Pixelmator Pro 2.2 adds full support for the new MacBook Pro devices powered by the blazing-fast M1 Pro and M1 Max chips!

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

With over 50 image editing tools, Pixelmator Pro has everything you need to edit photos, draw illustrations, create designs, paint digital paintings, and be creative in just about any way you can imagine. Designed to be the ultimate Mac app, Pixelmator Pro has won multiple awards, including the Mac App of the Year awarded by Apple, and is one of the best-rated apps on the Mac App Store.

Edit and Enhance Photos
• Adjust the colors in your photos in any way you want using a powerful collection of pro-grade color adjustments
• Use machine learning-powered tools to automatically enhance photos, increase resolution, correct white balance, and remove noise
• Magically remove unwanted objects from photos using the incredible Repair tool
• Retouch and reshape photos with tools for cloning image areas, sharpening, softening, warping, and more
• Quickly make good-looking shots spectacular with over 40 presets that create cinematic, vintage, photographic film, and many other looks
• Enjoy full support for RAW photos from over 600 of the most popular digital cameras

Draw and Illustrate
• Create vector designs using a full set of vector tools, including Pen and Freeform Pen tools
• Speed up creating illustrations with over 70 stylish shapes designed by the Pixelmator Team
• Add customizable Smart Shapes to quickly create your own custom shapes
• Import and export vector files in SVG format

Create Stunning Designs
• Harness the full power of layer-based editing to design posters, webpages, apps, or whatever you can imagine
• Quickly and effortlessly lay out and align objects using the intelligent Arrange tool
• Combine any of over 60 versatile, nondestructive effects to develop any artistic or special effects you can imagine
• Customize the look of layers using layers styles, such as Fill, Stroke, Drop Shadow, and Inner Shadow

Sketch and Paint
• Paint digital or traditional paintings with a collection of beautiful, handcrafted dual-texture brushes
• Take advantage of full support for graphics tablets to paint with pressure and tilt sensitivity just like on paper or a real-life canvas
• Enjoy incredibly fast and responsive painting thanks to a cutting-edge painting engine powered by the Metal graphics technology

Design Great-Looking Text
• Add text and customize all its typography features, including font, size, emphasis, alignment, ligatures, spacing, indents, and much more
• Easily create curved and circular text or even type text along the edges of shapes and paths
• Use multicolored and textured SVG fonts in your designs

Machine Learning-Powered Editing
• Pixelmator Pro comes with a wide range of tools powered by machine learning
• Increase the resolution of images without blurriness or pixelation using ML Super Resolution
• Use ML Enhance to intelligently enhance photos with an ML algorithm trained on millions of pro photos
• Remove noise from images with ML Denoise
• Copy the look of different photos with ML Match Colors
• Quickly and easily make accurate selections using the Quick Selection tool
• Get suggestions for eye-catching crops from ML Crop

• Edit images in all the most popular image formats, including JPEG, TIFF, PNG, PSD, HEIF, SVG, PDF, GIF, BMP, TGA, WebP and JPEG-2000
• Open and export Photoshop images with layers
• Share your images to Photos, Mail, AirDrop, and other locations

Built Exclusively for Mac
• Pixelmator Pro is a Universal app that is fully optimized for all M1 Macs, including ones powered by the M1 Pro and M1 Max chips
• Designed exclusively for macOS, Pixelmator Pro supports almost every major macOS feature and integrates seamlessly with macOS Monterey
• Enjoy support for iCloud Drive, Versions, a full-featured Photos extension, Shortcuts, Light and Dark Modes, Split View, AppleScript, Apple Pencil, and more

What’s New

Version 2.2

Pixelmator Pro 2.2 Carmel includes full support for macOS Monterey and the powerful new M1 Pro and M1 Max chips, adds 28 image editing actions to the new Shortcuts app, includes a Split Comparison view for easily comparing edits, and more.

• Pixelmator Pro is now fully compatible with and works great on macOS 12 Monterey.
• Thanks to support for the M1 Pro and M1 Max chips, Pixelmator Pro harnesses the full power of the fastest MacBook Pro devices ever.
• In the new Shortcuts app, you’ll find 28 powerful Pixelmator Pro actions, including ones featuring our machine learning-powered tools, actions for replacing text and images in documents, overlaying images, optimizing images for the web, and much more.
• To show you what Shortcuts can do, we've also included 6 very cool sample shortcuts – find those in our What's New window.
• The new Split Comparison view lets you easily see an interactive split-screen view of any layer with and without edits applied to it.
• To turn on the slider, you can Option-click the Show Original button in the Tool Options pane when using the Color Adjustments, Effects, retouching, and reshaping tools.
• Or, you can force click your image while using the Color Adjustments and Effects tools.
• And, to always have access to the Split Comparison view, you can also add the new Compare button to the Pixelmator Pro toolbar by clicking View > Customize Toolbar.
• When inserting image layers using the FaceTime camera, these will now include portrait masks to make it easier to blur or remove backgrounds and add effects to your FaceTime photos.
• Use the new Bokeh blur effect to apply beautiful photographic blurs to images.
• Pixelmator Pro can now import .PHOTO files, so you can open images you've edited in Pixelmator Photo for iPad with your nondestructive edits preserved.
• Maximum brush spacing has been increased from 100% to 1000%.
• 16-bit images exported to PSD with the Optimize for Apple Pro Apps setting turned on were not being exported with 8-bit per channel color as they should. Fixed.

