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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 3.3 is redesigned to cohere with OS X Yosemite’s fresh and modern look, brings new OS X Continuity features, like Handoff and iCloud Drive support, and works wonderfully together with Pixelmator for iPad.

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 3.3.3

This update includes minor stability improvements and bug fixes.


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Customer Reviews

Pixelmator Is Not A Rental

I like Pixelmator. For web design and development, it’s a great image editor. It’s fast, simple and powerful. It’s also inexpensive. It’s one of the main reasons to own a Mac. Pixelmator is great about supporting new Mac features too, like iCloud, Retina Displays and File Versions.

I’ve been using the software for years. (The Mac App Store “Purchased” tab says Jan 18, 2011.) It just works.

I used to like Adobe software. Unfortunately, Photoshop is just too expensive for my budget. I don’t want to rent software. Instead of paying monthly to rent Photoshop, treating software like a cable TV channel, Pixelmator is a more ecconmical alternative. Also, I don’t have a lot of storage space on my Mac, so I’m happy that Pixelmator is lean download.

iBooks Author, Hype, iDraw and Pixelmator are now my top apps for creativity.

If there’s a complaint about Pixelmator is that the exported images can be even smaller. That’s important for web publishing. Dropping the PNG or JPEG files into ImageOptim remedies that problem. I think a single window would be better too. Dodging all the floating windows can get frustrating.

I have Pixelmator on iOS too. It’s a nice companion app, but I don’t really use it that much. I’m not really forseeing a need to edit an 8K image while on the go, but it’s nice knowing that option there though. Maybe I’ll use it more after I upgrade my iPhone.

Replaced all photo editing apps for me

My needs aren’t great - I could get away with Gimp if I needed to - But why bother when there’s such a beautiful and functional app like this?! I’ve been using it since the original version came out, and yea - sure - I had to buy it again on the App Store - but you know what? It’s totally worth it; Pixelmator is so polished and fast, has so many of the features you expect and more, and the developers have consistently improved it over time to become the masterpiece it is now. If you’re thinking about which photoediting app you need, and Photoshop is a bit much for your needs, this is the best app to get in my opinion. And for the price, it’s so worth it. Buy it today, you won’t be sorry - You’ll be too busy digging into it and creating!

Love It

Honestly this is one of the better pieces of software I have utilized. I would deem this a necessity if you do not want to pay the high price of Photoshop. I’d also recommend getting it for your iOS devices because they were together best. I just hope they include photos extension sometime soon.

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  • $29.99
  • Category: Graphics & Design
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  • Version: 3.3.3
  • Size: 42.9 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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