Pixelmator Pro is an incredibly powerful, beautiful, and easy to use image editor designed exclusively for Mac.

With a wide range of professional-grade, nondestructive image editing tools, Pixelmator Pro lets you bring out the best in your photos, create gorgeous compositions and designs, draw, paint, apply stunning effects, design beautiful text, and edit images in just about any way you can imagine. And thanks to its intuitive and accessible design, Pixelmator Pro is delightfully easy to use — whether you’re just starting out with image editing or you’re a seasoned pro.

Exceptional Design and Functionality
• The modern, single-window interface of Pixelmator Pro is designed exclusively for working with images on a Mac
• An intuitive and refined interface makes pro image editing easy and accessible to everyone — from complete beginners to design professionals
• With both dark and light appearances, Pixelmator Pro seamlessly adapts to the Light and Dark Modes of macOS
• A full-featured Photos extension lets you edit images using Pixelmator Pro without ever leaving Photos, saving layered, nondestructive edits directly to your library

Professional Tools
• Enhance your existing images and create new ones using every image editing tool you could ever need
• Edit nondestructively, adjusting individual changes whenever you like
• Easily move, resize, and arrange objects to create stunning compositions
• Adjust the colors in images with a collection of nondestructive color adjustments
• Use the Core ML-powered ML Enhance to automatically improve the look of your photos
• Enjoy superior support for RAW files, editing RAW images right inside Pixelmator Pro without having to preprocess them
• Create digital or traditional paintings using a collection of handcrafted, fully-customizable, dual-texture brushes with full support for digital graphics tablets
• Combine the built-in effects in Pixelmator Pro to create any artistic or special effects you can imagine
• Save the adjustment, effect, and layer style combinations your create, use them in any of your images, and share them with others
• Magically remove small imperfections or entire objects, seamlessly clone parts of your photos, and lighten or darken precise areas using a full set of retouching tools
• Use the reshaping tools to easily change the shape of any object or area in your images, create striking artistic effects or make subtle changes to portrait photos
• Add high-quality, customizable vector graphics designed by the Pixelmator Team
• Create your own vector graphics using the Pen tool
• Easily design great-looking text with a full set of typography tools
• Optimize and save your images for the web, using advanced compression to shrink file sizes to the smallest possible
• Batch process images using built-in Automator actions

Image Editing Enhanced by Machine Learning
• Magically remove objects, recreating image areas with stunning realism using the Repair tool
• Use ML Enhance to intelligently enhance photos with a machine learning algorithm trained on millions of professional photos
• Automatically copy the look of one photo to another with ML Match Colors
• Remove image noise and compression artifacts while preserving details using ML Denoise
• Intelligently straighten images using the Crop tool's horizon detection feature
• Quickly make accurate selections with ease using the Quick Selection tool
• Automatically give descriptive names to the layers you add

• Open and edit images in all the most popular image formats, including JPEG, TIFF, PNG, PSD, HEIF, SVG, PDF, GIF, BMP, TGA, and JPEG-2000
• Open and edit Photoshop images with layers
• Open and edit SVG vector images
• Share your images to Photos, Mail, AirDrop and other locations right from Pixelmator Pro

Built Exclusively for Mac
Designed exclusively for macOS, Pixelmator Pro supports almost every major macOS feature and integrates seamlessly with macOS Catalina.

What’s New

Version 1.5.1

Pixelmator Pro 1.5.1 adds a new Soft Proof Colors feature so you can quickly view the colors of an image in different color spaces (such as CMYK) and adds a number of additional improvements and fixes.

• Use the new Soft Proof Colors feature to accurately see how an image will look when converted to CMYK colors.
• Turn on Soft Proof Colors in the View menu or using the Command-Y keyboard shortcut.
• When moving or transforming multiple layers, any hidden layers will now also be transformed.
• Optimized memory usage of the ML Denoise feature.
• The Delete key will now clear selections and delete layers just like the Backspace key does.
• Layer style presets with large color spaces now load over 100x faster.
• Reduced the loading speed and memory usage of color adjustment, effect, and layer style data.
• Pixelmator Pro Automator actions are now up to 5x faster when processing large amounts of images.

