Get machine learning-powered suggestions for eye-catching crops with just a click.
Instantly fill any layer with a color by dragging and dropping from the new color picker in the toolbar.
Automatically paint brush strokes along paths, layers, and selections using any brush in your collection.
The redesigned Type tool now includes a text size slider, advanced spacing options, and other improvements.
The Crop tool has been redesigned and now features an ML Crop button that provides suggestions for how you could crop your photos to make them more eye-catching.
The Crop tool will now be much faster with large documents that contain many layers.
New perspective correction sliders will let you adjust the perspective of images right in the Crop tool.
The Crop tool now features 7 photographic overlays, such as Rule of Thirds, Golden Ratio, and Golden Spiral.
The Quick Fill feature adds a way to quickly fill images, shapes, and text layers with a color using the magic of drag and drop.
You can drag and drop from any color well in the app onto any layer in your image or even onto layers in the Layers sidebar.
In Format > Image, you'll find a new Fill with Color command that lets you fill layers with color.
The new color well in the Pixelmator Pro toolbar will now display both your foreground and background colors and let you switch between them.
The Stroke with Brush feature lets you automatically draw brush strokes along any image layer, shape, or selection, using any brush in your collection.
You'll see a live preview of your brush stroke as you adjust its basic and advanced settings.
You can also simulate tablet pressure and set a maximum pressure location for your brush strokes.
The redesigned Paint tool features an all-new brush browser with the ability to search for brushes by name.
After changing the settings of a brush, you'll also be able to update the selected preset with just a click.
The Paint tool now includes a Smoothing feature that will automatically smooth your brush strokes as you paint.
The Type tool has received a makeover and now includes a text size slider, buttons for changing text size in small increments, a text field, and text size presets, bringing a wide variety of ways to resize text.
The new Advanced Options action pop-up menu makes character spacing, baseline, baseline shift, and ligature options easier to reach.
The new Spacing section lets you adjust line height and the space before and after paragraphs.
The new Indents section gives you a way to adjust paragraph indents for the first line and the left and right sides.
Double-clicking the thumbnail of a text layer will now choose the Type tool.
Character spacing can now be set much more precisely, with the ability to enter decimal values.
The options for adjusting the color of the Pixelmator Pro window background have been updated, adding presets specifically designed for working with images of various colors.
To quickly change the color of the window background, you can now Control-click anywhere outside your image.
The color of the checkerboard will now adapt to dark and light appearances.
The pixel grid will now be displayed at lower zoom levels – 1600% instead of 3200%.
The Selective Color adjustment will now appear above the Color Balance adjustment.
In Format > Image, you'll find new commands for filling layers with color.
When deleting cropped areas, line shapes that are partially outside the canvas will no longer be deleted.
Pressing and holding the Option key while dropping layers into your compositions will now turn off automatic layer naming.
The Info bar and Export for Web tools will now use the "×" symbol instead of the letter "x" to show image dimensions.
Option-Command-clicking a layer thumbnail will now load a selection according to the grayscale values of an image. You'll also find this in the Edit menu when pressing and holding the Shift key.
After starting to paint a brush stroke, the shape and grain textures would be mixed up in certain cases. Fixed.
Sometimes, when using pressure-sensitive tools, the first brush stroke would be painted without taking pressure into account. Fixed.
The keyboard shortcuts for Fill with Foreground Color and Fill with Background color were mixed up. Fixed.
After changing certain options using buttons in the Arrange and Style tools, undo steps would not be registered. Fixed.
After selecting colors from swatches in the Touch Bar, undo steps would not be registered. Fixed.
The layout of the presets in the template chooser would be incorrect after copying certain layers to your clipboard. Fixed.
When inserting very large PDF documents as layers, these would be cropped. Fixed.
The Show Original button was not working in the reshaping tools. Fixed.
With full support for LUTs, you can now edit the colors of images using color presets created in other apps.Learn more
Intelligently convert LUTs into color adjustments using machine learning magic.
Export LUTs from Pixelmator Pro to apply the same color changes in other apps, such as Final Cut Pro.
A set of 48 LUTs in 5 different collections created by the Pixelmator Team is included with this update.
Use the new Custom LUT color adjustment to apply LUTs to images. Simply drag a supported LUT file onto the Color Adjustments pane to import it!
Using machine learning, Pixelmator Pro can intelligently convert LUT files into color adjustments, so you can fine-tune the LUTs you import.
Export adjustments as LUTs to use in other compatible graphics, video, and even 3D apps.
Quickly export presets as LUTs – simply Control-click a preset and choose Export as LUT.
See a live preview of each LUT directly in your image as you hover over LUTs in your collection.
Enjoy a set of 48 LUTs in 5 different collections, ranging from cinematic LUTs and common photographic filters to grayscale conversion LUTs and more.
Script LUT import and export using AppleScript.
ML Match Colors has been improved to better copy the looks of images with similar content.
The Color Balance adjustment can now change the colors of faded areas.
The gradient well now has an always-visible button to indicate that it can be opened.
Shadows and Highlights adjustments would increase the saturation of colors, when they shouldn't. Fixed.
Alignment guides were not working correctly. Fixed.
Quick Export would not work correctly on less powerful Mac computers. Fixed.
When using the Export command to export images with periods in their names, the part of the file name after the final period would be removed. Fixed.
Pixelmator Pro 2.0.7 adds a Fade Whites slider to the Fade adjustment and includes a number of additional improvements and fixes.
The Fade effect now has a Fade Whites slider that lets you darken the brightest areas of an image.
The Move Back, Move Front slider in the Arrange tool has been replaced by Move to Back, Move to Front, Move Backward, and Move Forward buttons.
When viewing and changing the pixel size and position of layers using the Arrange and Transform tools, you'll now be able to see decimal values when layers don't exactly align to pixels.
When viewing and changing the angle of layers using the Arrange and Transform tools, you'll now be able to see values up to two decimal places.
The blending mode pop-up menu in the Layers sidebar will now always be opened upwards, so you don't have to expand it by scrolling each time.
The names of the two Quick Look extensions have been updated to Thumbnails and Full-Size Previews to make it more obvious what each one does.
You can now create new documents from the clipboard when the clipboard contains a page from a PDF file.
The performance of the Slice tool on macOS 11 has been improved.
It was not possible to open non-RGB 32-bit images in Pixelmator Pro. They will now be opened as 16-bit RGB images.
Drawing outside the canvas using the Repair tool would cause an area to not be repaired. Fixed.
Picking pure white using the Select Color Range tool would not work if the tool was just opened. Fixed.
When editing text in sheets, certain keyboard shortcuts that can be used to both edit text and edit layers will be disabled so only the text is edited.
When using the Effects tool and dragging layers with the Command-drag shortcut while their effect ropes are visible, the position of the rope would not be updated. Fixed.
RAW images with non-standard bias values (used to decode the RAW and apply initial exposure adjustments) would be opened incorrectly. Fixed.
Undo steps would sometimes not be created when editing gradient colors stops, most often when using the Apple Colors window. Fixed.
Leaving the Crop tool active for a longer period of time without making any edits would automatically crop the image with the active settings after some time. Fixed.
The previews of gradients with colors in the Display P3 color space would be displayed incorrectly with documents without a color profile. Fixed.
EXR (and other images) with extended range color information would not be opened. Fixed.
After turning on soft proofing, choosing a profile, then turning off soft proofing, the document's subtitle would show that soft proofing was still on. Fixed.
When you hover over a tool in the Tools sidebar, you’ll now see a handy video tooltip about that tool and a link to learn more about it.
The WebP file format is now available when using the Change Type of Images action in Automator.
The update also adds other improvements, like the ability to paste app icons copied from the Finder’s Get Info window, and a number of fixes.
You can turn tooltips on and off in Pixelmator Pro preferences or Option-click when closing a tooltip to turn them off without opening preferences.
You can now paste app icons copied from the Finder's Get Info window.
The Style tool will now be automatically selected after converting a selection into a shape.
Color adjustments would not work correctly on masks. Fixed.
Gradient color stops were not working correctly in the Pixelmator Pro editing extension in Photos. Fixed.
Resizing group layers with text layers inside them and later resizing the individual text layers would result in blurring. Fixed.
Unhiding a masked layer after disabling its mask while the layer was hidden would result in the mask being enabled with a short delay. Fixed.
Repeatedly using the Repair tool could sometimes cause Pixelmator Pro to stop responding. Fixed.
Convert certain text layers into shapes would cause Pixelmator Pro to quit unexpectedly. Fixed.
Pixelmator Pro 2.0.5 brings a few improvements and fixes.
The maximum intensity of the Sharpen adjustment has been increased to 200%.
Pixelmator Pro will now launch around 20% faster than before.
PNGs with no assigned color profiles will now be exported more quickly.
In Export for Web, PNGs with the "Use advanced compression" setting turned off will also be exported more quickly than before.
Long shutter speed times would be displayed incorrectly in the Color Adjustments tool. Fixed.
In certain cases, switching from a document while ML Super Resolution was being applied would cause Pixelmator Pro to stop responding. Fixed.
The Increase Resolution of Images Automator action would sometimes produce completely white images. Fixed.
Trying to move a group layer into itself using AppleScript would cause Pixelmator Pro to quit unexpectedly. Fixed.
Trying to open a Pixelmator Pro document with inadvertently missing color space information would cause the app to quit unexpectedly. Fixed.
Holding a modifier key while closing the Pixelmator Pro extension in Photos would cause the extension to quit unexpectedly. Fixed.
Attempting to open very large documents would sometimes cause Pixelmator Pro to stop responding or quit unexpectedly. Fixed.
When opening ProRAW photos with depth masks, they will now be included as layer masks.
The fourth 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.
An improved plug-in (two, in fact) brings full-size Pixelmator Pro file previews in the Finder and thumbnail syncing across iCloud-enabled devices.
When opening ProRAW photos with depth masks, they will now be included as layer masks.
An improved Quick Look plug-in for Pixelmator Pro files will now produce full-size file previews in the Finder.
