Pixelmator Photo 1.5.2

Released on March 29, 2021

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ML Super Resolution

A new version of ML Super Resolution brings improved upscaling of high-contrast textures, better compression artifact removal, including removal of WebP compression artifacts, and better noise removal.

A new version of ML Super Resolution brings improved upscaling of high-contrast textures, better compression artifact removal, including removal of WebP compression artifacts, and better noise removal.

ML Match Colors will now be applied more quickly.

The order of the Color Balance adjustment’s wheels has been updated to match Pixelmator Pro.

The Repair tool’s “Repairing…” label will not be shown if the repaired area is very small.

Batch editing presets will now be opened immediately if there are no quick workflows to show.

When granting access to the Photos library after having disabled it, the Photos browser (and not the Files browser) will be shown upon opening the app.

The size of the Repair tool brush can now be 5 times smaller than before for increased precision.

The Repair tool’s yellow overlay would not be displayed when repairing very small areas. Fixed.

Setting the value of the Intensity slider to 0 would disable it. Fixed.

Dragged and dropped images would not be loaded in certain situations. Fixed.

Batch workflow icons would be incorrect without any default workflows. Fixed.


Pixelmator Photo 1.5.1

Released on December 15, 2020


Pixelmator Photo 1.5.1 includes a few fixes.

After choosing Import to Photos, the new image will now be revealed in the Photos app.

Pixelmator Photo would sometimes use more iPad storage than it should. Fixed.

Importing PXM files to Photos would cause Pixelmator Photo to stop responding. Fixed.

Occasionally, thumbnails for Pixelmator Photo files would be clipped or not displayed. Fixed.

When viewing the split screen comparison of your unedited image, the bottom label would be partly hidden. Fixed.

Applying the ML Enhance feature would occasionally cause Pixelmator Photo to quit unexpectedly. Fixed.

Pixelmator Photo 1.5

Released on December 10, 2020

Apple ProRAW

Pixelmator Photo now fully supports the Apple ProRAW format.

On-Image Curves

Use simple gestures to precisely adjust the tone curve directly in your images.

Shadows and Highlights

Enjoy significantly improved shadow and highlight recovery.

Customize Adjustments

Customize the visibility of individual color adjustments.

Apple ProRAW support means you can now edit your ProRAW photos right in Pixelmator Photo.

Adjust the tonal curve directly in your photos – tap the On-Image Curves button, then drag up in your photo to lighten those areas, or down to darken them.

Thanks to an all-new, more advanced algorithm, the Shadows and Highlights sliders will be able to recover much more detail than before.

Customize the visibility of individual adjustments, hiding ones you use less often.

Support for Scribble lets you adjust sliders by scribbling in the exact values you need.

You can now choose to only repair areas with Apple Pencil, using your fingers for scrolling and zooming instead.

When using Apple Pencil, you can now enable quick edits when no tool is selected, choosing to always be able to repair areas or adjust the tone curve.

Support for the new, native iOS color picker means you’ll be able to pick colors more quickly and easily.

The eyedropper has a new and improved appearance.

You can now tap the histogram to switch between the RGB and Luminance histograms.

The appearance the color adjustments pane has been refreshed.

The speed of ML Enhance has been improved.

When sharing photos, you’ll now find Save Image and Save to Files actions.

The size of Pixelmator Photo files has been reduced for all non-RAW images.

When saving images with GPS location data, this would be saved incorrectly, resulting in coordinates shifting slightly. Fixed.


Pixelmator Photo 1.4.3

Released on October 23, 2020

Memory Management Improvements

Pixelmator Photo 1.4.3 adds a few memory management improvements to fix issues that would cause the app to quit unexpectedly when working with large photos.

Pixelmator Photo 1.4.2

Released on October 9, 2020

RAW Opening Fix

Pixelmator Photo 1.4.2 fixes an issue that caused the app to quit unexpectedly when opening RAW photos on certain devices.

Pixelmator Photo 1.4.1

Released on September 18, 2020

Improvements & Fixes

Pixelmator Photo 1.4.1 brings a few smaller improvements and fixes.

The comparison slider will appear more quickly when using the tap and hold gesture.

The loading animation for the ML Enhance feature and its individual adjustments would sometimes not start. Fixed.

The loading label would briefly appear when reapplying ML Super Resolution when it shouldn’t. Fixed.

