Pixelmator Pro 1.1 Monsoon
Released on May 31, 2018
More New Features
Advanced Compression lets you shrink image sizes to the smallest possible without losing quality.
Export images in the modern High Efficiency Image File Format.
See handy live previews when formatting text and adjusting layer blending.
Use Select Color Range to make selections of precise colors or entire color ranges.
Learn all about using Pixelmator Pro with easy to follow video and text tutorials on the new Tutorials page.
The Pixelmator Pro Help menu has been improved and now shows search results from the online user guide.
When moving guides, their position will now be shown in the current ruler units rather than pixels.
Dragging a guide while holding the Shift key will now snap the guide to each ruler tick mark.
You can now Control-click a ruler to change its unit.
Layer style presets will now be outlined when selected.
You can now show or hide each of the buttons in the Pixelmator Pro toolbar.
The Gradient Fill layer style now has an Angle option.
When using the Arrange tool, choosing the Reset preset will now reset the rotation of text, shape, and group layers as well as image layers.
You can now change layer opacity using the number keys when using the Style tool.
When you select a layer in the canvas, the Layers sidebar will scroll to reveal it.
Pressing and holding the Command key will now let you move layers while using the Free Selection tool.
It’s now easier to select other layers when having a layer selected within a layer group.
In addition to Command-D, you can now press the Escape key to deselect a selection.
The Pen tool now draws much more precisely, especially when using a Magic Mouse.
The accuracy of the Quick Selection tool’s live overlay has been improved by 1 to 2 pixels.
The quality of exported PDFs has been improved.
The Photo Browser has been recoded to reduce loading times and prevent issues when Photos libraries would not load.
Start Drawing and Close Path now appear as options when control-clicking a point while editing an open vector path.
The Auto Contrast and Auto Color options of the Curves and Levels tools now work faster.
Undoing an image size change would not restore layers to their previous positions. Fixed.
Using the Command key to move a layer while using the Paint tool would cause graphical glitches. Fixed.
When editing individual paths within a shape, the position of any gradient fills will no longer change.
Layer thumbnails would not update when moving a selected image area. Fixed.
When using any shape tool, the add shape cursor would not appear if an existing shape was selected even when it was possible to draw a new shape. Fixed.
The Zoom button in the toolbar would not update after moving a Pixelmator Pro window between Retina and non-Retina displays. Fixed.
Moving a selected image area within a group would move the group instead of the selected area. Fixed.
It was not possible to move, select, or draw new shapes while editing the gradient fill of an existing shape. Fixed.
It was not possible to change a layer’s rotation to below 0 degrees using the arrow buttons in the Arrange tool. Fixed.
Pinching to zoom in or out while the mouse was over a scrollbar would not work. Fixed.
Editing multiple times in a row using the Soften and Sharpen tools with different Strength settings would not work correctly. Fixed.
The Soften tool would not soften enough when zoomed in to over 100%. It does now.
On rare occasions, it would not be possible to edit certain areas of text layers. Fixed.
The Reshape tools would not work on images over 4K with MacBook Pro models from 2016 and later. Fixed.
Using the Paint tool with the Luminosity blending mode would produce random black pixels. Fixed.
Layer masks in PSD files would sometimes be inverted. Fixed.
Sometimes, it wouldn’t be possible to paint at the edges of very large selections (over 4000 pixels). Fixed.
Text presets would be displayed incorrectly with large fonts and negative character spacing. Fixed.
It was not possible to change the color of single text characters using the Type tool color picker. Fixed.
Selecting multiple negatively spaced lines of text would create overlapped areas in the highlighted selection. Fixed.
When filling an empty layer using the Color Fill tool with Sample All Layers turned on, edges would not be smoothed correctly. Fixed.
On rare occasions, ungrouping a layer group and undoing would cause Pixelmator Pro to quit unexpectedly. Fixed.
Undoing after painting would sometimes not be possible. Fixed.
Refining a selection on a RAW layer would sometimes cause Pixelmator Pro to quit unexpectedly. Fixed.
Zooming and undoing at the same time would sometimes cause Pixelmator Pro to quit unexpectedly. Fixed.
