Pixelmator
Pixelmator
3.9.1

4.4

Pixelmator free download for Mac

Pixelmator

19 November 2020

Powerful layer-based image editor.

Overview

Pixelmator is a beautifully designed, easy-to-use, fast, and powerful image editor for OS X. It has everything you need to create, edit, and enhance your images.

Pixelmator is a layer-based image editor. You can quickly create layers from your photos, other pictures, from selections, or even your iSight. Yes, Pixelmator can add a layer to your composition directly from your Mac's little camera. Not only can you link and arrange added layers, but Pixelmator also allows you to blend layers, change their opacity, create clipping masks, or even add layer masks to hide some portions of a layer.

What's new in Pixelmator

Version 3.9.1:
  • Minor bug fixes
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309 Reviews of Pixelmator

4.5
jose-rte34
24 June 2019
Version: 3.8.5

Most helpful

Love this app!
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zlazkow
19 November 2020
Version: 3.9.1
GraphicConverter is the most universal best graphic editor for non-professionals.
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3
robertofibres
27 February 2020
Version: 3.9
Nice photo editor. For 30 bucks you cannot have more, but every comparison with Photoshop is imbecile. ¶ It is the right app for newbies and those who need just basic features. It packs a lot of ready made effects and filters, and it is very intuitive and easy to use. Even those who never edit a photo in their life, after a few hours, can obtain outstanding results and have a good time. ¶ Tools collection includes clone stamp, inpainting (eliminates objects with decent results) smart selection, liquify, etc. It supports layer structure, masks and also a rudimentary "vector mode" (no real vector graphic, but you can draw nice things). ¶ A free trial of 30 days is possible. Those who never made photo editing can start immediately and have a great time.
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ocean442
06 November 2019
Version: 3.9
Has lots of functionality, but falls short on one crucial concept: the UI is targeted for young people in their 20s or 30s, not for us old 50+ farts with weary eyes. Please, please, PLEASE make the UI scalable and offer a light vs. dark UI choice!
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5
Ok14me21
23 October 2019
Version: 3.9
My Photoshop 32-bit no longer works with Catalina. Pixelmator is an excellent replacement. If you want the function "Save as", hold down "option key" when you open File!
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WordWeaver
17 October 2019
Version: 3.8.6
Question: Is Pixelmator and/or Pixelmator Pro fully compatible with, partially compatible with, or not compatible at all with Photoshop-compatible plugins. Regardless of the answer, please explain why. For many graphic editors, this point is a deal-maker or deal-breaker. Thanks so much in advance for your response.
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4.5
jose-rte34
24 June 2019
Version: 3.8.5
Love this app!
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5
brendan.bui
12 June 2019
Version: 3.8.4
Noice app
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5
veljkoskocilicgmailcom4247
28 December 2018
Version: 3.8.1
OSX 10.11.6 - Alternative to Adobe Photoshop
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5
malakhovks
25 December 2018
Version: 3.8.1
Great tool to replace Adobe Photoshop
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5
Ollie1972
02 December 2018
Version: 3.7.6
Thank you for keeping this updated!
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5
MeetJaws27
07 November 2018
Version: 3.7.6
Still one of the best image editors out there. Excellent for personal projects.
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5
Marco-2
20 September 2018
Version: 3.7.5
Kudos to the devs for keeping this uptodate. When they released Pixelmator Pro I thought it would be the end of Pixelmator. =) Still my fav editor.
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Mcr
19 September 2018
Version: 3.7.5
Dark grey UI, TINY-tiny icons and labels, make this unusable for me (my personal opinion). The UI should not interfere with your workflow, when I tried this app, the UI seemed to get in my way and slow me down, either from having to squint to even tell what things are, or even when I selected a tool, often picking the wrong tool, because too hard to tell them apart. Eventually, I could select the right tool based on remembering its 'position' in the toolbar (third one down on left is ...) not because there was any visual recognition.
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3.5
anitramarchand
13 February 2018
Version: 3.7
powerful and and useful app!
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Macs007
23 September 2017
Version: 3.6