If the comparison slider is turned on while undoing Crop tool or ML Super Resolution changes, it will now be turned off.

Perspective correction settings were clipped while in Split View. Fixed.

The Pixelmator Photo Share extension would sometimes not work with screenshots. Fixed.

Pixelmator Photo 1.4

Released on September 15, 2020

ML Super Resolution

Enlarge photos while preserving and even enhancing details.

Comparison Slider

See a split-screen view of your original and edited images.


Use the double-tap gesture of Apple Pencil in Pixelmator Photo.

Enlarge photos by up to 3 times while magically preserving sharpness and details using the Core ML-powered ML Super Resolution feature.

Quickly compare your edited photo with the original using the new split-screen comparison slider.

Enjoy support for the double-tap gesture of Apple Pencil.

Customize the double-tap gesture by tapping the More menu in the photo editing view.

Pixelmator Photo files are now more compatible with third-party storage providers.

Use ML Super Resolution in batch editing workflows — a new batch preset is also included.

The Hidden category from your Photos library will now be accessible from Pixelmator Photo.

Tapping certain areas of the Selective Color adjustment would edit the Curves adjustment. Fixed.

The album thumbnail would not be updated after deleting all the images from an album in the Photos browser. Fixed.

Pixelmator Photo 1.3.1

Released on June 22, 2020

Improvements and Fixes

Some small speed improvements to the Photos browser and a few fixes.

The badges that indicate a photo has nondestructive edits will now load more quickly.

Deleting photos in Photos library browser will now work faster.

The Auto-Center Canvas setting was not working correctly. Fixed.

Undoing Crop tool edits would sometimes cause the image to flicker. Fixed.

In certain cases, ML Match Colors would use the wrong color space for adjustments. Fixed.

The Back button in the Photos browser would flicker after opening to preview a photo. Fixed.

Thumbnails of Pixelmator Photo file would not be displayed on iOS 12 or older.

On iOS 12, thumbnails would move when selecting multiple photos in the Photos library browser.

Pixelmator Photo 1.3

Released on June 19, 2020

Shortcut Menus

New shortcut menus make all kinds of actions much faster and easier.

Accent Color

Customize the color of buttons in Pixelmator Photo.

Preset Management

Create and customize color adjustment preset collections.

Improved Batch Editing

Quick actions, improved workflow editing, and more.

Handy new shortcut menus all around the app let you do lots of useful things a lot more quickly.

For example, you can now share, duplicate, and revert photos, copy and paste adjustments, and more simply by tapping a holding a photo in the Photos browser.

Customize the color of buttons in Pixelmator Photo by choosing an accent color.

Redesigned color adjustment preset management brings the ability to create and customize, rearrange, and even remove adjustment preset collections.

Enjoy a much quicker way to batch edit photos with your workflows by setting workflows as favorites and applying them right in the Photos browser.

Find your favorite batch editing workflows in the new shortcut menus in the Photos browser.

Quickly import images as Pixelmator Photo files to the Files browser using the new Import to Files workflow.

Create custom crop ratios using up to four digits.

Use the new shortcut menus to rename and delete crop presets.

Rearrange crop presets by dragging and dropping them to a new location.

You can now stop the automatic creation of a Pixelmator Photo album in the Photos app.

Enjoy a number of additional keyboard shortcuts.

You can now turn off snapping while cropping.

When downloading Pixelmator Photo edits from iCloud, a progress indicator will now be shown.

A progress indicator will also appear when downloading images from iCloud during batch editing.

A preset in the Recents collection will no longer be created when edits aren’t saved.

The touchable area of sliders has been increased to make them easier to drag.

When renaming things, the text will be automatically selected so you can start typing to replace it.

The thumbnails of albums in your Photos library should now load more quickly.

You can now turn off Overwrite Originals when editing in the Files browser, which will automatically create Pixelmator Photo files to save the photos you edit.

The Overwrite Originals setting is now separate for the Photos and Files browsers.

When moving the color wheel controls of the Color Balance adjustment, they would jump. Fixed.

The thumbnails of the All Photos and Recents albums would not be updated after changes to those albums. Fixed.

Attempting to run batch workflows would not work on multiple images with the same name. Fixed.

Attempting to share multiple images with the same name would not work. Fixed.

The button to go back to an album in the Photos browser would sometimes not appear. Fixed.

