Although Pixelmator Classic will continue receiving occasional updates, it is no longer in active development and Pixelmator Pro is the latest version of the app.

Full-featured and powerful image editing app for the Mac.

Pixelmator takes full advantage of the latest Mac features and technologies, giving you speedy, powerful tools that let you touch up and enhance images, draw or paint, apply dazzling effects, or create advanced compositions with ease. Once your images are ready, save them to popular image formats, share them via email or social networks, print them, or instantly add them to your Photos library. All right from Pixelmator.

Pixelmator 3.9 Classic is designed to integrate seamlessly with macOS Catalina's fresh and modern look, macOS Continuity features, like Handoff, iCloud Drive, and Continuity Camera, and it works wonderfully together with Pixelmator for iOS.

A powerful, pixel-accurate collection of selection tools
• Quickly and easily select any part of an image
• Edit and apply special effects to parts 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 rearrange objects in a composition
• Blur, sharpen, lighten, or darken specific areas
• Reshape areas 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
• Play with over 160 breathtaking effects
• Combine different effects for unique, near-effortless artistic creations

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

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 style presets
• Or just use any of the Pixelmator Team-designed layer style presets
• Apply any of the layer style presets using drag and drop

• Launch Pixelmator directly from Photos and save edits back to the original image
• Open and save images using PSD, JPEG, PNG, HEIF, TIFF, 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 sync your work across all your Macs
• Skip manual saving of your documents thanks to Auto Save
• Email your photos right from Pixelmator
• Optimize and save images for use on your web pages, blogs, photo albums, and more

Editing extensions for the Photos app:
• Retouch photos with powerful Pixelmator retouching tools right inside the Photos app
• Reshape images with Metal-based Pixelmator distort tools without leaving Photos

Built exclusively for Mac
Pixelmator uses a wide range of macOS features and technologies like Cocoa, Metal, 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

Version 3.9.2

Pixelmator Classic 3.9.2 brings a few small fixes. Have any feedback about this update or Pixelmator Classic in general? Let us know at!

Ratings and Reviews

3.9 out of 5
51 Ratings

51 Ratings

VLCinéaste ,

Plus d’avantage que d’inconvéniants

Actualité : la version pro résout certains des « problèmes » ou limitations de cette version ci. Alors pourquoi ne pas proposer un prix spécial pour permettre le passage de la version classique à la version pro ? Une façon de récompenser la fidélité des utilisateurs, merci.

Avantages : Le prix concurrentiel. Le rapport qualité-prix donc. L’intuitivité (relative). Les fréquentes et efficaces mises à jour. Le téléchargement illimité (depuis Mac OS X Lion jusqu’à macOS High Sierra). La puissance et le nombre des outils intégrés. La (relative) stabilité. La compatibilité des formats. L’intégration rapide dans chaque nouvel OS.

Incovéniants : Sav, infos, tutos, forums … en anglais. Pas d’outils supplémentaires (hormis pour la retouche photo) proposés par la marque. La position des fenêtres flottantes ne peut pas être sauvegardée / personnalisée (du moins sur un Mac Book pro ou iMac avec un second écran sous macOS High Sierra et ce depuis Lion). Certaines petites choses contre-intuitives (comme la sélection de calque ératique, etc.).

Madgicseb ,

Vraiment top et intuitif

Merci pour ce logiciel d’un rapport qualité prix top ! Par rapport à d’autres….
Interface très classe et agréable, intégration parfaite aux extensions de photo !
Attention cependant, gros bug qui plante photo avec derniers MacBook Pro 2017, quand on choisit de modifier une photo avec Extension. Dommage qu’il n’y ai aucune info nulle part, même sur les forums anglophones. Une journée de recherche perdue, un essai de réinstal de Mac OS pour rien...Mais assistance (en anglais dommage aussi) au top…. Ils m’ont envoyé sous 24h un lien pour télécharger version qui sortira dans quelques mois et qui corrige et fixe le problème.

iNabil ,

très bon logiciel, la cinquième étoile viendra...

Quand on aura un mode fenêtre unique :)

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The developer, Pixelmator Team, has indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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