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

Pixelmator takes full advantage of the latest Mac technologies, giving you speedy, powerful tools that let you touch up and enhance images, draw or paint, apply dazzling effects, or create advanced compositions amazingly simple. Once your images are ready, access them anywhere with iCloud, send them to iPhoto or Aperture, email, print, share, or save them to popular image formats–all right from Pixelmator.

And, the new Pixelmator 3.4 is redesigned to cohere with OS X El Capitan’s fresh and modern look, brings new OS X Continuity features, like Handoff and iCloud Drive support, and 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 portions 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 re-arrange objects in a composition
• Blur, sharpen, lighten, or darken specific areas
• Get rid of the red eye effect with just one click
• Distort or transform 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
• Over 160 different breathtaking effects you can play with
• Combine different effects for unique, near-effortless artistic creations
• See stunning results in real-time

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
• Designed with friendly interface features for intuitive ease of use

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 styles presets
• Or just use any of the Pixelmator Team-designed layer styles presets
• Applying any of the layer styles presets is as simple as drag and drop

• Send your images directly to iPhoto or Aperture
• Open and save images using PSD, TIFF, JPEG, PNG, 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 take your work to all your Macs
• You can completely 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

Built exclusively for Mac
Pixelmator uses a number of OS X features and technologies like Cocoa, OpenGL, OpenCL, 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 in Version 3.4

Pixelmator 3.4 Twist adds support for OS X El Capitan, multitasking via Split View, a new Photos Extension with powerful Distort tools, and more.

• Pixelmator now works great on OS X El Capitan.
• The new Pixelmator Photos Extension brings powerful, Metal-based Distort tools to your Photos app.
• Split View lets you use Pixelmator and any other app side-by-side in full screen.
• Enhanced Force Touch support makes painting with Force Touch trackpad even smoother.
• San Francisco is the new user interface font.
• Other improvements and fixes.


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Customer Reviews

Stands out from the rest,

I love this App! For me, the main appeal is the simplicity. I also use Photoshop CC, but I believe that Pixelmator and Photoshop both have a place. I use Photoshop for more advanced work, when I require a particularly fine level of control. However, I use Pixelmator for those quick, simple adjustments - though that’s not to say that this app is not capable of advanced editing, it certainly is. Out of all the photo editing apps not aimed at top-level professional work, Pixelmator stands out. I had a bit of a shakey start when I first installed El-Capitan, but reinstalling the ap fixed things.

Great Image & Photo Application

This is a great photo and image editing app, and at such an afforadble price. As an app developer, being able to recieve photoshop files and open them in Pixelmator saves me a huge, unneccessary cost, and allows me to work with design professionals.

There seems to be a slight issue that slows down my Retina Macbook Pro graphics whilst Pixelmator is open, however I wouldn’t let that discourage as I’m sure they’ll fix it quickly.

Literally Superb

This app really sparks creativity in a way which was simply not possible wiht other products. Because it is so fast at rendering with core image features you can adjust settings in real time to see their result. This allows you to focus on the result rather than the numbers and setting in the dialog boxes. Using this app is a dream come true.

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  • £10.99
  • Category: Graphics & Design
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  • Version: 3.4
  • Size: 46.7 MB
  • Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish
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Compatibility: OS X 10.9.5 or later, 64-bit processor

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