Pixelmator Pro is an incredibly powerful, beautiful, and easy to use image editor designed exclusively for Mac.

With a wide range of professional-grade, nondestructive image editing tools, Pixelmator Pro lets you bring out the best in your photos, create gorgeous compositions and designs, draw, paint, apply stunning effects, design beautiful text, and edit images in just about any way you can imagine. And thanks to its intuitive and accessible design, Pixelmator Pro is delightfully easy to use — whether you’re just starting out with image editing or you’re a seasoned pro.

New Interface
• The modern, single-window interface is designed exclusively for working with images on a Mac
• An intuitive and accessible design makes it easy for anyone to edit images — from complete beginners to design professionals

Professional Tools
• Enhance your existing images and create new ones using every image editing tool you could ever need
• Edit nondestructively, adjusting individual changes whenever you like
• Easily move, resize, and arrange objects to create stunning compositions
• Adjust the colors in images with a collection of nondestructive color adjustments
• Use the machine learning-powered Auto Color Adjustments to automatically improve image colors
• Enjoy superior support for RAW files, editing RAW images right inside Pixelmator Pro without having to preprocess them
• Create digital or traditional paintings using a collection of handcrafted, fully-customizable, dual-texture brushes with full support for digital graphics tablets
• Combine the built-in effects in Pixelmator Pro to create any artistic or special effects you can imagine
• Nondestructively customize the look of layers in your image using layer styles
• Save the adjustment, effect, and layer style combinations your create, use them in any of your images, and share them with others
• Magically remove small imperfections or entire objects, seamlessly clone parts of your photos, and lighten or darken precise areas using a full set of retouching tools
• Use the reshaping tools to easily change the shape of any object or area in your images, create striking artistic effects or make subtle changes to portrait photos
• Pick out and edit precise parts of your images or copy objects from one image to another using a range of pixel-accurate selection tools
• Add high-quality, customizable vector graphics designed by the Pixelmator Team
• Create your own vector graphics using the Pen and Freeform Pen tools
• Easily design great-looking text with a full set of typography tools
• Optimize and save your images for the web, using advanced compression to shrink images sizes to the smallest possible

Image Editing Enhanced by Machine Learning
• Automatically give descriptive names to the layers you add
• Intelligently straighten images using horizon detection
• Magically remove objects, recreating image areas with stunning realism
• Quickly make accurate selections with ease

• Open and edit images in all the most popular image formats, including JPEG, TIFF, PNG, PSD, HEIF, SVG, PDF, GIF, BMP, TGA, and JPEG-2000
• Open and edit Photoshop images with layers
• Open and edit SVG vector images
• Launch Pixelmator Pro directly from the Photos app and save edits back to the original image in your library
• Share your images to the Photos app, Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, and other locations right from Pixelmator Pro

Built Exclusively for Mac
Designed exclusively for macOS, Pixelmator Pro supports almost every major macOS feature and integrates seamlessly with macOS High Sierra. Simply put, it's the ultimate Mac app. With a design that is totally and completely Mac, Pixelmator Pro feels instantly familiar from the moment you first launch the app.

Minimum System Requirements
Pixelmator Pro requires a Mac compatible with Metal 2 running macOS 10.13 High Sierra.

What's New

Version 1.1.1

Pixelmator Pro 1.1 Monsoon is a massive update that brings a modern way to easily prepare images for the web, machine learning-powered Auto Color Adjustments, Touch Bar support, and a whole lot more.

• The new Export for Web feature gives you a modern way to easily prepare your images for the web.
• Automatically perfect the colors of your photos with three machine learning-powered Auto Color Adjustments.
• Get quick access to all your Pixelmator Pro tools with support for the MacBook Pro Touch Bar.
• Advanced Compression lets you shrink image sizes to the maximum without affecting quality.
• The new Slice tool lets you divide designs into individual images and optimize each one separately.
• Use Quick Export to quickly export images optimized with your most used settings.
• Export Presets let you save your favorite export settings to speed up exporting images.
• Thanks to SVG support, you can now open, edit, and export resolution-independent vector images.
• 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 select 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.

