Pixelmator Classic is a powerful, fast, and easy-to-use image editor. It lets you enhance and touch up photos, sketch, draw and paint, add text and shapes, apply dazzling effects, and more. Although Pixelmator Classic will continue receiving occasional updates, it is no longer in active development and Pixelmator Pro is our latest and greatest Mac image editor.
A smart way to move, rotate, and distort.
The smart and powerful Move Tool lets you easily move, rotate, and distort any element, selection, text, shape, or an entire layer. Each time you click an object, the Move Tool knows whether it’s text, a shape, or an image layer, and gives you all the options that you need. And when you move any of the layers, the smart Alignment Guides appear so you can align and distribute objects just perfectly.
The Smart Move Tool knows when you are working with an image, shape, or text layer, and gives you the options you need at that time.
Transform objects any way you like. Rotate and flip, use the Free Transform feature,skew, distort or easily change the perspective.
The smart Alignment Guides let you quickly and easily position, align, and evenly distribute objects with pinpoint accuracy.Watch Alignment Guides video
Every tool for pixel-accurate selections.
With Pixelmator’s powerful, pixel-accurate selection tools, you can quickly and easily select any part of your image. Then, refine your selection by applying color adjustments and special effects, transforming, moving or deleting. You can also duplicate, or copy and paste your selection onto a new background.
Make rectangular or rounded selections with Marquee tools. Use the Lasso to manually select freeform objects, or the Polygonal Lasso to select straight-edged areas.Watch Selection Tools video
Use the Color Selection Tool to quickly and easily select similarly colored parts of your image.
The Quick Selection Tool lets you easily select even the most challenging areas with just a few brushstrokes.
Select detailed objects quickly and incredibly precisely with the new Magnetic Selection Tool that snaps to the edges you trace.
Easily refine your selection even further by fine-tuning the adjustment options or by using any of the painting tools in quick-mask mode.
Paint as realistically as on canvas.
Use the full-featured painting tools to paint as you would on a traditional canvas. Select from realistic to stylized brush presets of all sizes and shapes. Pixelmator lets you fully control the brush tip strength, stroke style and size, and so much more, so you can paint or enhance images more naturally and have fun while doing it.
Pixelmator is packed with a bunch of different tools for sketching, drawing, and painting, so you can create beautiful pictures from scratch or get creative with your favorite photos.
Pixelmator for Mac features over 90 gorgeous brushes ranging from near-natural to all-digital and creative.
Use the hard-edged, pixel-precise, pixel-art-type Pixel Tool to edit and paint images at the pixel level.
Turn good-looking pictures spectacular.
Count on Pixelmator for all of the tools you need to quickly and expertly improve, correct, repair, and get rid of any flaws in your photos. You can even combine different tools and effects for endless ways to touch up your images so they look their absolute best.
Have as much fun tweaking images as you do taking them. Twist, bulge, squeeze, or add artistic details with the new Warp, Twirl, Bump, and Pinch liquify tools.Watch Liquify Tools video
The Repair Tool makes it super easy to remove almost any unwanted object from your image, from skin blemishes to large objects in complex backgrounds.
Subtly sharpen slightly blurred image areas with the easy-to-use Sharpen Tool, or smoothly soften your images with the Blur Tool.
Easily remove unwanted objects and all image imperfections, or duplicate desired parts of an image, with a simple yet powerful Clone Stamp Tool.
Gorgeous designs come easy.
Pixelmator’s state-of-the-art vector tools let you create gorgeous compositions — logos, posters, web layouts, and much more — all with easy-to-use Vectormator tools and gorgeous Custom Shapes that let you focus on what you want to do, not how to do it.
The custom Shapes palette has over 40 readily available shapes. Adding custom shapes to the picture is as simple as dragging and dropping. Download 30 more cool shapes here.Watch Custom Shapes video
The new Smart Shapes have easy-to-use controls that let you quickly adjust the shape’s outline to get the look you’re after.
Turn Pixelmator into a completely new drawing app, called Vectormator, with a simple Command-Shift-V keyboard shortcut.
A powerful tool to design beautiful text.
Design prints or web layouts, banners, or buttons, add image titles and greeting card headlines. Use text to convey your message or to create artistic compositions. With powerful and advanced typography features, you can now easily make your text look just as beautiful as your pictures.
Use the Type Tool to quickly and easily add, edit, and format text. And make it look gorgeous with custom settings and styles.
In addition to easily placing and formatting text, you can enjoy a full set of advanced typography features like kerning, baseline, and capitalization.
Convert type layers into shape layers, and then quickly and easily apply gradients, shadows, and strokes, or even reshape individual letters.Watch Text to Shape video
Make your image colors pop.
Enjoy a simple and elegant collection of handcrafted, intuitive, professional color adjustment tools. Easily adjust exposure, hue, saturation, shadows and highlights, brightness and contrast, or even replace and remix to boost the color of a whole image or an individual layer, and change the image’s feel and mood completely.