An additional Quick Look plug-in will now create thumbnails, which will be included with the Pixelmator Pro files and be shared across iCloud-enabled devices, including those that don’t have Pixelmator Pro installed.
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.
You can now use keyboard shortcuts to align multiple layers according to their edges or centers: press and hold the Control and Command keys and an arrow key to align edges or the H or V keys to align centers.
Improvements to zooming bring faster performance and less memory usage.
Pixelmator Pro documents should now be opened faster than in previous versions.
When exporting to the Pixelmator Pro file format using File > Export, a binary file will be created, which is more compatible with cloud storage providers.
The image size presets in the template chooser have been updated.
In tools that are grouped together, the most recently selected tool would not be remembered and the first tool in the group would be selected. Fixed.
Changes made to the Pixelmator Pro workspace in the standalone app would not be reflected in the Photos extension. Fixed.
When exporting images with complex shapes to SVG, this would sometimes take longer than it should. Fixed.
Images containing paths with rounded strokes would be exported to SVG incorrectly. Fixed.
Clipping masks created with shapes that have partially transparent layer styles as well as fully opaque layer styles would be displayed incorrectly. Fixed.
On M1 Macs, certain Photoshop brushes would be imported incorrectly. Fixed.
Pixelmator Pro 2.0.3 fixes an issue with opening certain RAW files on macOS 10.14 and few other minor issues.
Pixelmator Pro now fully supports Apple ProRAW photos.
Recover much more detail in the shadows and highlights of photos.
Find 3 powerful new effects in the Effects tool – Gradient Map, Displacement Map, and High Pass.
Use the Export for Web tool to export WebP images and create export presets.
Pixelmator Pro now fully supports Apple ProRAW photos.
When adjusting images using the Lightness adjustment, the Shadows and Highlights sliders will now be able to recover more detail.
Use the new Gradient Map effect to creatively colorize images using any number of colors.
Realistically distort and reshape images using the new Displacement Map effect.
The new High Pass effect lets you quickly separate fine textures and details from images.
When hovering over blending modes in the Effects tool, each blending mode will now be instantly previewed in your image.
The WebP format is now available in the Export for Web tool.
The General tab of Pixelmator Pro preferences has been updated, adding a new Auto appearance option like in System Preferences.
The Align Objects commands now have handy keyboard shortcuts – press and hold the Command-Control keys, then press an arrow key to align edges in that direction, H to align Horizontal centers, or V to align Vertical centers.
The Character Spacing slider will now display negative values by default.
New gradient stops will now be created with the color of the area you click.
When zooming your image, there will be haptic feedback when the image is at 100% zoom or perfectly fits the Pixelmator Pro window.
The full range of Hue slider in the Selective Color adjustment will now be displayed by default.
You can now pin the histogram to the top of the Color Adjustments pane – find the new option in Format > Color Adjustments > Histogram or by Control-clicking the histogram.
When picking colors using the color pickers in the Replace Color and Monochrome adjustments, only areas inside the selected layer could be picked. Fixed.
When opening documents with a large number of effects, adjustments, or styles, the tool options pane could not be scrolled until an effect, adjustment, or style was added or removed. Fixed.
The anchor points and direction handles of shapes would sometimes move at different speeds than from vector paths themselves. Fixed.
When drawing line shapes with the Inside stroke style applied, these lines would be temporarily rendered incorrectly if they were horizontal or vertical. Fixed.
When drawing paths with the Pen tools, points would not correctly snap into place. Fixed.
When using Refine Selection and then adjusting selected areas using the Color Adjustments tool, the changes in the selected area would not be flattened correctly. Fixed.
In the About Pixelmator Pro window, the version number is now selectable.
Pixelmator Pro 2.0.1 brings a new Favorites preset collection to the Styles, Color Adjustments, and Effects tools, the ability to pin the histogram to the top of the Color Adjustments pane, some new keyboard shortcuts, and more.
The Styles, Color Adjustments, and Effects tools now have a Favorites preset collection where you can add your favorite presets.
You can now pin the histogram to the top of the Tool Options pane – find the new option by clicking Customize at the bottom of the Tool Options pane.
Pressing and holding the Grave accent (`) key while using the Paint tool will now let you temporarily erase using your currently selected brush.
Gridlines can now be placed at intervals with decimal values.
Pressing the Shift-P keyboard shortcut will now cycle between the Pen and Freeform Pen tools and pressing P will select the last used pen tool.
Pressing the Shift-U keyboard shortcut will now cycle between every shape tool and pressing U will select the last used shape tool.
The Type tool’s presets have an updated appearance on macOS 11.
The Auto-Center option will be remembered for all new documents.
Whether presets are visible or hidden will now be remembered for new documents.
Path text layers will now be flipped and rotated around the center of the path rather than the text layer.
Document preset names will now be displayed in multiple lines if they do not fit into one.
A new “select color range” command has been added to the Pixelmator Pro scripting dictionary.
The smart alignment guides would not always appear correctly in certain situations. Fixed.
On M1 Macs, images would appear transparent if the document was not edited for some time. Fixed.
The underline and outline text styles would not be applied when selected from the shortcut menu. Fixed.
After deleting all the text in a text line and starting to write again, the position of the layer would shift. Fixed.
When picking colors with the Type tool, these would not be added to recent colors. Fixed.
It was not possible to use the Arrange tool to size layers using decimal values between 0 and 1. Fixed.
The underline and outline text styles would not be applied if selected from the canvas shortcut menu. Fixed.
In the Photos browser, scroll bars would not appear when the system setting for displaying them was set to “Always”. Fixed.
When pasting layers from the Pixelmator Pro extension into the main app, they would be pasted as documents. Fixed.
Attempting to rename Crop and Export for Web presets twice in succession would leave the preset name highlighted. Fixed.
When moving the app between Retina and non-Retina displays, the grid that appears when transforming layers would not be updated correctly. Fixed.
When moving the app between Retina and non-Retina displays while transforming text, making further transformations would result in unexpected changes to the font size. Fixed.
When moving the app between Retina and non-Retina displays while transforming path text, the path would be scaled incorrectly. Fixed.
Full, native support for the incredible M1 chip means Pixelmator Pro is blazingly fast on M1-powered Macs and tools like ML Super Resolution are up to a staggering 15x faster.
Pixelmator Pro is now fully compatible with macOS Big Sur. To match the fresh and modern look of macOS 11, Pixelmator Pro also features a new unified toolbar and a beautiful new app icon.
An interface redesigned from the ground up with a beautifully modern Mac appearance, a new Effects Browser, workspaces for photography, design, painting, and illustration, interface customization, and much more.
Enjoy a new, more refined, and more modern Mac-native design.
Almost every part of the Pixelmator Pro interface has been meticulously fine-tuned and refreshed to make it even more intuitive.
The gorgeous new Effects browser makes it easier than ever to find and apply effects, featuring live effect previews and instant search.
Full interface customization lets you customize Pixelmator Pro in any way you like.
Choose from four new workspace presets for photography, design, illustration, and painting.
The new, more compact presets browser makes it easier to browse and apply color adjustment, effect, layer style, and shape presets.
Thanks to preset collections, you can now group related presets and even share collections with others.
Native support for the incredible new M1 chip lets you take full advantage of the power of all the new Apple silicon devices.
Thanks to its entirely Metal-powered editing engine, Pixelmator Pro can use the unified memory architecture of Apple Silicon to greatly speed up image editing.
With a dedicated Neural Engine in the M1 chip, the Core ML-powered features of Pixelmator Pro will see huge performance boosts of up to a staggering 15 times.
Pixelmator Pro 2.0 is a Universal app, so it runs natively on both M1 and Intel-based Mac computers.
Pixelmator Pro is now fully compatible with macOS Big Sur.
A beautiful new app icon makes Pixelmator Pro feel right at home in your Dock.
The new unified toolbar, new-look icons, and all-new native controls make Pixelmator Pro a truly native macOS 11 app.
Quickly zoom your images in and out using the new Zoom slider in the unified toolbar.
With over 200 new color adjustment, effect, layer style, gradient, and shape presets, it’s now even easier to make your photos look great and create gorgeous designs and illustrations.
Find 7 new color adjustment preset collections, including Cinematic, Modern Films, Vintage, and Urban.
8 new effect preset collections showcase the power of the effects in Pixelmator Pro.
Speed up creating designs with beautiful new shape collections like Nature, Science, Education, and more.
A range of beautiful new layer style and gradient presets will make your text, shapes, and illustrations look even better.
Full app customization gives you complete freedom to customize the position of the Pixelmator Pro Tools and Layers sidebars, the buttons in the new unified toolbar, and the list of visible tools.
Five workspace presets are included: Default, Photography, Illustration, Design, and Painting.
Change the position of the Tools sidebar, the Layers sidebar, and the tool list, saving your favorite workspace layouts as presets.
Customize the Pixelmator Pro toolbar, adding handy new controls like Document Info and the new zoom slider.
Choose which tools you’d like to see in the tool list, keeping your favorites always at hand – find all the new customization options in the View menu.
A Hand tool for scrolling images is now available – its keyboard shortcut is the H key.
The Clone tool can now be selected using the O keyboard shortcut.
The Custom Shape tool has been renamed to Shape, it has a new shape browser, and can be selected using the U keyboard shortcut.
Auto Select can now be customized to select layers instead of groups.
The Layers sidebar now features an Add button to make it easier to add new layers to your documents.
Pressing the Escape key will now deselect your currently active layer, improving illustration workflows and making it much easier to customize the style of shapes before drawing them on the canvas.
When editing vector shapes, you can now automatically align their anchor points to the pixel grid.
Transparency will now be displayed in the previews of layer style presets and gradients.
EDR Mode is now supported on all displays that have the ability to display extended dynamic range data.
Nudging the crop box using arrow keys would reset the aspect ratio constraint. Fixed.
Removing layers with color adjustments would sometimes result in memory not being released. Fixed.
Gradients would not be rendered using wide color in wide color images. Fixed.
