Full-featured image editor for Mac

Pixelmator for Mac is a powerful, fast, and easy-to-use image editor. It lets you enhance and touch up photos, sketch, draw and paint, add text and shapes, apply dazzling effects, and do so much more. Pixelmator is built and developed from the ground up for the Mac, taking full advantage of the latest OS X features and technologies.

  • Best of Mac App Store

  • Apple Design Award

  • Average rating from
    App Store users

Move Tool

A smart way to move, rotate, and distort.

The smart and powerful Move Tool lets you easily move, rotate, and distort any element, selection, text, shape, or an entire layer. Each time you click an object, the Move Tool knows whether it’s text, a shape, or an image layer, and gives you all the options that you need. And when you move any of the layers, the smart Alignment Guides appear so you can align and distribute objects just perfectly.

Move Tool

The Smart Move Tool knows when you are working with an image, shape,
or text layer, and gives you the options you need at that time.

Selection Tools

Every tool for pixel-accurate selections.

With Pixelmator’s powerful, pixel-accurate selection tools, you can quickly and easily select any part of your image. Then, refine your selection by applying color adjustments and special effects, transforming, moving or deleting. You can also duplicate, or copy and paste your selection onto a new background.

Basic Selection Tools

Make rectangular or rounded selections with Marquee tools. Use the Lasso to manually
select freeform objects, or the Polygonal Lasso to select straight-edged areas.
Watch Selection Tools video


Paint as realistically as on canvas.

Use the full-featured painting tools to paint as you would on a traditional canvas. Select from realistic to stylized brush presets of all sizes and shapes. Pixelmator lets you fully control the brush tip strength, stroke style and size, and so much more, so you can paint or enhance images more naturally and have fun while doing it.

Paint Paint Paint Paint Paint

Pixelmator is packed with a bunch of different tools for sketching, drawing, and painting, so you
can create beautiful pictures from scratch or get creative with your favorite photos.


Turn good-looking pictures into spectacular.

Count on Pixelmator for all of the tools you need to quickly and expertly improve, correct, repair, and get rid of any flaws in your photos. You can even combine different tools and effects for endless ways to touch up your images so they look their absolute best.

Liquify Tools Liquify Tools Liquify Tools Liquify Tools

Have as much fun tweaking images as you do taking them. Twist, bulge, squeeze, or add
artistic details with the new Warp, Twirl, Bump, and Pinch liquify tools.
Watch Liquify Tools video

Vector Tools

Gorgeous designs come easy.

Pixelmator’s state-of-the-art vector tools let you create gorgeous compositions — logos, posters, web layouts, and much more — all with easy-to-use Vectormator tools and gorgeous Custom Shapes that let you focus on what you want to do, not how to do it.

Custom Shapes

The custom Shapes palette has over 40 readily available shapes. Adding custom shapes to the picture
is as simple as dragging and dropping. Download 30 more cool shapes here.
Watch Custom Shapes video

Type Tool

A powerful tool to design beautiful text.

Design prints or web layouts, banners, or buttons, add image titles and greeting card headlines. Use text to convey your message or to create artistic compositions. With powerful and advanced typography features, you can now easily make your text look just as beautiful as your pictures.

Type Tool

Use the Type Tool to quickly and easily add, edit, and format text. And make it look
gorgeous with custom settings and styles.

Color Adjustments

Make your image colors pop.

Enjoy a simple and elegant collection of handcrafted, intuitive, professional color adjustment tools. Easily adjust exposure, hue, saturation, shadows and highlights, brightness and contrast, or even replace and remix to boost the color of a whole image or an individual layer, and change the image’s feel and mood completely.


Play with inspiring effects.

Pixelmator comes loaded with tons of breathtaking effects. Choose from more than 160 effects, carefully arranged into eight groups — Blur, Distortion, Sharpen, Tile, Stylize, Halftone, Generator, and Others. Combine different effects for unique, near-effortless artistic creations, and see the stunning results in real time.


Create charming and authentic photos of days
gone by with just a few clicks.


Build up the whole picture.

Building gorgeous image compositions non-destructively begins with layers. With its easy-to-use Layers palette, Pixelmator makes managing layers super easy. Arrange their order, create layer groups, change blending modes, and customize other settings. Once you’ve found a perfect combination of layer effects, save it as a Layer Style preset and re-use it later with just a click.

Pixelmator is a layer-based image editor featuring an easy-to-use Layers palette, twenty-seven Blending Modes,
Layer Masks, and Clipping Masks, so you can create stunning image compositions.

Advanced Features

Every pro will appreciate.

Pixelmator comes with a ton of powerful features, such as Save for Web, Soft Proofing, and support for almost all popular image file formats, including Photoshop images with layers. Also, with Pixelmator’s Photo Browser, you can quickly open images from iPhoto or Aperture library right from Pixelmator for further enhancements.

Save for Web

Save for Web

CMYK Proofing


PSD Files

PSD Files

RAW Files

RAW Files

Image Capture

Image Capture

16-bit Support

16-bit Support

Image Units

Image Units

Advanced Technologies

For even faster, more responsive performance.

Pixelmator is a real powerhouse of OS X technologies like Core Image, OpenCL, OpenGL, 64-bit architecture and Grand Central Dispatch, which combined together deliver state-of-the-art performance and responsiveness, incredible speed, and super smooth image rendering.

  • Jet Engine

    New Image Editing Engine

    Powered by your OS X.

    Fast and fluid image editing relies on an image editing engine. So we took an extra step to build a truly modern and innovative image editing engine that takes advantage of the full power of OS X technologies like Core Image, OpenCL, OpenGL, and Grand Central Dispatch, giving you the speed you need to keep pace with your creativity.

  • Increased Performance

    Up to twice as fast.

    With the new Pixelmator’s image editing engine built to harness the power of OS X, just about any image edit you do in Pixelmator is noticeably faster — up to twice as fast compared to previous versions of Pixelmator on OS X Mountain Lion. So when applying effects and creating complex compositions, you can enjoy instant responsiveness.


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  • OpenCL


    OpenCL lets Pixelmator accelerate image processing by unleashing the parallel computing power of modern GPUs and multicore CPUs.

    Core Image

    Core Image

    Pixelmator is based on OS X Core Image technology, which uses your Mac’s graphics card to ensure blisteringly fast image processing.

    64-bit Architecture

    64-bit Architecture

    With its 64-bit architecture, Pixelmator is built to take full advantage of the incredible speed and power of today’s Macs.

OS X Yosemite

Built exclusively for Mac.

Redesigned to cohere with OS X Yosemite look and feel, Pixelmator brings new continuity features, like iCloud Drive and Handoff. So you can safely store and access all your images on any device and switch seamlessly between Mac and iPad. Fully embraced Action Extension with Repair Tool so you can remove objects and repair images in apps like Mail or TextEdit, without even leaving them.

Retina Ready

Retina Ready


iCloud Drive







FaceTime Camera






Pixelmator 3.3

Available from the Mac App Store for $29.99

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