paid apps list. And the press didn’t forget to give some praise for Pixelmator for iPad—not to mention the demo of Pixelmator for iPad on Apple’s keynote stage. It was a developers’ dream launch. We wouldn’t have even dared to think about anything like this at the very start of Pixelmator development.


Average user rating on the App Store worldwide.

Also, we have received tons of emails and shout-outs on Twitter. It’s incredible. And the pictures you have created with Pixelmator are gorgeous! Thanks a lot for sharing, giving your suggestions, and for all the praise. And thanks a lot for all those stars on the App Store.

“Pixelmator for iPad is the best image editor I’ve seen yet on iOS. It’s loaded with features usually found in pro-level image editors like Photoshop, but the interface makes it easy to do advanced edits with your photos on the touch screen.”

CNET.com

“If you still think tablets are consumption-only devices after using Pixelmator, seek help”

Stuff.tv

We couldn’t be happier or more proud of the work we do here on the Pixelmator Team. It’s been a fantastic launch of an amazing app. Thank you all for supporting us.

We’re more than excited to release new and outstanding Pixelmator updates for iPad and for Mac.

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Pixelmator 3.3 Limestone Out Now

Thursday, 6 November 2014.

Redesigned look and feel, adds full support for OS X Yosemite, and more.

The Pixelmator Team today announces Pixelmator 3.3 Limestone, an outstanding update to its powerful, fast and full-featured image editor, featuring an all-new design, full feature and technology support for OS X Yosemite, and more. Pixelmator 3.3 Limestone is available today as a free update on the Mac App Store.

“We are very excited to bring this awesome Pixelmator update with a brand-new look and feel,” said Saulius Dailide of the Pixelmator Team. “With the redesigned interface, full OS X Yosemite and Pixelmator for iPad support, Pixelmator fans can now fully enjoy seamless image editing on their Macs and iPads, too.”

Pixelmator 3.3 Limestone

Pixelmator 3.3 Limestone has been redesigned with an all-new look and feel inspired by OS X Yosemite. It keeps the black interface Pixelmator fans love, but enhances it with translucent elements to cohere with OS X Yosemite’s fresh and modern look, all while maintaining the power and speed users expect from Pixelmator.

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.

Pixelmator 3.3 Limestone works wonderfully together with Pixelmator for iPad and features an enhanced Pixelmator file format for completely seamless editing experience. In addition, full support for Continuity features like Handoff and iCloud Drive makes it a breeze to edit and create incredible pictures on your Mac and on your iPad.

Pixelmator 3.3 also includes a number of improvements and fixes related to stability and reliability.

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Pixelmator for iPad 1.0.1 Update

Friday, 31 October 2014.

A quick Pixelmator for iPad 1.0.1 update is out now. Here’s what is coming with it:

  • The Repair tool is now available on iPad 2, iPad 3, and iPad mini.
  • Updated brush previews so you can get a better idea of the stroke shape.
  • Improved brush parameters so the strokes are even nicer.
  • Improved localizations.

Enjoy!

PS We’re back to work on the next Pixelmator for Mac update. It shouldn’t be much longer before we release it.

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Introducing Pixelmator for iPad

Thursday, 23 October 2014.

Designed from the ground up for iPad, Pixelmator puts powerful image editing tools right at your fingertips.

The Pixelmator Team today announced Pixelmator for iPad, a groundbreaking image editor that gives everything you need to create, edit and enhance images. Pixelmator is loaded with powerful creative tools for painting, retouching, color adjustments, effects and many more. Designed from the ground up for iPad and engineered to harness the full power of 64-bit architecture, Pixelmator puts fast and powerful image editing tools right at your fingertips. Pixelmator is available today from the App Store for just $4.99.

“We are super excited to introduce a powerful, fast, yet very easy-to-use image editor that has everything you need to create, edit, and enhance images on iPad. It looks amazing, and it’s a real iOS 8 app,” said Saulius Dailide of the Pixelmator Team. “We think everyone, creators at home and professional image editors, will find Pixelmator for iPad incredibly useful, capable and fun.”

Pixelmator for iPad brings full-featured painting tools, outstanding brushes and an impressive painting engine. You can choose from a range of brushes, from realistic to stylized,of all sizes and shapes to subtly enhance photos, sketch, draw, paint, spray, color, and so much more, even create breathtaking masterpieces from scratch. And every stroke you paint on canvas blends in and responds naturally, thanks to a state-of-the-art painting engine built right in.

Featuring innovative color adjustment tools, Pixelmator makes it easy to do precise or artistic color corrections. Use one of the single-tap color sets to give your work a quick enhancement or a more creative look. Or play around with advanced controls like levels, brightness and contrast, color balance, curves, white balance and so much more. Live histograms provide real-time color values so you know exactly what you are doing. And unique color adjustment technology combines all adjustments non-destructively, so you can apply as many color adjustments as you want without losing image quality.

Pixelmator comes with a set of top-quality retouching tools so you can easily make every picture absolutely stunning. With the innovative repair tool, quickly and easily get rid of unwanted image elements simply by painting on them or, with just a simple tap, fix red eyes, brush away blemishes, smudge to smooth out hard lines, paint to boost the colors, bring in some light and so much more. Advanced technologies used in retouching tools make them incredibly fast and accurate, so that you can seamlessly bring an image to perfection.