Dragging and dropping layers between documents was not working. Fixed.
The Saturation blend mode was not working correctly. Fixed.
GPS metadata in exported images would be slightly modified, resulting in inaccurate info. Fixed.
Multiple AppleScript fixes, including QR code and face detection position, a fix for the resize canvas command, getting the color properties of layer styles, and more.
Pixelmator Pro 1.8 Lynx brings support for AppleScript, the powerful and easy to use Mac scripting language.
Pixelmator Pro is now scriptable using AppleScript with an extensive and full-featured scripting dictionary.
Write scripts using over 60 application-specific commands together with all the standard AppleScript terms.
Take advantage of automation-specific commands like ‘detect face’, ‘detect QR code’ and ‘replace text’ to create powerful and versatile scripts.
Check out the Pixelmator Pro dictionary in the Script Editor app and learn more about scripting with Pixelmator Pro on our Tutorials site.
The Repair and Clone tools now work nondestructively with RAW layers, preserving all their extended dynamic range data.
You can now reset all changes made to RAW layers with the Transform, Repair, and Clone tools using the new Reprocess RAW command, which you can find by Control-clicking a layer in the Layers sidebar.
In that same shortcut menu, you’ll also find a new Export RAW command which lets you export the original RAW file directly from Pixelmator Pro.
The performance of the Repair tool has been improved — starting a Repair tool brushstroke should now be much faster and the tool should also be more responsive in large images.
The Paint tools will now start painting more quickly and responsively while the image is being scrolled, zoomed, or otherwise animated.
When using the Repair tool with Sidecar and Apple Pencil, it should now be a little less sensitive to pressure changes to make it easier to paint strokes with more consistent sizes.
The Repair tool overlay would sometimes not be visible when layers were behind certain other layers. Fixed.
The scrollbars would not work correctly when drawing shapes with the Pen tool. Fixed.
In certain cases, it was not possible to edit the text inside path text layers. Fixed.
Text would sometimes shift slightly when starting to transform path text or edit its path. Fixed.
The two-finger canvas rotation gesture can now be disabled using the following Terminal command:
defaults write com.pixelmatorteam.pixelmator.x canvasRotationGestureEnabled -bool false
Pixelmator Pro 1.7.1 brings a few smaller improvements and a number of fixes.
Text glyph variants were not working. Fixed.
If a text layer is hidden or locked while the text in it is being edited, text editing mode will now be exited automatically.
Automatically resizable path text layers on open paths would stop expanding once one edge of the path was reached. Now, the text box will also expand to the opposite edge.
After changing the size of an image, the zoom level will no longer be automatically adjusted to keep the image the same visible size on the screen.
The layer handles of locked path text layers were incorrect. Fixed.
The layer outline of text layers would not update if the macOS accent color was changed while Pixelmator Pro was open. Fixed.
The layer outline of empty text layers would not be displayed correctly when editing them. Fixed.
Path text layers that automatically resize would not be correctly flipped along paths. Fixed.
Flipped path text layers on closed paths would not be displayed correctly. Fixed.
In certain cases, the highlighting that shows text is selected would not be visible. Fixed.
Ligatures will no longer be used in path text layers as this can make text appear to be displayed incorrectly.
If two text layers were overlapping and the lower layer was selected, clicking to select the upper layer would cause the text of the lower layer to start being edited. Now, the upper layer will be selected.
When using drag and drop to insert text or emoji into a path text layer and dropping it into empty areas at the beginning or the end of the path text box, it would be inserted incorrectly. Fixed.
Using the Option-scroll gesture to zoom would not always work when using a Magic Mouse. Fixed.
In certain cases, undoing changes made using Trim Canvas would cause parts of the image to disappear. Fixed.
In rare cases, creating a path text layer would cause Pixelmator Pro to quit unexpectedly. Fixed.
Quickly and easily type text on a path, in a circle, or along any shape.
Freely rotate the image canvas to any angle.
Use the friendly new welcome screen to more easily open images and create new ones.
Version 3 brings quality improvements, a progress bar, and support for RAW images.
Easily type text on a path, a circle, or any other shape.
Choose from three new type tools: Circular Type, Path Type, and Freeform Type.
Or, to start typing on any existing path or shape, simply click any of its edges using any Type tool.
The new Type tools also fully support emoji and SVG fonts.
Use the new Shift-T keyboard shortcut to cycle through Type tools.
Text layers typed on paths can be easily converted into shapes.
Use the new canvas rotation feature to freely rotate your canvas to any angle.
You can rotate the canvas using the rotate Multi-Touch gesture.
Canvas rotation snaps to 90° angles with haptic feedback.
Enter specific angles to set an exact rotation.
Press and hold the Space bar and R key together, then drag to quickly rotate the canvas when using any tool.
You can also choose to always show or hide canvas rotation controls in the View menu.
A friendly new welcome screen makes it easier to open your existing images, create new ones, and open photos from your Photos library.
The Welcome screen appears automatically when you open Pixelmator Pro, but you can also open it from the Window menu or using the Shift-Command-1 keyboard shortcut.
Preview files in the new Welcome screen using Quick Look by pressing the Space bar on your keyboard.
Version 3 of the ML Super Resolution algorithm brings support for upscaling RAW files, a progress bar, and even sharper results.
The performance of the Clone tool has been improved.
Converting a masked layer that has been transformed using the Transform tool into pixels would not work correctly. Fixed.
Transforming group layers containing layers that have been recently masked would not work correctly. Fixed.
On macOS 10.14 or later, memory usage would occasionally spike when working on large documents. Fixed.
Graphical artifacts would sometimes appear when resizing or moving layers in certain situations. Fixed.
Enjoy support for opening and exporting images in WebP format.
Enjoy support for opening and exporting images in WebP format.
Preview WebP images in the Finder with Quick Look.
Drag and drop WebP images right into Pixelmator Pro as new layers.
Export WebP images with lossless compression or lossy compression with adjustable quality.
Export WebP images with transparency.
The Quit Pixelmator Pro command would become inactive after dragging and dropping large images from the preview of the Export for Web tool. Fixed.
Moving selected layer content would sometimes work incorrectly. Fixed.
Having a series of periods in the name of a file would result in the filename being truncated during export. Fixed.
Rotating an image using the Crop tool and then using the Delete mode to crop it would not work correctly. Fixed.
Editing shape paths using the Style tool while the gradient handles were visible would not work correctly. Fixed.
When moving between Retina and non-Retina screens, the appearance of shape paths would change. Fixed.
When duplicating shape layers, the layer names of the new duplicates would not get “Copy”, “Copy 2", etc. added to them. Fixed.
In certain rare cases, drawing selections would cause Pixelmator Pro to quit unexpectedly. Fixed.
On some MacBook Pro computers, JPEG images with certain color profiles would be opened incorrectly. Fixed.
On macOS High Sierra, image content would shift in certain cases when the Show Scroll Bars option in System Preferences was set to Always. Fixed.
Pixelmator Pro 1.6.3 adds a few smaller improvements and fixes.
Layers created using the Copy and Paste as Layer or Cut and Paste as Layer commands will now have the same opacity and blending settings as the original layers.
The default images for the Image and Pattern fill effects have been updated.
Performance when making complex selection paths has been improved.
Text layers in Pixelmator Pro documents created with versions prior to 1.6 would have incorrect sizes. Fixed.
The appearance of the marching ants (which indicate an active selection) would sometimes be incorrect. Fixed.
When exporting to PSD, horizontal and vertical line shapes will now be saved as such.
Documents with empty layer names would not be correctly exported to PSD format. Fixed.
Transforming group layers containing completely empty layers would cause Pixelmator Pro to stop responding. Fixed.
Replace image layers while preserving all their layer styles, color adjustments, effects, and other nondestructive features.
Use a number of new keyboard shortcuts to edit images more efficiently.
Pixelmator Pro 1.6.2 adds a few other improvements and fixes to keep the app running smoothly.
The new Replace Image feature adds a way to replace image layers while preserving all their layer styles, color adjustments, effects, and other nondestructive features.
Quickly activate Replace Image using the Shift-Command-R keyboard shortcut.
You can now create a mask from an image using the Choose Mask command in the Format menu.
Format > Invert Colors will now invert the colors of image layers and masks without applying the nondestructive Invert adjustment.
The Command-I keyboard shortcut has been reassigned from the Invert adjustment to the new Invert command.
The Shift-Command-V keyboard shortcut will now insert a new layer from the Finder.
The Option-Command-G keyboard shortcut will now create and release clipping masks.
The Option-Command-comma (,) keyboard shortcut will now toggle layer visibility.
Option-clicking Add Mask in the Layers sidebar shortcut menu will now add a mask that reveals all the contents of the masked layer instead of hiding everything.
If you Option-click Add Mask with an active selection, the selected area will be hidden by the mask rather than everything outside the mask.
Scroll bars will now always be visible when “Show scroll bars” is set to Always in System Preferences.
The Motion blur effect will now use degrees (from 180º to -180º) as the unit instead of a percentage based on radians.
The largest icons were missing from the Pixelmator Pro app icon set. Fixed.
Certain layers would not appear after hiding and showing their parent group layers. Fixed.
Opening very large documents would occasionally cause Pixelmator Pro to stop responding. Fixed.
Control-clicking the layer mask in the Layers sidebar would not make the shortcut menu appear. Fixed.
Rotating certain low-resolution images by 90 degrees would introduce blurring. Fixed.
Drag and dropping images was not working correctly on Mac computers with Intel Iris graphics processors running macOS 10.15. Fixed.
Solid white or solid black layer masks would not be preserved when exporting to PSD. Fixed.
The color of text layers would shift slightly when exporting to PSD. Fixed.
Pixelmator Pro 1.6.1 brings a few smaller but important improvements and fixes.
Shift-clicking to draw straight lines when using the Paint tool will now ignore brush dynamics like opacity and size based on pressure or speed.
The last used Export for Web settings will now be remembered.
Selections in documents that are taller or wider than 32,000 pixels would not work. Fixed.
