Pixelmator 4+

Pixelmator Team

    • $4.99



Pixelmator is a powerful, full-featured, layer-based image editor that lets you add shapes, images, and text to create beautiful image compositions, touch up and enhance images, sketch, and paint on iPad and iPhone alike.

Designed exclusively for iOS and iPadOS, Pixelmator takes full advantage of the latest iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 features and technologies, giving you innovative, fast, and powerful tools.

Create Eye-Catching Designs

• Combine words, shapes, and images to create breathtaking artwork right on your iPhone and iPad
• Apply non-destructive layer styles like shadows, outlines, gradient fills, and more
• Insert, group, merge, and blend layers of an image
• Easily add, combine, and customize shapes
• Blend layers, shapes, and text using any of 32 blending modes
• Use precise selection tools to edit areas of an image
• Crop, arrange, and rotate objects and layers with pixel-perfect precision
• Easily remove the background of images or cut and paste objects from one image to another

Add Shapes and Text

• Create flyers, logos, and other compositions using vector shapes and their styling options
• Customize Smart Shapes with easy-to-use controls
• Add text and make it look gorgeous with 24 pre-designed text styles
• Change the font, size, alignment, line spacing, use custom fonts, and more

Paint and Sketch

• Paint stunning images right on your iPhone and iPad
• Choose from over a 100 artist-designed brushes and numerous painting techniques
• Paint with near-natural wetness effect of watercolor and crayon brushes
• Create stunning pixel art images with the custom-designed Pixel brush
• Paint with incredible detail thanks to the double texture brush technology
• Vary the speed of your stroke to change the thickness of some of the brushes
• Easily select and fine-tune colors with a full-featured color picker
• Instantly choose colors right from your image with the Eyedropper
• Paint more naturally than ever with the Apple Pencil, featuring palm rejection, pressure, tilt, and acceleration sensitivity
• Enjoy perfectly seamless painting thanks to the Metal-powered paint engine

Edit and Enhance Photos

• Get started with dozens of beautifully designed templates
• Instantly improve your photos with single-tap color presets
• Take full control over the tonal range of your image with levels and curves
• Easily remove color casts and set the right white balance
• Wipe away image imperfections, skin blemishes, and unwanted objects with the Repair tool
• Duplicate areas of your image with the easy-to-use Clone tool
• Pinch, bump, twirl, or warp areas of an image with powerful, Metal-based Distort tools
• Blur, sharpen, lighten, or darken areas of an image
• Choose from dozens of breathtaking effects to subtly improve or completely change the look of an image
• Open and edit images of up to 256 megapixels

Export and Share Images

• Optimize images for the web using quality, color depth, and size settings
• Export images to Files, iCloud, or open in other apps using a file format of your choice
• Using the integrated share extension, easily share your artwork with friends and family using Mail, AirDrop, or post it to social platforms like Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook


• Open and save images using HEIF, JPEG, PNG, and TIFF formats
• Work with multilayered Pixelmator Pro and Adobe Photoshop documents
• Save your edited images directly to Photos
• Create, edit, and keep all your images up to date on all your devices thanks to iCloud support
• External keyboard support with over 70 keyboard shortcuts

Built for iPhone and iPad

• Pixelmator is meticulously thought through and created from the ground up for iPhone and iPad devices
• Designed to take full advantage of powerful iOS and iPadOS features and technologies — iCloud Drive, Photos extension, Split View, and more
• Thanks to Apple silicon, Metal, Core Image, and Core Animation, Pixelmator delivers state-of-the-art performance and real-time responsiveness

What’s New

Version 2.7.2

Pixelmator 2.7.2 for iOS brings a few important stability improvements and fixes.

• Applying gradient fills to layers and layer styles would not work correctly. Fixed.
• Opening the Cut, Copy, or Paste shortcut menu when editing text would quit the editing mode. Fixed.
• Documents with multiple group layers wouldn’t open. Fixed.
• Aligning text would sometimes cause Pixelmator to quit unexpectedly. Fixed.
• When attempting to use the Color Selection or Quick Selection tools, Pixelmator would sometimes quit unexpectedly. Fixed.
• Pixelmator would quit unexpectedly when deleting text layers with Stroke styles applied. Fixed.

Have any feedback about this update or Pixelmator for iOS in general? Let us know at support@pixelmator.com!

Ratings and Reviews

3.7 out of 5
876 Ratings

876 Ratings

Editors’ Choice

Pixelmator sets a new standard for photo editing on iPhone and iPad with a suite of staggeringly powerful tools. Combining gorgeous templates, intuitive touch-screen controls, and completely customizable effects, this full-featured editor is in a class all its own. Plus, with seamless syncing using iCloud Drive, it doesn’t matter where the project was started—you can keep editing on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac.

janant98 ,

New update is awesome, but still a few missing things

Really love the new keyboard and trackpad support—really makes it feel like a pro app. Thanks for fixing the issues with selection editing with the keyboard too!

As some of the other reviews mentioned, the UI is definitely a little clunky especially on big iPad screens—especially the two modal screens you have to go through to choose a specific brush or selection type. The keyboard shortcuts make this a lot easier, but I don’t always have access to a keyboard (like when I’m drawing with Apple Pencil). Would love to have a tool sidebar kind of like the desktop Pixelmator app!

There’s also some keyboard functionality missing like being able to select multiple layers/objects on the canvas with Shift or Command.

A nice little bonus would be to have enhanced pointer shapes with brushes, erasers, etc. What if we had bigger pointers for larger brush sizes? Maybe a crosshair for more precise sizes? How about a unique pointer shape for the pixel brush tool, which also has pointer snapping to each pixel for even more precision? So many possibilities to make this a really unique experience for the iPad.

It would also be nice to have support for multiple windows to make working with multiple docs at the same time easier. Totally understand if this can’t be done due to app memory limits though…

Developer Response ,

Hey there, keyboard shortcuts with selections should be working just as you expect — could you email us at support@pixelmator.com about this with more details about your device and workflows? We'd love to take a closer look at why it's not working for you!

ooAntixoo ,

Necessary features are missing.

The app is ok for quick sketches but that’s about it. As a graphic designer I need to do things on the fly and find myself frustrated with the features this app lacks. Many times I jump to this app to quickly put something together as a semi mock-up for clients. Simple features the app lacks are essential to anyone who does graphic work. A few missing features are skew & free transform. The distortion features in the app are pretty worthless imo. If I have a logo and need to add simple text I am unable to skew or italicize the text to fit image angles properly. This is a simple function that can be added to the text options/features. There needs to be a angle or skew tab in there to angle the text slant in a positive or negative direction.
My second major issue is the same thing with images or object layers. There should be a free transform option or a skew or slant feature to grab individual points of an object to allow for easy manipulation. Or to be able to move only 2 points and adjust the angle/slant of any objects to add alternate perspective to the image objects.
If the app had those two features added I would give it 5 stars. There are some great features. But the app itself is very limiting with essential functions that limit the user.

App Privacy

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

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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