The appearance of very wide or tall crop aspect ratios was incorrect. Fixed.

The animation displayed when dismissing images was incorrect when dismissing a photo after deleting another photo. Fixed.

Attempting to crop images to very wide or tall ratios would cause Pixelmator Photo to stop responding. Fixed.


Pixelmator Photo 1.2.1

Released on April 15, 2020

Improvements and Fixes

Pixelmator Photo 1.2.1 adds a few improvements and fixes.

Pixelmator Photo should now open faster.

When closing images, the loading indicator would sometimes appear unnecessarily or incorrectly. Fixed.

Fixed a few issues with the layout of items in the toolbar in the most compact size in Split View.

When changing the size of apps in Split View and having the Photos browser open, albums could be selected incorrectly. Fixed.

It was possible to delete the Custom group of adjustment presets when it shouldn’t have been. Fixed.

Pixelmator Photo could sometimes quit unexpectedly in certain beta versions of iOS 13.4. Fixed.

Pixelmator Photo 1.2

Released on April 7, 2020

Trackpad Support

Enjoy full support for the new, click-anywhere trackpad.

Split View

Use Pixelmator Photo and any other app side by side.

ML Match Colors

Match the look and feel of one photo to another.

Adjustment Intensity

Easily fine-tune the intensity of color adjustments and presets.

Recent Adjustments

Quickly copy the adjustments from your most recently edited photos.

New Features

Enjoy full support for the new click-anywhere trackpad and cursor in iPadOS.

Use Pixelmator Photo and any other app side by side thanks to support for Split View.

Match the look and feel of one photo to another using the incredible, machine learning-powered ML Match Colors.

Control the intensity of color adjustments and presets using the new intensity slider.

Quickly apply the adjustments from your most recently edited photos using the automatically generated Recents collection of presets.

Use the new Copy Adjustments and Paste Adjustments actions to easily copy and paste adjustments between photos.

Share images directly from the Photos browser without having to open them.

Improvements and Fixes

When capturing screenshots, you can now tap Full Page to take a screenshot of your entire photo without any interface elements.

You can now keep certain color adjustments turned on or off by default when opening new photos.

Locked adjustments will now be collapsed.

App settings have been moved from the Settings app to the More menu inside Pixelmator Photo itself.

The Undo and Revert buttons are now icons rather than text, fixing a few localization issues.

When opening images currently in iCloud, downloads can now be canceled.

Double-tapping the canvas will now zoom photos to their actual size.

The position of color adjustment presets will be saved and restored when opening different photos.

A new Save option lets you save any preset to the Custom collection.

Deleting or reverting a photo to the original inside Pixelmator Photo will now also delete its linked file.

When opening photos using the Photos browser, the file name would sometimes be displayed incorrectly. Fixed.

An empty black image will no longer appear if a higher resolution preview cannot be loaded.

Fixed an issue with the preview of empty images in Photos.

The wrong image would sometimes briefly appear when swiping between photos in the Photos browser. Fixed.

When opening or closing albums, the animation of the Back button would sometimes be incorrect. Fixed.

When new images are added to your Photos library or changes are saved and our Photos browser is updated, certain interface elements could be displayed incorrectly. Fixed.

Sometimes, multiple color adjustment presets could be selected. Fixed.

Attempting to open images from the Photo Stream would sometimes cause Pixelmator Pro to quit unexpectedly. Fixed.

Adjustment names would be truncated when the bold text setting was turned on in Traditional and Simplified Chinese localizations.

In certain cases, opening files from other apps and attempting to save changes would not work. Fixed.

When opening photos from other apps or restoring the app, it would not be possible to cancel the action. Fixed.

Sharing photos via AirDrop after batch editing would not work. Fixed.

Using AirDrop to share multiple PHOTO files would cause Pixelmator Photo to quit unexpectedly. Fixed.


Pixelmator Photo 1.1.5

Released on January 27, 2020


Pixelmator Photo 1.1.5 brings a few smaller but important fixes.

If it is not possible to load the full-size image in the Photo Stream, a very small one will be shown (instead of an error).

Photos synced automatically from the macOS Photos app would not be loaded correctly. Fixed.

An empty black rectangle would be shown when a higher-quality image in the Photos browser could not be loaded. Fixed.

If access to Photos was turned off, Pixelmator Photo would be opened with a completely empty view. Fixed.