I received a mail about Pixelmator Pro. Really looking forward to this new version.
atm Affinity Photo is about the best you can buy for macOS. Fantastic UI with a fantastic features set.
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5
Eric•Woehler
03 August 2017
Version: 3.6
Pixelmator is my replacement for Photoshop AND Illustrator as it does vector graphics as well as image editing. Pixelmator is well worth the $30 - it does 90%+ of Photoshop (ie all the stuff you do on a day to day basis) for a fraction of PS' price - and you get vector grpahics included (just type cmd-shift-v to shift between two modes). Unless you need to work with RAW files and/or CMYK, Pixelmator will do everything most people need. Recommended on the basis of regular extensive use on a massive image library (9TB+).
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3.5
Ali-Egypt
18 May 2017
Version: 3.6
Good looking but average image editor. Well suited for simple image editing. If you are in need for a very good image editor, you definitely should consider Affinity Photo !
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3.5
WisdomL0RD
26 March 2017
Version: 3.6
Nice image editor with a great GUI and workflow. Simplistic and easy to learn. But that's my main minus - it is too simple. It lacks powerful features like good layer support, real-time undo history, no plugin support, no RAW editing, ... I also have the impression Pixelmator isn't getting any huge overhauls lately. It sticks to what it does good .. simple photo/image editing. That is of course not a bad thing. But if you need more, I suggest taking a look at the incredible Affinity Photo too. It is cheap too but about as powerful as PhotoShop.
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5
Id-Ego-SuperEgo
19 February 2017
Version: 3.6
A unified interface would make a lot of sense. That said, a beautiful, beautiful app with an excellent UI and useful (albeit somewhat limited) feature set at a little a very reasonable price!
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5
anonymous-rabbit-5199
09 February 2017
Version: 3.6
Very convenient in use. Unlike PS, Pixelmator does not install all the crap. It is lightweight and works intuitive.
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5
Tommy-Gun
06 November 2016
Version: 3.5.1
Fantastic and great looking image editor. It is not free like Gimp but the work flow is much easier. The low learning curve makes this a breeze to use for about everyone.
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5
Priosantos-Jan
12 September 2016
Version: 3.5.1
This and Affinity Photo are the two apps you need for editing image files. If you need simplicity and relatively good editing tools for most needs, you definitely need Pixelmator. If you need full power and all the editing tools you ever need, Affinity Photo is the one to get.
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3
Ellianeevans
16 July 2016
Version: 3.5
Too complicated for the beginer. But it is indeed powerful.
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4
NelTim
13 July 2016
Version: 3.5
A little bit complicated but still a great product. Much better than affinity!
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5
BenjaminW
12 July 2016
Version: 3.5
Low price - High quality app. Awesome image editor beating about every other similar app.
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3
ash-f
10 July 2016
Version: 3.5
Sad such good tool does not have alpha channel panel. To be Photoshop alternative, alpha channel panel is must. I've been requesting them since long time ago, they don't listen.
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4.5
Baccaroeja
04 July 2016
Version: 3.5
Pixelmator is very good drawing/editing tool for OSX (and iOS). Of course Photoshop has more options and support for plugins. And yes, Pixelmator can crash now and then. Still, it is my favorite tool to edit my photo's. It is fast and has a great looking GUI. The price is spot on and you cannot go wrong with this app. Does it need improvements (like plugin support, more filters, better layer support, ..)? Yes it does. Should that hold you back? No it doesn't. Very highly recommended !!
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4
GoldonyJohn
13 June 2016
Version: 3.5
Nice tool. I used it a lot.
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5
angel4m
06 April 2016
Version: 3.4.2
I love Pixelmator! The interface is very beautiful and I love the seamless integration with the iPad version. I would love to see more features though. I still have to keep CS around for some tasks.
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Derekcurrie
06 April 2016
Version: 3.4.2
