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Pixelmator Pro
Pixelmator Pro
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Pixelmator Pro

Version 2.4.4

Beautiful and powerful image editor.

$39.99
PaidOne-Time Purchase
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Pixelmator Pro 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 version 2.4.4

Updated on May 17 2022

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

Information

License

Shareware

Size

478.1 MB

Developer’s website

https://www.pixelmator.com/pro/

Downloads

6695

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Apple Silicon
  • macOS 10.15.0 or later
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What customer like

User Experience
Performance
Customization

What needs improvements

Support

Pixelmator Pro qualities

Value
5.0
Ease of use
5.0
Features
4.0
Reliability
5.0
Customer support
2.0
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Jona1982
Jona1982
Aug 22 2021
2.0.6
5.0
Aug 22 2021
5.0
Version: 2.0.6
Very good alternative for PS (and much cheaper too).
realdriftwood
realdriftwood
Jan 21 2021
1.8
1.0
Jan 21 2021
1.0
Version: 1.8
In light of the Developer's response to my initial review, I have to admit that having executed the suggestions of the Developer without success--no usable image file ever having been generated--I feel I have wasted enough of my time now. I would prefer getting a refund of my money--perhaps without success. In any case I have trashed the app from my computer and I will not be asking for any more help.
zlazkow
zlazkow
Jul 19 2020
1.6.5
3.0
Jul 19 2020
3.0
Version: 1.6.5
No, it's not free, it's only a free trial. For me GraphicConverter is the superior multi-tasking tool, for most users and even photographers, graphic editors(not artists)...etc.
DragonMaster
DragonMaster
Mar 2 2020
1.5.5
5.0
Mar 2 2020
5.0
Version: 1.5.5
Really good. Improvements in interface a major improvement. Still take a look at Luminar 4 and Affinity Photo and Designer as possible significant challenges.
Sigsgaard
Sigsgaard
Feb 28 2020
1.5.5
5.0
Feb 28 2020
5.0
Version: 1.5.5
The ML functions are fantastic. As a complete amateur photoeditor I am very impressed by how easy it is to make a mediocre photo look good in Pixelmator Pro. I own all of Pixelmators apps on MacOS and iOS/iPadOS, and I am very impressed by all of them.
baxsur
baxsur
Jan 1 2020
1.5.5
4.0
Jan 1 2020
4.0
Version: 1.5.5
Many clever and innovative features.
Bento de Espinosa
Bento de Espinosa
Dec 9 2019
1.4
5.0
Dec 9 2019
5.0
Version: 1.4
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!
Mikael-B
Mikael-B
Oct 29 2019
1.4
0.0
Oct 29 2019
0.0
Version: 1.4
Currently Pixelmator Pro is cheaper than Pixelmator in MAS. A review suggested the latter is to be abandoned by the developer.
gorya
gorya
Jun 19 2019
1.3.4
5.0
Jun 19 2019
5.0
Version: 1.3.4

