Color Adjustments

Every color adjustment for picture-perfect photos.

Featuring a collection of powerful, nondestructive color adjustments, Pixelmator Pro lets you edit the colors in your photos in any way you want. Each adjustment has breathtaking color quality thanks to advanced image processing techniques that eliminate posterization artifacts and improve clarity. The RAW Layers feature lets you edit multiple RAW images as layers in a single document using all the additional image detail saved in your RAW files. And Recipes give you a way to easily save, reuse, and share your favorite adjustment combinations.

  • Nondestructive

    Nondestructively apply and edit color adjustments.

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  • RAW

    Adjust colors using all the detail your camera can capture.

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  • Recipes

    Save and share the adjustment combinations you create.

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  • Artifact-Free Editing

    No unwanted artifacts, no matter how extreme your color changes.

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  • Live Histogram

    See a quick snapshot of all the colors and tones in your image.

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  • Lightness

    Easily improve the lighting in your shots.

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  • Levels

    Quickly improve brightness, contrast, and color.

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  • Curves

    Adjust lighting and color with incredible precision.

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  • Colors

    Easily adjust precise color ranges in your images.

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  • White Balance

    Manually or automatically adjust color temperature.

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  • Color Balance

    Balance all the colors in your photo.

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  • Hue & Saturation

    Shift, boost, or tone down all the colors in your image.

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  • Replace Color

    Replace any color with any other.

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  • Channel Mixer

    Mix the balance of the red, green, and blue color channels.

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  • Black & White

    Create beautiful black and white photography.

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  • Color Monochrome

    Turn all the colors in your image into shades of a single color.

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  • Sepia

    Change all the colors in your image into shades of sepia.

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  • Invert

    Quickly invert all the colors in your image.

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  • Fade

    Wash out the colors of your photo.

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  • Sharpen

    Make the finest details in your photo clearer.

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  • Grain

    Add a touch of film grain.

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  • GPU Powered

    Adjustments powered by the graphics processor in your Mac.

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Nondestructive

Nondestructively apply and edit color adjustments.

Every Pixelmator Pro adjustment is applied completely nondestructively over your original image. In fact, you can add multiple adjustments to the same image at the same time. Because they’re nondestructive, you can go back and fine-tune each adjustment, turn it off or back on at any time. And if you ever want to take a look at your original image, you can do that too.

RAW

Adjust colors using all the detail your camera can capture.

When you shoot RAW, your camera captures a great amount of detail that you can use to develop a photo with the perfect exposure and color settings. Pixelmator Pro includes full, native support for RAW images, so you can make the most of all the extended detail your camera can capture. Thanks to the RAW Layers feature, you can even edit multiple RAW images in a single composition. No matter which color adjustment you apply to any of your RAW Layers, every adjustment works directly and nondestructively with your RAW file. And a set of specifically tailored RAW adjustments lets you fine-tune how your RAW file is converted into an image on the screen, including options for advanced noise removal, image sharpening, lens correction, and more.

  • RAW Layers

    Add and edit multiple RAW images as layers in a single composition.

  • Native RAW Editing

    Every color adjustment works directly and nondestructively with your RAW file.

  • RAW Adjustments

    RAW Adjustments optimized for every camera’s RAW files, including advanced noise removal, image sharpening, lens correction, and more.

  • Supports Most Popular Cameras

    Pixelmator Pro supports RAW files from hundreds of the most popular digital cameras.

Recipes

Save and share the adjustment combinations you create.

With so many incredible color adjustments and so many ways to combine them, the creative possibilities are endless. You can easily create authentic analog film looks, beautiful vintage filters, striking black-and-whites, or your own personal combinations to suit your style and workflow. And with the new Recipes feature, you can now save the combinations you create, use them in any of your images, and easily share Recipes with others.

  • Endless Combinations

    Combine any number of adjustments in any way you want.

  • Share Recipes

    To share a Recipe, just drag and drop it from your Favorites onto your Desktop, and send it to anyone you want.

  • Import Recipes

    Importing Recipes is just as easy — simply open the Recipe file or drag and drop it into Pixelmator Pro.

Artifact-Free Editing

No unwanted artifacts, no matter how extreme your color changes.

The Pixelmator Pro color adjustments have been meticulously refined to deliver unmatched color quality and image clarity. Even if you make extreme color changes to your image, Pixelmator Pro uses advanced image processing to reduce posterization artifacts and keep the colors in your shot smooth and natural.

Live Histogram

See a quick snapshot of all the colors and tones in your image.

Pixelmator Pro features a beautiful Live Histogram that instantly updates when you adjust colors, so you can track the changes to your photo as you make them.

Lightness

Easily improve the lighting in your shots.

Use Lightness to perfect the lighting in your shots. Lift the shadows and pull in highlights to reveal hidden detail. Adjust Brightness to enhance photos that are a little too bright or too dark. And increase contrast to make the colors, textures, and subjects in your shots stand out.

Levels

Quickly improve brightness, contrast, and color.

Levels is a great adjustment for almost any photo as it’s designed to be both versatile and easy to use. So you can quickly improve the most important aspects of a photo, like the brightness, contrast, and colors, all in one place.

Curves

Adjust lighting and color with incredible precision.

The Curves adjustment is one of the most powerful in all of image editing, letting you adjust almost every aspect of the lighting and colors in your shots with an incredible level of depth and precision.

  • Channels

    The Curves adjustment features 5 channels that you can edit — RGB, Luminance, Red, Green, and Blue — and each one lets you edit your image in a different way. RGB lets you adjust all the colors that make up every photo together. Luminance adds a way to improve lighting without changing the perceived saturation of colors. And the Red, Green, and Blue channels let you individually edit each of the colors that make up digital images.

