Pixelmator Classic 4+

Pixelmator Team

    • 3.9 • 407 Ratings
    • $29.99



Pixelmator Classic is an award-winning and beloved Mac app, first released in 2007. It has now been superseded by Pixelmator Pro, another award-winning and beloved Mac app created by the Pixelmator Team.

Although Pixelmator Classic will continue receiving occasional updates, it is no longer in active development and Pixelmator Pro is our latest and greatest Mac image editor. If you're on the lookout for a powerful and easy-to-use image editor, do check it out!

What’s New

Version 3.9.11

Pixelmator Classic 3.9.11 adds a few small fixes.

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

Ratings and Reviews

3.9 out of 5
407 Ratings

407 Ratings

Olmwme ,


Please, please, please make the interface available in black print on white background!! I love this app, but it is so frustrating to use. I cannot see what I need to see. Not all of the users are young people with no vision issues! Everything is SOOOOOO small that I need magnifers to use the app. I have to go through all sorts of “contortions” to view layers because the pictures are too small. I cannot see the guides to adjust the size of an object. It does everyting I wanted - and more- but it is exhausting for me to use. I get tired and give up on it many times. Can you PLEASE help us senior citizens out and improve the interface? We need LARGE and EASY TO READ!

Neumahn ,

Even buggier than befpre

This software is nice but buggy. For example, if you past a new layer image and adjust its opacity then rotate and resize it, it will all of a sudden return to the normal size when you try to readjust the opacity. It is really annoying. Another issue is pasting initial images. For some reason the program adds a big white space at the top of new images. Another issue is if paste a new image then crop it then copy and past it into another image, you don't get the crop, you get the whole image again even though it was cropped before being copied. I cannot recommend this software until they fix it.

Now most of the tools for doing sharpening are not completely broken. If you try and sharpen a layer it works until you clock OK then the layer completely vanishes. I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling the program to no avail. I am very disappointed. I also have the Pixelmator Pro software but find the user interface to be far inferior to the classic. Please fix this!

Red Grange ,

Lacks some essentials

I like to create artwork rom scratch and have all of the major programs (like Phosotshop, Illustrator, Painter, Sketchbook Pro and Pixelmator). I like the simplicity of the Pixelmator interface (unlike the unintuitive and exhaustive Photoshop user interface), but Pixelmator lacks 2 VERY essential tools: a decent airbrush tool and a way to create a mask (frisket) to airbrush into “clean areas” (think traditional airbrush work using cut frisket film). Photoshop makes this cumbersome and while Sketchbook Pro is perhaps the most natural and “lifelike” product to use, it also lacks a way to create a “frisket” or mask (Painter was once a decent program but has gone the route of Photoshop and has so many features it requires classes to use). Pixelmator has promise, but needs to add these essential features. I will also say the folks at Pixelmator respond to questions and I am rooting for them to create a new version for artists (and some new tutorials).

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