Fixed an issue with using the Command key shortcut inside the Refine Selection tool that would sometimes cause Pixelmator Pro to quit unexpectedly.
Switching to the Paint tool while painting a Gradient Fill would sometimes cause Pixelmator Pro to quit unexpectedly. Fixed.
Added a few more fixes to improve the overall stability of Pixelmator Pro.
Pixelmator Pro 1.1.1
Released on June 11, 2018
You can now expand grouped tools by Force clicking the group or clicking and holding it for half a second.
Export suffixes will now be saved with export presets.
SVG images will be exported with more compact compression.
Scrolling the font size field would create undo steps for each intermediate size. Now, undo steps will be created only for the sizes you stop on.
After resetting the style of a shape, the next shape will be drawn with the default style.
Performance when resizing layers with gradients fills or strokes has been improved.
The progress bar will no longer be shown when using drag and drop to export one slice with one format if an optimized version has already been prepared.
You can now scroll the size fields when using the Arrange tool with more precision.
When creating a new document from a layer, the layer will be placed so that any layer styles appear inside the canvas.
Object slices from text layers will now be created more accurately.
When using the Slice tool, selecting an object slice will now select the associated layer in the Layers sidebar and vice versa.
When exporting to SVG, shapes with center stroke outlines would be exported with square joints, instead of the round ones in Pixelmator Pro. Fixed.
The brush cursor would not update when using a Retouch or Distort tool and changing the brush size in the Touch Bar. Fixed.
When using the Color, Image, and Gradient fill effects, the selected blending mode would not have a checkmark next to it in the blending mode pop-up menu. Fixed.
The brush cursor would flicker when selecting the Paint tool if the size of the brush was different from the size saved in the preset. Fixed.
The effect handle position of the Focus and Tilt-Shift effects would not update after undoing. Fixed.
When using Export for Web, adding a suffix, then changing the export format to SVG would export the SVG with a suffix, even though it shouldn’t have one. Fixed.
If part of a text layer was beyond the canvas, converting it into pixels would sometimes change its position. Fixed.
The Undo command would temporarily stop working while moving documents between Retina and non-Retina displays. Fixed.
Fixed an issue with reopening documents that contain line text layers wider than the image canvas.
When using Wacom graphics tablets to edit gradient color stops, it would be very difficult to change colors. Fixed.
When creating documents in full screen, graphical glitches would appear in the document name in the Pixelmator Pro toolbar. Fixed.
Fixed several related issues with clicking Color and Gradient wells when the Colors window and Gradients palettes were open.
Choosing the Merge Shape Components command on a shape with components that create a completely empty shape would cause Pixelmator Pro to quit unexpectedly. Fixed.
Attempting to export a slice with a very long name would occasionally cause Pixelmator Pro to quit unexpectedly. Fixed.
On very rare occasions, exporting an image for the web in the PNG format with reduced colors would cause Pixelmator Pro to quit unexpectedly. Fixed.
Pixelmator Pro 1.1.2
Released on July 2, 2018
You can now add alignment guides at exact locations by double-clicking a ruler or Control-clicking and choosing Add Guide.
While browsing the Pixelmator Pro Photo Browser, RAW images in your Photos library will be marked with a RAW badge.
The Pixelmator Pro Photo Browser now opens RAW images in the original RAW format by default.
The New from Photos command in the File menu now has a keyboard shortcut — Option-Command-N.
Command-clicking the thumbnail of a layer or layer mask will now load the outline of the layer as a selection.
Shift-clicking the thumbnail of a layer mask will toggle the mask’s visibility.
The quality and speed of the Auto White Balance, Auto Hue & Saturation, and Auto Lightness adjustments has been improved.
The Blur radius of the Shadow layer style was twice as large as it should be. Fixed.
Duplicating a text layer with a layer mask would cause Pixelmator Pro to stop responding. Fixed.
Fixed an issue that caused the eyedropper in the Colors window to pick colors slightly incorrectly.
Opening Pixelmator Pro documents using the Open With command in Finder would both open the document and leave the Open dialog visible. Fixed.
On rare occasions, Pixelmator Pro would quit unexpectedly when opening images. Fixed.
