A while ago
Pixelmator 1.6.5 is Out
So what do you do when your app is extremely profitable and receives so many positive reviews? Well, at least in our case, nothing unusual, except that we work even harder (a lot harder) since the atmosphere here among the Pixelmator Team is wonderful.
We are currently working on Pixelmator 1.7 Geneva and 2.0 simultaneously (since the two are somewhat related) and some other minor but still great Pixelmator updates.
Today, we are updating Pixelmator to 1.6.5. New in the update are two blending modes – Subtract and Divide – important bug fixes, and some other minor improvements.
While I would love to have not added these blending modes since I think there are more than enough of them in Pixelmator, we had to do it due to better Big Brother (PSD) support. So, generally, adding just two more blending modes is, in fact, a good thing – especially for those of you who know how to use these modes (send me a message or an example if you are one of those lucky ones).
Another bunch of changes in version 1.6.5 are very important bug fixes (such as the sudden disappearance of Quartz Composer filters in version 1.6.4) and some minor improvements.
The original plan was to ship the very new and awesome Crop Tool with version 1.6.5, but since the bugs were so important, we decided to focus on them instead. But don’t worry; the new Crop Tool is coming very soon – it is in test mode now, and I love what we’ve done with it so far – I honestly believe that we’ve got one of the world’s best crop tools.
For now, Pixelmator 1.6.5 is a free update for everyone who owns the app (run the update through the built-in software update or use the Mac App Store app to do that for you).
If you don’t have Pixelmator yet, go grab it while we are still running the transition to the Mac App Store and the price is as its lowest. The transitional pricing will be up until the last day of this month (February 28th).