It would sometimes not be possible to save changes to images in the From My Mac album. Fixed.

Images could sometimes be opened vertically flipped. Fixed.

In certain cases, tapping the ML Enhance button would do nothing at all. Fixed.

Pixelmator Photo would sometimes quit unexpectedly when opening RAW images. Fixed.


Pixelmator Photo 1.1.4

Released on January 9, 2020

Improvements and Fixes

Pixelmator Photo 1.1.4 brings a number of small improvements and includes some fixes for the issues you’ve reported.

When using the Color Balance, Selective Colors, Curves, Levels, and Channel Mixer adjustments, tapping the reset button will first reset the values for the currently selected range, while a second tap will reset all ranges.

Unsaved changes will now be restored if Pixelmator Photo is cleared from memory when editing an image without any linked edits.

It will no longer be possible to cancel a batch editing workflow with a swipe gesture while the workflow is in progress.

You can now double-tap sliders in the Levels adjustment to quickly reset them.

The Cancel button will now be turned off after the first tap to prevent it from being tapped multiple times.

When previewing images in the Photos browser: Previews of already edited images will now be loaded and displayed more quickly. The RAW and modified badges will now appear much more smoothly. If you swipe to preview another image while one is being downloaded, the download will be canceled. Photos would occasionally flicker. Fixed. Certain animations when changing iPad orientation would be incorrect. Fixed. The download progress indicator would be shown together with the image opening progress indicator in situations when it shouldn’t. Fixed. Keyboard shortcuts will now be disabled to prevent previewing other photos while one is being opened.

When moving sliders, the entire color adjustments pane would sometimes move when it shouldn’t. Fixed.

After editing a photo (and creating a linked file for it), favoriting the photo then reopening it and discarding changes, would result in the linked file and nondestructive edits being discarded. Fixed.

After restoring Pixelmator Photo from the background, the canvas would be black for a short moment. Fixed.


Pixelmator Photo 1.1.3

Released on December 4, 2019

Improvements and Fixes

Pixelmator Photo 1.1.3 adds the ability to batch edit images in place while preserving nondestructive edits, set the image quality of automatically saved images, and includes a few additional fixes.

You can now batch edit images in place and preserve nondestructive edits without exporting to .PHOTO format.

You’ll now find an Image Quality setting in Settings > Pixelmator Photo, which determines the quality used for images exported using the native saving and sharing features (when you cannot choose a quality setting yourself).

The What’s New screen now includes a link to the full Pixelmator Photo What’s New page.

Autosaving will be faster for all non-Repair tool edits.

Anyone not using iCloud for linked files will be shown a one-time alert about this new feature.

Additional, localized ‘Linked Files’ folders would be created when changing your system language, making previous nondestructive edits inaccessible — these will now be merged into one folder, named in English, which should restore any missing edits.

When editing a RAW image in the Files browser and closing a .PHOTO file newly created for that RAW image, it would be animated incorrectly. Fixed.

The names of color adjustments would be truncated with the Bold Text accessibility setting turned on. Fixed.

The appearance of text in the custom aspect ratio popover was incorrect in dark mode. Fixed.

Using the Export to .PHOTO batch editing action with RAW images would not work correctly. Fixed.


Pixelmator Photo 1.1.2

Released on November 18, 2019

Improvements and Fixes

Pixelmator Photo 1.1.2 adds the ability to automatically sync Pixelmator Photo edits between devices using iCloud, view and open RAW files without importing them, hide color adjustment presets, and more.

Improvements and Fixes

Edits can now be synced between devices automatically (if you choose to save linked Pixelmator Photo files to iCloud).

Linked files will now always be visible.

RAW images can now be opened and viewed without importing.

It is now possible to hide the color adjustment presets.

When batch editing, the View and Cancel buttons will now be more responsive.

If you swipe down the batch editing view while images are being processed, the batch editing workflow will be canceled.

A new Pixelmator Photo album will not be created in your Photos library if one already exists.

The points in the Curves adjustment will no longer jump to the location you touch when you start dragging.

The size of the Curves adjustment points has been reduced slightly.

The previous position of the batch editing view will be restored when reopening it.

In Pixelmator Photo settings, you can now choose whether to display your albums in a flat list or with nested folders.

After redefining a color adjustment preset, its thumbnail will be updated.