Pixelmator v3.4.3 is now out! "What's New in Version 3.4.3 This update features minor improvements and bug fixes as well as improved Intel HD 3000 graphics card support in OS X El Capitan. • Faster performance when moving layers in Transform mode • The app would sometimes quit unexpectedly when applying effects that add noise – Noise, Vintage, Snow, and Rain. We fixed them. • Fixed missing metadata when sharing images to the Photos app. • When editing images with a large number of layers, the canvas would sometimes disappear. Fixed. • Fixed blur transparency at image edges. Now, when you apply any effect that adds blur to a layer, all edges that reach an edge of the canvas are blurred without transparency. • Fixed a memory leak that occurred when exporting PDFs (and that makes Pixelmator just that little bit faster). • In OS X 10.11, PDFs were being exported without transparency. Transparent PDFs are back. • In OS X 10.11.4, when painting with brush-based tools on large images, the brush strokes would have small graphical glitches. Now they’re smooth. • When opening images on Macs with non-Retina Displays running OS X 10.10 and 10.11, the document window was slightly taller than the image. We fixed that, too. Improved support for Intel HD 3000 graphics cards in OS X El Capitan: • The app would sometimes quit unexpectedly when opening. We’ve fixed this. Learn more on our forum. • Fixed an issue where the app would quit unexpectedly when using Export for Web. • Saving and exporting is now faster."
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Amergin
06 April 2016
Version: 3.4.2
New version? Option to scale up tiny icons and fonts? Nope! Check again next time...
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4.5
StevensPeter
14 December 2015
Version: 3.4.1
Pixelmator and Affinity Photo are both awesome image editors. Pixelmator is cheaper but lacks some features like plugin support. Still it fits for a lot of users that only need a simple, fast and stable image editor. Affinity Photo is more expensive and offers more advanced features. The best way to know which you need is to try both for free first. :)
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5
Haliomaster
11 December 2015
Version: 3.4.1
Awesome image editor. Great GUI and easy to use. Recommended
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3.5
fwilkinson
02 November 2015
Version: 3.4
not bad!
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Amergin
16 October 2015
Version: 3.4
Downloaded the new version 3.4 - went straight to preferences to see if they had included options to change the UI like font and icon size and colour scheme - no changes - quit...
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CaptJon
13 October 2015
Version: 3.3.3
Pixelmator 3.3.3 will not run on OSX 10.9.5 as advertised on your page URL http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/25879/pixelmator. When I attempted to install the error message stipulates 10.10 or higher.
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5
CDavid
25 September 2015
Version: 3.3.3
For an average user, this app is probably the best image editor. Unlike Photoshop, which is designed specifically for people who work with photos and images on a more professional level, Pixelmator offers a less complicated set of tools for creating and editing photos. People who have no experience, but want to learn the basics of image editing should definitely try Pixelmator. The app itself is stable and works great on Yosemite. I haven't tested it on earlier versions of OS X, but I assume it works as it should as well.
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3
Nealnt
20 September 2015
Version: 3.3.2
Version 3.3.2 goes into trash when you try to launch it.
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5
Shovelbums
14 August 2015
Version: 3.3.2
I consider myself an advanced photo imaging enthusiast. But I am no-where near a pro and there are still some features I have never bothered to explore in Photoshop. But since the early 90's I have used Photoshop in many iterations because any of the other programs (that is how old I am I call them programs not apps) just did not fit the bill. A few years ago when the last licensed copy of Photoshop I had (4 maybe?) would no longer work on the current Mac OS I was desperate for another editing application. I tried out Acorn (which I really did like and they are worth a look) but for reasons lost to memory I ended up going with Pixelmatr as my primary editing app. It reminds me a lot of Photoshop in it's feature set...but it just feels "friendly". I like it. And while many people says it does 90% of what they need, for me it does 100% (well that is not totally true, there are some things like cloning that I still like for some situations in Aperture...yes I know, it is dead, sue me. I have a gigantic library and have not migrated yet). Regardless. It is a great start to finish app and whatever features it might be missing? I don't think they existed in 2004 when I last did any real learning on Photoshop tools and I am not missing. And just like there were incredible images produced in 2004, Pixelmator can do the same thing today. Please Google. Do not buy them. Please Please Please.