Applotse
Applotse
Jan 22 2019
1.2.4
5.0
Jan 22 2019
5.0
Version: 1.2.4
Best selection tool ever! Fantastic photo editing capabilities.
Stephen-Fry
Stephen-Fry
Dec 9 2018
1.2.4
4.5
Dec 9 2018
4.5
Version: 1.2.4
Very good Photoshop alternative. The GUI needs some time to get used to though.
Shooters
Shooters
Dec 31 2017
1.0.5
5.0
Dec 31 2017
5.0
Version: 1.0.5
Super image editor. Easy to use.
VanRijn63
VanRijn63
Dec 27 2017
1.0.5
4.0
Dec 27 2017
4.0
Version: 1.0.5
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.
DonkeyKong
DonkeyKong
Dec 16 2017
1.0.5
4.5
Dec 16 2017
4.5
Version: 1.0.5
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.
Tim27
Tim27
Dec 16 2017
1.0.5
0.0
Dec 16 2017
0.0
Version: 1.0.5
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.
B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
Dec 12 2017
1.0.4
0.0
Dec 12 2017
0.0
Version: 1.0.4
In my opinion it's a bit early to release a High Sierra only app. It would be nice to know what features require the new OS. Just my 2 cents.
Melis
Melis
Dec 3 2017
1.0.3
3.0
Dec 3 2017
3.0
Version: 1.0.3
Pixelmator Pro uses the GPU and GPU memory to speed up things which is great and delivers fast responding editing. And thats where it goes wrong if you run out of GPU memory, it is prone for crashing the system completely. It works fine for small files but ones you are going to edit larger files (RAW or any other format) the problems rises. Lock ups, crashes, sometime the complete OS becomes unresponsive, automatically login out of your account without any notice, loss of work, … Is this a bug or feature in Pixelmator Pro? FYI: Affinity Photo also uses the GPU but for some reason it never crashes on my system.
Frankeed
Frankeed
Dec 2 2017
1.0.2
0.0
Dec 2 2017
0.0
Version: 1.0.2
Note that you must be running High Sierra and have a computer with a Metal compatible graphics card.
Macmaria
Macmaria
Dec 1 2017
1.0.2
4.0
Dec 1 2017
4.0
Version: 1.0.2
As a long time user of Pixelmator, I think the Pro version is a step forward. I love the new interface and the new selection feature (much faster and easy to use). Not 5 stars yet, since the NEW features (comparing with the old app) are not many. I'm very curious where this app will be in 1-2 years.
OsloX
OsloX
Dec 1 2017
1.0.2
3.5
Dec 1 2017
3.5
Version: 1.0.2
After playing with Pixelmator Pro for two days, I can honestly say it is not a big improvement compared to Pixelmator. Don't get me wrong Pixelmator Pro is good. Still, it's not necessarily better than Pixelmator and worth “upgrading”. Hear me out: For example the new UI works against the user all the time. To keep the UI simple, many things are kept well hidden. For example sharing a saved an user preset needs the knowledge to drag it out of Pixcelmator Pro window. Struggling with the UI is also to be blamed on the icons. Icons are too small and sadly colored greyish and thin lined. I have good eyes, still I have to watch very closely what the icons represents. Yes, if you wait 2 seconds the names are shown. This feels funky and not very nice imo. It is very counterproductive for sure. I urge the coders to make this again colorful icons like Pixelmator or at least more bright/outstanding from the black background. That would be a big improvement. Some icons have a small triangle in the bottom right corner. Clicking on that tiny triangle is troublesome at times. The mouse pointer needs to be firmly onto the small pixel sized triangle to see the menu with additional tools. It is really frustrating to handle. Maybe a right click on the whole icon would work much better. And that is the main problem with Pixelmator Pro, everything needs to be explorer with trial and error to find out if it works (or not). Another thing I don't like is the Original button. Good idea but it doesn't work nicely when you are using a trackpad. You need to click and hold the button which is more difficult to do with a trackpad. This is purely useful when you are using a (magic)mouse. Of course, ones you get customized with all features and the new UI, things will smooth out a bit. Still, a good UI should be easy and intuitive to use not by exploration. Certainly not the strongest part of Pixelmator Pro. The big deal with this new version is having everything packed into one window. This may seem clean to work with but again it can be counterproductive too. For example you cannot compare and work two or more images on one screen. With Pixelmator you can open several images and display them at the same time. I really miss this in Pixelmator Pro! Maybe a feature like Affinity Photo to put them side-by-side could help. Sizable left and right panes cover the image at times and can be distracting to say the least, even if they are semitransparent. Yes, floating windows can also clutter up screen estate, but at least you can move them around. But I do understand some users may dislike this way of working and prefer one window. As I already pointed out, Pixelmator Pro isn't better than Pixelmator. This also applies to all available tools. There aren't much new tool s to be found. it is mostly the same stuff. My conclusion: Pixelmator Pro isn't .. well .. Pro. If I think 'Pro' regarding image editing, I think PhotoShop-a-like apps like Affinity Photo. The latter supports way more professional tools, extended layering possibilities, scalable history overview and PS plugins. For sure Pixelmator Pro is a good buy when you do not own Pixelmator yet. It does fit the bill for simple image editing, that’s it. If you already own Pixelmator, I am not sure $59,99 is worth it.
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