January 29, 2021

Pixelmator Pro 2.0.4 brings new version of ML Super Resolution

Pixelmator Pro 2.0.4 has just been released, bringing a new and improved version of the ML Super Resolution algorithm, support for portrait masks in ProRAW photos, Quick Look improvements, and a few other improvements and fixes.

ML Super Resolution improvements and WebP artifact removal

This is now the fourth major version of ML Super Resolution and it brings one very interesting and notable improvement – WebP compression artifact removal. Pixelmator Pro already supports the WebP file format and, as it gains more users around the web, it’s becoming clear that the WebP compression algorithm produces unique compression artifacts. ML Super Resolution has already been trained to remove JPEG artifacts when resampling images but, with today’s update, it can now remove WebP artifacts too. You can see an example of how ML Super Resolution now deals with these artifacts below.

Original Image

ML Super Resolution


Other changes and improvements

Pixelmator Pro 2.0.4 also brings a very nice improvement to our Quick Look plug-in – two plug-ins, in fact. A preview plug-in will now produce full-size file previews when previewing files in the Finder and a thumbnail plug-in creates thumbnails that can be synced across iCloud-enabled devices, including those that don’t have Pixelmator Pro installed.

You’ll find the full release notes on our Updates page and you can check you’re all up to date by visiting the Mac App Store – hope you like the update and stay tuned for some really great new features coming this year!

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