September 5, 2017

Pixelmator Team introduces Pixelmator Pro

The Pixelmator Team today unveiled Pixelmator Pro, a brand new Mac app that redefines image editing on the Mac, providing professional-grade editing tools in an incredibly intuitive and accessible design. Pixelmator Pro 1.0, codenamed Whirlwind, includes a modern single-window interface, nondestructive, GPU-powered image editing tools, machine learning-enhanced editing features, and more.

“Pixelmator Pro offers every tool you could ever need to create, edit, and enhance images on a Mac in a beautiful, user-centered interface,” said Saulius Dailide, one of the founders of the Pixelmator Team. “And with its GPU-powered, machine learning-enhanced tools, it’s truly one of the most advanced and innovative image editing apps on the planet.”

The modern, dark single-window interface of Pixelmator Pro has been created exclusively for working with images. Its streamlined, macOS-inspired design provides a completely native Mac app experience and is fully consistent with the look and feel of macOS. And a reimagined, user-centered workflow design makes the professional editing tools in Pixelmator Pro incredibly accessible, even to first-time users.

Completely nondestructive color adjustments, effects, styles, and layouting tools in Pixelmator Pro give users the freedom and flexibility to go back and modify or delete individual changes at any point in the editing workflow. Thanks to the new presets feature, you can create endless combinations of multiple adjustments, effects, or styles, save them to your favorites and reuse them in any of your images. Drag-and-drop sharing also makes it a breeze to share presets with others.

Pixelmator Pro pushes the boundaries of image editing, using breakthrough machine learning to deliver more intelligent editing tools and features. Integrated via the new, blazing fast Core ML framework, machine learning lets Pixelmator Pro detect and understand various features within images, bringing a number of groundbreaking advancements, such as jaw-droppingly accurate automatic layer naming, automatic horizon detection, stunningly realistic object removal, and intelligent quick selections.

Designed exclusively for the Mac, Pixelmator Pro uses the Mac graphics processor in tandem with the latest Mac graphics technologies, such as Metal 2, Core Image, and OpenGL, to deliver blistering fast, GPU-powered image editing. Built with Swift 4, Pixelmator Pro is a next-generation app that takes full advantage of the latest technological innovations in hardware and software.

The Pixelmator Team has also packed a wide range of other features and innovations into Pixelmator Pro, such as HEIF file format compatibility; full RAW support, including support for multiple RAW layers; superior support for Adobe Photoshop images; complete macOS integration via full support for iCloud, Versions, Tabs, Full Screen, Split View, Sharing, Permanent Undo, Touch Bar, Wide Color, and others; Metal 2-powered painting tools and dual texture brushes; powerful retouching, reshaping, selecting, type, shape and vector tools; and a lot more.

Pixelmator Pro is coming exclusively to the Mac App Store this fall.

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  • Lafaiete

    I’m using pixelmator on my Mac and iphone, when you release the pro version it will be a discount?

    4 years ago
  • Aleksander Tymczenko


    Looks really amazing 🙂 Can’t find any mention about individual letters kerning, will be available, best with keyboard shortcut Alt+left/right arrows?

    Best regards

    4 years ago
  • Rishio

    Amazing. But over the next year I’m moving over to an iPad Pro for professional photo editing and as my main computer. I hope
    someday you build a killer iPad version. One major missing bit is info on file management. I haven’t found a replacement for Aperture because of this.

    4 years ago
  • Grey Foggy Day

    I was wondering to myself this morning when this would finally be unveiled. I check every few days and was delighted to see it today.

    Looking forward to seeing more on this, and I will probably give it a whirl on day one as I have with most all of the Pixelmator releases.

    4 years ago
  • T. Maillard

    The first reason that prevents me from using Pixelmator is its dark interface! It’s horrible !
    Make a Photoshop clone and you will do, your sales will explode!

    4 years ago