July 14, 2015

Pixelmator for iOS Gets an Update

We’re back with more great news.

But before jumping in, we want to thank all of you for your feedback about Pixelmator for iPhone and for sharing your stunning artwork with us. It is absolutely amazing to be able to create something that you enjoy, and it’s just as awesome to see how creative people get when they have the right tools.

So, thanks for sharing!

Today, we’re bringing some great new enhancements to Pixelmator for iOS.

Dynamic Touch

First off, we’ve enhanced all Retouch tools with a cool new feature, which we call Dynamic Touch.

When you touch the screen with your finger, Dynamic Touch detects the finger surface area in contact with the screen and automatically adjusts the brush size when the surface area changes.

It’s really simple to use—touch the screen with the tip of your finger to create thin strokes and use a larger finger surface area for thicker lines. This makes retouching images way faster and more precise.

Repair Tool

Next, do you remember the jaw-dropping, advanced repairing algorithm we recently introduced to Pixelmator for Mac? Well, we’re bringing the same repairing magic to Pixelmator for iOS. This means that now you can use your iPad and iPhone to remove objects from your photos, unbelievably fast and with exactly the same quality you get on your Mac. How good is that?

Pixelmator for iOS 2.0.2 also includes other great enhancements, improvements and bug fixes. You can learn about them here.

Learning resources

But that’s not all! We’re also introducing two great new ways to learn about Pixelmator for iOS features and how to use them.

Learn everything there is to know with the new, complete User Guide or go ahead and watch short, inspiring Pixelmator for iPhone tutorials.

We’ll be constantly sharing new tutorials, so make sure to check back once in a while.


  • Wim

    Great job! Keep up the good work! One big feature that I miss: RAW support for photo’s as I shoot almost exclusively in raw… It would be great to use pixelmator on the go on my ipad and do some quick fixes on photo’s. Thanks

  • Ausra (Pixelmator Team)

    Hi Wim,

    We actually get RAW support requests quite frequently, so we do have it on our shortlist. Thanks for sharing your vote and for the kind words.

  • Benji

    It’s the only professional App for in-depth photo editing apart from just adding filters and basic adjustments. The only thing which would make it perfect is the kind of sun flares I usually add with my ps-plugin Exposure 7, and a sharpening options where I can mask the even parts of the picture as in most raw developing moduls. Speaking of raw, YES that would be big thing, especially a support for popular pocket cams and mirrorles cameras.

  • Benji

    But it surely is just a matter of time, keep up the excellent work guys! 🙂

  • Carol

    I try to install pixelmator on my iMac and it deletes itself. It is as if I am getting the iPad or iPhone version for iOS in stead of the regular Mac OSX I am trying to install. Again, I am trying to download and install the trial version for my iMac

  • mairabridal

    The advancement of technology generally evokes a range of emotions in people from all walks of life. Some view technology as a great evil that slowly diminishes our humanity, while others view it as a way to bring the world closer together and to help solve some of our greatest challenges. Regardless of your view, almost everyone has a favorite quote or two about the impact that technology has on our lives.

  • Andreas

    What about desktop version? It has been long since the last major upgrade…

  • Andreas

    Thank you for your response Ausra!

  • Julie

    Hi, are you ready for El Captain? also what new features on the app are you planning for iPad Pro?