When pasting a mask applied to an empty layer, the position of the mask would be incorrect. Fixed.
Zooming in very narrow or very wide images would work unreliably. Fixed.
When using the Color Picker tool to sample colors, they would not be added to the list of recent colors. Fixed.
When using the color picker in the Photos extension, swatches were not working correctly and the picker would be animated incorrectly. Fixed.
A number of different stability and performance improvements have been added to make sure Pixelmator Pro keeps running smoothly.
Choose and manage colors more easily than ever.
Quickly choose colors using hex color codes right in the new color picker.
Drag over multiple different layers to easily select them.
Identify and replace any missing fonts in an image.
A new, Metal-powered overlay brings much improved performance.
The all-new color picker lets you choose and manage colors more easily than ever.
Quickly choose colors using hex color codes right in the new color picker.
Choose colors using RGB color codes, too.
See a list of your most recently picked colors to more easily reuse them.
Easily pick a series of colors from your image, view color codes, and closest color names using the new Color Picker tool.
Save color swatches to custom color palettes and even share Pixelmator Pro color palettes with others.
View RGB color codes right in the Info bar.
With any shape tool selected, shapes will now always be drawn immediately, even on top of other existing shapes to make it easier to create illustrations.
See your most recently used fonts at the top of the font pop-up menu.
To temporarily select or move shapes while using any shape tool, you can now press and hold the Command key.
If you Control-click the points of a shape, you’ll now be able to divide and join individual paths.
When using the Arrange tool or one of the shape tools and having a shape layer selected, pressing the Enter key will start editing the shape.
When opening large Pixelmator Pro documents, a thumbnail of the image will now be displayed in the progress dialog.
ML Denoise and ML Super Resolution will now use up to 10 times less memory.
Locked layers will no longer be automatically selected on the canvas.
Stroke performance has been significantly improved and layer strokes are now at least 10x faster.
Text layers can now have Inside and Outside strokes along with the current Center stroke.
The appearance of strokes has been improved for rotated and transformed images.
The quality of strokes of text layers converted into pixels has also been improved.
You can now show or hide the overlay (which includes the selection outline, guides, grid, layer handles) using the Shift-Command-H keyboard shortcut.
The Hide Interface command will now be activated using the Command-Control-H keyboard shortcut.
You can now insert a new image layer from your Mac using the Option-Shift-Command-N keyboard shortcut.
When saving changes directly to JPEG, PNG, and TIFF images, Overwrite will now be the default option.
After changing the style of line shapes, it will now be remembered for future line shapes you draw, just like regular shapes.
Empty layers will have ‘---’ as their size, position, and angle.
The blending mode and opacity of locked layers would not be displayed correctly. Fixed.
Certain effects (such as Perspective Transform) would not be converted into pixels correctly. Fixed.
Cutting part of a layer and undoing the changes would sometimes cause graphical glitches. Fixed.
Using the Repair tool repeatedly on an empty layer with Sample All Layers turned on would sometimes cause parts of the repaired areas to reappear. Fixed.
Processing a large number of files using the Pixelmator Pro actions in Automator would sometimes increase memory usage more than necessary. Fixed.
When copying and pasting between documents, some layers would not be placed correctly and it would sometimes cause blurring. Fixed.
When exporting to PSD, layer masks would not be preserved. Fixed.
When exporting to PSD, hidden layers would be saved without any content. Fixed.
On macOS 10.14 Mojave and later, using the Hide Interface command with the Tab bar visible would not work correctly. Fixed.
Changing the size of a brush in the internal settings of a brush preset could cause Pixelmator Pro to quit unexpectedly. Fixed.
ML Super Resolution is now better at upscaling very compressed images, keeping edges even sharper, preserving small color details, and upscaling faces and portrait photos.
Improvements to ML Denoise bring much better strong noise removal and better noise removal in RAW photos.
Two new Pixelmator Pro actions are available in Automator – Increase Resolution of Images, which increases the resolution of images by 3 times using ML Super Resolution, and Denoise Images, which automatically removes camera noise using our ML Denoise algorithm.
After changing the size of an image (or using ML Super Resolution), the visible part of the canvas will be preserved.
The maximum range of the Sharpen color adjustment has been extended to 100 pixels.
Because it was prone to causing confusion, resizing images using the Bilinear algorithm will be destructive, just like the other algorithms are.
For those of you who’d rather invert the Option-scrolling zoom direction, you can use the following Terminal command to do so: defaults write com.pixelmatorteam.pixelmator.x scrollToZoomDirectionInverted -bool true
The Quick Selection tool will now be selected as the default tool in the Quick Selection/Color Selection group for new users.
After upscaling images using ML Super Resolution, certain pixels would become very slightly transparent. Fixed.
The Add Sketch command would create a new document rather than insert the sketch into the existing document. Fixed.
Selecting part of an image, deleting the selected area, undoing the edits, and repeating the same steps again would result in the layer disappearing. Fixed.
After choosing Hide Tab Bar or Hide Interface, the layout of the document title would be incorrect. Fixed.
When using the shortcut menu in the Layers sidebar while the Pixelmator Pro window doesn’t have focus, certain commands would not work. Fixed.
Using File > New > Clipboard would sometimes result in Pixelmator Pro quitting unexpectedly. Fixed.
Attempting to export layers that have only numbers in their name using the Export for Web tool would cause Pixelmator Pro to quit unexpectedly. Fixed.
Sometimes, editing shape layers within groups would cause Pixelmator Pro to quit unexpectedly. Fixed.
Use machine learning magic to increase the resolution of images while keeping them sharp and detailed.
The new ML Super Resolution feature lets you increase the resolution of images without blurriness or reduced quality using state-of-the-art machine learning.
You can find ML Super Resolution in the Image menu, as an algorithm in Image Size, and as an algorithm in the Transform tool.
ML Denoise has been significantly improved, bringing between 2 to 4 times more accurate noise analysis and removal.
The Image Size and Color Depth dialogs now have help buttons, leading you to the relevant help pages.
Changing the Resolution value in the Image Size dialog will now change the pixel size of an image under all circumstances, rather than only with print units selected.
Using the painting and retouching tools as a scrolling action was ending would not be possible, now these tools will start working as soon as scrolling stops, no matter when the painting action was started.
The Style tool’s Show Original button was not working correctly. Fixed.
Duplicating a selected part of a layer with nondestructive effects applied to it would cause Pixelmator Pro to stop responding. Fixed.
Pixelmator Pro 1.5.3 adds some major performance improvements to Auto Save, includes a new Show Source Marker option for the Clone tool, and brings a few important fixes.
Auto Save performance has been significantly improved.
The new Show Source Marker option for the Clone tool lets you show and hide the occasionally inconvenient source marker.
It was not possible to undo text color changes after selecting text in a text box and using the sliders in the Colors window to change its color with a Force Touch trackpad. Fixed.
When using Export for Web to export images at 2x and 3x scale factors, shape layers would not be exported correctly. Fixed.
When using Pixelmator Pro on Mac computers with AMD Navi GPUs — either external ones or internal ones, such as in the new 16-inch MacBook Pro — images would not be rendered correctly. Fixed.
When applying certain effects to layer masks, Pixelmator Pro would sometimes stop responding. Fixed.
Ther new Vignette adjustment lets you easily add artistic vignettes to your photos.
Performance in compositions with a large number of layers has been improved again, this time layer moving and editing is up to 10x faster.
The quality and performance of the Freeform Pen tool has been much improved, while the regular Pen tool has received a few handy new features.
There’s a new color adjustment: it’s called Vignette and it works like the one in Pixelmator Photo, helping you add artistic vignettes to your photos.
If a photo has been cropped nondestructively, the new Vignette will be applied to the cropped image.
Performance in compositions with a large number of layers has been improved again, this time layer moving and editing is up to 10x faster in some cases.
After reordering, merging, or converting layers and undoing/redoing changes, the selected/unselected state of layers will now be correctly restored. Even though this is more of a bug fix, it’s a very nice one, so we’ll call it an improvement!
The last used soft proofing profile will be remembered across different documents, so you can now preview a new document with the last used profile by simply pressing the Command-Y keyboard shortcut.
The Clone tool has been improved with: Smaller brush spacing for a much smoother cloning experience. A default Softness setting of 50%.
When cropping, you can now move the crop area using the arrow keys.
The quality and performance of the Freeform Pen tool have been much improved – fewer vector points will be added to the lines you draw to reflect how vector paths are usually drawn manually.
When drawing a path with the regular Pen tool, you can now split the direction line of your current anchor point as you add it by pressing and holding the Option key.
In the middle of drawing a path with the Pen tool, you can now also edit any visible direction lines by Command-dragging to move them, or Option-dragging to split the two sides of a direction line and move each individually. Once you’ve split a direction line, you can rejoin it by Option-dragging it, or move each side separately using the Command key.
The Replace Color adjustment is now better at replacing black, white, and shades of grey.
When adjusting gradient fills added with the Style tool, you can now move the position of the gradient by dragging the gradient direction line on the canvas.
Undoing changes made with the Repair tool will now be faster.
When using the Free Transform tool and moving an object using the arrow keys, it’s position values in the Tool Options pane would not update. Fixed.
Using the color picker to change the color of partially selected text in a text layer would not work. Fixed.
When using the Styles, Effects, or Color Adjustments tools and picking colors with the color picker in the Colors window, undo steps would not be registered. Fixed.
Type tool presets were not being displayed correctly on macOS 10.13. Fixed.
When adding effects from the Generator group, layer thumbnails would not be displayed correctly. Fixed.
The Smart Erase tool was not erasing in all areas of an image. Fixed.
The appearance of the buttons the Trim Canvas dialog would be incorrect while the dialog was sliding in to appear. Fixed.
The Sharpen tool was not working correctly at all Zoom levels. Fixed.
Clicking to add a line shape would place its endpoints between pixels by default. Fixed.
Use the new Soft Proof Colors feature to accurately see how an image will look when converted to CMYK colors.
