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Pixelmator for iPad 1.1 Is Now Available

Thursday, 19 March 2015.

We’re super excited to finally let you know that the new and awesome Pixelmator for iPad update is out now.

Just to remind you — Pixelmator for iPad is the best image editor on the iPad and it is one of the most innovative and technologically advanced iOS apps ever built. And oh, if you are a Mac user and not that interested in iOS, just listen for a sec: All the cool things we now make for the iPad are coming to the Mac. But more on that later.

In the meantime, read on to find out what we’ve packed for you in Pixelmator for iPad 1.1 Aquarelle.

Watercolor painting technology
This thing is unique for the iPad, extremely innovative and super advanced. The secret behind it is that while you paint with the new watercolor brushes, the Pixelmator painting engine simulates applying wet paint onto paper. And just like in real life, when strokes overlap, their colors blend with each other and create an entirely new color with a soft gradient in-between.

Watch the Watercolor Video

Watercolor is great for painting, experimenting or for adding an artistic touch to your photos, since hey, even not-so-great paintings look awesome when painted in watercolor.

The new Color Picker
It’s not just simply a Color Picker. It is the most beautiful Color Picker ever. In addition to all the standard color choosing options and elegance, it also features an ability to quickly access your recently used colors and the new Color Grid. Color Grid lets you pinch into a chosen color to get a grid of its shades, so you can choose colors with much greater precision, and most importantly, have fun while doing it. You’ve just got to watch this Color Picker video.

2x Faster Painting Performance
Since its very first day, Pixelmator for iPad Paint Engine has had the best-in-class performance. With the new watercolor technology and major performance improvements, it just got even better. Yup — up to two times faster! We did that not because we needed to, but because we could.

Best-in-class Photoshop support
16-bit, CMYK, Grayscale Photoshop images as well as Photoshop images with masks are now also supported. In other words, you won’t find a better app for working with the Adobe Photoshop file format on iPad or any other tablet. Even Adobe Photoshop Touch is eating our dust.

And many more amazing details
We have also added many other smaller but very handy features, such as an ability to insert a photo as a new layer from iCloud Drive, lock image transparency with Lock Alpha, open RAW image preview, use a refreshed Eyedropper tool, see a live brush preview, enjoy much better overall stylus support, and have full support for Adonit styluses.

If that weren’t enough, we also added many other subtle tweaks that you can read about in our Pixelmator for iPad 1.1 release notes.

Pixelmator for iPad is awesome. We hope you’ll love the new updates as much as we enjoyed creating them. Please check it out ASAP and let us know what you think.

Learn more about the new Pixelmator for iPad or view in the App Store.

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Pixelmator for iPad 1.1 Sneak Peek

Thursday, 15 January 2015.

The first awesome major update of Pixelmator for iPad 1.1, codenamed Aquarelle, is coming.

Codename Aquarelle pretty much says it all about the release – it is beautiful, colorful and, well, you guessed it: in addition to many awesome new features and improvements, it also includes a fantastic watercolor painting technology.

We prepared a short sneak peek video of watercolor in Pixelmator 1.1 Aquarelle.

Watercolor painting is magic. It takes advantage of our new super advanced blending techniques to paint watercolor on your iPad as realistically as in real life. The new watercolor brushes that come with 1.1 Aquarelle are also simply amazing. Even if you are not that much into painting, just by simply playing with the new brushes, you will most definitely create some awesome artwork. And, if you are good at painting, you will create magic – that’s for sure.

Watercolor brushes alone make this update super awesome, but we have some more goodies packed in Pixelmator for iPad 1.1 Aquarelle. Stay tuned for more, or subscribe to the Pixelmator Newsletter to be the first to know about this awesome new update.

Oh, and by the way, Pixelmator 1.1 Aquarelle is going to be a free update for all existing Pixelmator users.

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Pixelmator Newsletter

Thursday, 8 January 2015.

We have a very sweet announcement today! Pixelmator Newsletter is on its way. You can subscribe now to be the first to learn all the ins and outs of Pixelmator and image editing.

You’ll get fresh and up-to-date tutorials with clear and easy-to-follow instructions right in your inbox. Also, you’ll learn just how easy and fun it is to do things like remove image background, change colors, erase parts of an image, combine several images into one, and so much more. There’s an infinite number of cool things you can do with Pixelmator as well as an infinite number of ways to do the same thing. So, in addition, we’ll tell you quick and very useful tips and tricks for easier workflow.

