Refine Mask for Hair selections

What features would you like to see in Pixelmator Pro?
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2017-12-15 12:37:53

Cannot believe this feature isn't present in the Pro version. Please add it as fast as possible!
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2017-12-15 20:23:18

When using the various selection tools, I see a "Refine..." button at the bottom of the tool options panel — next to the "Invert" and "Reselect" buttons. Does that do what you had in mind?
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2018-09-04 07:48:26

Bump this UP!
I've been frustrated not having this feature as well, it's a staple to any smart selection tool. AP & PS both support this, I'd rather not be expected to swap between apps to redo selections because I can't refine hair.
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2018-09-05 07:49:26

That's fair — a hair selection mode/feature is definitely in our plans!
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2018-09-07 16:39:57

Wonderful, Andrius!
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2019-01-23 09:25:31

Hey there guys, looking at the new roll-outs. Making some impressive changes and really liking the overall direction.

I am still struggling with using Pixelmator Pro for everyday work projects though because a lot of my work requires some advanced masking tools - so I can't yet commit to using PP full time.

Is there an expected roll-out date for this feature?
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2019-01-23 16:20:32

Hey Israel, it's great to hear you're enjoying the direction we're moving in! We think it's not too bad as well... Just need to keep making the app better and better! But, I do have to disappoint you slightly and say hair selections tools aren't currently being worked on. We would absolutely love to add this and do think it's important but we just have a few other things that we think are a little more important in terms of the big picture. Having said that, we do have some ideas for how we could do this in Pixelmator Pro from a technical perspective, so we have definitely been considering it. It'll just take a little more time.
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2019-05-15 14:35:33

Hello Andrius,

Please make this a priority. I just bought the app and I can't believe it doesn't have this feature. Common guys. Do we have to jump back to PS or AP every time I need to do this ? which is 85% of the time. Seriously, that's embarrassing. It's like buying a house but still living in your parent's home. 😓

I know you will find a way to make it easier for the user and implement ML on it. But those things take time. Just think ahead, Hair Selection Refining is a very "basic", popular and important feature that every image processor program should have.
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2019-05-16 07:47:15


they have an api so It wouldn't be to hard to implement?
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2019-05-16 08:57:07

Also, I'd like to rewrite one of Reinold's sentences because it's bugging me:
Hair Selection Refining is a very complex feature that is extraordinarily difficult to implement. Nevertheless, it is a popular and important feature that image processing programs should aspire to have.
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2019-05-16 09:18:45

by st3f 2019-05-16 07:53:37
hit them up and do some dealing, I think they would love to be in such a great and sleek app such as Pixelmator pro!
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2019-05-16 09:39:38

Just out of interest, are you guys getting good results with I just tried a couple of photos and it's a little hit and miss. Selection refining/hair selection is definitely not a simple task and would require pretty extensive development.

As for collaboration — among other things, they're an online service, so images would have to be sent to their servers, downloaded back, etc. We could code this ourselves, it would just require quite a lot of time. I do feel that we'll get to this feature at some point, though.