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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.

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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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Pixelmator and OS X Yosemite

OS X Yosemite

Pixelmator and OS X Yosemite

All of you must have heard by now about the new OS X called Yosemite. It’s coming this fall along with other incredible things Apple announced during the keynote. We are absolutely thrilled to see new features as Apple fans, but we’re even more excited as developers.

That’s right, we are going to work on a new Pixelmator version for OS X Yosemite right away. So I suspect that you’re going to see some user interface changes. And, of course, we’re absolutely itching to dig in and have a look at what we can do with the new Swift language and Xcode 6. Boy, this is going
to be sooo exciting!

Tuesday, 3 June 2014.

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Pixelmator 3.2 Sandstone Is Now Available on the Mac App Store

Powerful Image Editing App Adds All-new Repair Tool, 16-bits per channel Support,
and Lock Layers Feature

Today, the Pixelmator Team announced Pixelmator 3.2 Sandstone, an amazing update to its fast, innovative, and powerful image editing app, featuring an all-new Repair Tool, 16-bits per channel support, and Lock Layers feature. Pixelmator 3.2 Sandstone is available today as a free update on the Mac App Store.

“Packed with incredible features, Pixelmator 3.2 Sandstone delivers the most empowering image editing experience Pixelmator fans have ever had,” said Saulius Dailide of the Pixelmator Team. “Redeveloped from the ground up Repair Tool, 16-bits per channel support and Lock Layers feature make Pixelmator an excellent image editor that is just as fun and easy-to-use as it is powerful.”

Pixelmator 3.2 Sandstone

Pixelmator 3.2 Sandstone features an all-new Repair Tool. Redeveloped from the inside-out, the new Repair Tool is built on breakthrough technologies that enable removing unwanted objects or image imperfections with an unsurpassed level of quality and precision. It now has three options: Quick, Standard, and Advanced repairs. These options are the combinations of sophisticated repairing algorithms aimed at achieving the best results when removing small or large objects from smooth and complicated backgrounds—all while using four times less memory than its predecessor.

Pixelmator 3.2 Sandstone brings 16-bits per channel support to the Mac. With 16-bits per channel support, you have more color data to work with and greatly reduce the risk of color banding. This means that you can make advanced color adjustments to an image while keeping its color rich and vibrant.

Pixelmator 3.2 Sandstone makes it even easier to work with large and complex compositions by bringing the new and long-anticipated Lock Layers feature. Now you can simply lock certain layers to protect their content from any further changes so that you can freely edit the rest of your composition.

Pixelmator 3.2 Sandstone also includes a new Convert Selection into Shape option that lets you quickly and easily create all kinds of shapes from any selection, a number of improvements, user interface enhancements, and fixes related to stability and reliability.

Thursday, 22 May 2014.

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Sneak Peek at Pixelmator 3.2 Sandstone

Good news! A major Pixelmator 3.2 Sandstone update is on its way. Some awesomely delicious goodies are coming with this update, but the sweetest of them all is the all-new Repair Tool. 

In developing an entirely new Repair Tool, we’ve used the latest breakthrough technologies that enable you to remove dust, blemishes and entire objects from your images with an unsurpassed level of precision and quality. 

The new Repair Tool and more are coming in a soon-to-be-released and free Pixelmator 3.2 Sandstone major update. 

Even more, we want as many of you as possible to have fun while editing pictures. So, starting today we cut the price in half for entire week until Pixelmator 3.2 Sandstone release. If you don’t have Pixelmator yet, it’s a good time to download it for just $14.99 and get Pixelmator 3.2 for free.

Thursday, 17 April 2014.

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Pixelmator 3.1 Marble Fully Optimized for New Mac Pro

Update brings support for 16-bit color images on the new Mac Pro and
adds new print options

The Pixelmator Team today announced Pixelmator 3.1 Marble, an incredible update to its innovative, fast, and full-featured image editing app that adds support for 16-bit per channel images on the new Mac Pro and a new option for ordering prints. Pixelmator 3.1 Marble is available today as a free update from the Mac App Store.

Pixelmator 3.1 Marble

“We are extremely excited for professionals to experience the power and speed of Pixelmator 3.1 Marble on their new Mac Pros,” said Saulius Dailide of the Pixelmator Team. “Harnessing the power of the Mac Pro’s dual-GPU architecture, we’re now able to support 16-bit per channel images for the first time and push the limits of Pixelmator performance like never before.”

Fully optimized for the new Mac Pro, Pixelmator 3.1 Marble leverages the full power of the dual workstation-class GPUs built into it. Both graphics cards are used simultaneously to accelerate composition rendering and compute demanding tasks. This means that image editing is now completely seamless, and even with large and complex compositions you will experience profoundly faster and more responsive performance.

The enhancements for Pixelmator 3.1 Marble paired with the incredible power of the new Mac Pro allow us to bring support for 16-bit per channel color images, a feature professionals rely on, giving the flexibility to make adjustments to extreme lengths while keeping the image quality intact. Now all pros can take advantage of faster and more powerful editing of high-quality, rich, and vibrant pictures with Pixelmator 3.1 Marble on the new Mac Pro.

The Pixelmator Team also partnered with MILK Print on Demand to offer a new Order Prints feature. You can now quickly and easily turn your gorgeous images into stunning, fine-quality prints. With just a few clicks, you can order Pixelmator images as postcards, notecards, gallery frames, or posters and have them delivered right to your door.

Watch Order Prints video

Pixelmator 3.1 Marble also includes a number of improvements for Layer Styles, Type Tool, selections and others. 

Thursday, 23 January 2014.

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