Answers to common questions about Pixelmator Pro.

What is Pixelmator Pro?

Pixelmator Pro is a beautiful, easy-to-use, and very powerful image editor for the Mac. With its 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 features does Pixelmator Pro include?

Pixelmator Pro includes every tool and feature you could ever need for editing and retouching your photos, creating designs, drawing vector illustrations, painting and sketching, and more. And they all come together in a completely native Mac app experience.

How is Pixelmator Pro different from the original Pixelmator?

Pixelmator Pro is a major upgrade to the original Pixelmator with tons of innovative new features, a modern, streamlined interface, and unlimited potential. You can learn more about their differences and compare the two apps on our Upgrade to Pixelmator Pro page. The original Pixelmator will eventually stop receiving updates, so Pixelmator Pro is the future.

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, Shortcuts, macOS Color Management, AppleScript, 64-bit, Core ML, and many others. Under the hood, Pixelmator Pro takes full advantage of your Mac graphics processor using the Metal and Core Image 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 requires macOS 10.15 Catalina or later.

Does Pixelmator Pro support the new M1-powered Macs and macOS Monterey?

Yes, Pixelmator Pro 2.2 adds full support for them and is now available!