Photomator – Photo Editor 4+

Your photo editing powerhouse

Pixelmator Team

    • 4.5 • 730 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases

Description

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

Compatibility
• 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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Privacy policy: https://www.pixelmator.com/privacy-policy/

What’s New

Version 3.3.2

Photomator 3.3 introduces a powerful file browser built with native macOS technologies. It brings an incredibly fast and smooth photo browsing and editing experience on your Mac, external drives, and even cloud services.

• The all-new file browser in Photomator is built using native macOS technologies, ensuring lightning-fast performance and a familiar interface that feels right at home on your Mac.
• Enjoy a wide range of powerful photo editing tools, such as full-featured color adjustments, one-click AI tools, powerful batch editing, and even full HDR editing support when working with photos in the file browser.
• Photo editing is completely nondestructive, letting you preserve the original photo and revert edits at any time.
• Edit photos stored on various cloud services like Dropbox, Box, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, and more, as well as edit photos on SSDs, NAS devices, or SD cards.
• Switch between Photos and Files browsers by simply clicking the pop-up menu in the toolbar or pressing the X key.

Built Using Native Technologies
• The all-new file browser in Photomator is built upon the Apple File System to offer a macOS-native experience.
• Thanks to its native capabilities, you can browse and edit photos quickly and easily and import even tens of thousands of photos in moments.
• The browser doesn't catalog or store duplicates of your photos and lets you automatically sync edits with the originals, saving storage space.
• Effortlessly sync edits through iCloud Drive and collaborate with colleagues, friends, and others on editing photos within shared iCloud folders.
• Enjoy familiar macOS-native features, like drag and drop, to effortlessly import photos or entire folders.
• Thanks to APFS support, duplicating photos in the file browser does not consume extra storage.
• The all-new file browser is optimized for devices with Apple silicon, taking full advantage of its incredible performance.
• Photomator uses Metal to harness the full graphics processing power and Core ML to bring the best possible ML processing performance on every Mac.
• Quickly AirDrop photos, send them via iMessage or email, and share them with other apps directly from Photomator using the Share pop-up menu.
• Easily add photos or entire folders to Photomator by simply selecting Add to Photomator from the Share menu.

Revamped Sidecar Files
• A new way for saving sidecar files was built from the ground up specifically for the file browser, allowing a separate file with edits to be stored alongside the original photo.
• When editing photos in the Files browser, you can preserve all nondestructive edits without altering the original photos.
• If you prefer saving edits directly to the original file instead of creating a separate file with edits, you can also choose to modify the original file when working in the Files browser.
• Thanks to sidecar file size optimizations, your edits, including those of RAW photos, will use significantly less storage space when editing in both Files and Photos browsers.

New in Pixelmator Pro 3.3.2:

General Improvements
• Asset counts will now be displayed alongside albums in the sidebar in both the files and photos browsers.
• You can now use the G keyboard shortcut to go back to the browser from the editing view.
• The app would occasionally crash when opening the Info window. Fixed.
• Some images wouldn't open if you started opening an image, quickly switched to another before the original had loaded, then returned. Fixed.

Files Browser
• When opening images for editing from the browser, the preview image will be of a higher resolution.
• When deleting a RAW+JPEG asset, only the JPEG file was deleted. Now, both will be deleted.
• Certain RAW image formats would have mixed-up width and height values. Fixed.
• These same RAW formats would be opened with an incorrect preview image before loading correctly. Fixed.

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

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
730 Ratings

730 Ratings

Editors’ Choice

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.

Cybercrs ,

Best iOS photo editor for everyday use

This is by far the best iOS photo editor for everyday use. I’ve used it since its original iPad release and it has only gotten better over time. Some of the features that have made it great for a long time are iOS photos integration (no importing/exporting hassle), all basic editing features that work as expected (color, exposure, sharpness, etc.), custom setting options, batch editing capability, and RAW support. The recent-ish additions of super resolution, denoising, iPhone support, and a more fluid browsing/editing interface have pushed this app over the top as the best editor for casual users who like to make their everyday photos shine. There are, of course, still opportunities for improvement, such as more customizable batch processing, the ability to better customize the interface (for example, to hide the overall ML button but surface the denoise option, rearrange the tool order, etc.), masking capability, setting sync between iPad and iPhone, and so on… but these would all be quality of life improvements on what is already a superb app. Highly recommended over every other iOS photo editor (and I have used more than I care to admit).

Kaplan student ,

Almost there

First of all I love this app. It’s my go to app for all of my editing while I’m traveling. But it’s not quite finished. There are some features that are missing that would enable this being my standalone editor. First off it’s got a ton of features that work fantastic. The ML feature gets it right more often than not. The program is intuitive for anyone who’s ever edited in that one program that shall not be named. It’s speedy enough to export hundreds of photos without any fuss (although my battery may disagree). What it’s missing though really is a bummer. We need masking. There is currently no masking abilities that I’m aware of and that is such a shame. The ability to add watermarks or layers would be awesome but I realize that’s not what this app was designed for specifically. This has lead to creating workflows that exist outside of Pixelmator. Please also consider adding some basic brushes in future updates. I’ve been able to create an alternative workflow here as well using snapseed but I’d love to have any excuse to get rid of that app. It’s clunky. Finally where is the noise reduction? I’ll tell you, not here. It doesn’t exist yet. That is a shame. Overall you won’t be upset with this for edits and corrections but it’s just not quite done in my opinion.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for the review and apologies for taking a while to get back to you! Since you've posted this, we've been hard at work and have actually made several of your suggestions become a reality. You'll now find various forms of masking in Photomator, including automatic selections like Select Sky, Select Subject, and Select Background, gradient masks, and brush-based selections. We've also introduced a Denoise feature for noise reduction in photos, with more advanced improvements coming in future updates. And we're super excited to make Photomator even better moving forward! Keep an eye out for cool new updates coming your way.

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