Soft proofing lets you see what an image would look like when reproduced on a different output device — for example on a different monitor or when printed. And for most Pixelmator Pro users, the most important thing is being able to soft proof images with CMYK color profiles when working on designs that will be printed. As Pixelmator Pro already had the ability to convert to CMYK when exporting, with soft proofing, it becomes an even more powerful image editor for those of you creating designs for print.
A few days ago, we also started the Pixelmator Pro Upgrade Sale to encourage any original Pixelmator users to give Pixelmator Pro a chance and it’s been a great couple of days in many different ways! More on that later, but the sale ends on Tuesday, October 29th, so you have a few more days to take advantage of it — it really is a fantastic offer.
While we get back to working on Pixelmator Pro 2.0 (oh yes, we’ve already started and it’s going to be an amazing free upgrade), feel free to check out the full release notes for this update by visiting our What’s New page or just go ahead and view Pixelmator Pro 1.5.1 on the Mac App Store.
Very caring, not only add features but also enhanced the not so “obvious” usability.
Pixelmator Pro 2.0.
Really excited what that upgrade brings...
I reckon type on path, adjustment layers, detachable tools, secondary display support and some surprises...
I would feel, it would be magic to have a tight integration with 3rd party photo services, but I know that this is “just a nice feature to have”.
On the way to 2.0, Do you guys skip some 0.1 steps along the way? I am really excited to see the biggest update to Pixelmator pro. I reckon that this update could take a year or two until it’s released?
The steps are totally arbitrary — we decide what update is 1.x, 1.x.x, or x.0. The next major update is most likely going to be 2.0.
Cool! As ever, we'd love to know how it goes.
Also referred to the video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NNrFn-7EaM but can't seem to locate the option as well.
Any help would be appreciated! Thanks
Seriously, for a mid-consumer like me, Pixelmator PRO is almost a non sense app. Evertyhing is hidden. Intuitively doing things is dead. The fun is gone and I keep using my noble pixelmator. Love to keeping up with people whose talent is placed at the level of practically everyone. But this was not the case. But is probably my probem. As always, I am here to help. Best wishes.
Put simply — it's difficult for us to know exactly what you find frustrating. Yes, Pixelmator Pro has a more modular interface and I can guess that it would be nice for you to have certain things always visible but those things would be different to different people, so if you want us to take your comments into account, it would be great if you could tell us specifically which tools/parts of the interface you want to keep visible and what actions were quick and easy in the original Pixelmator but are not as quick and easy in Pixelmator Pro. That way, we'd also be able to provide more specific answers about why things are the way they are and whether we plan to change them.
I have used Soft Proofing before on my Mac (Catalina), but with this image I can't enable it because the menu option is greyed out (please see the attached screenshot). Would you know why?
http://upload-cdn.pixelmator.com/Screen ... .38-PM.png
My apologies, I meant the original image for which CMYK proofing isn't working (or the Pixelmator Pro file) rather than the screenshot you shared. I'd like to test that file and see whether Soft Proof Colors will not work for me either.2020-06-20 03:08:38 Here we go. Thank you for looking into it!
http://upload-cdn.pixelmator.com/Screen ... .38-PM.png
http://upload-cdn.pixelmator.com/radian ... xp.pxd.zip
It's weird though because I'm just noticing the color profile of the images that I had been able to view soft proofing before (thus presumably had assigned the color profile) has somehow been set to "none." Is there a certain action that would shift the color profile from assigned to none?
Also- yes, I have exported the images for web, and I have also exported them as PDF for printing. In either case, is "Universal" the best/safest choice for the color profile?
I have another question on print quality but will post it under the viewtopic.php?f=12&t=16671Designing for Print thread. Should I use the same link (upload.pixelmator.com) to upload an image related to another post/question?
Export for web has an option called "Convert to sRGB", which converts the image to the colors most often used on the web (sRGB) and removes the color profile because browsers assume unprofiled images use that particular profile. If you'd like to keep the color profile, you can simply turn that option off when using Export for Web. Here's a screenshot of where to find it:
You can post there or you can also create a new thread. And yes, feel free to use our upload server for sharing any images with us!I have another question on print quality but will post it under the viewtopic.php?f=12&t=16671Designing for Print thread. Should I use the same link (upload.pixelmator.com) to upload an image related to another post/question?
Maybe this conversion was contributing to the print quality, since I have been exporting the original file to print after exporting for web.
For future users, I wonder if it'd be clearer if you add ".. of the original file" in the description.. just a thought.
Thank you , and sorry for my english, I promise that my spanish is much better. ha ha .
Hey there, Export for Web removes the color profile to completely optimize images for the web because, without a profile, browsers treat images as sRGB by default. If you'd like to keep the profile, you can turn off the Convert to sRGB option in the Export for Web settings (just make sure you've set the profile to sRGB in Image > Color Profile). Here's the option I'm talking about:
No need to apologize, everything was completely easy to understand and my Spanish is, well, almost nonexistent, so it's good that you were able to ask your question in English!