Turn on Soft Proof Colors using the Command-Y keyboard shortcut.
When moving or transforming multiple layers, any hidden layers will now also be transformed.
Optimized memory usage of the ML Denoise feature.
The Delete key will now clear selections and delete layers just like the Backspace key does.
Layer style presets with large color spaces now load over 100x faster.
Reduced the loading speed and memory usage of color adjustment, effect, and layer style data.
Pixelmator Pro Automator actions are now up to 5x faster when processing large amounts of images.
This update includes fixes for a number of related color management issues, including: Numerical RGB values (in the Colors window) changing in different color spaces. Colors shifting in SVGs exported from documents with non-sRGB color spaces. Issues with keeping the colors of Styles and Effects in sync with the document color space. Correctly matching the colors of text layers, layer styles, and effects after changing a document’s color profile. Keeping all letters in the same color space when editing text layers. Correctly matching colors when pasting layers from documents in different color spaces. Correctly matching the colors of effects, color adjustments, and layer styles when pasting between documents in different color spaces.
When switching between documents while editing text in a text layer, unnecessary undo steps were registered. Fixed.
The Black & White, Color Monochrome, and Sepia color adjustments would clip colors when combined with certain other adjustments. Fixed.
Using Image > Color Depth to convert the color depth of an image was not working correctly. Fixed.
When pasting long passages of text, it would wrap incorrectly. Fixed.
Copying and pasting text within Pixelmator Pro would sometimes scale it by 2x. Fixed.
After dragging and dropping an image from Export for Web, the progress sheet wouldn’t always disappear. Fixed.
Images with a LAB color space would not open. Fixed.
PSD files would not work with the ML Match Colors feature. Fixed.
When cropping images using the Delete mode, Pixelmator Pro would occasionally stop responding. Fixed.
The My Templates shortcut menu was not working in languages other than English. Fixed.
In macOS 10.15, documents would sometimes be exported with transparent areas. Fixed.
The Font pop-up menu would sometimes get stuck and it would not be possible to change fonts. Fixed.
Pixelmator Pro is now fully compatible with macOS Catalina, including support for Sidecar and Apple Pencil.
Take full advantage of the power of the new Mac Pro thanks to multi-GPU support and an optimized Metal architecture.
Unlock new RAW editing workflows with the new Pro Display XDR and Extended Dynamic Range Mode.
Use the new ML Denoise to intelligently remove noise and even image compression artifacts from photos.
Enjoy big improvements to performance with at least 10x faster zooming and scrolling, up to 2.7x faster effects, and up to 2.4x faster painting.
Open SF Symbols templates, customize them to create your own symbols, and even drag and drop symbols right into existing documents.
Zooming and scrolling are now at least 10 times faster thanks to asynchronous rendering. Plus, it's always responsive, even if the image preview isn't quite yet ready.
Zooming is even faster in any Mac with multiple GPUs as any integrated, discrete, and external GPUs will be used to speed it up.
Effects will now be applied and rendered up to 3 times faster.
All painting tools (including brush-based retouching tools) are now up to 2 times faster.
The Color Adjustments, Effects, and Zoom tools now have shortcut menus on the canvas to adjust image zoom and customize viewing.
For any images without a color profile, the Info bar will now show No Color Profile instead of Device RGB.
The standard sRGB IEC61966-2.1 color profile will now be shortened to sRGB in the Info bar.
In the Color Profile pop-up menu, None has been moved to the bottom of the list and any custom color spaces will be shown at the top.
The Select Color Range tool now makes better selections of dark regions.
The Free mode in the Free Transform Mode has been renamed to Resize (because that's what it actually does).
An alert will now appear when documents cannot be saved due to insufficient permissions.
An updated version of the Gilbert Color font adds Katakana characters.
Text in SVG files was being displayed incorrectly. Fixed.
Using the Export command in the File menu would sometimes export smaller than expected images. Fixed.
Attempting to save documents with very complex selections would sometimes cause Pixelmator Pro to quit unexpectedly. Fixed.
Images with large custom color spaces would be opened incorrectly. Fixed.
When copying and pasting between documents, certain layers would occasionally be positioned incorrectly. Fixed.
Occasionally, when painting on layers, they would shift slightly. Fixed.
When converting rotated vector shapes into pixels, they would sometimes shift slightly. Fixed.
In some regions, the Color LCD color profile would not be displayed correctly in the Color Profile and Export windows. Fixed.
When using the Free Selection tool, the cursor would not update when moving it from the Tool Options pane onto the canvas. Fixed.
On rare occasions, Pixelmator Pro would stop responding or quit unexpectedly when resizing text. Fixed.
This update adds a number of smaller improvements and fixes.
Along with Command-clicking, you can now Control-click and secondary click the document title to see the document path.
Using the Enter key to select a blending mode from the blending mode pop-up menu would not work. Fixed.
Dragging and dropping hidden layers to the Finder would export empty images. Fixed.
Layers created using the Cut and Paste commands would sometimes be positioned incorrectly. Fixed.
The position of the reshaping tools’ text fields in the Tool Options pane was every so slightly incorrect. Fixed.
On rare occasions, the Grain effect could cause Pixelmator Pro to quit unexpectedly. Fixed.
In certain cases, when cropping images with masked layers using the Delete mode, Pixelmator Pro could stop responding. Fixed.
When opening photos using the extension, if the associated Pixelmator Pro file is in iCloud Drive, the extension will attempt to download it before opening.
If the extension cannot save to iCloud Drive, it will try to save to the Pictures folder instead. If that also fails, you will be offered to save the layered file to a custom location.
The layout of the reshaping tools in the Touch Bar was incorrect. Fixed.
The keyboard shortcuts for changing the visibility of the Tools sidebar, switching between the Thumbnails and List view in the Layers sidebar, and inverting selections were incorrect. Fixed.
Failing to open a photo using the extension would cause it to quit unexpectedly. Now, an alert will be shown and the preview of the photo will be opened instead.
It was previously possible to attempt open the Photos extension while it was still loading, which would cause it to quit unexpectedly. Fixed.
The incredible new editing extension brings the entire Pixelmator Pro app to Photos.Watch video
The all-new zoom tool lets you zoom and navigate around images with ease.
The Crop tool now has a Delete mode, redesigned presets, and the ability to crop to custom sizes.
Create new images using image size templates for a variety of iPhone, Mac, and Apple Watch devices.
You can now drag and drop all layered files — whether in PXM, PXD, PSD, or SVG format — directly into open Pixelmator Pro documents.
The incredibly powerful new Photos extension lets you edit images using Pixelmator Pro without ever leaving the Photos app.
Every Pixelmator Pro tool and feature is available in Photos.
Save layers and other nondestructive changes directly to your Photos library and sync between computers via iCloud.
Enjoy support for all Pixelmator Pro keyboard shortcuts in Photos.
Effortlessly zoom and scroll images with the brand new Zoom tool.
Use the Navigator to navigate around large images while zoomed in.
Check out the updated Crop tool — it now has a Delete mode, redesigned presets, and the ability to crop to custom pixel sizes.
Use the new Delete mode to permanently delete unwanted image areas after cropping.
Crop presets have been moved to the Tool Options pane, freeing up more editing space for your image.
Constrain crops to exact pixel sizes.
Flip Vertically and Flip Horizontally commands are now available in the Crop tool.
You can now drag & drop layered images — in PXD, PXM, SVG, or PSD format — right into existing Pixelmator Pro documents to insert them.
Copying and pasting layered files from Finder or your desktop works, too.
The Paint and Erase tools have been redesigned, moving presets into the Tool Options pane, highlighting individual brushes, and freeing up editing space for your image.
The Slice tool has also got itself a makeover, incorporating its presets into the Tool Options pane.
The template chooser now includes a Devices category with iPhone, Mac, Apple Watch, and other screen sizes.
Significantly improved performance when editing images with a large number of layers.
The PXD file format has been optimized to reduce file sizes.
Pixelmator Pro now supports gradients and layer styles from the original Pixelmator.
Items in the Info bar are now double-clickable so you can quickly change the size, color profile, color depth of your image or choose the Arrange tool.
The Option-Command-F keyboard shortcut will now apply the Color Fill effect.
The Control-H keyboard shortcut now toggles layer visibility.
The Option-L keyboard shortcut now shows or hides the Layers sidebar.
ML Fix has been renamed to ML and its appearance has been updated (to match Pixelmator Photo).
A new Image menu is now available in the menu bar, containing commands like Image Size, Canvas Size, Color Depth, and more.
When using the Repair or Clone tools, the Sample All Layers setting will now be disabled when a layer has effects, adjustments, or styles as this produces unexpected results.
Pixelmator Pro presets in Automator will now update as soon as they are changed in Pixelmator Pro without having to quit the app.
When exporting to PDF, you can change the color profile of the exported image in the Export dialog.
PNG, TIFF, and JPEG images over 16000x16000 pixels in size were being opened empty. Fixed.
Pressing and holding the Shift and Command keys while using the Free Transform tool would not highlight the Skew button. Fixed.
Pressing and holding the Option, Command, and Shift keys while using the Free Transform tool would not highlight the Perspective button. Fixed.
The Cancel button was not working in the Open progress dialog. Fixed.
Colors in the Touch Bar were not being matched to the document color space. Fixed.
Improved compatibility with future versions of macOS.
Match the look of any photo using the incredibly intelligent, machine learning-powered ML Match Colors.
Use Free Transform to easily adjust perspective, skew, distort, and even resize layers using different image scaling algorithms.
With the incredible ML Match Colors, you can now match the colors of different images using breakthrough machine learning.
Paste and ML Match Colors lets you intelligently match the colors of pasted objects to the images you’re pasting into.
The all-new Free Transform tool makes it a breeze to freely resize objects, adjust perspective, distort, skew, and rotate.
Use ML Match Colors by dragging and dropping images onto the Color Adjustments pane.
Find ML Match Colors in Format > Color Adjustments.
Find Paste and ML Match Colors in the Edit menu.