Shortcuts Actions
• Apply Color Adjustment Preset to Image: Applies a selected color adjustment preset to images.
• Apply Effect Preset to Image: Applies a selected effect preset to images.
• Apply LUT to Image: Applies a custom LUT to an image.
• Automatically Crop Image: Automatically crops images using the machine learning-powered ML Crop algorithm.
• Automatically Enhance Image: Automatically enhances the look of images using our ML Enhance algorithm.
• Convert Image: Converts the images into the specified image format.
• Crop Image to Aspect Ratio: Crops images to a specific aspect ratio, fitting the original image into the new ratio if necessary.
• Denoise Image: Automatically removes camera noise from images using our ML Denoise algorithm.
• Get Person Mask from Photo: Using a machine learning algorithm, this action returns a grayscale mask image from images that contain people.
• Increase Resolution of Image: Increases the resolution of images by 3 times using our ML Super Resolution algorithm.
• Match Colors of Images: Matches the colors of an image to those of a different image using the ML Match Colors algorithm.
• Optimize Image for Web: Optimizes images for use on the web.
• Overlay Image: Overlays an image on top of another with the selected blending and opacity settings.
• Remove Background from Portrait Photo: Using a machine learning-powered algorithm, this action removes the background from images that contain people.
• Replace Layer in Document: Replaces the specified image layer in layered documents with the image you specify while preserving all its nondestructive properties.
• Replace Text in Document: Replaces all instances of some text in layered documents with the text you specify.
• And 12 more that we couldn't fit in this list!

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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
7.5K Ratings

7.5K Ratings

Walt Stoneburner ,

Pixelmator Pro just keeps getting better and better

I remember when Pixelmator Pro came out and dazzled everyone with it's instantaneous filter affects utilizing the GPU (putting shame on "the" primary image editor at the time), and then a bit later they had a few GUI improvements here and there.

However, in the last year or two something amazing has happened -- they seem to have crossed some knee-of-the-curve for innovation and new features. Every time I turn around, Pixelmator Pro is doing something new, something cool, something better and it's just fantastic. Pixelmator Pro is on the very top of my watch list for what incredible photo editing technology is about to get popular.

Pixelmator Pro doesn't pull punches when it comes to editing photos. It's not generic applications of filters, it's not a set of precanned special effects. From their AI Enhance to non-destructive highly-granular controls for experts, coupled now with automation ... this is a must-have tool for the professional photographer, even if you already have other tools. I'm constantly turning to Pixelmator Pro and it'd got my back every time.

Richard Cacciato ,

An Excellent Photoshop Replacement

Like many, I have used Photoshop for a very long time—since the early 90s. I was very upset when Adobe switched to a subscription model which I thought was expensive, and started to look for a replacement. I had dabbled with Pixelmator a few years ago but was able to keep Photoshop CS5 going on my Mac and was able to stick with it, even as far as Mojave. But then a few months ago, Photoshop finally started to crash every time I launched it and I was unable to use it anymore. I tried Affinity Photo after having read good reviews, and it is a powerful program, but the User Interface and commands are too different from Photoshop and the learning curve was too steep for me. So I gave Pixelmator a second look and was pleased to find that the UI and commands were quite intuitive and more similar to Photoshop. I highly recommend this app: it fulfills all my needs and the price is right. It's easy to use and works great. You can't go wrong with this. I highly recommend it.

Pinoir ,

A Possible Photoshop Killer?

I’m always trying to find a replacement for Photoshop. Contributing to Adobe’s bottom line year after year is rather expensive. Pixelmator Pro, on the other hand, is reasonably priced and quickly becoming a viable replacement option for Photoshop, at least for the typical photo enthusiast. It has a very intuitive interface tailored for the Mac. I’ve found everything I usually use in Photoshop to be buried somewhere in Pixelmator Pro.

I particularly like the toolbar that provides so many options up front where they are readily accessible. I found the selection tools easy to use and surprisingly sophisticated. I did have to get familiar with the app’s work layout, which is different from Photoshop, but it only took a few working sessions with the app to become comfortable with the placement and location of the various tools and menu options.

A user manual is available online and covers a wide range of information. The only thing the manual could use is a detailed index, which should not be too difficult to produce.

I must commend the team that created this wonderful image editing application. As they keep adding new features in the future, Pixelmator Pro will serve as a competent alternative to Photoshop, providing the company doesn’t abandon a reasonable purchase price and shackle the app with a monthly/yearly subscription fee.

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