  • Luminance

    The Luminance channel adds a more sophisticated way to enhance brightness and contrast based on how the eye perceives light. To the human eye, shades of green appear brighter than shades of red, and reds look brighter than blues. When you adjust Luminance, these differences are taken into account to carefully preserve the look of the colors in your image.

  • Eyedroppers

    Automatically balance colors by simply picking an area in your image using the eyedroppers. Each of the Red, Green, and Blue Curves channels are edited for you to make sure the color you pick is turned into pure black, white, or gray, while balancing the rest of the colors in your image.

  • Auto Contrast and Color

    Auto Contrast and Auto Color automatically enhance your photo to make it more vivid and vibrant. Auto Contrast adjusts the Luminance channel to improve lighting. And Auto Color adjusts each of the Red, Green, and Blue channels to improve colors. They’re a great starting point, but you can always add any finishing touches yourself as the changes appear right in the Curves adjustment.

Colors

Easily adjust precise color ranges.

The Colors adjustment lets you easily adjust precise color ranges in your image, like the blues, yellows, or greens, without affecting any of the others. It features 8 individual color ranges divided according to the color spectrum. And above each color range, you’ll see a handy histogram that shows you just how much of that particular color is in your image. So you can bump up the blues to make a sky stand out, saturate the greens to make nature shots more lush, or pick out and adjust any other color in your image.

  • 8 Color Ranges

    Colors are divided into 8 color ranges according to the color spectrum — Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Cyan, Blue, Violet, and Magenta, each of which you can edit individually and adjust at any time.

  • Colors Histogram

    A special histogram shows you the exact amount of color your image contains in each of the 8 color ranges. So you can adjust colors knowing just how much of an impact your changes will have.

  • Hue, Saturation, Luminance

    Change the hue of your chosen color, saturate or desaturate it, and make it lighter or darker.

White Balance

Manually or automatically adjust color temperature.

Make your entire image warmer or cooler, or quickly enhance all the colors simply by choosing a grey area in your image. Using that shade of grey, Pixelmator Pro automatically balances the rest of the colors in your image for you.

  • Automatic White Balance

    With just a click, automatically balance all the colors in your image. Simply use the eyedropper to choose an area of your image that is a neutral gray and Pixelmator Pro takes care of the rest.

Color Balance

Balance all the colors in your photo.

Change the balance of all the colors in your photo by adjusting the intensity of red, green, blue, cyan, magenta, and yellow.

  • Shadows, Midtones, Highlights

    Individually balance colors in the shadows, midtones, and highlights of a shot to change its feel, emphasize contrasts between colors, or add a unique style to a photo.

Hue & Saturation

Shift, boost, or tone down all the colors in your image

Shift all the colors in your image along the color spectrum, make colors richer and more brilliant, or adjust their vibrancy.

  • Saturation and Vibrancy

    With Saturation and Vibrancy, you have two different ways to boost and tone down the colors of your image. Saturation boosts every color equally, while Vibrancy focuses on the more muted areas, leaving already saturated parts alone. So you can emphasize less vibrant areas without affecting the rest of you image.

Replace Color

Replace any color in your image with any other color.

Use the Replace Color adjustment to replace any color in your image with any other. You can pick both the color you want to replace and its replacement in any way like. For example, using the built-in Color Picker to pick a color directly from your image, or using the native Colors window.

  • Color Picker

    Pick the color you want to replace and its replacement in any way you like. Use the built-in Color Picker to pick colors right from your image. Or open up the Colors window to choose colors using the color wheel, enter exact RGB codes, and even select from colors you’ve saved in your swatches.

Channel Mixer

Mix the balance of the red, green, and blue color channels.

Mix the balance of the red, green, and blue color channels to create intense color effects in your images.

Black & White

Create beautiful black and white photography, even from your color photos.

Featuring a range of options that help bring out the contrasts, textures, lighting, and shadows in your black-and-whites, the Black & White adjustment lets you create beautiful black and white photography, even from your color photos.

  • Red, Green, Blue

    Individually adjust how light or dark every color in your original image appears in your black-and-white.

  • Intensity

    Blend the Black & White adjustment with your original shot using Intensity.

  • Tone and Constant

    Easily adjust brightness and contrast using Tone and Constant.

Color Monochrome

Turn all the colors in your image into shades of a single color.

Use the Color Monochrome effect to turn all the colors in your image into shades of a single color. You can also blend the new monochrome with your original image using Intensity.

  • Intensity

    Use Intensity to blend your original image with your new monochrome.

Sepia

Change all the colors in your image into shades of sepia.

Instantly give your photo an aged, vintage look by changing all the colors into shades of sepia.

Invert

Quickly invert all the colors in your image.

The Invert adjustment instantly inverts all the colors in your image in their opposite colors.

Fade

Wash out the contrasts in your photo.

Wash out the contrasts in your photo to give it a faded look.

Sharpen

Make the finest details in your photo clearer.

The Sharpen adjustment gives you a way to quickly make all the details in your photo clearer by increasing overall sharpness.

  • Smart Sharpen

    The Sharpen adjustment combines an advanced sharpening technique together with an edge detection algorithm. Using this algorithm, Pixelmator Pro increases contrast in very precise areas in your image, giving you much more naturally sharpened details.

Grain

Add a touch of film grain.

Add a touch of grain to emulate the look of analog film in your digital photos.

Adjustments powered by the graphics processor in your Mac.

Pixelmator Pro delivers blistering fast adjustments, since it takes full advantage of the graphics processor in your Mac by leveraging cutting-edge graphics technologies like Metal and Core Image.