When editing an image in your Photos library, if you revert all changes and tap Done, instead of Modify Original, you'll now see a Revert to Original alert.

Before full images are loaded, placeholder thumbnails in the Photos browser will have the correct aspect ratio whenever possible.

If you tap Done but choose not to allow Pixelmator Photo to edit the original photo, edits will be discarded.

Batch editing .PHOTO files in external locations would sometimes cause Pixelmator Photo to stop responding. Fixed.

When sharing images, the Files view would sometimes disappear after tapping Save Image. Fixed.

The appearance of the color picker was incorrect in Dark Mode. Fixed.

In certain cases, the ML buttons were not animated correctly. Fixed.

Pixelmator Photo would sometimes quit unexpectedly when tapping buttons in the Files browser while an image was being opened. Fixed.


Pixelmator Photo 1.1.1

Released on October 21, 2019

Improvements and Fixes

Pixelmator Photo 1.1.1 brings a number of improvements to batch editing and some additional fixes.

Improvements and Fixes

You can now view and share individual photos after finishing a batch editing workflow.

Pixelmator Photo files will now have file previews in the Files app and other locations.

You can now change the order of your custom batch editing workflows.

Added a new batch workflow that creates .PHOTO files. (Tip: you can use this to prepare a series of RAW files for editing with Pixelmator Photo).

The Photos library browser will remember your previously selected album after closing and reopening it.

The order of My Albums in the Photos library browser was incorrect, it will be shown in alphabetical order for now.

Added a few fixes for the Photos library browser related to scrolling.

Terminating Pixelmator Photo would cause the app’s Share extension to stop working. Fixed.

When trying to open the Photos library browser without Pixelmator Photo having permission, alerts will be shown in various different cases.

What’s New descriptions were truncated in certain languages. Fixed.

Switching apps while the Repair tool was repairing areas would cause Pixelmator Photo to quit unexpectedly. Fixed.

Pixelmator Photo would occasionally stop responding when opening images from other apps.


Pixelmator Photo 1.1

Released on October 1, 2019

iPadOS 13

Enjoy full compatibility with the magical new iPadOS.

Batch Editing

Edit an entire photoshoot on your iPad — with just a few taps.

All-New Workflow

Deep Photos library integration brings an all-new editing workflow.

Export Sizes

Quickly and easily export photos at different sizes.

Batch Editing

Create workflows using actions for color adjustments, cropping, straightening, exporting, and even resizing images for a full-featured batch editing experience.

To start batch editing, select multiple photos and tap ‘Batch’ in the toolbar.

Use every machine learning-powered feature in Pixelmator Photo in your workflows.

Experiment with a range of readymade batch editing workflows and easily create your own.

Turn off Export to batch edit images in place in your Photos library and the Files app.

All-New Workflow

Pixelmator Photo now automatically saves changes directly to the images you open and saves nondestructive edits to a linked .PHOTO file.

This means you can now manage all your edits in your Photos library without having to import images.

Instead of ‘< Photos’, you’ll now see much more logical Cancel and Done buttons in the Pixelmator Photo toolbar.

Nondestructive editing also works in the Files app and your changes will be saved automatically to JPEGs, PNGs, and other compatible formats without losing nondestructive edits.

If you’d rather not save any nondestructive changes while still editing images in place, you can switch to destructive editing in the Pixelmator Photo section of the Settings app.

Switch between editing in your Photos library or the Files app by tapping Show Photos or Show Files in the toolbar

You can now delete photos or revert to the original directly in the Pixelmator Photo browser.

To delete any linked files while browsing your Photos library, tap Select, select one or multiple photos, and tap Delete Linked File at the bottom of your screen. To delete a linked file while browsing Files, tap and hold a file and tap Delete Linked File.

Added keyboard shortcuts for Cancel (Command-Delete) and Done (Command-S).


The Recents album in the Pixelmator Photo browser should now mirror the contents of your Camera Roll (or All Photos or Recents albums, depending on which one you have).

Various UI fixes for iPadOS 13 issues.

The new floating keyboard in iPadOS 13 was not working correctly. Fixed.

Fixes for memory management and stability issues.

Tapping to open a document multiple times while it was still being opened would sometimes cause the app to quit unexpectedly. Fixed.

Fixed issues with using the Pixelmator Photo Share extension to share from apps other than Photos.