Painting on a layer inside a layer group with effects applied to the layer group would cause Pixelmator Pro to quit unexpectedly. Fixed.
Quitting Pixelmator Pro in the middle of applying an Auto Color Adjustment would cause the app to quit unexpectedly. Fixed.
On rare occasions, brushes from the original Pixelmator would not be imported into Pixelmator Pro. Fixed.
Pixelmator Pro 1.1.3
Released on August 13, 2018
Improvements and Fixes
The accuracy of the White Balance, Curves, and Levels color pickers has been improved.
RAW images will now be imported with the PPI set to 300.
Converting speech bubbles with longer tails from shapes into pixels would clip the end of the tails. Fixed.
When changing the size of an image, using Percent as the unit would not be remembered. Fixed.
The New Image window would be slow to open with lots of items or a very large image in the clipboard. Fixed.
When undoing certain actions, layer thumbnails would occasionally not be updated correctly. Fixed.
When flattening certain effects in the Blur and Tile categories, the new image would shift slightly. Fixed.
Pixelmator Pro was a little slow to open on Mac computers with large font libraries. Fixed.
It was possible to select unsupported image formats with the Image fill effect even though they would not work. Fixed.
In certain cases, temporarily switching to the Arrange tool while painting would cause the tool to get stuck. Fixed.
In wide color images, using the Repair tool and painting on an empty layer with Sample All Layers on would paint with transparency. Fixed.
When editing multiple Pixelmator Pro documents and choosing Show Info Bar, Show Guides, and Show Grid in one document, those options in the View menu would not update in the other documents. Fixed.
Fixed an issue that caused Pixelmator Pro quit unexpectedly when opening certain SVG files.
On rare occasions, painting with Pixelmator Pro for extended periods of time would cause the app to quit unexpectedly. Fixed.
Clicking the Show Original button when using the Color Adjustments or Effects would sometimes cause Pixelmator Pro to become unresponsive. Fixed.
Painting on a layer mask with adjustments and effects applied would cause Pixelmator Pro to stop responding. Fixed.
On rare occasions, Pixelmator Pro would stop responding while drawing or editing shapes. Fixed.
Attempting to open unsupported Photoshop documents would cause Pixelmator Pro to quit unexpectedly. Fixed.
Attempting to open certain RAW files not supported by macOS would sometimes cause Pixelmator Pro to quit unexpectedly. Fixed.
Attempting to open PXD and PXM files with missing data would cause Pixelmator Pro to quit unexpectedly. Fixed.
Pixelmator Pro 1.1.4
Released on September 6, 2018
Use the beautiful Light Leak effect to easily add a sunny, old school feel to any photo.
Apply the stylish Bokeh effect to emulate the look of artistic camera blurs.
The new Spin blur effect gives you a quick way to create a circular motion effect.
Create digital noise in your images using the new Noise effect.
More new effects — Threshold, Mask to Alpha, Clouds and a number of different Tile and Distort effects from the original Pixelmator.
The Auto White Balance and Auto Lightness adjustments have been improved — they preserve skin tones better and are also 30% faster.
Added a keyboard shortcut (the O key) for the Show Original button in the Color Adjustments, Effects, and Styles tools.
The Color Adjustments submenu now has Copy, Paste, Reset, and Flatten Adjustments options.
The Effects submenu now has Copy, Paste, Reset, and Flatten Effects options.
You can now add, copy, paste, reset, and flatten layer styles from the Format menu.
With a number of new effects, we’ve tidied up the Effects submenu by splitting it up into categories.
When rotating effect ropes, you can now hold down the Shift key to snap them to 45 degree intervals.
Each of the copy, paste, reset, and flatten options are now also available when Control-clicking a layer in the Layers sidebar.
The Arrange tool now has an Auto Select checkbox, letting you turn automatic layer selection on and off.
When you Control-click a layer in the Layers sidebar, Convert into Shape and Convert into Pixels will now be available as options.
When you adjust the Levels or Curves of an image and open the adjustment’s pop-up menu, you’ll see which channel — RGB, R, G, B, or Luminance — has been edited.
