BEST OF 2018
App of the Year: Pixelmator Pro
Photographers, illustrators, and designers, rejoice!
Pro image editing for everyone
Pixelmator Pro is Mac App of the Year because: It makes a huge range of pro-level image-editing tools accessible to all.
Among photographers, illustrators, and graphic designers, Pixelmator has been a longtime favorite for its powerful features and affordable price. Pixelmator Pro takes the suite to the next level. This upgraded app packs even more power without compromising ease of use—and introduces impressive machine-learning intelligence.
The app is flexible enough to handle photo editing, painting, and illustration. For illustrators, it offers a rich canvas with an array of customizable brushes and support for external drawing tablets. Graphic designers will appreciate the vector tools. And Pixelmator Pro’s advanced color adjustment helps photographers make their images pop (without leaving artifacts).
Coolest of all, machine-learning features bring cutting-edge intelligence to your workflow. By leveraging the Core ML framework on macOS Mojave, Pixelmator Pro recognizes specific elements in your projects with startling accuracy. This lets you easily remove objects from photos or select complicated forms with just a few clicks. Auto Color Adjustments improve your photos’ lightness, saturation, and more with ML-powered algorithms that were trained using millions of images. Pro can even automatically name all the layers in your project based on what appears in them.
Pixelmator Pro puts an incredibly broad range of tools at your fingertips. And its sleek Dark Mode is just icing on the cake.