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5
hello-41
04 August 2015
Version: 3.3.2
5 stars for usability and speed! really the best photoshop alternative!
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5
Donmontalvo
18 July 2015
Version: 3.3.2
My only complaint was lack of CMYK but to be honest I haven't had to work in that color space for years. Pixelmator is an excellent product, I only hope they don't sell out to the 800 pound Adobe gorilla. Adobe is a money making machine that is churning out expensive fluff. Pixelmator reminds me of early Adobe, when they cared and had integrity.
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WordWeaver
14 June 2015
Version: 3.3.2
I am a long-time -- about 22 years -- Adobe Photoshop user who, like many PS users, refuses to bow to Adobe's greedy annual subscription model. As a result, I have stuck with Adobe CS6 ever since the subscription model began. Yet, at the same time, I realize that the day will eventually arrive when, due to Apple upgrades, Adobe CS6 will no longer function fully and properly with Mac OS X. Thus, I anticipate that when that day arrives, I will be forced to switch to another non-Adobe product. At this point in time, from all of the reviews and comments I have read about it, Pixelmator seems to be the best candidate. However, based on my own experience with Pixelmator quite some time ago, I do have some serious concerns, and questions regarding how Pixelmator will affect my workflow with PSD documents. It is my understanding that Pixelmator can open PSD documents. Assuming that this is true: 1. Does Pixelmator open PSD text layers as actual editable and separate text layers to which layer effects can be easily applied, as in PS, or are PSD text layers still opened as image layers -- like before -- and not as editable text? This point is a deal-breaker for me. 2. Can PS filters such as Alien Skin, Filter Forge, Flaming Pear and SuperPNG be used with Pixelmator? All of these filters are an integral part of my PS workflow, so the answer to this question is also a deal-breaker for me. 3. I extensively use PS features such as feathering images or parts of images, content-aware fill, apply image, etc. Are these effects available in Pixelmator? 4. How is Pixelmator support? Do they address bugs quickly? 5. Do they respond to email communications in a timely manner? 6. Are they open to end user suggestions regarding improvements to their product, or do they have a snobbish attitude like some developers? Thanks in advance to anyone who can provide clear answers to the above questions.
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Markoh
29 April 2015
Version: 3.3.2
CMYK?
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5
Thomas1977
23 December 2014
Version: 3.3.1
Best image editor available. Not as advanced as PhotoShop but still very powerful. Above all easy to use and a great looking GUI. Recommended all the way.
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2.5
DarwinM7533
16 December 2014
Version: 3.3.1
Great functionality, beautiful example images in their promotions, and horribly exhausting UI... Teeny white letters on jet-black background, and teeny iconography on tool palette. So want to use this but unless on a big screen it's tiring. Have gone to iDraw (also with a great iPad app), Acorn, and am trying Affinity Designer. Some also use white on black, but do it much better. The developers don't seem interested in this issue that has been raised by many commenters on their site. Almost an arrogance to the response by Pixelmator.
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5
Gitte79
13 November 2014
Version: 3.3
My dear Pixelmator, I love you. I really do! You are so beautiful, easy to fiddle with, are cheap to acquire, transparent to use, powerful, ;.. Nothing like my husband. :-) Essential tool for everyone.
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4.5
ozgur-1
10 November 2014
Version: 3.3
best photoshop alternative and worth every cent even after the price increase. still layer effects are not up to photoshop standards
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5
Bart-Pans
10 November 2014
Version: 3.3
Best image editor money can buy. Essential app for every OS X users. It has a wonderful GUI that is very easy to use if you used similar apps like Photoshop.
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davidwb
06 November 2014
Version: 3.3
I want to like this program, I really do, but the user interface uses small white text on a black background. This is the worst possible combination imaginable. Back in the day I stopped subscribing to my favorite magazine - Wired - because it used that horrid typographical combination once too often. Until the makers of Pixelmator (who must all have incredible eyesight to be able to read that 6 or 7 pt text) I can’t give it anything better than a 2 star rating. The entire internet world seems to think all computer users have 18 year old eyes. We don’t.
