18 days ago

Pixelmator Team extends RAW support with over 30 new camera models

Hey everyone, we’ve got some exciting news! Less than a year after adding extended support for compressed Fujifilm RAWs to Photomator and Pixelmator Pro, we’re happy to announce that we are adding support for even more RAW file formats. Starting today, you will be able to preview, open, and edit RAW images from more than 30 new camera models in Photomator and Pixelmator Pro. This includes camera models from GoPro, Samsung, and others that aren’t natively supported by Apple apps like Preview or Photos.

Extended RAW support in Photomator 3.3.15

Adding support for these new RAW formats was quite the challenge, but it also brought some exciting new possibilities. For example, to open RAW photos from GoPro cameras, we first needed to convert them to a universal RAW image format – DNG. While there were already existing DNG converters we could use for this, we wanted to be sure we offer the best possible quality for displaying RAW images. That’s why we decided to create a custom DNG converter from scratch. Built using Swift programming language, it’s designed to work seamlessly with Apple devices and lays the groundwork for potentially adding support for DNG export in the future. If this is a feature you’d be interested in, just let us know!

And here is a full list of camera models you can now work with in Photomator and Pixelmator Pro:

GoPro (extended support in the File browser only)

Hero5 Black, Hero6 Black, Hero7 Black, Hero8 Black, Hero9 Black, Fusion, Hero11 Black, Hero12 Black


NX mini, NX1, NX5, NX20, NX30, NX210, NX300, NX300M, NX500, NX1000, NX1100, NX2000, NX3000, NX3300, WB2000, EX1, EX2F


X100VI, GFX100, GFX100 II, GFX50S II




Z f (14-bit RAW)

If your camera model is not listed above or you don’t see it in the full list of camera models supported by Photomator or Pixelmator Pro, you can suggest new formats by uploading sample RAW files using this form. We want to give a huge shout-out to everyone who has filled out the form over the past year and helped us focus on the most needed RAW formats. We’d love to keep this going in the future!

As always, this update is free to all existing Photomator and Pixelmator Pro users and you can grab it in the App Store at the link below.

Open in App Store