Quick Look preview in PRO version

Is something not working like it should? Let us know.
User avatar

2020-12-10 19:32:37

I bought the PRO version today and was immediately disappointed. Preview in the classic version looks better than in the PRO. Can you fix this? Otherwise, it doesn't look like an option for professionals.

User avatar

2020-12-14 11:57:37

There's a dedicated Terminal command for this:

defaults write com.pixelmatorteam.pixelmator.x fullSizeQuickLookPreview -bool true

It works with PXD documents that have more than one layer. Also, to display full-size previews of any existing documents you've created prior to running the command, these documents would have to be resaved.

Hope that helps!
User avatar

2020-12-15 11:26:42

Thanks a lot Aurelija, it helped! )
Add this to your "Tips & Tricks" section, maybe it will help someone else
User avatar

2020-12-15 17:38:31

That is indeed a useful feature! Thanks for letting us know it can be enabled via the Terminal.
User avatar

2020-12-16 10:54:48

No problem! Yeah, the Terminal commands probably deserve a separate post. We'll see what we can do about that!
User avatar

2020-12-16 17:37:29


In my brief tests this did not work in Big Sur. (MacOs 11.0.1) unless a previous (small preview) pxd is opened, edited, and saved again. Then the full size preview is available.
User avatar

2020-12-18 15:37:45


You're right, looks like this is sometimes happening with newly created documents as well. Not sure how consistent this behavior is, though. There may be more underlying patterns here.