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FengW2189
06 November 2014
Version: 3.3
Yosemite GUI, handoff, iPad support and iCloud... I think I can skip this update.
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Tom-Fulery
27 October 2014
Version: 3.2.1
Pixelmator is the most frustrating, non-intuative image editor on the market. I used to use a great image editor called Color It!, which was not only WAY easier & faster than Pixelmator, it did WAY more & even used Photoshop plugins. Every function that took 1 step in Color It! takes 3-4 steps in Pixelmator. Which means that everything takes 3-4 times longer in Pixelmator. Unfortunately, Color It! was discontinued when Macs went to 64 bit. However, a new 64 bit version of Color It! is in development that promises to do everything the old version did while retaining it's legendary speed & ease of use. But if you can't wait for the new Color It!, there is always Acorn, which is FAR easier to use than Pixelmator & does about as much.
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5
debellischew
12 September 2014
Version: 3.2.1
Pixelmator is a great image editor together with MyBrushes that is powerful Painting and photo editing application. http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/51383/mybrushes
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5
Christel1987
01 September 2014
Version: 3.2
Gimp is a great free powerful image editor only the GUI is plain ugly to use. Too hard to master and crashes whenever possible. Maybe Pixelmator isn't as powerful but it WORKS ! Easy to use, easy for the eyes, great helpful community. Worth every little penny. 10 out of ten !
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MaxWilders
24 August 2014
Version: 3.2
Did anyone tried Pixelmator with OSX 10.10 ? Does it still work as it should? Do the HUD windows now use the new Yosmite HUD look (glass glossy look)?
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5
Christa-1980
29 July 2014
Version: 3.2
Great images editor. Very cheap compared to Photoshop but for me it does about the same. What about plugin support?
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5
Alvin-H
16 June 2014
Version: 3.2
This app is wonderful, i love it, photoshop is great but too much for me, i just need simple editing, and this app is much faster than photoshop, you can't go wrong with this app, at this price. It's worth every penny.
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5
Pacmanen
22 May 2014
Version: 3.1
Great as always and is update to 3.2 now :-)
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Glidagida
16 March 2014
Version: 3.1
Don't like the new UI in 3.1. What was simple now is "ordered" what was intuitive has now become structured. The'Effects' palate now becomes the centre of my operations and gives rise to a series of very dark/black tool options which are way too small and very hard to read. I agree with the comment about it 'Looking trendy' but it soon wears thin, especially on my laptop where the icons are tiny/unreadable. Have to agree with the comments re stability too, have several crashes per day. Conclusion: Despite the enticing advertising the older version was better.
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2.5
Tom-Fulery
13 March 2014
Version: 3.1
Q: Why would anyone drop a wad on limited imaging software when there is an incredible pro-level open-source imaging app like Gimp that does everything you could possibly imagine - all for FREE? A: Not everyone is an artist willing to spend hours learning to use a pro-level program like Gimp. For kids, beginners or dabblers who just want something easy & quick to retouch photos or diddle around with web images, Pixelmator is an OK app. It has a Windoze-looking all black interface that looks cool at first but causes eye-strain after awhile. It does a lot of flashy FX & doodly stuff like shapes, so if you're into putting flowers & hearts & stars all over your photos, Pixelmator is for you. However, it has had stability problems in the past & won't run on anything but Mavericks, which is still a problematic OS that your favorite software may no longer run on. If you want something more advanced & reliable, there's Acorn, which is just as easy to use but geared more to serious imaging. Acorn has a more user-friendly Mac interface that may be less sexy, but is more functional & intuitive, with a large array of useful tools designed for efficient image editing. Plus, it uses Python plugins, giving it more professional options. And Acorn is rock-stable. I've tried them both, & Acorn has never crashed on me