Pixelmator integrates with new MacBook’s Force Touch trackpad

The new MacBook has been out for a couple of weeks, and OS X apps are starting to take advantage of its Force Touch trackpad. Pixelmator, a popular photo editor and Photoshop alternative on the Mac, is an early example…Read more ›



Pixelmator Updated With Improved 16-Bit Color, Locking Layers and an All-New Repair Tool [Mac Blog]

Pixelmator has updated its incredibly popular image editing software to version 3.2, including a completely redesigned repair tool, 16-bits per channel color support and a much-requested Lock Layers feature.

The new repair tool includes quick, standard and advanced modes that use retouching algorithms to remove imperfections or unwanted objects from images more efficiently. The Lock Layers feature lets users prevent any alterations to finished layers so they can’t be changed accidentally, and the 16-bits per channel support, introduced in Pixelmator 3.1, now works on all Macs, not just the Mac Pro.

„Packed with incredible features, Pixelmator 3.2 Sandstone delivers the most empowering image editing experience Pixelmator fans have ever had,“ said Saulius Dailide of the Pixelmator Team. „Redeveloped from the ground up Repair Tool, 16-bits per channel support and Lock Layers feature make Pixelmator an excellent image editor that is just as fun and easy-to-use as it is powerful.“

Pixelmator 3.2 is a free upgrade for existing users, while new users can download the app from the Mac App Store for $29.99. [Direct Link]




Pixelmator Updated With 16-Bit Color and Full Mac Pro Support [Mac Blog]

Pixelmator has updated its image editing software to version 3.1, adding full support for the new Mac Pro, including 16-bit per channel images, full GPU support, and optimizations for the multi-core processors in the new machine.

The app now uses both Mac Pro GPU’s simultaneously for composition rendering and uses lots of background computing to speed up zoom and other tasks, with the company claiming that „image editing is now completely seamless, and even with large and complex compositions you will experience profoundly faster and more responsive performance.“

„We are extremely excited for professionals to experience the power and speed of Pixelmator 3.1 Marble on their new Mac Pros,“ said Saulius Dailide of the Pixelmator Team. „Harnessing the power of the Mac Pro’s dual-GPU architecture, we’re now able to support 16-bit per channel images for the first time and push the limits of Pixelmator performance like never before.“

Pixelmator has also gained a new Order Prints feature that allows users to order postcards, notecards, gallery frames, or posters right in the app. The app received its last significant upgrade back in October when it gained a new image editing engine.

Pixelmator 3.1 is a free upgrade for existing users, while new users can download the app from the Mac App Store for $29.99. [Direct Link]