Sometimes, alerts would not be shown after importing an adjustment preset. Fixed.


Pixelmator Photo 1.0.9

Released on August 9, 2019

Portrait Photo Fix

This update fixes an issue with opening photos taken in Portrait mode.

Pixelmator Photo 1.0.8

Released on July 29, 2019

Vignette and New Presets

Pixelmator Photo 1.0.8 features a beautiful new Vignette adjustment, a number of new adjustment presets, and includes a few bug fixes.

New Features

Add artistic vignettes to your photos using the beautiful new Vignette adjustment.

Four all-new color adjustment presets are available, showcasing the newly-added Vignette adjustment.


Pulling up the Dock while previewing the original image would sometimes cause Pixelmator Photo to stop responding. Fixed.

Certain types of images with non-sRGB color profiles would occasionally be incorrectly color managed. Fixed.

Pixelmator Photo 1.0.7

Released on May 30, 2019

Small Fixes

Pixelmator Photo 1.0.7 includes a fix for an issue with the new Share extension and fixes a crashing issue.

Images shared to Pixelmator Photo using the new Share extension would be imported to iCloud Drive, even when other locations (such as On My iPad) were used for document storage. Fixed.

In certain cases, selecting presets using keyboard shortcuts would cause Pixelmator Photo to quit unexpectedly. Fixed.

Pixelmator Photo 1.0.6

Released on May 24, 2019

Share Extension

This update brings a Share extension so you can start editing in Pixelmator Photo directly from Photos, adds a faster way to undo and redo, improves the photo browser, and more.


Share photos to Pixelmator Photo directly from your Photos library using the all-new Share extension.

Two-finger tap to undo and three-finger tap to redo is now available in Pixelmator Photo.

Switch between images in the photo browser using keyboard shortcuts — the right arrow to go to the next image and the left arrow to go back.

Switch between color adjustment presets using the left and right keys on your keyboard.

When importing images using the photo browser, you can now choose between JPEG or RAW versions of images when possible.

Previously open files will now be closed before the app is re-opened when another image is shared to the app.

The photo browser will now be dismissed before the app is opened when sharing images from external locations.

While editing a photo, opening the same .photo file from the Files app will no longer reload the file.

ML Crop would occasionally crop photos — especially those in portrait orientation — much more extensively than it should. Fixed.

Pixelmator Photo would sometimes quit unexpectedly if the Repair tool was active while closing the app. Fixed.

Pixelmator Photo would sometimes quit unexpectedly when opening very wide images. Fixed.

Pixelmator Photo would occasionally quit unexpectedly when closing documents. Fixed.

Reloading documents would sometimes cause Pixelmator Photo to stop responding. Fixed.

When opening images from external locations, the loading indicator would sometimes get stuck. Fixed.

Various fixes improve the reliability of the photo browser.


Pixelmator Photo 1.0.5

Released on May 10, 2019

iOS 11 Crash Fix

In our last update, we redesigned the color adjustments to improve their quality and lay the groundwork for some exciting new adjustments. But this introduced an issue that caused the app to quit unexpectedly on iOS 11 when using the color adjustments. This update fixes that issue.

Pixelmator Photo 1.0.4

Released on May 2, 2019

Image Quality Improvements

Pixelmator Photo 1.0.4 brings some significant image rendering improvements for RAW images, improving image quality and reducing file sizes, improves color adjustment quality in both RAW and regular images, and includes some additional improvements and fixes.


A refined color model for image rendering and color adjustments improves image and color quality, shadow and highlight detail, and more.

Pixelmator Photo files for RAW images with no repaired areas will be much smaller (up to 4 times, in some cases).

RAW images with no repaired areas will be saved more quickly.

If the canvas was being animated, it was not possible to interact with it at all using gestures until the animation completed. It is now.

If the canvas was being animated, it was not possible to use zoom keyboard shortcuts. It is now.

Some more improvements to memory management, which improves app stability.

Improved pinch gesture detection when using the Repair tool, which should reduce the number of accidental repairs when zooming.


Some RAW images were rendered with posterization artifacts in certain areas. Fixed.

The histograms for some RAW images were not correct. Fixed.

The histogram wouldn’t always update after resetting, reverting, or undoing changes. Fixed.

The histogram would be empty immediately after enabling it in an unedited image. Fixed.