When dragging and dropping objects into compositions, press and hold the Command key to automatically use ML Match Colors on the inserted object.
Turn on Free Transform by pressing the Command-T or Command-F keyboard shortcuts.
Transform layers using four different modes — Free, Skew, Distort, and Perspective.
Choose from 3 unique algorithms — Bilinear, Lanczos, and Nearest Neighbor — when transforming individual layers and layer groups.
The high-quality perspective transformation algorithms in Pixelmator Pro better preserve image detail compared with other image editors.
Any layer can be transformed — whether it’s some text, a shape, group, open path layer, or even a RAW layer.
Use the grid when transforming to guide your transformations or turn it off, if you prefer.
When transforming, press and hold the Command key and drag any handle to temporarily distort instead of resizing.
Press and hold the Shift and Command keys together and drag any handle to temporarily skew.
Press and hold the Option, Shift, and Command keys together and drag any handle to temporarily adjust perspective.
When resizing, press and hold the Shift key to constrain proportions. Press and hold the Option key to resize from the center.
Automatically center inserted objects by pressing and holding the Shift key while dropping them into your composition.
Constrain Proportions will now be enabled for RAW layers by default.
You can now drag and drop colors from one color well to another.
Force click layer and slice names to start renaming them.
Improved zoom performance for compositions with a large number of layers.
When using the Repair tool, its progress indicator will now appear on the canvas rather than below the toolbar.
When inserting objects, a progress indicator will now appear on the canvas.
Display P3 has been promoted to a common profile within the color profile list.
When pasting shapes with masks, masks would sometimes be copied incorrectly. Fixed.
Layers would sometimes flicker when erasing any areas around their edges. Fixed.
On rare occasions, the Erase tool would stop erasing. Fixed.
When using the Clone tool, the source indicator would remain visible on RAW layers. Fixed.
A partially transparent outline of the Open dialog would sometimes remain visible after opening images. Fixed.
Cropping using custom aspect ratio presets would sometimes be imprecise. Fixed.
Original Pixelmator documents with non-standard color profiles would be opening with shifted colors. Fixed.
When creating a selection with multiple layers and using certain nondestructive tools, the Deselect command would not work correctly. Fixed.
When opening Photoshop documents, PPI settings would not be correctly preserved. Fixed.
When resizing layer groups with certain effects applied, layers could disappear at specific scales. Fixed.
Pixelmator Pro 1.3.3 includes a few small fixes to keep Pixelmator Pro running smoothly.
Pixelmator Pro 1.3.2 includes a fix for an issue that caused the Photo Browser to be empty when using a newly installed version of Pixelmator Pro on macOS Mojave.
Pixelmator Pro now opens any photos taken in Portrait mode together with a handy layer mask.Watch video
Tabs are awesome so Pixelmator Pro will now use tabs by default.
Several additional keyboard shortcuts make it easier to select, organize, and duplicate layers.
Thanks to Portrait Mask support, Pixelmator Pro will now open photos taken in Portrait mode on iOS 12 together with a layer mask.
Pixelmator Pro will now always use tabs by default and remember your window size and position for all new documents.
Use the new Comics effect to quickly apply a comic book-style to any image — you can find this effect in the Stylize category.
A number of new keyboard shortcuts make it easier to select, organize, and duplicate layers.
Press the Slash (/) key to quickly lock and unlock layers.
Option-Left bracket ([) and Option-Right bracket (]) let you select one layer up and down.
Option-Comma (,) and Option-Period (.) let you select the top and bottom layer.
Option-Arrow will now duplicate layers and move them by 1 pixel. Option-Shift-Arrow will duplicate and move by 10 pixels.
Option-clicking a layer’s visibility icon will now hide all other layers.
Zoom performance improvements speed up zooming in documents with many layers.
Pressing the Return key while drawing a path will now close the path.
Converting text to shape is now much (much) faster.
The Repair tool progress bar will no longer be shown when making quick, small repairs.
The Brightness adjustment is now more precise in images with extreme tonal ranges.
Previously, the Channel Mixer used our perceptual color model to make prettier adjustments. Since it’s more of a functional adjustment rather than a creative one, it now mixes channels purely mathematically.
Changing the rulers’ origin will now update the grid to match the new rulers.
Pressing and holding the Shift key while changing the rulers’ origin will now snap it to the grid and objects in your composition.
When you add a new, untagged layer to a tagged group, it will be assigned the group’s color tag.
Attempting to use the Color Fill or Gradient Fill tools on text or shape layers will now create an empty new layer and fill that instead of doing nothing at all.
Added an Add Guide command to the View menu’s Guides submenu.
Whenever possible, Pixelmator Pro will try to preserve the font face when changing font family.
Improved compatibility with certain kinds of text layers in Photoshop documents.
Pixelmator Pro was performing slowly in the latest version of macOS on certain 2016, 2017, and 2018 Mac computers. This version includes a workaround with a fix.
Due to new font smoothing introduced in macOS 10.14, fonts were thicker on 10.14 than 10.13. Fixed.
When dragging & dropping text presets, the preview was incorrect. Fixed.
Holding the Z key to choose the Zoom tool would make Pixelmator Pro beep inappropriately. It’s now much better behaved.
Layers would incorrectly snap to grids based on non-pixel units. Fixed.
New documents created from text or shape layers in the clipboard would not be correctly aligned to the canvas. Fixed.
After dragging to rearrange parts of text within a text layer, changes would be undone incorrectly. Fixed.
Pixelmator Pro workflows in the Automator app were not working correctly when RAW files would be automatically converted to Pixelmator Pro format using the Auto Enhance action. Fixed.
The colors in the Color Picker preview did not correctly match the document’s colors. Fixed.
When changing font family, the previous font’s name would sometimes briefly flicker in the menu. Fixed.
On macOS Mojave, tab titles would sometimes overlap. Fixed.
On macOS High Sierra, text in the About window was the wrong color. Fixed.
Organize your layers by giving them handy color tags.
With filtering and searching, finding just the layers you're looking for is easier than ever.
Clipping masks let you effortlessly clip the contents of one layer to the shape of another — even layer groups and nested shapes!
You can now change a layer's opacity settings and blending mode right in the Layers sidebar.
Easily color-code layers using handy color tags to make important objects easier to spot or bring some extra organization to advanced illustrations and designs
With layer filtering and search, finding just the layers you’re looking for is simpler than ever.
Filter layers according to layer type (images, text, shapes, and groups), color tags, or both.
Quickly adjust layer opacity and blending mode right in the Layers sidebar.
Use clipping masks to clip the contents of one layer to the outline of another — even layer groups or nested shapes!
Add clipping masks from the shortcut menu in the Layers sidebar, by Option-clicking between two layers, or from the Format menu.
Release a clipping mask by double-clicking the arrow in the Layers sidebar.
When using the painting, retouching, or reshaping tools on a layer with Color Adjustments, Effects, or Styles, all nondestructive filters will dynamically update to the layer’s new content and won’t be flattened. This one’s big!
It’s now possible to apply Color Adjustments to shape layers.
When opening Photoshop documents with color tags, they will now be both opened and saved.
Convert into Pixels is now a fully-fledged rasterize button and will rasterize any layer, including image layers with adjustments, effects, layer styles, and transformations.
The Refine Selection command has been added to the Edit menu.
When converting hidden layers into pixels, they will no longer be rasterized into empty layers.
Double-clicking any shape — including Smart Shapes — will now make it editable.
Exporting documents with layer styles in effects in Photoshop format has been much improved.
Fixed several blur issues with converting certain kinds of layers (groups and shapes with effects) into pixels.
Copying and pasting selected content would sometimes result in blurring. Fixed.
On rare occasions, resizing the crop box while holding the Command key would blur the image or leave 1 pixel-wide lines at its edges. Fixed.
Documents containing many layers with lots of nondestructive styles and effects would sometimes have unwanted vertical and horizontal artifacts. Fixed.
The state of the Sample All Layers option would not be remembered when using the Color Fill and Magic Eraser tool. Fixed.
Fixed an issue with using percentages to set grid spacing.
Fixed an issue with using drag & drop to rearrange paths in shapes made up of only two paths.
Several crash fixes improve the stability of Pixelmator Pro.
The Color Balance adjustment has a brand new design, inspired by professional color grading tools.Watch video
When using the Image Size command, you can now choose from three image resizing algorithms — Bilinear, Lanczos, and Nearest Neighbor.
This update also brings two new Pixelmator Pro actions for the Automator app — Scale Images and Trim Images.
The Color Balance adjustment has been redesigned and can now be edited using color wheels inspired by those used in the cinema industry to color grade films.
Along with adjusting the color tints of the shadows, midtones, and highlights, the new Color Balance now includes sliders for adjusting their brightness and saturation as well.
A Master wheel lets you adjust the Color Balance of an entire image at once.
Color Balance can also be improved automatically using the ML Fix feature, trained on millions of professional photos.
When using the Image Size command, you can now choose from three image resizing algorithms — Bilinear, Lanczos, and Nearest Neighbor.
Bilinear is the standard resizing algorithm, good for most uses.
Lanczos can preserve small details better when upscaling and downscaling.
Nearest Neighbor is a popular resizing algorithm for pixel art as it creates a blocky look with sharp edges.
The Grain adjustment has been improved to apply photographic grain more naturally, especially when an image has small details and large grain particles.
Use two new Automator actions — Scale Images and Trim Images — to batch resize images and batch delete transparent or solid colored areas from the edges of images.
The last used document size now appears as an option in the template chooser.
The currently active tool will be marked with a checkmark in the Tools menu.
Dragging a layer from the Layers sidebar onto the export preview without having created any slices will now create a new slice.
ML Enhance will now be unhighlighted if an adjustment is removed.
The look of the Curves adjustment has been improved in macOS Mojave.
All edited curves will now be visible when editing all channels, not just RGB.
The Trim Canvas command will now work better with thin images.
Fixed a rare crashing issue with rasterizing text layers.
