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    • Use Pixelmator and any other app side by side with the Split Screen feature.

    • Browse and open images right from inside Pixelmator, with the Pixelmator Photo Browser.

    • Resize the document window to perfectly fit your image by double-clicking the titlebar.

    • Show and hide the palettes faster with keyboard shortcuts: Command-1, Command-2, Command-3…

    • Quickly reset the palettes to their default positions with the Command-Shift-R keyboard shortcut.

    • Find more tools in Pixelmator > Preferences > Tools. Drag & drop to add them to your Tools palette.

    • Use simple keyboard shortcuts to make image editing with Pixelmator even easier. View shortcuts

  • Perfect the colors of your photos with Pixelmator Color Tool right inside the Photos app. Learn more

  • Use the Auto Enhance effect to instantly adjust the brightness, contrast and saturation of an image.

  • Perfect the colors and contrast of an image with the Levels, Curves and Color Balance effects.

  • Easily replace one color of your image with any other color using the Replace Color Effect.

  • Reapply the last used effect on a different layer with the Command-Shift-F keyboard shortcut.

  • Retouch your favorite shots with Pixelmator retouching tools inside the Photos app. Learn more

  • Reshape areas of an image with Pixelmator Distort Tools inside your Photos app. Learn more

  • Try removing objects with different repairing modes. Choose the tool, click the gear icon and change the mode.

  • To repair objects on a different layer, choose the Repair Tool, click the gear icon and choose Sample All Layers.

  • Wipe-away selected objects. Make a selection, choose the Repair Tool, click the gear icon and Repair Selection.

  • When cloning with the Clone Stamp Tool, hold down the Option key and click to choose a new source area.

  • Choose a softer brush while using the Clone Tool to blend in the cloned area more seamlessly.

  • Use the Magic Eraser to quickly remove a solid color background from an image.

  • Explore 9 different groups with more than 160 Pixelmator effects. Go to the View menu and choose Show Effects.

  • Use the Command-3 keyboard shortcut to quickly show or hide the Effects Browser.

  • Reapply the last used effect on a different layer with the Command-Shift-F keyboard shortcut.

  • Easily change all or just the specific colors of your image using the Hue effect.

  • Bring-in some sunlight and give your photos a retro look with the beautiful Light Leak effect.

  • Give your image a vintage look by adding some monochrome noise with the Noise effect.

  • Change the weather in your images with the Fog, Rain, or Snow effects from the Stylize category.

  • Control-click the canvas to quickly change the brush size and hardness while painting.

  • Hold down the Option key and click to quickly pick a color from your image while painting.

  • Double-click the Brush Tool in the Tools palette to quickly show the Brushes palette.

  • Easily share any of your brushes by dragging them out of the Brushes palette and onto the Desktop.

  • Importing brushes is a breeze — just drag them onto the Pixelmator icon in the Dock.

  • Drag & drop Photoshop brushes onto the Pixelmator icon in the Dock to add them to your Brushes palette.

  • Select even the most challenging areas with a single brushstroke, with the new Quick Selection Tool.

  • Easily select detailed objects with the new Magnetic Selection Tool which snaps to the edges you trace.

  • Use different selection modes to quickly add areas to or subtract from your selection.

  • When using the Marquee tools, hold down the Spacebar after starting a selection to move it.

  • Go to Edit > Refine Selection and move the Feather slider to give your selection smoother edges.

  • Explore the Edit menu for more selection options like Refine Selection, Invert Selection and Deselect All.

  • Easily copy and reuse layer styles. Control-click the layer in the Layers palette to copy and paste.

  • Rotate a layer in precise steps by holding down the Shift key as you rotate.

  • Hold down the Option key while resizing a layer to scale it in the opposite direction as well.

  • Hold down the Command key as you move a layer to stop it from snapping to other objects.

  • Alignment guides help you position layers more precisely. Go to View > Guides to enable.

  • Try adding a layer mask with an active selection to quickly mask the selected area.

  • To rotate the layer, grab the Move Tool, hold down the Command key and drag any of the text layer handles.

  • Convert text into a shape by Control-clicking the text layer and choosing Convert into Shape.

  • Install additional fonts in Pixelmator by simply adding them to the Font Book in OS X.

  • To apply Pixelmator effects to text layers, first click Layer > Convert into Pixels.

  • Change the spacing of a text. Select a text layer, click the gear icon, Kern and then — Loosen or Tighten.

  • Turn Pixelmator into a completely new drawing app with a simple Command-Shift-V keyboard shortcut.

  • Save your Pixelmator shapes by dragging and dropping them from the Layers palette to the Shapes palette.

  • Share Pixelmator Shapes by simply dragging and dropping them from the Shapes palette onto the Desktop.

  • Convert any selection to a Pixelmator shape. Control-click the selection and choose Convert into Shape.

  • Easily save your layer styles to the Styles palette. Click the gear icon and choose Add Style.

  • Use the Command-Shift-S keyboard shortcut to quickly duplicate your Pixelmator documents.

  • Save documents to your Pixelmator iCloud folder to automatically sync them with Pixelmator for iOS.

  • Export your image in 5 different web-ready formats by clicking Share > Export for Web.

  • Add an image to your Photos library with just a few clicks: Share > Add to Photos.

  • To find previous versions of any Pixelmator document, go to File > Revert To > Browse All Versions.

  • Quickly remove imperfections and unwanted objects with the incredible Pixelmator Repair Tool.

  • Use gorgeous Pixelmator effects, like Vintage, Light Leak, and Bokeh, inside your Photos app.

  • Easily perfect the colors of your photos using the White Balance and Hue & Saturation effects.

  • Open and share Photoshop documents with layers, right from your iOS device.

  • Use Handoff to instantly pass an image to your Mac and continue editing from where you left off.

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