yet. Acorn is more spendy & it isn't perfect, but it's easy to use & does a lot. But compared to Gimp, both of these are kids toys with basic, limited features & toolsets. Gimp used to be a Windoze app with a reputation for being unwieldy & hard to use, but the new version, GimpShop 2.8.2 for Macs, runs native on Macs & is much easier to learn & use. It has a clean, dark grey interface that is infinitely customizable & comes preloaded with tons of incredible filters, brushes & plugins, with hundreds more available free online. It even uses Photoshop plugins. Anyone willing to spend an hour or two can master the basics, opening the door to the magical world of unlimited creativity. There is almost nothing you can't do with Gimp. Anything you can imagine you can create. And since it's open-source, it's all completely free. So even if you don't like it, you aren't out any $. It also comes with a great user guide & there are many tutorials online. I almost bought Acorn a while back, but decided to invest some time rather than $ giving GimpShop a try. It seemed a bit daunting at first, but in no time I had the basics down, and since then I've learned how to do things I never dreamt I could do. Gimp is challenging at first, but it is also fun & fascinating. I'm still learning, and the more I learn, the more fun & fascinating it becomes..
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Lightning
02 March 2014
Version: 3.1
MacUpdate says: "REQUIREMENTS Intel, 64-bit processor OS X 10.8.5 or later" But it looks as though you need Mavericks. Am I missing something? Thanks.
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Cgc
26 January 2014
Version: 3.1
Pixelmator was fantastic, but why did the system requirements go to 10.8.5? My 1,1 MacPro no longer can run Pixelmator due to Apple's oversight. Thanks but I guess I'm off to GIMP.
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4.5
Satcomer
23 January 2014
Version: 3.1
The 3.1 Update is GREAT! Thank you for such a great application to wean us away from the traditional application subscription.
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5
Baccaroeja
23 January 2014
Version: 3.1
Hear hear ! The best got even better! Thank you for this magnificent app.
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5
Tommy-Gun
22 January 2014
Version: 3.0
Pixelmator should be on every OS X installment. Plain easy and powerful image (and vector) editor. Highly recommended.
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4.5
jovanmac
20 December 2013
Version: 3.0
Fantastic pixel editor with basic vector support. Excellent value
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4.5
Appledogx
08 December 2013
Version: 3.0
Their bitmap editing is top notch, but their vector handling could use some work and can be a bit confusing. Alignment tools won't work on vector items in different layers, it appears. They should look at iDraw for some tips on how to do better vector handling. Overall the interface is very well designed. All in all, I'm delighted with the results I've gotten on photos in Pixelmator, and it's a lot of fun to use, though I wish the interface were dark gray instead of solid black. I'd also like to see lens correction features.
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5
Dubois-Cl
03 November 2013
Version: 3.0
The fx in v3 are awesome! Very highly recommended image editor. Easy and furious fast to use. Just awesome.
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Eric•Woehler
01 November 2013
Version: 3.0
Pixelmator 3 on Mavericks is absolute garbabe (Mini, mid-2010, 8GB RAM, 10.9) It takes about 1 minute to open a 7MB file, then when I go into full screen mode to edit image - no tool palettes showing, no options to export or export to web and PM3 then hangs and Mac requires hard restart to get my mac back - unbelievably bad/unusable software - I bought Adobe CS 6 to avoid using Pixelmator!
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5
MaxWilders
24 October 2013
Version: 3.0
Great free update. The best in its kind.
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silverhand31
23 October 2013
Version: 3.0
I'm trying to study how to use pixelmator to edit image. But it seem a little bit hard to find tutorial. I looked for PS but it's complicated to me :(
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5
AlexisDhooge
21 October 2013
Version: 2.2.2
I said it before and I'll say it again: this is just the best image editor for OS X. Buy it, use it, adore it.
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Archiethearchiver
15 October 2013
Version: 2.2.2
It seems to work just fine for me on Mac OS 10.6.8. I have tried various functions and saved the documents. Is there some function within the app that I haven't discovered yet that doesn't work?
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Cowicide
14 October 2013
Version: 2.2.2