Fixed various situations where effects ropes were not in sync with the image.
The thumbnails of empty masks applied to empty layers would not be visible. Fixed.
On rare occasions, closing a document would make Pixelmator Pro quit unexpectedly. Fixed.
You can now import ABR (Photoshop) brushes to Pixelmator Pro.
The performance of all the brush-based tools, such as the Paint tool, retouching tools, and reshaping tools, has been improved.
A bigger brush size limit, better Quick Selection tool performance, and a range of stability fixes round off this update.
You can now import ABR (Photoshop) brushes to Pixelmator Pro.
The performance of the painting, retouching, and reshaping tools has been improved.
The maximum brush size has been increased from 1000 to 2500 pixels.
You can now invert the brush Shape and Grain textures by clicking the word Shape or Grain below the preview and choosing Invert.
Improved preset importing experience: after importing a collection of brushes, the new collection will become active, after importing some custom shapes, the Shapes palette will become visible, after importing effect or adjustment presets, the Effects and Color Adjustments tools will become active.
Brush previews will now be generated without slowing down the interface, which should speed up importing collections of large brushes.
The selected brush preset is now more visible in Dark Mode.
The performance of the Quick Selection tool on Mac computers with Intel GPUs has been improved.
When opening images from Aperture, Pixelmator Pro will now attempt to save changes back to the original image.
The Color Adjustments and Effects tools will now be opened more quickly.
Added the ability to show the Change Type of Images, Apply Color Adjustments to Images, and Apply Effects to Images interfaces when running those workflows using Quick Actions or Applications.
Hovering over a gradient color stop and color midpoint will now show its position.
Adjusting character spacing while having the insertion point between two characters will now change the spacing between those two characters.
The animation of the ML Enhance button has been improved.
The look of the text selection background color in macOS Mojave has been improved.
The thumbnails of small layers are now more accurate in the Layers sidebar and Presets bar.
When selecting an empty layer while the Color Adjustments or Effects tool is active, thumbnails in the Touch Bar would not update correctly. Fixed.
When a document is opened with a layer group selected, the Arrange tool will now be updated correctly.
Fixed a number of graphical glitches that would appear while painting, such as vertical and horizontal lines, rendering issues, and parts of brushstrokes not appearing after until after the mouse was released.
Fixed a memory leak with closing documents that have group layers.
Improved handling of brush textures — the orientation of the brush texture previews will now be correct.
Masked areas will now be preserved when exporting images using Export for Web with a non-1x scale.
Undoing and redoing canvas size changes will no longer shift objects.
SVG documents over 10MB would not be opened. Fixed.
When painting quick brushstrokes, the ends of the stroke would sometimes be rendered incorrectly. Fixed.
Fixed an issue that would make Pixelmator Pro quit unexpectedly when using certain selection tools.
Using the Spacebar + Command key keyboard shortcut will no longer make Pixelmator Pro beep.
Using the Reveal Canvas command would occasionally blur layers in certain situations. Fixed.
The Crop and Slice buttons would not be highlighted in the toolbar when selected. Fixed.
Fixed an issue that would cause Pixelmator Pro to quit unexpectedly if a document was immediately closed upon opening.
Closing a document while zooming would occasionally cause Pixelmator Pro to quit unexpectedly. Fixed.
Pixelmator Pro would sometimes quit unexpectedly when opening certain kinds of Photoshop documents. Fixed.
Pixelmator Pro 1.2.2 includes a fix for an issue that made it possible to purchase Pixelmator Pro on non-Metal devices, which are not supported.
Pixelmator Pro 1.2.1 includes a few fixes for the new Automator actions.
Pixelmator Pro 1.2 Quicksilver brings full support for macOS Mojave, including support for the Continuity Camera and colorful SVG Fonts.
With an all-new light appearance, Pixelmator Pro adapts seamlessly to the light and dark modes in macOS Mojave.
Instantly make every photo look its best using the new ML Enhance feature, powered by Core ML.
Batch process images using five powerful Pixelmator Pro actions inside the Automator app.
Pixelmator Pro is now fully compatible with macOS Mojave.
A gorgeous new light appearance lets you experience Pixelmator Pro in a whole new way — and you can change appearance any time in Pixelmator Pro preferences.
Use ML Enhance to automatically improve the look of any photo using a machine learning algorithm trained on millions of professional photos.
Batch process images using five powerful Pixelmator Pro actions in the Automator app — Apply Color Adjustments to Images, Apply Effects to Images, Auto Enhance Images, Auto White Balance Images, and Change Type of Images.
Create even richer, more vibrant graphics and designs with colorful SVG fonts — the Gilbert Color font is included with this update.
Thanks to support for the Continuity Camera, you can now take pictures using your iPhone and have them instantly appear in the Pixelmator Pro document you’re editing.
The Pixelmator Pro interface has been refined to more closely match the look of macOS in both Light and Dark Mode.
Accent color support means the buttons and sliders in Pixelmator Pro will now match your preferences.
You can now change the color of the Pixelmator Pro window background in Pixelmator Pro preferences.
The Pixel Paint tool now has an Eraser Mode.
After hiding and showing the Pixelmator Pro Tool Options pane, certain buttons would not be updated when using the Arrange tool. Fixed.
When scrolling inside the brush size text field to resize the retouching and distort tools, the ratio between the brush size and scroll speed was incorrect. Fixed.
When opening images with no PPI information, the PPI will now be set at 72 by default, rather than 150.
Closing a document while using the Quick Selection tool would occasionally cause Pixelmator Pro to quit unexpectedly. Fixed.
The Color Selection tool was not working correctly in all images. Fixed.
You should now be able to select, move, and start editing layers in complex documents much more quickly.
Large and complex documents should now be opened much faster — in some cases over 10 times faster.
This update brings lots of other improvements, including extended ranges for a number of blur effects, improvements to adding and managing guides, and more.
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.
This update adds a whole bunch of new effects — a gorgeous Light Leak effect, stylish Bokeh, Spin blur, Noise, Clouds, and more.
The Selective Color adjustment can now be applied automatically to improve individual colors in an image using machine learning.
Change the histogram type when using the Color Adjustments tool by Control-clicking the histogram and choosing a new type.
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.
Quickly create vector shapes from selections in your images.
Open images in a few more exotic formats, such as: EXR, PBM, ICNS, Radiance HDR, and texture formats like PVRTC, ASTC, and KTX.
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.
This update brings a few nice improvements like the ability to place guides at exact positions, Command-clicking layer thumbnails to load selections, RAW badges in the Pixelmator Pro Photo Browser, and more.
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 1.1.1 includes a number of Export for Web improvements as well as a range of additional fixes.Learn more
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.
The new Export for Web feature gives you a modern way to easily prepare your images for the web with export presets, Quick Export options, and advanced PNG compression.Learn more
Get quick access to all your Pixelmator Pro tools with support for the MacBook Pro Touch Bar.Learn more
Automatically perfect the colors of your photos with three machine learning-powered Auto Color Adjustments — Auto White Balance, Auto Lightness, and Auto Hue & Saturation.Learn more
The new Slice tool lets you divide designs into individual images and optimize each one separately.Learn more
Thanks to SVG support, you can now open, edit, and export resolution-independent vector images.Learn more
Make selections of precise colors or entire color ranges.Learn more
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.
The performance of the color adjustments has been improved — some adjustments should now be up to four times faster.
Certain advanced Typography features, such as ligatures and alternate glyphs, were not fully supported. They are now.
The histogram and sliders of the Colors adjustment are now more accurate — to check out the changes, hold down the Option key to extend the range of the Hue and Brightness sliders.
Attempting to cut part of a shape, some text, or a layer group using the shortcut menu in the Layers sidebar would cause the image to be displayed incorrectly — cutting these layers is not possible, so this option is now dimmed.
Shapes made up of multiple internal paths, such as certain letters converted into shapes, could not be made editable. Fixed.
Fixed an issue that made it impossible to paint or erase straight lines by Shift-clicking.
Layers duplicated by dragging while pressing and holding the Option key were not immediately snapping to other layers. Fixed.
Undoing a color profile change in an image with color adjustments was not working correctly. Fixed.
Pixelmator Pro would sometimes quit unexpectedly when deleting points from a path. Fixed.
Pixelmator Pro 1.0.8 features a number of under-the-hood fixes that improve performance and stability.
The inner workings of the selection tools have been redesigned, solving lots of issues that would make Pixelmator Pro stop responding.
This update also includes a few other improvements, including Color Adjustment performance improvements, and several bug fixes.
The Color Adjustments have been improved to work faster.
You can now import color adjustment, effect, layer style, and text presets by dragging and dropping them onto the Pixelmator Pro icon in the Dock.
The White Balance color picker can now easily balance colors in extremely over- and under-exposed images.
Number grouping separators will now be ignored in all number fields instead of resetting values.
EXIF data would be lost after saving to the Pixelmator Pro file format, then closing and reopening the image. Fixed.
Image sizes in inches were displayed incorrectly in the Image Size dialog. Fixed.
Reopening a Pixelmator Pro document would reset its PPI to 150. PPI will now be saved correctly with your Pixelmator Pro documents.
The line height of text layers in imported PSD documents will now be preserved correctly.
If the Pixelmator Pro tools were hidden, the brush settings shortcut menu for any brush-based tools would not appear when Control-clicking the canvas. Fixed.
The Colors histogram would be shown with colors even if an image was fully desaturated using the Hue & Saturation adjustment. Fixed.
Shapes would occasionally be drawn with no fills or strokes even if those styles were applied. Fixed.
A whole bunch of fixes for a number of different issues that would make Pixelmator Pro quit unexpectedly. Everything should now be much more stable.
Crop using your own custom ratios and save custom crop presets.
This update also includes a number of performance improvements and bug fixes.
The Type tool will now be highlighted when a text layer is selected.
If no text is selected, clicking a text preset will now add a new text layer with the preset style applied.
When using the Type tool’s Color Picker, pressing the Escape key will now close the Color Picker, as it should.