Improvements and Fixes in Pixelmator Pro 1.1.1:
• You can now expand grouped tools by Force clicking a group or clicking and holding it.
• Export suffixes will now be saved with export presets.
• SVG images will be exported with more efficient compression.
• When exporting to SVG, shapes with center stroke outlines would be exported with square corners, instead of the rounded ones in Pixelmator Pro. Fixed.
• 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.
• When using the Slice tool, selecting an object slice will now select the associated layer in the Layers sidebar and vice versa.
• 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.
• 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.
• When switching to the Paint tool, the brush cursor would flicker if the current 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.
• If part of a text layer was beyond the canvas, converting it into pixels would sometimes change its position. Fixed.
• When using Wacom graphics tablets to edit gradient color stops, it would be very difficult to change colors. Fixed.
• When creating a new document from a layer, the layer will be placed so that any layer styles appear inside the canvas.
• 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.
• Some more fixes that make Pixelmator Pro even better. Read the full release notes at

Think you've found a bug? Please let us know at and we'll fix it!

Ratings and Reviews

3.7 out of 5

69 Ratings

69 Ratings

One thing missing….


The last version of Photoshop I used was CS4. Quit it when Adobe went to their subscription model. I’ve made do with Apple Photos. Tried Affinity Photo and it was ok. Had decided that I would probably settle on Luminar for what I need to do which, as you’ll see, is somewhat specialized. I was a CorelDraw user before I came over from the Dark Side and got an iMac I used it for graphic design and image handling. Doing layouts with images and text was a snap. I’ve never been able to find anything in the Apple app world to replace it until now. I’m an artist and I need something that will handle not only photographic image adjustments, but also images of paintings and drawings, which can be quite difficult to photograph and adjust accurately. I also need to be able to combine photos, art and text into single pieces for promotional and other work and finally, with Pixelmator Pro, I once again have found something that will do everything CorelDraw did and much more. I read through every feature section on the website, sat down, ran through every icon in the side bar, playing with different settings, brushes, etc. Piece of cake. Very intuitive for me. Looking forward to using is as a “painting media” also. The previous version of Pixelmator had just enough function to drive me crazy trying to get it to do what I want. No more. The Pro version rocks.
Just one request…please make it an extension of Photos asap.

When will the product be ready for release?


Today I tried a simple project involing a low-res photo. I just need to cut two objects and swap their placement in the image. I successfully selected, cut, pasted into new layer(s) and flipped their orientation. Out of no where the first layer vanished. When I tride to select all it showed control handles for an invisible object that was in a completely differerent / arbitrary place. The thumbnail for the layer looked correct but there was no data in the main workspace. I verifed the layer order was correct. I verified I had not accidentally activacted a mask. I close the app and reopened —now the thumbnail is also empty. The pixels in the layer appear to be completely gone.

After letting this app collect dust I gave it a chance again. Within minutes I had a vanishing layer. Data loss.

On an aside, even if the app worked flawlessly, the fact that that UI moves around constantly (grows/shrinks depending on chosen tool) means I can’t use this app without feeling a disoriented motoin sickness.

Developer Response

I'm sorry to hear you've had such a frustrating time with Pixelmator Pro. On the whole, we've fixed almost all of the bugs reported to us and a few more that we've found ourselves. However, this particular bug is not one we've come across so far, so if you could contact us at with more details, that would be very much appreciated and we'd do our best to help you out!

I really like this


So I have used older versions of Photoshop and mainly was using Gimp for photo editing. I really like what Pixelmator has here. Good product. I’m happy with it. For basic fixes and enhancements this works. I tested out Affinity and it just wasn’t intuitive. I find the user interface here works for me.

I would make two suggestions to improve: Autosaving bugs me. I find that I mess around with a photo only to find it has saved to my photos. I then have to go in and revert to original. Big issue when I’m working on something I’ve already altered. Becuase this takes me too far back past other edits. I work around this by only messing with duplicated photos. And secondly I would like to see more auto filters in future updates.


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