The 2.2.1 update said it was for 10.7 or higher. Now the 2.2.2 update says 10.6.8 or higher. Does anyone know what's going on here? Is this now 10.6.8 compatible or is this just a typo?
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0.5
DallasDoc
14 October 2013
Version: 2.2.2
The update of Pixelmator 2.2.2 failed to download. The older version disappeared from my application folder. I have searched for the new version, but it does not seem to be on my computer. When I try to download the file, the download has zero bytes and will not open.
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Fsckthemembership!
26 September 2013
Version: 2.2.1
Version 2.2.1 FAILED to launch on Mac OS X 10.6.8 as stated in the requirement and multiple areas within their site and Apple App Store. I'm sure this is just a glitch because many Apple computers are and will continue to run OS X 10.6.8 due to the inclusion of Rosetta for both medical, scientific and education software the has yet and will probably never be update for the newer OS. Please correct this and that's again to the Pixelmator coding team for allowing us to kill PhotoShop! :-)
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Nomad11
25 September 2013
Version: 2.2.1
Beware of the new "opening images in their original file format" option in 2.2.1. It will mess up your pictures as autosave can no longer be disabled.
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Revco
25 September 2013
Version: 2.2.1
It appears that the x.x.1 update was enough to kill support for 10.6.8. Revco is sad : (
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3.5
Satcomer
24 September 2013
Version: 2.2.1
The new 2,.1 deletes the application as soon as I try to run it. What's going on with this download?
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5
IngeMortier3516
24 September 2013
Version: 2.2.1
My fav image editor. Great app.
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Priosantos-Jan
27 August 2013
Version: 2.2
Excellent image editor! Nuff said, just buy it. :)
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Ex2bot
13 August 2013
Version: 2.2
Pixelmator is fantastic and it just keeps getting better. I use it for photo editing, mainly. It was only $15 when I bought it from the Mac App Store. Bonus!
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AlexisDhooge
12 August 2013
Version: 2.2
Why I think Pixelmator is AWESOME ? - It has a cool user interface - It has all the drawing tools I need - It is fast - It has easy to use layers - It has a complete hidden vector feature - It has a great help community - It is cheap - And 1 million other things I forgotten. :) In other words: A must have app for every OS X user. Period. BTW yes I like it very much. ;)
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SpiessensMark
15 July 2013
Version: 2.2
I always used PhotoShop (ever since version 3) and it is still a really good image editor. In fact it is still the best imo But Adobe changed the license policy big deal and for an amateur photographer like me, I just cannot pay for this anymore. So I looked into several alternatives and I am now using Pixelmator. I am confident Pixelmator Team Inc will improve Pixelmator in the near future and I bought it at the already low asking price. Very cool and fast image editor ! Note: Gimp is a bit more powerful and free but it crashed so many times I gave up on that one.
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SickTeddyBear
16 May 2013
Version: 2.2
Introducing, Vectormator: http://www.pixelmator.com/blog/2013/05/14/introducing-vectormator/
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MaxWilders
14 May 2013
Version: 2.2
Beautiful crafted image editor with style. It just about handles everything I need it to. Yes Photoshop can do a bit more but it is way too expensive for me. Pixelmator is awesome.
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Type1
13 May 2013
Version: 2.2
An install Question? I have an older version of Pixelmator 1.6.7 that I got with a MacUpdate bundle, will the latest Mac App Store version see the old version and update it or should I uninstall it first. I'm running latest version of Lion. Any advice appreciated. Thanks.
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Rpmurray
09 May 2013
Version: 2.2
And according to the requirements it still runs under OS X 10.6. None of that bullcrap about using new APIs that only exist in 10.8 that we get with Acorn.
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Forn
09 May 2013
Version: 2.2
CMYK? No. I dont understand why do they reject since years our request?
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AndyWood
14 March 2013
Version: 2.1.4
