Pixelmator PRO on iOS

Discuss Pixelmator for iOS and mobile image editing.
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2021-04-20 13:00:47

by BartWritesBooks 2021-04-16 20:13:30 What app can you use to open Pixelmator Pro files on iPad ? I am trying to figure out which apps to get to replace Photoshop on both MBP and iPad sine i use both extensively. Thx!
For now, Pixelmator Pro documents are available to edit exclusively on Mac but if you save them as PSDs, you should be able to open such documents in Pixelmator for iOS. We plan to add PXD document support to Pixelmator for iOS in the not too distant future, too.
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2021-04-21 10:40:53

by Aurelija
For now, Pixelmator Pro documents are available to edit exclusively on Mac but if you save them as PSDs, you should be able to open such documents in Pixelmator for iOS. We plan to add PXD document support to Pixelmator for iOS in the not too distant future, too.
This has been what your team has been saying for almost a year, really disappointing that it’s taking this long.
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2021-04-22 12:42:41

by LunaL
This has been what your team has been saying for almost a year, really disappointing that it’s taking this long.
It's, indeed, been a hot minute since we first announced we're starting this project but the changes we're making are pretty fundamental. With such changes usually comes the risk of breaking something so we really want to make sure that doesn't happen and everything in the upcoming update is working as smoothly as possible. While I can't say we're nearing the finish line just yet, the good news is that a lot has been done already and the developments are steadily moving forward.
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2021-04-25 05:13:06

With iPad Pros running on the M1 chip with up to 16GB of RAM, plus iPadOS 15 on it’s way, I wonder if there’s a chance Pixelmator Pro will get to see the light of day for iPadOS in the next couple of years.
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2021-05-22 20:50:43

The M1 iPad is out! Let’s gooo 🙌🏼✨❤️🔥
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2021-05-23 08:31:39

Another +1 for PXD support on iPad, pleaaaase
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2021-05-28 02:20:52

Yes please take my money!
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2021-05-29 16:28:32

In truth, I don’t know if I’d want a full version of Pixelmator pro for iPad OS. I much prefer the UI that they’ve developed for Pixelmator iOS. It’s easy to find the essential tools and adjust them. What I want is a generous upgrade. 1: Add ML so I can resize layers with near lossless quality. 2: Include a couple extra missing tools like skewing. 3: Fix obnoxious little oddities like how the cloning tool defaults to the center of the whole image instead of the center of my screen (which forces me to leave my current position and go on a hunt thru my image to find the tool I just selected) the darken \ lighten tools don’t work as well as the pre April 2020 upgrade…they seem to desaturate making things grey instead of dark or light. The specialized selection tools don’t work as described. They never guess the edges like you say they will, and they certainly don’t stick to color zones. And why so few shapes? Add these tweaks and I say it’s good enough to call pro for an iPad. I’d hate it if they switched the iPad UI to resemble affinity (which is trying to appear like a desktop UI with its countless tiny undefined buttons that you can’t figure out what they do)

I think Pixelmator for iPad’s charm is in its simplicity and ease of use. They get that it’s an iPad app - and it should be simplified for touch. But now that there are iPads powerhouses out there - it’s time to refine your product and beef up its capabilities. Thank you for a great app.
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2021-06-13 02:11:10

Very interested in seeing it on the iPad
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2021-06-17 23:22:12

Any update on this? Surely with 16gb of ram on top end iPad Pros pixelmator pro on iPad must be on the horizon?
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Yesterday 17:31:49

by Kiyani 2021-06-18 04:22:12 Any update on this? Surely with 16gb of ram on top end iPad Pros pixelmator pro on iPad must be on the horizon?
Both the devs from ArtStudio Pro and Procreate have said that Apple limits the ram up to 5.1 gb or something like that, even on the new 2021 iPad Pros. Even on their testing of the new iPadOS betas, probably the Pixelmator Team already know that.

I love the idea of getting Pixelmator Pro, I love Pixelmator Photo, so we will have to wait and see…