Photomator 4+

Your photo editing powerhouse

Pixelmator Team

    • 4.5 • 126 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases


Enjoy access to all the cutting-edge tools while saving a limited number of photos in our free version. Gain unlimited access with a subscription or lifetime license.

Photomator is a photo editing powerhouse, offering incredible tools for enhancing, retouching, and managing your photos. It includes an extensive collection of cutting-edge color adjustments, automatic selections powered by AI, powerful batch editing features, Clone and Repair tools for removing unwanted objects, and much more. Simply put, it has everything you need to make every shot your best.

The ultimate photo editing experience
• Adjust colors and lighting using a collection of powerful, nondestructive color adjustments
• Automatically make precise subject, sky, and background selections in photos using AI
• Add gradient masks, make color range selections, or simply paint over the areas you want to adjust using a brush
• Seamlessly clone or remove unwanted objects using state-of-the-art retouching tools
• Easily copy and paste edits between photos or batch edit entire photoshoots at a time
• Crop, straighten, and change the perspective of photos with a powerful and easy-to-use Crop tool
• Quickly change the look of photos using an extensive collection of presets, designed for landscape, black and white, and other photography styles

Tools powered by AI
• Automatically enhance shots using a machine learning algorithm trained on 20 million pro photos, or fine-tune individual adjustments, like White Balance, Selective Color, or Color Balance with a single click
• Magically increase the resolution of photos while keeping them detailed and sharp
• Remove camera noise and image compression artifacts with the Core ML-powered Denoise feature
• Instantly improve the quality of photos by removing color banding and increasing color depth with AI-powered Smart Deband feature
• Copy the look of any photo to another using the incredible color-matching feature
• Intelligently crop photos using machine learning-powered auto-cropping

State-of-the-art color adjustments
• Enjoy powerful tools for effortlessly adjusting the temperature, tint, exposure, contrast, brightness, hue, saturation, and vibrance in your photos
• Recover incredible amounts of detail in the highlights and shadows of photos
• Magically enhance fine details and structure in photos using powerful Clarity and Texture adjustments, or adjust textures in the highlights, midtones, and shadows separately
• Selectively edit individual color ranges with Selective Color, or improve the balance of colors in the shadows, midtones, and highlights with Color Balance
• Adjust lighting and colors with full precision using Levels and Curves adjustments
• Mix the balance of the red, green, and blue color channels to create intense color effects in your images
• Replace any color with any other using the Replace Color adjustment
• Create beautiful black and whites even from your color photos
• Use a range of additional adjustments, like Sharpen, Fade, Grain, Color Monochrome, Sepia, and Invert to make your photos stand out
• Instantly change the look of photos with LUTs or export custom LUTs to use in other apps

RAW editing made simple
• Open and edit over 650 RAW image formats, including Apple ProRAW and compressed Fujifilm RAWs
• Edit RAW photos as easily as photos in other formats using all the nondestructive tools, including Repair and Clone tools
• Easily batch-edit RAW photos together with photos in other formats

• Edit photos on your Mac, in cloud, or external drives with full macOS file system support
• Enjoy seamless Photos integration, instantly syncing edits between both apps
• With the support for iCloud Drive, enjoy seamless edit syncing across Mac, iPhone and iPad

Photomator is built from the ground up for Mac and integrates seamlessly with macOS Ventura. It uses powerful Apple technologies like Metal, Core ML, and Core Image to deliver staggeringly fast performance, even when editing large RAW photos or batch editing multiple images at a time.

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What’s New

Version 3.3.5

Photomator 3.3.5 brings several improvements to the Photos and Files browsers, now allowing you to save edits directly to the Photos library, rename files, unlock locked files or folders in the Files browser, and display photos in nested folders. The update also includes a few other minor improvements and fixes to make it easier to browse and edit photos in Photomator.

• Added a new W keyboard shortcut that you can use to turn on the White Balance color picker.
• When editing photos in the Photos browser, edits will now be saved directly to the Photos library without creating sidecar files whenever possible.
• You can now rename files in the Files browser.
• In the Files browser, locked files and folders are now marked with a padlock badge. You can quickly unlock them by Control-clicking the locked item, and then choosing Unlock Folder or Photo.
• To choose whether to display photos in folders together with photos in their subfolders, you can now select or deselect the "Display items from nested folders" option in Photomator Settings.

• Fixed various instances where the Files browser would allow users to attempt to modify items that were locked or read-only.
• When a photo in the Files browser had its original modified, reopening the photo, resetting all edits, then clicking Done would not revert it to the original. Fixed.
• In the Photos browser, open photos would not update after being edited in another app. Fixed.
• Photomator would display incorrect editing progress when batch editing photos in the Photos browser. Fixed.

Have any feedback about this update or Photomator in general? Let us know at!

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
126 Ratings

126 Ratings

Editors’ Notes

Looking for a simple but powerful way to freshen up your photos? Photomator makes editing approachable even if you don’t know your contrast from your saturation. With a few taps, the app lets you adjust specific color ranges, perfect your photo’s shadows, and fix up highlights. And once you’ve found settings you like, save them as your own presets.

Yun-Qing ,

Nice design, easy to use, intuitive

Tho I hope there to be more functionalities for sorting, flagging, filtering, grouping and rating like Lightroom does. Currently it’s heavily dependent on Apple photo /file browser, tho the integration is decent. The only issue found so far is that it might get a bit laggy when having a handful of active editing layers on Mac app. Another small imperfection is the perspective correction tool. The current capability of straightening function is a bit too basic when compared to Lightroom. Id it great if straightening can be done in more precision and perhaps by drawing guide lines. Other than that, so far so good. Id recommend give it a try. Better then darkroom as a lightroom alternative. If u utilise or are willing to utilise Apple photo as ur main place to sort and store ur photography projects it will be a even better experience.

Developer Response ,

Hey there, thanks for the feedback! We appreciate it. Image sorting and flagging are already on the roadmap for Photomator and straightening tool improvements are on our radar as well. So stay tuned for future updates! 

Also, we're sorry to hear about the issues you experienced when working with layers in Photomator. If you haven't done so already, it would be great if you could email us about this at with more details. We'd love to take a closer look at this for you.

Gaby_007 ,

Simple. Intuitive. Fantastic.

Pixelmator photo for iPad strikes a good balance between usability and functionality, and has a very simple and intuitive interface. It’s not on par with affinity photo in terms of raw power but its brilliant for its speed of workflow, and I really like the built in filters. It’s also great value for money. In terms of functionality its more lightroom than photoshop, however I prefer this. I stopped using adobe by and large when it became clear that they were so far behind in mobile, and they became greedy with their subscription model. I also use pixelmator pro on mac. A feature from the Mac I would really appreciate on here would be ML SuperResolution which transforms the humble jpeg from usable image for instagram and the like to allowing one to make large high quality professional prints with the click of a button. Many may say that those making prints should be using RAW files, but those individuals are unfamiliar with Fujifilm Cameras excellent and beautiful built in film simulations which only work in jpg. Which again speed up ones workflow, but also achieve highly original photo prints. There are a few pro re-touching features I’d like in both apps, one of which that I’d appreciate sooner than later would be the ability to liquify, which again would mean less necessity to be jumping between apps to complete an edit. Well done, and Keep up the good work guys!


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