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Save and name an image

The first time you save an image, you name it and choose where to save it — on your desktop or in a folder, for example. Thereafter, Pixelmator Pro automatically saves your image as you work. You can rename an image at any time or create a duplicate of it with a different name.

Save and name a new image
  1. Do one of the following:
    • Choose File > Save (from the File menu at the top of your screen).
    • Press Command ⌘ + S on your keyboard.
  2. Enter a name in the Save As field, then enter one or more tags (optional).
  3. To choose where to save the image, click the arrow next to the Where pop-up menu, then choose a location (for example, a folder or your desktop) in the dialogue.


    To make the image appear in Pixelmator Pro on all of your devices set up with iCloud Drive, save the image in the Pixelmator Pro folder in iCloud Drive.

    Tip: To create a new folder for the image, choose a location for the folder, then click New Folder at the bottom of the Save As dialog. Enter a name for the folder, then click Create.

  4. Click Save.

Rename an image
  • Click the image name at the top of the Pixelmator Pro window, then type a new name.
  • Choose File > Rename (from the File menu at the top of your screen).

Click anywhere outside the dialog to dismiss it.

Save a copy of an image
  1. Do one of the following:
    • With the image open, hold down the Option ⌥ key on your keyboard and choose File > Save As (from the File menu at the top of your screen).
    • Press Option ⌥ + Shift ⇧ + Command ⌘ + S on your keyboard.
  2. Type a name for the copy, then press the Return ↵ key.

The copy is saved to the same location as the original. You can change where the copy is saved or send the copy to someone.

To save a copy of an image in another format (for example, JPEG, PNG, or PDF), you make a copy of the image in that format. To learn how, see Export an image to a different file format.

Pixelmator Pro User Guide