Full-featured and powerful image editing app for the Mac.

Pixelmator takes full advantage of the latest Mac features and technologies, giving you speedy, powerful tools that let you touch up and enhance images, draw or paint, apply dazzling effects, or create advanced compositions with ease. Once your images are ready, save them to popular image formats, share them via email or social networks, print them, or instantly add them to your Photos library. All right from Pixelmator.

The new Pixelmator 3.7 Mount Whitney is designed to integrate seamlessly with macOS High Sierra’s fresh and modern look, macOS Continuity features, like Handoff and iCloud Drive, and it works wonderfully together with Pixelmator for iOS.

A powerful, pixel-accurate collection of selection tools
• Quickly and easily select any part of an image
• Edit and apply special effects to parts of your pictures
• Select and remove unwanted elements of your photos
• Cut out objects from one image to place in another

Top-notch painting tools
• Paint with Pixelmator as you would on canvas
• Use different brush sizes, shapes, hardness, and blending modes
• Adjust brush settings to get just the look you want
• Cover any area with beautiful gradients and color fills

Retouching tools
• Correct wrinkles and repair scratches
• Make flaws vanish from your photos, remove or rearrange objects in a composition
• Blur, sharpen, lighten, or darken specific areas
• Reshape areas to subtly improve or give images a completely unexpected look
• Combine different tools and effects for an endless number of ways to refine your images

Drawing tools
• Easily add, create, combine, and edit shapes
• Quickly add lines, circles, rectangles, polygons, and many more custom shapes
• Effortlessly apply shadows, fills, and strokes for more advanced shapes
• Create buttons, icons, web page elements, illustrations, and much more

A real effects machine
• Play with over 160 breathtaking effects
• Combine different effects for unique, near-effortless artistic creations

An elegant collection of professional-grade color correction tools
• Adjust exposure, hue, saturation, shadows and highlights, brightness, contrast, and much more
• Replace and remix colors
• Dramatically improve less-than-perfect images with one click

Layer Styles
• Easily add non-destructive layer effects like shadows, outlines, color, gradient fills, or reflections
• Combine a set of effects to create and save your own unique layer style presets
• Or just use any of the Pixelmator Team-designed layer style presets
• Apply any of the layer style presets using drag and drop

• Launch Pixelmator directly from Photos and save edits back to the original image
• Open and save images using PSD, JPEG, PNG, HEIF, TIFF, PDF, and many other popular formats
• Open and save Photoshop images with layers
• Open and save 16-bits per channel images

iCloud, sharing, and saving for the web
• Let iCloud automatically store your edited images and seamlessly sync your work across all your Macs
• Skip manual saving of your documents thanks to Auto Save
• Email your photos right from Pixelmator
• Publish your images to social applications like Flickr, Twitter, and Facebook
• Optimize and save images for use on your web pages, blogs, photo albums, and more

Editing extensions for the Photos app:
• Retouch photos with powerful Pixelmator retouching tools right inside the Photos app
• Reshape images with Metal-based Pixelmator distort tools without leaving Photos

Built exclusively for Mac
Pixelmator uses a number of macOS features and technologies like Cocoa, Metal, Core Image, Grand Central Dispatch, 64-bit, FaceTime camera, Automator, Full-Screen, built-in Sharing and much more. And Pixelmator’s beautiful interface and image editing engine are fully optimized for the MacBook Pro with Retina display.

Apple Design Award Winner
Best of Mac App Store 2011: App of the Year 2011

What's New

Version 3.7.3

This update brings a few small improvements and bug fixes.

• It was not possible to use the Copy Layer Style and Paste Layer Style commands. Fixed.
• When printing, smaller images will no longer use the Scale to Fit Option by default.
• The last used Print dialog settings will now be remembered for individual documents.
• File > Page Setup has been unified with File > Print.
• While transforming layers, parts of the transformed layer would be temporarily left behind after resetting the changes. Fixed.
• Fixed an issue with the Soften and Sharpen tools in the Pixelmator Retouch extension for the Photos app.
• Think you’ve found a bug? Let us know at and we’ll fix it!

