2 iPad apps

Discuss Pixelmator Photo and photo editing on iPad.
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2019-07-28 12:43:08

Because of the actual recommendation in App Store, I was on my way buying Pixelmator Photo for iPad when realizing that there was another version, called Pixelmator for iOS. Somewhat confused, I stopped buying anything.

Aren‘t they very similar? Will both survive? Any helping hand to understand the differences?
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2019-07-28 23:53:42

Hi Merlin.

As an occasional user of both (I spend most of my time in Pixelmator Pro for macOS) here's my take: The two apps both handle bitmaps but have different intentions and feature-sets.

Pixelmator for iOS is a pixel-based illustration app that handles multiple layers. You can edit photos with it but it is nowhere near as well featured as Pixelmator Photo in that regard. More info here: https://www.pixelmator.com/ios/

Pixelmator Photo is a single-layer app that can import and apply changes to RAW images. You can't draw with it but it has a wide range of non-destructive tools to fine-tune a photograph. More info here: https://www.pixelmator.com/photo/

Hope this helps.

- Stef.