Pixelmator Pro - STILL no way to curve text along a path?!

What features would you like to see in Pixelmator Pro?
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2017-12-05 07:55:57

Hi!


I was really excited to see that Pixelmator Pro had launched. I was ready to buy it instantly. I downloaded the free trial, and the first thing I tried to do was curve text along a path.


You can't do it. Still.


That's not Pro.


This has been a requested feature in the main app for years! I can't believe a "Pro" version of Pixelmator has been released that still isn't able to do this basic task.


I decided not to buy Pixelmator Pro because of this. I can't justify spending more money on a "Pro" app that doesn't have a complete basic feature set.
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2017-12-14 13:54:23

+1
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2018-02-01 09:42:05

+1
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2018-02-02 08:51:08

We would have loved to completely redesign the Type tool in Pixelmator Pro 1.0 to make this possible, but that's one of the things we're saving for a major update in the future. It's definitely a more than reasonable request, though.
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2018-02-03 20:29:18

YES I've wanted to do this as well and can't believe it's not a feature.
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2018-03-15 19:09:13

+1
I've just created such topic.
That's really awfull.
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2018-04-01 05:34:21

by keyman76 2017-12-14 03:54:23 +1
Curving text was usable with evil Microsoft Publisher 9 / 12 years ago, but I prefer to use Pixelmaster, Do catch up......Please !
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2018-04-02 10:23:13

+1
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2018-06-30 03:38:17

SERIOUSLY!?!!!?? WAY back before this was released, I pushed on this and the Pixelmator team sent me a note insinuating that text on a curve was going to be in the new version. There was even an email making it sound like that would be possible. I've been using Pixelmator for years and in place of PS. I used to recommend Pixelmator. Since it's just being maintained, I haven't because I feel like it's on the verge of deprecated. I absolutely cannot recommend Pixelmator Pro or upgrade to it myself without having text on a curve. $30 for Pixelmator was a fair price for what I do. $60 would be a stretch with Text on a Curve. You may have lots of great new tools for artists, but that's not my use. So, the price is out of line.
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2018-07-05 11:55:15

+1
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2018-11-01 15:15:11

+1 (with emphasis)
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2018-12-17 17:43:50

+1
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2019-01-10 17:48:55

+1
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2019-01-14 09:33:50

The pressure mounts...

(P.S. I've been doing my part, bugging the devs incessantly and I think they're going to break soon. )
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2019-01-14 20:34:34

+1
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2019-01-22 21:00:42

Oh yes please this would be awesome!
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2019-02-02 23:17:15

Thanks for adding clipping masks 👍🏼 but write on a line is really a important pro feature. Is there any news in terms of a possible release date?
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2019-02-04 15:42:07

It's not something that we're actively working on, so the best case scenario would be the end of this year. But that's just a guess and would happen only if it's one of the first things we start doing after the current round of improvements (Denoise and Clarity adjustments, full Transform command, Photos extension, and some other great features that we feel are more important than typing on a path). Having said that, I do think that after these features are finished, circular text might be worth bringing to Pixelmator Pro...
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2019-02-05 06:10:05

Thank you Andrius. I believe that the feature you mentioned are more important, too. It's great to get some clarity and still be excited.
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2019-02-05 10:10:38

Yaaay, I'm excited that you're excited!
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2019-02-20 21:23:23

When text along path comes I'm gonna write "thanks Pixelmator team this is awesome!" in a shape of a heart.
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2019-03-05 19:09:50

I know you're saving this feature for a "major update in the future", but is there any way that future could come sooner rather than later? Also, I hope it won't be saved for a major "you have to buy the new version" update, because that will seriously bum me out. You don't want to bum me out, do you Pixelmator Team?
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2019-03-06 06:27:51

@ajollynerd of course not they are nice people 😉
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2019-03-06 13:20:18

by ajollynerd I know you're saving this feature for a "major update in the future", but is there any way that future could come sooner rather than later? Also, I hope it won't be saved for a major "you have to buy the new version" update, because that will seriously bum me out. You don't want to bum me out, do you Pixelmator Team?
Not at all! I mean, it took about 7 years for us to release a paid upgrade, which is a pretty good run for such an affordable app, I'd say...
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2019-03-06 23:15:41

Lots of people seem to want everything for free! Childish behaviour. I think the Pixelmator team is doing a good job.
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2019-03-07 06:03:54

@republiken I think so, too. After a while it seems reasonable to pay for an upgrade although via the app store its seems not possible only with inapp purchases or a new app hopefully Apple upgrade this thing
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2019-03-12 04:13:20

"Andrius
on Feb 04, 2019

It's not something that we're actively working on, so the best case scenario would be the end of this year. But that's just a guess and would happen only if it's one of the first things we start doing after the current round of improvements (Denoise and Clarity adjustments, full Transform command, Photos extension, and some other great features that we feel are more important than typing on a path). Having said that, I do think that after these features are finished, circular text might be worth bringing to Pixelmator Pro..."


