Pixelmator specifications

What's new in version 3.2

  • All-new Repair Tool: Redeveloped from the inside out, the new Repair Tool is built on breakthrough technology that enables removing unwanted objects or image imperfections with an unsurpassed level of quality and precision.
  • 16-bits per channel support: 16-bits per channel support offers the flexibility to make color adjustments that go to extreme lengths while keeping the image color rich and vibrant. Read more here.
  • Lock Layers: When creating large and complex compositions, layer locking makes it easy to protect layer content from any further changes so that you can freely edit the rest of your composition.
  • Convert Selection into Shape: A handy new feature that lets you quickly and easily create all kinds of shapes from any selection.
  • New Repair Tool options available in the Tool Options bar via Action pop-up menu:
  • Quick - To remove small objects like dust, blemishes and others.
  • Standard - To remove larger image areas in a clear background.
  • Advanced - To remove larger image areas with more complicated background.
  • The new Diameter slider for the Repair Tool in the Tool Options bar makes it easier to change the brush tip size.
  • A new Color Depth dialog to convert images to 16-bits or 8-bits per channel color depth is available from the Image menu.
  • A new option to display bits per channel information in the Info Bar is available via the shortcut menu (Control-click the Info Bar).
  • Keyboard shortcut "/" is now assigned to the lock layers feature instead of locking layer transparency.
  • Fixed Tools palette animations that appear when it's being customized.
  • The Welcome window no longer appears with other palettes.
  • The Info Bar now updates correctly after restoring an image to its previous version.
  • Fixed an issue where images containing text layers with a gradient fill style would open with an incorrect gradient handle position.
  • The Opacity setting is now shown correctly in both the Tool Options bar and the Layers palette when several layers with different opacities are selected.
  • Fixed an issue where the FX icon sometimes would disappear from the Layers palette.
  • Fixed an issue in which the shape mode radio buttons were active when not intended to be.
  • Improved the performance of the Stroke and Fill layer styles.
  • You can now select layers that are visible through the empty areas of the shape.
  • You can now load a selection on a shape layer with a clipping mask.
  • The shape anchor points are no longer visible when using other tools.
  • The layer settings no longer change to the default when the document is imported by dragging it into the canvas or layers palette.
  • Image layers no longer disappear when moving a selection.
  • Resolved an issue where shape layers were shown incorrectly after opening an image.
  • Image compositions that contain grouped layers are no longer incorrectly opened.
  • Resolved an issue where the Refine Selection tool would change the selection size incorrectly.
  • When choosing the redo action, the Convert to Pixelmator document dialog now appears in situations where it should.
  • Colored text no longer becomes a single color within a text box in certain situations.
  • Fixed an issue where the Acknowledgments window would change the color of the active color well.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the inability to export certain files to JPG file format.
  • Fixed an issue caused by Exif data that led to an incorrect image rotation after export.
  • Fixed an issue where certain XMP data caused the inability to export images.
  • Resolved an issue where it was not possible to export layers if the layer style was removed before exporting.
  • Resolved an issue where shape compositions would paste incorrectly.
  • Resolved an issue where layers were shown incorrectly after reverting an image to its last saved version.
  • Resolved several issues where shape layers would disappear after using the Crop Tool.
  • Addressed an issue that sometimes would cause graphical corruptions when moving shapes.
  • Working with WebP file format no longer causes graphical corruptions.
  • Reduced the number of Sandbox entitlements, which means that Pixelmator now adheres to sandboxing rulers more strictly.
  • Replaced the deprecated QuickTime framework with an AV foundation that now improves FaceTime camera capturing in Pixelmator.
  • Removed garbage collection support for Automator actions.
  • Fixes related to stability and reliability, including the issues that could cause Pixelmator to quit unexpectedly in these situations:
  • When working with the Red Eye Tool or Paint Selection Tool on small images
  • When opening Pixelmator images with many shape layers
  • When moving a selection in a Quick Mask Mode
  • When moving a document window from the retina to external display
  • When transforming grouped layers
  • When moving a complex shape with a dotted outside stroke


  • Publisher Pixelmator Team
  • Publisher web site http://www.pixelmator.com
  • Release date May 22, 2014
  • Date added May 22, 2014
  • Version 3.2


System requirements

  • Operating systems Mac OS X 10.8, Mac OS X 10.9, Mac OS X 10.7, Mac OS X 10.6
  • Additional requirements Not available

Download information

  • File size 36.98MB
  • File name Pixelmator.zip


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  • License model Free to try
  • Limitations 30-day trial
  • Price $14.99