• This update includes fixes for a number of related color management issues, including:
– Numerical RGB values (in the Colors window) changing in different color spaces.
– Colors shifting in SVGs exported from documents with non-sRGB color spaces.
– Issues with keeping the colors of Styles and Effects in sync with the document color space.
– Correctly matching the colors of text layers, layer styles, and effects after changing a document’s color profile.
– Keeping all letters in the same color space when editing text layers.
– Correctly matching colors when pasting layers from documents in different color spaces.
– Correctly matching the colors of effects, color adjustments, and layer styles when pasting between documents in different color spaces.
• Unnecessary undo steps would be registered when switching between documents while editing text in a text layer. Fixed.
• The Black & White, Color Monochrome, and Sepia color adjustments would clip colors when combined with certain other adjustments. Fixed.
• Using Image > Color Depth to convert the color depth of an image was not working correctly. Fixed.
• When pasting long passages of text, it would wrap incorrectly. Fixed.
• Copying and pasting text within Pixelmator Pro would sometimes scale it by 2x. Fixed.
• After dragging and dropping an image from Export for Web, the progress sheet wouldn’t always disappear. Fixed.
• Images with a LAB color space would not open. Fixed.
• PSD files would not work with the ML Match Colors feature. Fixed.
• When cropping images using the Delete mode, Pixelmator Pro would occasionally stop responding. Fixed.
• The My Templates shortcut menu was not working in languages other than English. Fixed.
• In macOS 10.15, documents would sometimes be exported with transparent areas. Fixed.
• The Font pop-up menu would sometimes get stuck and it would not be possible to change fonts. Fixed.

Have any feedback about this update or Pixelmator Pro in general? We’d love to hear it at!

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.6K Ratings

1.6K Ratings

Emerald Lioness ,

Works great..had to update my firmware for NIKON D850

I’ve been a user of Pixelmator for years.I know you guys are still working on this app, but it’s buggy. I will be using the healing tool then all of a sudden the picture goes black just shows a yellow line where I was editing. Then I have to quit and start it up again until it does it again. Sometimes, it just quits and I have to restart.

ALSO…THIS APP DOES NOT SUPPORT NIKON RAW FILES (NEF) FOR THE D850! ARE YOU KIDDING ME…… NOT VERY PRO. WILL YOU EVER CHANGE THIS PIXELMATOR? Most consumers will just fine with cheaper version of Pixelmator. It will do everything you need it to do without spending $60.

Pixelmator Pro is still NOT compatible with Nikon D850, but now High Sierra does.. When I try to open in Pixelmator Pro to edit them it tell me either the file is damage or the file is not compatible with Pixelmator. Almost a year the camera has been out and Apple’s version high “photoshop” can hang with a PRO CAMERA….FAIL!

So, it turned out that there was a firmware update for my camera for it to be compatible for my mac and RAW images. Works great! Changed by rating from a 3 to a 5 star. Go to the Nikon site and download the firmware update on an sd card and load it into the camera! Perfecto!

Developer Response ,

Awesome, thanks for taking the time to update the review! And let us know if you have any other feedback or bump into any other issues.

PaulzToTheWall ,

Poor on Apple's Part with Metal II Unsupported for Me

The Pixelmator Pro Team did something special for me. Apple checks back to the year of manufacture for my 2010 Mac Pro 12-core and says not supported. So, I could not update even after I was allowed by the App Store to purchase it at version 1.3.0 and update at version 1.3.2, but at no other times. I've maxed out with everything available that could work in my machine until the new Mac Pro comes out late this year. So it does work great and the nice thing the Pixelmator Pro Team did for me was to provide me with a download because I've already purchased their finen product. So, I'm good to go again.

Developer Response ,

We realize this is a frustrating experience but, unfortunately, it is out of our control for now. We'd be happy to send you the updates ourselves via email, though, if you were to email us at Apologies for the inconvenience!

Mattive ,

Confused me a lot

This may be a good app, but it confuses me a lot, I'm not a professional graphics editor, but I can use most of basic functions on Photoshop without problem, on this one, i simply have no idea. Maybe I should switch back to PS.

UPDATE: after gave it another try, now I can finish some basic work. New comers may give it more time.

UPDATE 2: It still made me want to pull my hair off every time I used it. eg, a simple task like stroke a selection, you make a selection, select style tool, click stroke, instead of stroke the selection, it stroke the whole image. why? why? why are you doing this? is this make any sense? If you google "pixelmator pro stroke", you wil find other people fraustrating just like me.

Developer Response ,

Awesome, glad to hear you've had a better experience the second time around! And if you ever do find yourself struggling with anything, please shoot us an email at and we'll do our best to help.


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