The Hue and Saturation feature is an extremely powerful yet very easy-to-use tool thathelps you adjust the colors and tonal range within your images at the same time.
This quick color correction tool lets you make simple adjustments to brightness and contrast.
Use the Color Balance tool to enhance the colors of your image or to create a unique and artistic look.
Levels gives you control over shadows, highlights, and the tone of your image, so you can find the exact look that you’re after.
Play with inspiring effects.
Pixelmator comes loaded with tons of breathtaking effects. Choose from more than 160 effects, carefully arranged into eight groups — Blur, Distortion, Sharpen, Tile, Stylize, Halftone, Generator, and Others. Combine different effects for unique near-effortless artistic creations, and see the stunning results in real time.
Create charming and authentic photos of days gone by with just a few clicks.
Bring-in some sunlight and give your photos a stunning, warm, retro look with the beautiful Light-leak effect.
Make the world look smaller, simpler, almost like a toy model with the new Miniaturize effect.
Easily turn any image into a stunning pattern of colors and shapes with the beautiful Kaleidoscope effect.
Instantly preview over 160 inspiring effects in the Effects Browser. Choose the one you like and simply drag and drop to apply it to your image.
Build up the whole picture.
Building gorgeous image compositions non-destructively begins with layers. With its easy-to-use Layers palette, Pixelmator makes managing layers super easy. Arrange their order, create layer groups, change blending modes, and customize other settings. Once you’ve found a perfect combination of layer effects, save it as a Layer Style preset and re-use it later with just a click.
Pixelmator is a layer-based image editor featuring an easy-to-use Layers palette, twenty-seven Blending Modes, Layer Masks, and Clipping Masks, so you can create stunning image compositions.
Twenty-seven blending modes come with painting tools and layers to help you boost the color of your images, create double-exposure effects, or beautifully enhance your artwork.
The Layer Masks and Clipping Masks features give you flexibility to hide and reveal parts of your image totally non-destructively.
Customize the look of layer by applying non-destructive effects like shadows,gradients, outlines, or reflections to beautifully enrich your compositions.Watch Layer Styles video
Use any of the gorgeous Layer Style presets to instantly enhance your images, or create your own presets for later use. You can download more Pixelmator Team-designed presets here.
For your Photos App.
Pixelmator makes your Photos app a whole lot more powerful. The new Pixelmator Retouch Extension for Photos adds a full-set of Pixelmator retouching tools, including the magical Pixelmator Repair Tool. And the Pixelmator Distort Extension brings a collection of stunning-quality, Metal-based Distort Tools. So you can perfect all of your favorite shots right inside the Photos app.
Wipe away or clone objects in your image. Adjust the lightness and saturation in specific parts. Sharpen or softenjust the areas you want. And use any of the tools together to make all of your photos picture perfect.Learn more
Built from the ground up on Metal, Pixelmator Distort Extension lets you reshape images anyway you want, with stunning quality and incredible speed. Without leaving the Photos app.Learn more
Every pro will appreciate.
Pixelmator comes with a ton of powerful features, such as Save for Web, Soft Proofing, and support for almost all popular image file formats, including Photoshop images with layers. Also, with Pixelmator’s Photo Browser, you can quickly open images from iPhoto or Aperture library right from Pixelmator for further enhancements.
Save for Web
For even faster, more responsive performance.
Pixelmator is a real powerhouse of macOS technologies like Core Image, OpenCL, OpenGL, 64-bit architecture and Grand Central Dispatch, which combined together deliver state-of-the-art performance and responsiveness, incredible speed, and super smooth image rendering.
OpenCL lets Pixelmator accelerate image processing by unleashing the parallel computing power of modern GPUs and multicore CPUs.
Pixelmator is based on macOS Core Image technology, which uses your Mac’s graphics card to ensure blisteringly fast image processing.
With its 64-bit architecture, Pixelmator is built to take full advantage of the incredible speed and power of today’s Macs.
New Image Editing Engine
Powered by your macOS.
Fast and fluid image editing relies on an image editing engine. So we took an extra step to build a truly modern and innovative image editing engine that takes advantage of the full power of macOS technologies like Core Image, OpenCL, OpenGL, and Grand Central Dispatch, giving you the speed you need to keep pace with your creativity.
Built exclusively for Mac.
Pixelmator 3.9 Classic works great on macOS Catalina. Full iCloud Drive and Handoff support lets you safely store and access all your images on any device and switch seamlessly between Pixelmator for Mac and Pixelmator for iOS. The Pixelmator Retouch and Pixelmator Distort editing extensions for Photos let you perfect your images using powerful Pixelmator tools without ever leaving the Photos app. And the Repair Action Extension allows you to quickly remove objects from images right inside apps like Mail and TextEdit.