The Repair tool would sometimes leave marks on repaired areas in 16-bit and RAW images. Fixed.

It was not possible to share certain files to social networks and services like Twitter. Fixed.

The image creation date was being displayed incorrectly as it was taking into account the current time zone when it shouldn’t. Fixed.

When receiving Pixelmator Photo files via AirDrop, the loading indicator would sometimes get stuck. Fixed.

The Pixelmator Photo interface would be restored incorrectly when reopening the app from the background after rotating your device. Fixed.

The screen would flicker immediately after loading an image. Fixed.


Pixelmator Photo 1.0.3

Released on April 19, 2019

Improvements and Fixes

This update improves memory management, especially on the iPad mini 5 and iPad Air 3, fixing a number of related crashes and brings several additional improvements and fixes.

Improvements and Fixes

Improved memory management for issues caused by opening photos that need close to the maximum memory allocated by iOS. This fixes a number of related crashes.

Events and People albums synced from macOS via iTunes will now appear in the photo browser.

Albums synced from macOS will now be sorted alphabetically.

Photos synced from macOS that aren’t in any album will now be available in All Photos.

When syncing via iTunes, Pixelmator Photo documents will now appear in File Sharing.

Fixed a number of cases where the Modify Original in Photos option in the Share menu would be enabled when it shouldn’t.

Modify Original in Photos should now work even after deleting and reinstalling Pixelmator Photo.

In some situations, rotating the screen while using the Crop tool would misplace the cropping handles. Fixed.

Selecting the None crop preset would cause Pixelmator Photo to stop responding. Fixed


Pixelmator Photo 1.0.2

Released on April 13, 2019

Improvements and Fixes

Pixelmator Photo 1.0.2 brings a number of improvements and fixes to make the editing experience smoother.


When using Pixelmator Photo, TrueTone displays will no longer change the color temperature of the screen as much.

When attempting to save to Photos after previously denying access, the alert will be more informative.

When attempting to open an unsupported RAW image, the alert will be more informative.

It’s now a little easier to move the Color Adjustments pane around as the draggable area has been expanded.

To make it easier to repair areas at the edges of photos, you can now start repairing slightly outside the bounds of the canvas.

The keyboard will now be dismissed with any touches not related to text field editing.


The preset thumbnails of cropped images were being displayed incorrectly. Fixed.

Grain was being incorrectly displayed in preset thumbnails. Fixed.

Thumbnails would sometimes flicker before adjustment presets were reloaded. Fixed.

The ‘+’ button for adding presets would sometimes disappear. Fixed.

On rare occasions, multiple presets could be selected at the same time. Fixed.

It was sometimes impossible to add points to an edited curve of the Curves adjustment. Fixed.

After device rotation, the canvas would center incorrectly. Fixed.

After rotating the image using the Crop tool, the canvas would center incorrectly. Fixed.

The canvas would sometimes be incorrectly vertically centered when editing in fullscreen. Fixed.

When using the color picker, the Previous color was not being displayed. Fixed.

The color picker history (also found in Pixelmator for iOS) which can be accessed by swiping the Current and Previous colors to the right was not appearing. Fixed.

A number of additional color picker fixes.

A whole host of things could go slightly wrong if the image was moved while the Straighten or Perspective wheels were still decelerating. Fixed.

The Crop tool’s Straighten mode was not working correctly for flipped images. Fixed.

Attempting to repair areas near the edges of the iPad screen would sometimes start panning the image. Fixed.

Fixed a possible issue for repaired areas in images with perspective transformations.

Resetting changes with the Repair tool and redoing those changes would sometimes leave the Reset button enabled. Fixed.

Rapidly tapping the tool buttons in the toolbar could potentially cause Pixelmator Photo to quit unexpectedly. Fixed.

Disabling an adjustment while a text field is actively being edited and the keyboard is visible would cause Pixelmator Photo to quit unexpectedly. Fixed.


Pixelmator Photo 1.0.1

Released on April 11, 2019

Photo Import Fix

This update includes a fix for an issue with importing images from the Photos library into storage locations provided by certain third-party services. If it isn’t possible to import into a particular location, images will be imported into the Pixelmator Photo folder in iCloud Drive or on your iPad instead.

Pixelmator Photo 1.0

Released on April 9, 2019

This is the initial Pixelmator Photo release so everything’s new!