Drag shapes from the Layers view to the Shapes palette to save them to your collection.
The selection tools will now be highlighted if there is an active selection.
A number of performance improvements make the selection tools faster and more reliable.
You can now copy, cut, paste, and duplicate the components inside shapes.
The Color Selection tool now works on layers with color adjustments.
You can now hold down the Space bar to move selections while using the Rectangular and Elliptical selection tools.
When exporting to JPEG, the more common .jpg extension will be used instead of .jpeg.
The BMP and GIF formats have been added to the list of file formats you can export to.
Pressing Command-I now toggles the Invert adjustment, instead of simply applying it.
Dotted strokes now appear as they do in the original Pixelmator, improving compatibility with PXM files.
Dragging and dropping RAW images into Pixelmator Pro now works faster.
When changing image and canvas size, guides would be repositioned incorrectly. Fixed.
Certain fonts with high baselines would be clipped to the boundaries of text boxes. Fixed.
Fixed an issue that would sometimes make it impossible to change the font of certain text layers.
Applying a gradient to the layer mask of a text layer would only work at the second attempt. Fixed.
Copying a text layer and pasting it inside another text layer would include unnecessary text. Fixed.
RAW layers imported via drag and drop would sometimes have incorrect layer handles. Fixed.
Fixed an issue that would cause imported layers with transparent areas to be displayed incorrectly.
When using the Paint tool in images with advanced color profiles, the colors in the Colors window would not match up with colors in the image. Fixed.
Painting on an empty layer and moving a section of it would change the color of the painted areas. Fixed.
The position of gradient fills would shift after converting text into a shape. Fixed.
Trimming the canvas according to the color of the top left and bottom right pixels now works correctly.
Undo steps would sometimes disappear when creating selections. Fixed.
The Color Fill pop-up menu now correctly shows the selected blending mode.
Occasionally, it would not be possible to save images if the Image fill effect was applied. Fixed.
The fills of resized shapes will now be preserved more accurately.
When using the Fill layer style on very small layers, the fill would sometimes disappear. Fixed.
Several improvements fix flickering and positioning issues when editing shapes.
The canvas would sometimes jump after resetting changes made with the Crop tool. Fixed.
When exporting JPEG images without a specified color profile, one would be attached anyway. Fixed.
If the preference for importing JPEG, PNG, and TIFF images w as disabled, images opened via File > New from Photos would cause Pixelmator Pro to stop responding when saving. Fixed.
Combining effects like Affine and Op Tile would sometimes produce infinite images and cause Pixelmator Pro to stop responding. Fixed.
A number of fixes improve the stability of various tools that use gradients.
Pixelmator Pro would sometimes stop responding after moving the app from a Retina to a non-Retina display. Fixed.
The speed of the painting tools has been improved — your first brushstroke should now be much faster.
You can now export images to JPEG-2000 format.
Fixes for several related issues that would cause Pixelmator Pro to occasionally stop responding.
You can now import brushes from the original Pixelmator.
When you drag and drop a layer to add it your image, it will now be added above your selected layer and not at the top of the layer stack.
You can now use the Command-J and Command-Shift-J keyboard shortcuts to copy/cut and paste selections as layers.
Merged layers will now be named after the top layer.
The option in Pixelmator Pro preferences for importing images or opening in the native format is now much more descriptive.
Fixed a number of cases that would make Pixelmator Pro stop responding when using the painting tools.
Graphical artifacts would sometimes appear after repairing with the Repair tool. Fixed.
When reverting to an earlier version of your image, the background color would sometimes be incorrect. Fixed.
The colors of images exported to PSD would be incorrect when opened in Final Cut Pro X. Fixed.
The horizontal edges of objects would snap to the grid incorrectly. Fixed.
When flipping an object, its position will now be preserved more accurately.
Various fixes improve dragging and dropping shapes and paths.
Pixelmator Pro would sometimes stop responding when changing the color of a text layer. Fixed.
Pixelmator Pro would sometimes stop responding when quickly switching to and from the Crop tool. Fixed.
Pixelmator Pro would sometimes stop responding when resetting a selection. Fixed.
Several related fixes make Pixelmator Pro less likely to quit unexpectedly.
The update adds a few improvements and fixes a number different bugs.
The last used Layers view will now be used for all new images.
You can now press the Space bar to use the Hand tool while making selections with Free, Polygonal, and Magnetic Selection tools.
The Unite, Subtract, Intersect, and Exclude buttons for editing vector shapes are now available when using the Arrange tool.
Copy Style, Paste Style, Unite Shapes, Subtract Shapes, Intersect Shapes, and Merge Shape Components are now available in the Layers view shortcut menu.
You can now press Command-Option-A to select all the layers in an image.
The performance of the painting tools has been improved. Brushes like Varnish should now be much faster, more improvements are also coming.
You can now undo guide movements.
Several related fixes improve the reliability of cursors.
Edit > Cut will now clear selected areas.
Canvas Size will now work with negative values when Relative is selected.
When exporting presets using the preset shortcut menu, only a single preset will be exported.
The Color Fill tool color picker will now be canceled if you press the Escape key.
Trim Canvas will now work correctly with masked layers.
Document PPI will now be preserved when saving.
Fixed an issue that caused Pixelmator Pro to stop responding when resizing the canvas with an active selection.
The Grid will now be displayed correctly with all PPI settings.
Hidden layers will no longer become visible when merging.
The template chooser will now show template details by default.
The Open Recent menu will no longer show nonexistent images.
Your scanned images will now be imported once a scan has been completed.
A range of additional stability fixes and improvements.
This update improves the stability of Pixelmator Pro and addresses a few different crashing issues.
Fixed an issue that prevented using units other than pixels when changing canvas size.
Pressing the Command-A keyboard shortcut will now select text in text fields and dialogs if they are active, instead of the entire canvas.
Pixelmator Pro would sometimes quit unexpectedly when removing a layer while editing effects applied to it. Fixed.
Fixed an issue that caused Pixelmator Pro to quit unexpectedly when selecting brush presets.
If the stroke layer style failed to appear when selected, Pixelmator Pro would sometimes quit unexpectedly. Fixed.
Using the Color Fill tool on an empty layer with preserve transparency enabled would cause Pixelmator Pro to quit unexpectedly. Fixed.
Fixed several related issues that would cause Pixelmator Pro to stop responding while painting.
Fixed several issues that would cause Pixelmator Pro to quit unexpectedly while opening PSD files.
Improved the overall stability of the Arrange tool.
This update brings a number of fixes for issues with several painting tools as well as a number of crash fixes.
When combining a large number of vector shapes, these would sometimes be merged incorrectly. Fixed.
Layers would sometimes become blurry when flipping them vertically or horizontally after increasing their size. Fixed.
Several fixes for painting on layer masks and undoing changes after editing layer masks.
The colors of objects copied from images in one color space to images in another were managed incorrectly. Fixed.
The Color Fill and Gradient Fill tools would not fill precise colors when an image was assigned a different color space. Fixed.
Fill layer styles with transparent color stops were not being blended correctly with layers. Fixed.
Pixelmator Pro would sometimes quit unexpectedly when applying gradients to an empty layer. Fixed.
Moving a selection outside the canvas would sometimes cause Pixelmator Pro to quit expectedly. Fixed.
Converting a text layer into pixels would sometimes cause Pixelmator Pro to quit unexpectedly. Fixed.
Several fixes for exporting 16-bit PXD documents to PSD.
When attempting to select a layer with an empty layer mask, the wrong layer would sometimes be selected. Fixed.
Pixelmator Pro would sometimes quit unexpectedly when painting on a resized layer. Fixed.
Several fixes for crashes when opening PSD files.
Several fixes for crashes when editing text.
This update adds multiple new languages — French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, and Korean.
A range of performance improvements and bug fixes make Pixelmator Pro faster and more reliable.
A range of performance improvements speeds up moving layers, zooming, and opening images. Opening images is now up to 6 times faster in some cases.
The Colors histogram now displays colors based on the total size of objects rather than the amount of pure color.
Color adjustment previews are now much sharper.
Improved selection smoothing when copying and pasting selections.
The Select Color tool is now much faster when zooming.
The Magnetic Selection tool is now more precise.
When using the Arrange tool with Auto Select turned off, you needed to drag inside a layer to move it. Now you can also drag outside the active layer to move it.
You can now choose to export images with 8-bit or 16-bit color depth.
When saving an image while applying color adjustments to an active selection, the adjustments would be discarded. Fixed.
Selections with transparent areas would sometimes be shifted when copying and pasting. Fixed.
Layers would sometimes move slightly when selecting them using the Arrange, Text, or Shape tools. Fixed.
Completely masked layer areas will no longer be automatically selected if they’re not visible in the image.
Using the Style and other tools, it was possible to select hidden layers by clicking in the image. Now, you should only be able to select them in the Layers view.
Converting the bit depth of an image would not always work reliably. It does now.
Changing the color profile of an image would sometimes not work. It does now.
Undoing changes after resizing text layers would sometimes not work. Fixed.
The Constrain Proportions option would sometimes be deselected for layers when saving a Pixelmator Pro document. Fixed.
The compression option would be ignored when exporting 16-bit TIFF images. 16-bit TIFF images will now be compressed.
Horizontal lines would sometimes appear on Mac computers with Radeon graphics cards. Fixed.
When exporting to JPEG, there was an option to save with 16-bit color depth. JPEG does not support that, so that option has been removed.
When exporting to PNG, it was possible to choose CMYK as the color profile. PNG files do not support CMYK profiles, so this has been removed.
Pixelmator Pro would sometimes quit unexpectedly when closing documents. Fixed.
When resetting all brush collections to default, these would sometimes not be updated in all files. Fixed.
Many other improvements, including a number of crash fixes.
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Powerful color adjustments and full, native RAW support.Learn more
An increadibly fluid painting experience and over hundred handcrafted brushes.Learn more
Machine learning powers automatic layer naming, horizon detection, and more.Learn more
Pixelmator Pro includes many more incredible tools and features.