March 12, 2020

Get ready for a flood of Pixelmator updates (sneak peek!)

We’ve been working on all our apps recently and it just so happens that Pixelmator Pro, Pixelmator Photo, and Pixelmator for iOS are all going to get major updates in the next month. So we wanted to tell you a little bit more about each update and maybe even give you a chance to get your hands on them. Here goes.

Pixelmator Pro 1.6 Magenta

Our focus for Pixelmator Pro this year is on making the app even more user-friendly and enjoyable to use. And one thing that we’ve wanted to improve for a while now is the color picker. So we decided to make a color picker of our very own! Just look at how awesome it is:

This is a major update, so there are other big additions, but we’ll let you know more about them once the update is available. However, if you want to see what the other major additions are ahead of everyone else, you can jump onto the Pixelmator Pro beta and help us put this update through its paces. To join our team of beta testers, please shoot us a quick email.

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Pixelmator Photo 1.2

Pixelmator Photo, our super powerful and advanced photo-editing app for iPad, is getting a major update too. One of the highlight features is Split View support so you can work in Pixelmator Photo and any other app side by side. You can also take a guess at what Split View might mean for the future of Pixelmator Photo…

There are other major new features but we’ll keep those details under wraps for now. Unless, of course, you want to check out the beta and help us make sure the update is as polished as possible. We’ve opened up a few hundred testing spots and you can join using the link below.

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Pixelmator for iOS 2.5

It liiiiives! After a brief hiatus of two and a half years or so (we kid, we kid), Pixelmator for iOS is getting a major update. The biggest addition is the new Files-based document browser as well as the new image size presets and photo browser.

You might be wondering what this means for Pixelmator and that’s a good question. The answer is that, little by little, we plan to refresh and improve the app and, eventually, make it compatible with Pixelmator Pro. This is one very fundamental step towards that goal. We don’t have a timeline just yet for full compatibility and this will take a while but we’re very excited to get started on it! If you’d like to take this beta for a spin, you can sign up via TestFlight below. We have a few hundred spots available.

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If you don’t manage to grab one of the available beta spots, you can also try to email us at and we might be able to help out. Who knows, we might be feeling generous.

That’s it for now but keep your eyes peeled for more news!