Okay, so somewhere along the line you're being disingenuous.

As people have pointed out, this feature has been promised by you since Noah was a boy ...

I can't believe you see no value in warp text, when adding that feature would basically make PP a direct replacement for Photoshop, so what are they paying you to keep it out?

Seriously, it's a no-brainer and the fact that you keep stringing people along is getting sad and points to the fact that you either: lack the ability to implement it, or just don't give a f@#$ about the feature requests of your users.
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2019-03-13 06:04:01

@Lachlan

I find this very rude. As a company you need a roadmap and try to keep it but because you, me and lets say 10 other people want it doesn't mean the other features are less important. I agree this would be an awesome feature but it needs to be implemented right. I hate Photoshop of its overwhelming features and awful performance. A company or a small group of people have to think about it how to do it and when. I think he was honest and said clearly that they properly do it. Calm down and use the clunky PS for now...
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2019-05-01 11:47:40

Still dreaming about this feature.
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2019-05-03 17:09:08

I use Pixelmator Pro every day and have come across the need for text on a path on a number of occasions. I found a wonderfully easy to use free app called Phonto (available on the App Store for iOS). In the attached example, I created the entire file with Pixelmator Pro but used Phonto to create the curved text in the lower right. It's not an ideal solution but I was able to get the job done without too much fuss. Typically, I avoid text on a path until Pixelmator provides it.



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2019-05-14 04:15:07

+1
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2019-05-25 05:25:22

I, too have been looking for a way to put text on a curve in Pixelmator Pro. Thanks for your suggestion about Phonto.
I've downloaded it to my iPadPro, but haven't figured out how to put text on a curve with it. Any suggestions Jeff?
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2019-06-24 21:23:40

If that is really policy NOT to worka on path... congratulations! Shooting yourself is a very bad idea. It cannot be so difficult, so company just does not want to provide better than GIMP tool.
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2019-06-25 02:21:45

I'd vote for this as well! Please please!
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2019-10-17 11:02:13

We still do not have this feature in Pixelmator pro 1.5??? 😳
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2019-10-17 11:52:42

Legend has it that every time someone complains about Pixelmator Pro not having text on a path, we delay its release by another month out of spite...

Just kidding! We aren't at all that cruel and the truth is this is by no means a simple feature to do and do well. And while we do read pretty much every request on almost every major platform and take them into account (and add them to our rather extensive feature request list), we do have to prioritise things and this is where disagreements begin. And even when we do plan to add something eventually, I prefer to say things like "we might look to add this in the future, but we also might not." just because people invariably interpret phrases like "we're planning to add this in the future" as "it'll be in Pixelmator Pro within the next 6 months". But that's usually not what we actually mean.

However! I can reveal that text on a path is now in the early stages of development so those plans have turned into some sort of action.

P.S. While these things do take time, you can join the Pixelmator Pro beta and you'll most likely be able to test this feature eventually.
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2019-10-17 19:17:49

by Andrius 2019-10-17 11:52:42 Legend has it that every time someone complains about Pixelmator Pro not having text on a path, we delay its release by another month out of spite...

Just kidding! We aren't at all that cruel and the truth is this is by no means a simple feature to do and do well. And while we do read pretty much every request on almost every major platform and take them into account (and add them to our rather extensive feature request list), we do have to prioritise things and this is where disagreements begin. And even when we do plan to add something eventually, I prefer to say things like "we might look to add this in the future, but we also might not." just because people invariably interpret phrases like "we're planning to add this in the future" as "it'll be in Pixelmator Pro within the next 6 months". But that's usually not what we actually mean.

However! I can reveal that text on a path is now in the early stages of development so those plans have turned into some sort of action.

P.S. While these things do take time, you can join the Pixelmator Pro beta and you'll most likely be able to test this feature eventually.
Thats great to hear , really happy to see that coming
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2019-11-10 07:25:51

It took YouKnowWho a decade and about seven versions of Photoshop to even have vector type, and a couple more for anything like text on a path.