And of course, you’ll be the first to know about Pixelmator news and announcements.

The very first issue will be released later this month. Don’t miss it!

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New Pixelmator for Mac and iPad Updates

Tuesday, 16 December 2014.

It’s an exciting day today. We have two (!) Pixelmator updates ready for you to download: Pixelmator for Mac 3.3.1 and Pixelmator for iPad 1.0.2. Things like this only happen before the Holiday Season.

Pixelmator for Mac 3.3.1

Pixelmator for Mac comes wrapped in some new and pretty neat features. You’ve been asking about them for some time, so we’re quite excited to announce that with Pixelmator for Mac 3.3.1, you now can:

  • Pinch to zoom within a document window.
  • Scroll your shapes, gradients, and styles collections within Shapes, Gradients, and Styles palettes.

In addition to the new features, we’ve squashed some bugs and improved the Pixelmator performance. You can now properly see the document window bottom side, the Info bar now correctly displays X and Y coordinates, the Pixelmator folder now always appears in iCloud Drive, and much more.

Pixelmator for iPad 1.0.2

Pixelmator for iPad has got some love, too. We’ve made some great improvements with rotation, so it’s now so much easier to rotate objects, the brushes have been remastered to work better with styluses, and a whole lot more:

  • We’ve made it way easier to rotate objects on the canvas.
  • You can rotate even more precisely with the new Rotate slider in Format > Arrange.
  • A new Opacity slider to adjust brush tip opacity.
  • A new Brush Size slider to adjust the Retouch tool tip size.
  • Remastered brushes to work better with styluses.
  • A slew of fixes to preserve EXIF metadata:
    • Image metadata is preserved when using Pixelmator Photo Editing Extension;
    • Image metadata is preserved when opening and exporting images to Photo Library;
    • Image metadata is preserved if image is opened from iCloud Drive.
  • A bunch of fixes to improve Photo Editing Extension:
    • Remastered Blur effect to work better;
    • Minimized the extension app executable file size to lower memory footprint;
    • Removed all unnecessary resources so the extension package is even smaller.
  • The selection drawing performance is way better now.
  • Sharpen effect performance is greatly improved.
  • Sharpen/Soften retouching tools’ intensity is improved.
  • Selection animation now restores correctly when switching between apps.
  • Removed irrelevant warning about color profiles when exporting PNG or JPG files to Pixelmator iCloud Drive.
  • Fixed several minor memory leaks.
  • Improved app launch stability. Please upgrade to iOS 8.1.2, too. If you are still experiencing any issues, please email us at bugs@pixelmator.com.
  • Improved compatibility with Pixelmator for Mac shapes.
  • Improved the Paint Selection tool performance.
  • Fixed possible crashing issue related to the Paint Selection tool.
  • Added Traditional Chinese localization.

Enjoy the updates and have a wonderful Holiday Season.

P.S. Some more exciting news! An awesomely delicious newsletter is getting ready for show. If you want to join the news list, subscribe here.

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App of the Year

Monday, 8 December 2014.

It turns out Pixelmator for iPad is the app of the year for 2014!

(WOOHOO!)

There are no words to describe how happy we are. Believe me, no one could be any more excited than we are.

We worked really hard on Pixelmator for almost two years: staying late at night and working weekends researching, adding, perfecting, polishing, then repeating the same process again and again to build or improve the features and core foundation of the app to impossibility – all that for you to later notice or simply feel the awesomeness of Pixelmator for iPad.

We honestly want you to enjoy Pixelmator on your iPad to its utmost.

And, from the looks of your emails, App Store reviews, magazine and blog reviews, and now the App Store App of the Year 2014 award, we think our wish is turning into reality, which specifically inspires us to create even more exciting things – just wait till you see our major update of Pixelmator for iPad 1.1 or the new version of Pixelmator for Mac. Those are jaw-dropping…

We would like to say a big thank you to you – our Pixelmator users and fans. For everything – your fantastic help, awesome inspiration and hardcore support. Thanks to you, we are able to continue to do what we love: create the world’s best image editor for Mac and iPad.

And, of course, thank you, Apple, for always being there for us to not only notice, but also let everyone know, how awesome both Pixelmator for Mac and Pixelmator for iPad are.

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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.

Update: The sale has ended.

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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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