Pixelmator for Mac

Pixelmator for Mac

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  • Date Added:
    Dec. 16, 2014
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $29.99 to buy (Buy it now)
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  • Product ranking:
    #15 in Photo Editors

Editors' Review


A full-featured image editor, Pixelmator for Mac stops short of some of Photoshop's more advanced functionality, but offers quite a lot in a clean, easy-to-use package.

Installation was the standard affair for a Mac app, easy and straightforward. When we first launched the application, we were immediately impressed with its clean interface, which mimics Photoshop in many ways. If you know how to use Photoshop, you'll be right at home with Pixelmator for Mac. We felt at home with its brush and tools pallet to the left, and layers on the right. There's also another pallet containing dozens of effects and filters, which mixed color enhancement tools, blur, and lighting effects, and vintage photo filters all in one well-organized place. We opened up a photo for editing and began to play around with the various features, most of which were easier and more intuitive to apply than in Photoshop. In some cases, such as with complex tools like the Magic Wand, the attempt to keep things easy to use resulted in a poor implementation. However, Pixelmator for Mac offers so many other well-designed features and functions, we were impressed, overall. The only limitation of the trial is a watermark on saved images.

Users who frequently edit, manipulate, or create images will enjoy using this application. If you've been looking for an affordable alternative to Photoshop without sacrificing much in the way of features, Pixelmator for Mac is highly recommended.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Pixelmator for Mac 2.2.

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3 stars

"One serious limitation"

March 18, 2015  |  By Michael Graubart

 |  Version: Pixelmator 3.3.1


Simple, straightforward.


Only works in sRGB colour space, not Adobe RGB or other.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 3.3.1
  • Pinch to zoom support.
  • Resize and scroll features added to Shapes, Gradients, and Styles palettes.
  • The horizontal scrollbar is now properly visible, as is the document's bottom side.
  • The Info bar now displays X and Y coordinates properly.
  • Fixed an issue where Control-clicking the canvas doesn't bring up the shortcut menu.
  • Double-clicking the title bar now minimizes the app when "Double-click a window's title bar to minimize" is selected in System Preferences.
  • Changing palettes' size is now way faster and more responsive.
  • The Zoom Tool's slider is now more responsive.
  • Pixelmator folder didn't always appear on iCloud Drive. We've fixed it.
  • No more memory leaks with Magic Wand and Paint Bucket, which means they work faster now.
  • Fixed effects' rope glitches while moving the rope handle.
  • Clicking the Close All option no longer corrupts the palettes.
  • Fixes related to stability and reliability, including issues that could cause Pixelmator to quit unexpectedly or hang in these situations:
  • When using Pixelmator actions in Automator. Also, we've improved the Fit Images action output quality.
  • When exporting image to JPEG and PNG file formats.
  • When exporting slices.
  • When copying or pasting grouped layers with other than an sRGB color profile.
Publisher Pixelmator Team
Publisher web site http://www.pixelmator.com
Release Date December 16, 2014
Date Added December 16, 2014
Version 3.3.1
Category Digital Photo Software
Subcategory Photo Editors
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.10/10.9
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 44.55MB
File Name Pixelmator.zip
Total Downloads 83,650
Downloads Last Week 90
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $29.99

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