Here’s what we added in Pixelmator 3.7.1:

• Export images in the modern High Efficiency Image File format to reduce their file sizes without losing visible quality.
• Use the Vignette effect to artistically fade the edges of an image.
• Fixed various issues with Pixelmator Retouch and Distort extensions for the Photos app.
• When using the Pixelmator Retouch extension, you can now adjust brush softness using the Shift-Square bracket keyboard shortcut.
• Pixelmator would sometimes quit unexpectedly when zooming or opening images. Fixed.
• Importing brushes, gradients, or layer styles would sometimes cause Pixelmator to quit unexpectedly. Fixed.
• When scaling selections, the Constrain Proportions checkbox will now be unselected by default.
• Fixed an issue with the layout of options in the Save dialog.
• In macOS 10.13, the Web Colors tab has disappeared from the Colors window due to sandboxing issues. There’s a way to get it back — visit the following Pixelmator Community thread for more details:

Ratings and Reviews

4 out of 5

87 Ratings

87 Ratings

Eine super Photoshop-Alternative


In Zeiten in denen Photoshop 300€ im Jahr kostet, muss man sich nach alternativen umsehen.
Und Pixelmator ist eine dieser Alternativen, und auch die beste die ich bisher getestet habe, es geht mit den meisten bekannten Formaten um ( bis auf Vektorgrafiken ), lässt sich spielend einfach bedienen und bietet ausreichend Funktionen für den Laien, der nur kurz einen Filter über das Bild legen will oder etwas retouchiren möchte, aber auch für den „Profi“ der aufwendige Fotomontagen erstellen „muss".
Bei diesem Leistungsumfang und dem Preis gerade zu ein must-buy!

To the Developers: Please make a One-Window-Mode, its just a pain in the *** to allways search for the diffrent Tool windows - havn’t seen such a window mess in years, especially not in a MacApp which is as great as this one!

Developer Response

Thanks for taking the time to write such a nice review — feedback duly noted!

Super App, wenig Updates.


For Developers:
Optional One-Window-Mode please, with tabs. Too many windows… it’s hurt sometimes.

Performant und nicht ganz so überladen/Ressourcenhungrig wie Photoshop. Außerdem ein fairer Preis für den Umfang. Was mir fehlt, ist eine Anzeige ohne einzelne Fenster, also ähnlich wie Photoshop und Affinity Photo. Bei Pixelmator ist jedes Bild gleich ein Fenster, statt ein Tab, wie das heutzutage eigentlich üblich ist. Das könnte man ruhig mal hinzufügen, aber so viele Updates oder neue Funktionen gab es bei Pixelmator ja seit Release nicht. Die Entwickler supporten zwar, scheinen sich aber auf alles andere (iOS-Version) als die Weiterentwicklung zu konzentrieren. Macht aber nichts. Wie gesagt, fairer Preis, gute Photoshop-Alternative, nutze ich seit vielen Jahren und bin sehr zufrieden, abgesehen von den erwähnten Punkten.

Auch in Version 3.7 immer noch ein Spielzeug


Das Programm ist mehr als Spielzeug zu sehen, denn als echtes graphisches Werkzeug, es fehlen immer noch ganz profane Tools, wie z. B. der Weißabgleich per Pipette, etc., dafür gibt es Grafikeffekte, die man selten bis nie braucht und für eine ordentliche Fotobearbeitung nutzlos sind.

Für den Preis von knapp 30 Euro bietet die App leider zu viel Spielerei und zu wenig ernsthafte Bearbeitungsmöglichkeit, weshalb ich zu Affinity Photo gewechselt bin - das kostet zwar UVP knapp 50 Euro, hier hat man aber fast Photoshop ähnliche Leistung und das Programm ist den Mehrpreis allemal wert.

Womit ich auch sehr schlecht klar gekommen bin, ist die Aufteilung in lauter kleine, unabhänige Tool-Fenster, diese überlappen und stören sich auf kleinen Bildschirmen und behindern hier zusätzlich die Arbeit! Bei der angekündigten Pro-Version hat man sich offensichtlich zu einer viel praktischeren 1-Fenster-Darstellung entschieden, evtl. denkt der Entwickler auch bei der „Standard“-Version mal über eine entsprechende Umstellung nach.


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