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Answers to common questions about Pixelmator Pro.

What is Pixelmator Pro? Who is it for? Why does it have the word ‘Pro’ in its name? What features are available? Are there any new features coming? What Mac features and technologies does the app support? How do I learn Pixelmator Pro? What are the system requirements? And where can I download it?

What is Pixelmator Pro?

Pixelmator Pro is an incredibly innovative, beautiful, easy-to-use, and very powerful image editor for the Mac. With it’s cutting edge technologies, Pixelmator Pro is the most modern way to create, edit, and enhance your images.

Who is it for?

Pixelmator Pro is great for any of us who love editing images on a Mac — whether total beginners or advanced users.

So why does it have the word ‘Pro’ in its name?

‘Pro’ simply means that Pixelmator Pro has a complete set of image editing tools and features. Everything you could ever need when editing images. But the Pixelmator Team’s goal has always been very simple — to create the best and most powerful image editing app that anyone can use and enjoy.

What’s new in Pixelmator Pro?

Everything is new in Pixelmator Pro. A few of the most notable features include the beautiful single-window interface, a completely nondestructive image editing workflow, full RAW support, and a cutting-edge, Metal-based and machine learning-enhanced image editing engine. But once you start using Pixelmator Pro, you’ll find that every tool and feature has something new about it.

What other features does Pixelmator Pro have?

Pixelmator Pro includes every image editing tool and feature you could ever need, including layouting, painting, retouching, reshaping, and selecting tools, color adjustments, effects, shapes, vector editing, text, styles, and many others. And they all come together in a completely native Mac app experience.

Are there any other features coming to Pixelmator Pro?

Yes. There are many more incredibly innovative and exciting major new features coming to the app in future updates.

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How is Pixelmator Pro different from the original Pixelmator?

Pixelmator Pro is the future. You can think of it as a major upgrade to the original Pixelmator with tons of innovative new features, a modern, streamlined interface, and unlimited potential. But the original Pixelmator is also a great app that many people love and use every day, so it is here to stay, too. We plan to continue shipping updates to it (as many as we can manage), however, Pixelmator Pro is now our main focus.

What Mac features and technologies does Pixelmator Pro support?

Pixelmator Pro is built exclusively for the Mac. And it shows. It supports all the latest Mac features and technologies such as iCloud, Tabs, Full Screen, Split View, Versions, Sharing, Touch Bar, macOS Color Management, 64-bit, Core ML, and many others. Under the hood, Pixelmator Pro takes full advantage of your Mac graphics processor via the Metal, Core Image and OpenGL graphics technologies.

How do I learn Pixelmator Pro?

There’s a wide range of resources to help you learn Pixelmator Pro. You can explore our Tutorials page, join the creative Pixelmator Community, and check out the online User Guide. Should you ever have any further questions about using Pixelmator Pro, you can also always email us at support@pixelmator.com.

What are the system requirements for Pixelmator Pro?

Pixelmator Pro runs on any Metal-compatible Mac running macOS 10.13 High Sierra.

Where can I get Pixelmator Pro?

Pixelmator Pro is available exclusively via the Mac App Store. The Mac App Store is simply the best way to purchase, download, redownload, and update Pixelmator Pro on your Mac. If you’d like to try the app before buying it, you can also download our free trial.