Pixelmator free download for Mac


26 July 2019

Powerful layer-based image editor.


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 3.8.6:
  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

Requirements for Pixelmator

  • Intel 64
  • macOS 10.12.0 or later

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19 November 2008

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Ok ok, my comment a few weeks back might have left some people thinking I was just a troll or whatever. My comment received -5 smileys as of writing. So I gave Pixelmator another chance. I wanted to make a grunge background for my website. Should be easy. So kids, DO try this at home: 1. Take 10 images of crackled walls, with on camera flash. 2. Open these in Pixelmator and combine them as layers in one image. 3. Set the blend modes to Soft Light and Multiply, to achieve a cool result where the flashlight fades off towards the edges, like vignette. 4. Realise that Pixelmator is bad quality even in its blend modes. The result will look ekstremely posterized (tech speak for harsh abrubt gradients)... First I figured it could be my display or calibration, but no: 5. Save the Pixelmator file as a PSD. 6. Open the file in Photoshop, and see that the image is NOT posterized!!! 7. If you export the image from both PS and PM, then you can see for yourself. Bottomline: Pixelmator is a joke. Don't just that any feature (like blend modes) are of the same quality as in other applications. Beauty is only skinn deep it seems. Like a cheap copy. Additionally, since the interface is still way too dark, it can be assumed that the developers don't even run Pixelmator on calibrated displays, because I do, and at standard gamma of 2.2 (yes also on Mac on this side of the millenium) I can barely even see the scrollbars of documents in Pixelmator.
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Version 1.3
24 June 2019
Love this app!
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Version 3.8.5
12 June 2019
Noice app
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Version 3.8.4
OSX 10.11.6 - Alternative to Adobe Photoshop
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Version 3.8.1
25 December 2018
Great tool to replace Adobe Photoshop
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Version 3.8.1
02 December 2018
Thank you for keeping this updated!
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Version 3.7.6
07 November 2018
Still one of the best image editors out there. Excellent for personal projects.
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Version 3.7.6
20 September 2018
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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Version 3.7.5
19 September 2018
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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Version 3.7.5
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29 October 2018
I totally agree with your description of UI.... very hard to read and have not been a fan of the dark/black UI
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13 February 2018
powerful and and useful app!
Version 3.7
23 September 2017
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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Version 3.6


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