Pixelmator Team releases Pixelmator 3.2 Sandstone

Today, the Pixelmator Team announced Pixelmator 3.2 Sandstone, an update to its fast, innovative, and powerful image editing app, featuring an all-new Repair Tool, 16-bits per channel support, and Lock Layers feature. Pixelmator 3.2 Sandstone is available today as a free update on the Mac App Store.

“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, in a statement. “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 Sandstone features an all-new Repair Tool. Redeveloped from the inside-out, the new Repair Tool is built on breakthrough technologies that enable removing unwanted objects or image imperfections with an unsurpassed level of quality and precision. It now has three options: Quick, Standard, and Advanced repairs. These options are the combinations of sophisticated repairing algorithms aimed at achieving the best results when removing small or large objects from smooth and complicated backgrounds—all while using four times less memory than its predecessor.

Pixelmator 3.2 Sandstone
Pixelmator 3.2 Sandstone

Pixelmator 3.2 Sandstone brings 16-bits per channel support to the Mac. With 16-bits per channel support, you have more color data to work with and greatly reduce the risk of color banding. This means that you can make advanced color adjustments to an image while keeping its color rich and vibrant.

Pixelmator 3.2 Sandstone makes it even easier to work with large and complex compositions by bringing the new and long-anticipated Lock Layers feature. Now you can simply lock certain layers to protect their content from any further changes so that you can freely edit the rest of your composition.

Pixelmator 3.2 Sandstone also includes a new Convert Selection into Shape option that lets you quickly and easily create all kinds of shapes from any selection, a number of improvements, user interface enhancements, and fixes related to stability and reliability.

Pricing & Availability

Pixelmator 3.2 Sandstone is available exclusively from the Mac App Store for $29.99. It is a free update to all existing customers who purchased the app from the Mac App Store.

More information on Pixelmator 3.2 and a free 30-day trial can be found at www.pixelmator.com.

MacDailyNews Note: MacDailyNews uses Pixelmator daily and highly recommends the app for image editing.

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Pixelmator 3.1 Marble released; fully optimized for new Mac Pro – January 23, 2014
Apple shuns Adobe Photoshop in favor of Pixelmator 3 to show off Mac Pro performance – October 23, 2013
Pixelmator unveils Pixelmator 3.0 FX – October 22, 2013


  1. I use Pixelmator almost exclusively. I love this app.

    There are a few Photoshop filters I still use. I could probably come close to duplicating their effects in Pixelmator, but it’s just faster and easier to use Photoshop on the occasion where I need the filter effects.

    1. Oh, weird… I thought it was $15… I just bought it last week for my daughter (no reason for a 13 yo to have photoshop). At $30 this is still a steal – I hope these guys can make a good living selling it this cheap. I’m downloading for my self right now to test the repair tool… at this price, it’s a seriously inexpensive plugin.

        1. Yeah – I totally get that. It’s much easier to spend money and try different tools if they’re paying themselves back. Harder to justify if you’re just messing around. Good luck grabbing it on the next price drop, it really looks like it’s worth it at 5x the price.

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