When you adjust the Color Balance of an image and open the adjustment’s pop-up menu, you’ll see which portion — the Shadows, Midtones, or Highlights — has been edited.
You can now drag images from the Image and Pattern fill effects into the Layers sidebar or a Finder window.
The Touch Bar will now display whether your selected layer is locked or hidden, just like the Tool Options pane does.
Imported images with no edits will now be closed without asking for confirmation.
Pixelmator Pro will now automatically detect when new fonts have been installed while the app is open and add them to the font list.
The properties of smart shapes (speech bubbles, arrows) will now be scaled correctly when resizing.
The Grain adjustment would sometimes spill over outside of a layer after resizing an image. Fixed.
The interface would sometimes flicker when resetting effects. Fixed.
The effect rope would not work correctly in restored versions of documents.
When the Import JPEG, PNG, and TIFF images option was off, PXM files would not be imported correctly. Fixed.
When activating the Color Picker using the Option key, it would sometimes get stuck. Fixed.
Layer groups in Photoshop documents will now be imported with Constrain Proportions turned on.
A few different fixes improve the stability of Pixelmator Pro when opening certain PXD documents.
Using the Color Selection and Color Fill tools in very small documents would make Pixelmator Pro quit unexpectedly. Fixed.
Opening Photoshop documents with certain layer styles would make Pixelmator Pro quit unexpectedly. Fixed.
Pixelmator Pro 1.1.5
Released on September 25, 2018
The performance of the Quick Selection tool has been improved by 20%.
The cursor of the Paint, Erase, and Pixel Paint tools will now be displayed as a crosshair if it is smaller than 2 pt on the screen (based on your zoom level).
All fonts will now be displayed in the Type tool’s font pop-up menu instead of just the ones optimized for your current locale.
Guides can now be moved while using the Type and shape tools.
There is now a Guides submenu in the View menu with options to clear and lock persistent guides as well as customize alignment guides.
The range of the Spin, Box, Disc, and Motion blur effects has been extended — hold down the Option key and drag the Amount/Radius sliders to blur layers even more.
When applying effects, such as False Color, Clouds, and Checkerboard, which fill areas with color, you can now adjust the opacity of each color (in the Colors window).
The Invert color adjustment now inverts colors mathematically rather than perceptually, just like the Invert effect does.
When using the Crop tool, the cropping box will now be drawn over your entire image, not the area on which you are currently zoomed in.
When opening the Photo Browser, the Photos library would occasionally not load the first time. Fixed.
Fixed an issue with hue-adjusting (Hue, Select Color, Color Balance) color adjustments applied to layer masks.
Fixed an issue with using the Gradient Fill tool on layer masks with blending modes other than Normal.
Fixed an issue with applying color adjustments on empty masks — after applying the Invert adjustment, for example, it would not be immediately rendered in the image.
Resetting certain effects, such as Perspective Transform, Pinch, and others, would not redraw the entire image correctly. Fixed.
Dragging and dropping layers with masks from one document into another would not preserve the position of the mask. Fixed.
Fixed an issue with undoing an image size change after selecting and transforming part of an image layer.
Undoing an image size change while being fully zoomed out would make it impossible to change the zoom level. Fixed.
Undoing an image size change in documents with text would sometimes break the layout of the text. Fixed.
When using the Crop tool in images containing areas beyond the canvas, those areas would not be displayed correctly. Fixed.
Writing and deleting text with the Stroke layer style applied would temporarily leave parts of the deleted text in the image. Fixed.
When performing many repeated actions in a row, thumbnails would not always update immediately. Fixed.
Added a few fixes related to SVG rendering during import and export.
Fixed an issue with using the Retouch and Paint tools in large documents that would sometimes cause Pixelmator Pro to quit unexpectedly.
Fixed an issue with infinite memory allocation when applying effects to horizontal and vertical line shapes.
Less memory will be used for the undo history of the paint, distort, and retouching tools.
Opening the font family and font face pop-up menus in the Type tool would sometimes cause Pixelmator Pro to quit unexpectedly if certain system fonts were disabled. Fixed.
Fixed an issue that would cause Pixelmator Pro to quit unexpectedly while closing a document.