Pixelmator Photo vs Pixelmator for iOS

Discuss Pixelmator for iOS and mobile image editing.
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2021-12-02 12:45:51

Why are these 2 different apps? Someone who has both, can they lay out the differences in terms of features offered. I know that Photo is not available on iPhones.

Pixelmator for iOS hasn't received the ML updates according to the website changelog. So is it worth purchasing Pixelmator for iOS if I have Photo already. shagleomegle Are they phasing out this app to eventually have Photo on both platforms?
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2021-12-20 08:49:02

Essentially, there's a distinction between what Pixelmator Photo and Pixelmator for iOS are intended for as image editors. Pixelmator for iOS is a layer-based editor, like Pixelmator Pro, and Pixelmator Photo is more of an Aperture-type of app, designed mostly for photographers. But the end plan is to have a Pixelmator Pro (for layer-based editing) and Pixelmator Photo (for photographers) by either updating Pixelmator for iOS to support Pixelmator Pro or releasing a new Pixelmator Pro for iOS.