If I had no Mac I would buy one just to use Pixelmator. I'm kidding but there is truth in my statement. Never in my life I used such and easy to use but powerful image editor. Image editing tools are often overcrowded with buttons, icons and functions. Did you ever use Photoshop or GIMP? Then you know what I mean. Those programs tend to overwhelm you with features and I know some people that stopped editing photos at all because they didn't want to bother, they didn't want to invest time into learning how to use those complicated suites. Pixelmator is the opposite of complicated. But is has or it almost has as much features as photoshop. When you use Pixelmator the first time you will notice a very intuitive and nice UI. You don't need to proofread help files and handbooks to understand what to do. Very often it is like:"Dude, I wish I could do that just by pressing this button." You press it and it happens. This is the kind of "Mac magic" that especially people who change from Windows to Mac feel when using it the first couple of times. Another problem most big image editing programs have is that they need so much time for simple things. On windows people who own photoshop use the windows native application "Paint" for simple tasks because it opens very fast and it has simple and easy to find buttons. With Pixelmator you don't need any other program or app for editing or drawing or something else because the app works very fast. It doesn't matter if you just want to change the resolution of a .jpg file or if you want to professionally edit a picture that you want to print and hang on your wall. Everything works smooth and nice and you don't have to wait a lot of time just till the program window is open. I sometimes had more than 5 windows of Pixelmator open while editing pictures for a Powerpoint presentation without any notable impact on system performance. So if you are looking for a nice, easy to use image editing app, I definitively recommend to try Pixelmator.
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Melis
02 February 2013
Version: 2.1.4
Pretty much the best image editor for Mac OSX.
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Rochade
26 January 2013
Version: 2.1.4
Be aware that Pixelmator may produce kernel panics. If you have a NVIDIA GeForce in your mac, you may be affected. For me this means I can't use the app. I want to stress out that it is not Pixelmator's fault but a problem with 10.8.2 and the driver. Read more here: http://www.pixelmator.com/blog/2012/12/06/setback/ So, no rating from me at this time.
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Forn
15 December 2012
Version: 2.1.4
Since 4 years (!!) we're asking for cmyk. How can a software company be so unreasonable? It is obvious: Add cmyk will result in 5 stars and PM could knock PS from the throne.
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Porpentine
14 December 2012
Version: 2.1.4
I think you'll find it requires 10.7. Annoying finding this out the hard way.
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Christel1987
20 November 2012
Version: 2.1.3
Recommended for everyone needing a simple to use but yet powerful editor. For $30 it is a steal.
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WisdomL0RD
09 November 2012
Version: 2.1.3
Much better color profiling. Lifts the best OS X graphics editor one notch higher. Kudos to the devs
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Knowhowe
08 November 2012
Version: 2.1.3
According to this article on MacDailyNews, Pixelmator 2.1.3 DOES offer CMYK support!... http://macdailynews.com/2012/11/08/pixelmator-2-1-3-released-with-cmyk-support-soft-proofing-and-more/
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wintermute
15 October 2012
Version: 2.1.2
This would easily be a five star app if only they could fix the major slow-down bug. Simple operations like copying and pasting cause the rainbow lollipop to pop up and make the application unresponsive for up to 20 seconds in some instances... very annoying. It seems like it is saving a copy of the entire file every time I make a copy. It won't even let me switch out of the app while it is busy. No other application I use exhibits this behavior. I am on a fast, new Retina MacBook Pro with an SSD drive and 16GB RAM, so this should not be happening. I've read that launching the app in 32-bit mode helps... I tried this and it seems to help slightly, but then the app becomes much less stable and unexpectedly quits very often.
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Bleech-Jef
18 September 2012
Version: 2.1.1
Finally fixes several Retina problems I ran into. thank you for this important update.
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lovermac
18 September 2012
Version: 2.1.1
Best!
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Markoh
18 September 2012
Version: 2.1.1
CMYK?
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$29.99

4.4

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • macOS 10.13.0 or later

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