Pixelmator Pro
Pixelmator Pro
1.5.5

4.1

Pixelmator Pro free download for Mac

Pixelmator Pro

1.5.5
31 December 2019

Beautiful and powerful image editor.

Overview

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.

The modern, single-window interface is designed exclusively for working with images on a Mac. An intuitive and accessible design makes it easy for anyone to edit images - from complete beginners to design professionals.

What's new in Pixelmator Pro

Version 1.5.5:

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

  • The new ML Super Resolution feature lets you increase the resolution of images without blurriness or reduced quality using state-of-the-art machine learning.
  • You can find ML Super Resolution in the Image menu, as an algorithm in Image Size, and as an algorithm in the Transform tool.
  • ML Denoise has been significantly improved, bringing between 2 to 4 times more accurate noise analysis and removal.
  • The Image Size and Color Depth dialogs now have help buttons, leading you to the relevant help pages.
  • Changing the Resolution value in the Image Size dialog will now change the pixel size of an image under all circumstances, rather than only with print units selected.
  • Using the painting and retouching tools as a scrolling action was ending would not be possible, now these tools will start working as soon as scrolling stops, no matter when the painting action was started.
  • The Style tool’s Show Original button was not working correctly. Fixed.
  • Duplicating a selected part of a layer with nondestructive effects applied to it would cause Pixelmator Pro to stop responding. Fixed.

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17 Pixelmator Pro Reviews

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Bento de Espinosa
09 December 2019

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I was looking for a Photoshop replacement, and from all the apps I tested Pixelmator Pro is the one that does not let me miss Photoshop much. It does not have all things that Photoshop has, but it does have all the important things one needs for creating images for websites or Facebook. Some things are even better than Photoshop. As a plus, while other apps are a bit ugly, Pixelmator Pro is very elegant. Thank you for this!
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Version 1.4
baxsur
01 January 2020
Many clever and innovative features.
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Version 1.5.5
Bento de Espinosa
09 December 2019
I was looking for a Photoshop replacement, and from all the apps I tested Pixelmator Pro is the one that does not let me miss Photoshop much. It does not have all things that Photoshop has, but it does have all the important things one needs for creating images for websites or Facebook. Some things are even better than Photoshop. As a plus, while other apps are a bit ugly, Pixelmator Pro is very elegant. Thank you for this!
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Version 1.4
Mikael-B
29 October 2019
Currently Pixelmator Pro is cheaper than Pixelmator in MAS. A review suggested the latter is to be abandoned by the developer.
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Version 1.4
gorya
19 June 2019

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Version 1.3.4
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WordWeaver
WordWeaver
17 October 2019
A small correction regarding OsloX's comment concerning Affinity Photo supporting Photoshop plugins. This is not true; at least not in my case. I recently tried out Affinity Photo, and NONE of my Photoshop plugins worked fully -- if at all -- with Affinity Photo. Furthermore, Serif has publicly stated on their forum that they have not fully implemented the Adobe plugin API in Affinity Photo, which would explain why many Photoshop-compatible plugins do not work with it. Because of this deal-breaking factor -- and due to other reasons -- I chose to upgrade from Photoshop CS6 to Photoshop CC 2019, instead of choosing Affinity Photo.
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Version 1.4
Applotse
22 January 2019
Best selection tool ever! Fantastic photo editing capabilities.
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Version 1.2.4
Stephen-Fry
09 December 2018
Very good Photoshop alternative. The GUI needs some time to get used to though.
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Version 1.2.4
Shooters
31 December 2017
Super image editor. Easy to use.
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Version 1.0.5
VanRijn63
27 December 2017
I'm very impressed with this software. I've paid thousands of dollars to Adobe over the years and can't stomach their monthly subscription. The last version of Creative Suite I bought won't run on my new MacBook , so I'll be using Pixelmator Pro from now on. Sure, there are some niggles, but this is a very promising 1.0 release. It already does pretty much everything I need it to do and at 60 dollars it's great value for money.
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Version 1.0.5
DonkeyKong
16 December 2017
The big question : What image editor to buy/use. IMO there are only two outstanding image editors: Affinity Photo and Pixelmator Pro. I tried about any other image editor and those are out of bounds for me for several reasons. So, which to choose. It is pretty simple. If you need a PhotoShop alternative, then by all means go for Affinity Photo. It is on par on features and plugin support. But keep in mind you are facing a steep learning curve. Ones mastered, it is the uber image app ! If you need a very good and fast image editor doing the basics, you can choose Pixelmator Pro. You learn to use it in minutes and you never get lost.
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Version 1.0.5
Tim27
16 December 2017
If you are a user of Affinity Photo there is no reason to buy Pixelmator Pro. AP is $10 cheaper and does a lot more for the money. If you are a user of Pixelmator, Pro is only a little better. But, as others have said, it has its issues right now. I appreciate what the Pixelmator team is trying to do with this app, but it's just not there yet.
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Version 1.0.5
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Castle-Rose
Castle-Rose
06 January 2018
If you combine Affinity Photo with Affinity Designer, Affinity is hands down the winner.
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B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
02 June 2018
That was then. This is now. With the latest versionPixelmator Pro has expanded beyond a RAW image editor to include editing features for the web. Which means it's more like Photoshop than ever. This is certainly a niche use and if you don't adapt images for the web. Affinity Photo may still be the best choice. Be that as it may, it is still far cheaper than Photoshop or Lightroom, unless you get the Photo package from Adobe, which is only $10 a month for both Photoshop and Lightroom. Affinity Photo may still the best choice if you don't, as I do, have a lot of images already adapted in Lightroom. For technical reasons Affinity Photo cannot read Lightroom metadata and thus preserve edits you've made in Lightroom.
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