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 seven built-in Automator actions: Apply Color Adjustments to Images, Apply Effects to Images, Auto Enhance Images, Auto White Balance Images, Scale Images, Trim Images, and Change Type of Images

Image Editing Enhanced by Machine Learning
• Use ML Enhance to intelligently enhance photos with a machine learning algorithm trained on millions of professional photos
• Automatically give descriptive names to the layers you add
• Intelligently straighten images using the Crop tool's horizon detection feature
• Magically remove objects, recreating image areas with stunning realism using the Repair tool
• Quickly make accurate selections with ease using the Quick Selection tool

• 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 Mojave.

What’s New

Version 1.4

Pixelmator Pro 1.4 Hummingbird adds an incredibly powerful Photos extension, transforming your Photos app into an advanced, layer-based image editor, includes an all-new Zoom tool, an improved Crop tool, and a whole lot more.

Incredible Photos Extension
• The incredibly powerful new Photos extension lets you edit images using Pixelmator Pro without ever leaving the Photos app.
• Every Pixelmator Pro tool and feature is available in Photos.
• Save layers and other nondestructive changes directly to your Photos library and sync between computers via iCloud.
• Enjoy support for all Pixelmator Pro keyboard shortcuts in Photos.

New Zoom Tool and Improved Crop Tool
• Effortlessly zoom and scroll images with the brand new Zoom tool.
• Use the Navigator to move around large images with ease.
• Check out the updated Crop tool — it now has a Delete mode, redesigned presets, and the ability to crop to custom pixel sizes.
• Use the new Delete mode to permanently delete unwanted image areas after cropping.
• Crop presets have been moved to the Tool Options pane, freeing up more editing space for your image.
• Constrain crops to exact pixel sizes.
• Flip Vertically and Flip Horizontally commands are now available in the Crop tool.

• You can now insert layered images — in PXD, PXM, SVG, or PSD format — right into existing Pixelmator Pro documents using drag and drop.
• Copying and pasting layered files from Finder or your desktop works, too.
• The Paint and Erase tools have been redesigned, moving presets into the Tool Options pane, highlighting individual brushes, and freeing up more editing space for your images.
• The Slice tool has also got itself a makeover, incorporating its presets into the Tool Options pane.
• The template chooser now includes a Devices category with iPhone, Mac, Apple Watch, and other screen sizes.
• Significantly improved performance when editing images with a large number of layers.
• The Pixelmator Pro file format has been optimized to reduce file sizes.
• Gradients and layer styles from the original Pixelmator can now be imported into Pixelmator Pro.
• Items in the Info bar are now double-clickable, so you can quickly change the size, color profile, color depth of your image or choose the Arrange tool.
• The Option-Command-F keyboard shortcut will now apply the Color Fill effect.
• The Control-H keyboard shortcut now toggles layer visibility.
• The Option-L keyboard shortcut now shows or hides the Layers sidebar.
• ML Fix has been renamed to ML and its appearance has been updated (to match Pixelmator Photo).
• A new Image menu is now available in the menu bar, containing commands like Image Size, Canvas Size, Color Depth, and more.
• When using the Repair or Clone tools, the Sample All Layers setting will now be disabled when a layer has effects, adjustments, or styles as this produces unexpected results.
• Pixelmator Pro presets in Automator will now update as soon as they are changed in Pixelmator Pro without having to quit the app.
• When exporting to PDF, you can change the color profile of the exported image in the Export dialog.

• PNG, TIFF, and JPEG images over 16000x16000 pixels in size were being opened empty. Fixed.
• Pressing and holding the Shift and Command keys while using the Free Transform tool would not highlight the Skew button. Fixed.
• Pressing and holding the Option, Command, and Shift keys while using the Free Transform tool would not highlight the Perspective button. Fixed.
• The Cancel button was not working in the progress dialog that appears when opening images. Fixed.
• Colors in the Touch Bar were not being matched to the document color space. Fixed.
• Improved compatibility with future versions of macOS.

** Note: Pixelmator Pro documents saved in version 1.4 are not compatible with previous versions of Pixelmator Pro. **

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

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
983 Ratings

983 Ratings

meenooone ,

Absolutely amazing

I gave up photoshop because of the ongoing cost. I saw this, and looked over some tutorials on you tube. I was amazed at all the adjustments, many with machine learning. It is crazy easy to use, and made my photo look great. I just purchased this app, so I have just used it on one photo. With the great things you can do with this app makes working on photos a joy. I am not a pro, I have to take a few shots, to get one or two I am really happy with on the road. But my photo went from I am happy with it, to it was beautiful. I think anyone would love this app, and since I had pixelmator from a long time ago, but did not use use it because I went to photoshop instead, I received a discount for the upgrade. You cannot beat the price. Well worth it even without the discount.

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!


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