What’s New

Version 3.8.5

Pixelmator 3.8.5 brings a few more improvements and fixes.

• The palettes will now be shown only when a document window has focus and be hidden in almost all other cases.
• The palettes and windows would occasionally flicker. Fixed.
• When restoring documents or opening Pixelmator by dropping images onto the app icon in the Dock, the Welcome window would be displayed when it shouldn’t. Fixed.
• It was possible to open multiple Open dialogs. Fixed.
• It was possible to open both the Welcome window and the Open dialog. Fixed.
• Clicking certain areas of the Open dialog would not bring it in front of other windows. Fixed.
• The palettes would appear together with the Open dialog after choosing to open an existing image in the Welcome window. Fixed.
• The palettes wouldn’t appear automatically when opening or restoring files. Fixed.
• The Import window would sometimes be white. Fixed.
• The position of the Clone Stamp tool’s source crosshair would sometimes be incorrect. Fixed.
• With no open document, clicking the Pixelmator icon in the Dock would not show the Welcome window. Fixed.
• The Pixelmator > Services menu would not be dimmed when the Trial window was visible. Fixed.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
71 Ratings

71 Ratings

gianelo99 ,

Very good, not perfect

This app is quite useful and incredibly easy to use. It’s got many of photoshop’s functions in a more user friendly environment/interface. However, the main disadvantage is that it doesn’t have adjustment layers, so there is no easy way of doing non constructive adjustments. I hope this will be picked up in later versions. Overall, I’m very happy with pixelmator, especially when it comes in such a low, one off, price compared to photoshop.

joehay ,

Photshop what?

Why pay for photoshop when Pixelmator does everything (you need) photoshop for and does it a lot more easily! Having played around with Photoshop and Paint Shop Pro (on the PC) for years I found it difficult to believe that something a tenth of the price could be just as powerful.

I have been using pixelmator for well over a year now and I am still amazed each day at how robust it is. It eally is rock solid, never crashes. Don’t think I have ever owned an app that has never crashed once? Not only that but still haven’t reached that stage yet where I found I can't do something with it.

If you are thinking about getting Photoshop - don’t bother. Get this instead, you won’t regret it :-)

YukkyYukYuk ,

Perfect Pixelmator

The care and attention that has gone into this application is incredible. It’s capabilities are on a par with software that is much, much more expensive and not as friendly to use. I’ve been using Pixelmator for several years now, and when I upgraded to a new fancy Mac with Touch Bar last week it was the first thing I installed, and I wasn’t at all surprised to find that considered Touch Bar support has already been added.

Six out of five stars.


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