Loaded with dozens of breathtaking effects, Pixelmator for iPad gives even more ways to enhance pictures. Add gorgeous effects like blur, vignette, vintage, black & white, light leak, bokeh, miniaturize and many more – in an instant. You can even combine different effects for unique, near-effortless artistic creations and see the stunning results in real time.

Pixelmator for iPad features advanced image editing tools, like layers, non-destructive layer styles and a collection of professional-grade selection tools, too, so you can quickly and easily combine several pictures into one, remove image’s background, apply a frame, get rid of distracting objects, rotate and scale, straighten slightly crooked pictures, copy elements from one picture to another, create wondrous photo manipulations and so much more. Best of all, doing it all is remarkably simple, even though the features are anything but basic.

Additional Pixelmator for iPad features include pixel-accurate layout tools, shape tools, a type tool, dozens of templates, an image gallery to store and access images and full iCloud support so you can access your images on any device. Fully integrated iOS 8 features and technologies, like iCloud Drive, Handoff, Document Picker and Photo Editing extension, support to apply Pixelmator effects without even leaving the Photos app, and many others. Pixelmator is compatible with most popular file formats, like PNG, JPEG and Photoshop images with layers.

Pixelmator is meticulously thought through and created from the ground up for iOS 8 and iPad. Designed to take advantage of iOS 8 features and technologies and engineered to leverage the full power of 64-bit architecture, ARC, Grand Central Dispatch, OpenGL ES, Core Image and Core Animation, delivering state-of-the-art performance and responsiveness.

Pixelmator for iPad is available from the App Store for just $4.99.

Buy

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Sneak Peek at Pixelmator for iPad

Thursday, 16 October 2014.

This one is huge. And I mean it. 

We are extremely excited to finally let you know that we’ve been working very hard at a non-stop pace for two years on something that is definitely one of the best apps for the iPad ever. Or, if you will, definitely the best image editing app for the iPad.

Today, we introduce Pixelmator for iPad — a full featured image editing app for the iPad.

Just to tease you a bit more, we won’t show everything as of yet. But there are a few things that we just cannot keep to ourselves:

Pixelmator for iPad is a full featured, layer-based image editor that you can use to create, edit, and enhance your images. It looks amazing. It is a real iOS 8 app. Also, it is so incredibly easy to use. Pixelmator for iPad has a fantastic true-to-life painting engine, incredible color adjustments, retouching tools, gorgeous effects, shapes, typography, selection tools, non-destructive layer styles, and pretty much all of the advanced image editing tools that you will ever need. 

If that’s not enough, well, Pixelmator for iPad can work with Photoshop documents. Of course, it works flawlessly with Pixelmator for Mac via full iCloud support, via Handoff, or whatever else you choose. 

It is definitely a superb app and here is a tiny sneak peek of what it looks like:

Pixelmator for iPad is coming out very soon. It will cost $4.99, and it is going to be awesome. Oh, and by the way, it’s just 1.0 yet. This is only the beginning.

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Pixelmator Update 3.2.1

Pixelmator 3.2.1 is a maintenance update that has some serious technology upgrades coming with it. One of the most important technology enhancements is the switch to the OpenGL Core Profile. We needed this so that we can access all of the latest GPU features, have a more streamlined API, and have more control over the rendering pipeline. This new and modern technology will help us keep Pixelmator blistering fast. There are some other improvements related to future releases, and, of course, bug fixes as usual.

It is nothing flashy, yet we are quite happy with this update and looking forward to releasing Pixelmator 3.3, a major update dedicated to OS X Yosemite support.

Enjoy!

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Pixelmator 3.2.1 Beta Testing

We are wrapping up a new Pixelmator update 3.2.1. It looks all good and improved. We’ve done some major foundation and technology changes that are very important for future Pixelmator releases. It’s such a huge technology revamp that this Pixelmator update needs a really thorough testing. So we need your help.

Would you like to have a look at Pixelmator 3.2.1, try it, and give us some feedback? If you would, email us at beta@pixelmator.com. Include your Mac specifications and briefly let us know why you want to participate in beta testing. Thanks!

Update: The beta has ended. Thanks for registering!

Thursday, 14 August 2014.

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Terrific Creativity Apps Promotion

Terrific Creativity Apps Promotion

Apple has launched a Terrific Creativity Apps promotion where you can get a whole slew of wonderful
apps at discounted prices. Our favorite image editing app – Pixelmator – goes on sale for limited time, too, as part of the promotion! Head to the Mac App Store to grab your copy now at a discounted price while
the promo lasts.

Update: The promotion has ended.

Friday, 18 July 2014.

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Bye Aperture, Hello Photos

OS X Yosemite

Bye Aperture, Hello Photos

Apple has announced that it is discontinuing Aperture and iPhoto development in favor of the Photos app with integrated iCloud Photo Library. We know that many of you are using those apps in combination with Pixelmator. While we might not be able to offer you a replacement app (at least right away), we want to do everything we can to help smooth the transition.

First, we are going to fully embrace the new Photos app. In fact, we can’t wait to see it. When I first saw Apple announce Photos during the Keynote, I thought, finally there’s a secure place to store photos and easily access them on all devices. iCloud Photo Library sounds super great. On top of that, Photos offers extensions, which means that developers like us can integrate some cool editing features and filters right into it. We already have some ideas for it.

Next, if you have any suggestions for tools or features that you’re going to miss since Aperture and iPhotos are gone, write them down in the comments, or shoot us an email at info@pixelmator.com. We’ll be very happy to hear your thoughts.

Tuesday, 1 July 2014.

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