New Pixelmator for Mac and iPad updates now available

The Pixelmator Team has two Pixelmator updates ready for users to download: Pixelmator for Mac 3.3.1 and Pixelmator for iPad 1.0.2.

Pixelmator for Mac 3.3.1
Pixelmator for Mac comes wrapped in some new and pretty neat features. You’ve been asking about them for some time, so we’re quite excited to announce that with Pixelmator for Mac 3.3.1, you now can:

• Pinch to zoom within a document window.
• Scroll your shapes, gradients, and styles collections within Shapes, Gradients, and Styles palettes.

In addition to the new features, Pixelmator squashed some bugs and improved the Pixelmator performance. You can now properly see the document window bottom side, the Info bar now correctly displays X and Y coordinates, the Pixelmator folder now always appears in iCloud Drive, and much more.

Pixelmator for iPad 1.0.2
Pixelmator for iPad has got some love, too, with some great improvements with rotation, so it’s now so much easier to rotate objects, the brushes have been remastered to work better with styluses, and a whole lot more:

• Easier to rotate objects on the canvas.
• You can rotate even more precisely with the new Rotate slider in Format > Arrange.
• A new Opacity slider to adjust brush tip opacity.
• A new Brush Size slider to adjust the Retouch tool tip size.
• Remastered brushes to work better with styluses.
• A slew of fixes to preserve EXIF metadata:
• Image metadata is preserved when using Pixelmator Photo Editing Extension;
• Image metadata is preserved when opening and exporting images to Photo Library;
• Image metadata is preserved if image is opened from iCloud Drive.
• A bunch of fixes to improve Photo Editing Extension:
• Remastered Blur effect to work better;
• Minimized the extension app executable file size to lower memory footprint;
• Removed all unnecessary resources so the extension package is even smaller.
• The selection drawing performance is way better now.
• Sharpen effect performance is greatly improved.
• Sharpen/Soften retouching tools’ intensity is improved.
• Selection animation now restores correctly when switching between apps.
• Removed irrelevant warning about color profiles when exporting PNG or JPG files to Pixelmator iCloud Drive.
• Fixed several minor memory leaks.
• Improved app launch stability. Please upgrade to iOS 8.1.2, too. If you are still experiencing any issues, please email us at
• Improved compatibility with Pixelmator for Mac shapes.
• Improved the Paint Selection tool performance.
• Fixed possible crashing issue related to the Paint Selection tool.
• Added Traditional Chinese localization.

More info:
– Via Apple’s Mac App Store: Pixelmator for Mac 3.3.1
– Via iTunes App Store: Pixelmator for iPad 1.0.2

Source: Pixelmator

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  1. I have been waiting. When I had decided I wanted to get Pixelmatr, it was on sale. But at the point of commitment, the sale was over. I haven’t seen it on sale since. You can ding me for this, but something in me does not want to pay $30, knowing it could be had for $15.

  2. I bought a copy on sale last week for $15.
    I can’t go 10 minutes without it freezing up, and I’m not talking about forcing it closed, I have to unplug and restart. Anyone else having this problem?

  3. I’ve been playing with this program in every major version from 1 to 2 to 3 including this most recent release.
    It’s still I’m sorry to say is awkward buggy and counterintuitive.
    I hate Adobe products but I would never consider this to be anything at all comparable to a Photoshop.
    It failed me in the three hours that I played with it today, so many times –it mysteriously would not do stuff or did not respond, so I’m sorry it’s a great thing I guess in theory, but it’s not worth more than six dollars.

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