Pixelmator Pro now available on Apple’s Mac App Store for $59.99

The Pixelmator Team today released Pixelmator Pro, a brand new app that redefines image editing on the Mac, providing professional-grade editing tools in an incredibly intuitive and accessible design. Pixelmator Pro 1.0, codenamed Whirlwind, includes a modern single-window interface, nondestructive, GPU-powered image editing tools, machine learning-enhanced editing features, and more.

“We’re incredibly excited to finally release Pixelmator Pro on the Mac App Store,” said Saulius Dailide, one of the founders of the Pixelmator Team, in a statement. “Its innovative, user-centered design makes editing images on a Mac simpler than ever. And with its GPU-powered and machine learning-enhanced editing tools, Pixelmator Pro is built for the future.”

The modern, dark single-window interface of Pixelmator Pro has been created exclusively for working with images. A streamlined, macOS-inspired design provides a completely native Mac app experience and is fully consistent with the look and feel of macOS. And a reimagined, user-centered workflow design makes the professional editing tools in Pixelmator Pro especially accessible, even to first-time users.

Pixelmator Pro arrives on  Macintosh with an all-new single-window interface, machine learning-enhanced image editing, and more
Pixelmator Pro arrives on Macintosh with an all-new single-window interface, machine learning-enhanced image editing, and more

Completely nondestructive color adjustments, effects, styles, and layouting tools in Pixelmator Pro give users the freedom and flexibility to go back and modify or delete individual changes at any point in the editing workflow. Thanks to the new presets feature, you can create endless combinations of multiple adjustments, effects, or styles, save them to your favorites and reuse them in any of your images. Drag-and-drop sharing also makes it a breeze to share presets with others.

Pixelmator Pro pushes the boundaries of image editing, using breakthrough machine learning to deliver more intelligent editing tools and features. Integrated via the new, blazing fast Core ML framework, machine learning lets Pixelmator Pro detect and understand various features within images, bringing a number of groundbreaking advancements, such as jaw-droppingly accurate automatic layer naming, automatic horizon detection, stunningly realistic object removal, and intelligent quick selections.

Designed exclusively for the Mac, Pixelmator Pro uses the Mac graphics processor in tandem with the latest Mac graphics technologies, such as Metal 2, Core Image, and OpenGL, to deliver blistering fast, GPU-powered image editing. Built with Swift 4, Pixelmator Pro is a next-generation app that takes full advantage of the latest technological innovations in hardware and software.

The Pixelmator Team has packed a wide range of features and innovations into Pixelmator Pro, such as full RAW support, including support for multiple RAW layers; HEIF file format compatibility; superior support for Adobe Photoshop images; complete macOS integration via full support for iCloud, Versions, Tabs, Full Screen, Split View, Sharing, Wide Color, and others; Metal 2-powered painting tools and dual texture brushes; powerful retouching, reshaping, selecting, type, shape and vector tools; and a lot more. In addition, a number of free updates adding major new features to Pixelmator Pro are already lined up for the very near future.

System Requirements:
• macOS 10.13 or later
• 64-bit processor
• 96.9 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Pixelmator Pro 1.0 is US$59.99 and available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store in the Graphics & Design category here.

MacDailyNews Take: This one’s a no-brainer purchase!

We use Pixelmator daily and highly recommend the application.


  1. Wow! MDN plugging something else they will never buy – meanwhile, MDN is about the only news outlet that hasn’t mentioned the major “root” backdoor affecting Macs wide and many?

    It’s no different to left wing sites they don’t report on what they want to pretend isn’t happening.

    Sure MDN is here to do nothing but pump the stock – but being honest and writing an article about this major problem, they could have provided readers with awareness, with a fix and help them secure their Macs, their friends and family’s Macs…MDN have a limited technical understanding of most things Apple but there are many talented readers here that would have provided helpful expertise in the comments section. That is if they had reported it that is…

    But nooooo. If you want to check Pixelmator Pro, be sure to just do a web search for it – don’t click the link for it above as MDSnooze get affliate clicks that way – why support them if they won’t support you – their own loyal reader base? (Would be fair if they actually bought and used it and did a real write up)

      1. Why? The root access issue is huge news everywhere else and it is a big issue. But completely ignored by MDN (it went viral yesterday).

        MDN plug all this stuff like they use it?

        They ALWAYS get the latest iPhones, Macs, watches etc. all on the realease day (bearing in mind they have got Bob Hope and no hope of getting giving products from Apple like respectable review sites do) so they have the same chance as the rest of us and I have had a few things delivered to my door on product released day, and I have queded for hours and hours for 3 products on launch day at Regent Street.

        Yet these guys just have every Apple product land on their doorsteps – and they have NEVER done an unboxing? Hmmm

        Go read AppleInsider – it’s much better and they actually buy Apple products they can spell “Apple” it has been spelled as Appel here sooo many times. Oooh and they don’t have 33 trackers on their site and they DON’T advertise SameShite products there.

        Thanks for you four words though dogg!

        1. MDN is an aggregator site. They summarize and post links to other sites. It’s not their job to review hardware and software. They post links to sites who do that.

          All that said, they do have a point of view which is expressed in their comments, in their re-writing of headlines, and in which articles they decide to link to. I don’t always agree with them, and I definitely find some of the comments on here to be hateful and dog whistle racist.

          In the end, we all have a choice. If you really don’t like MDN , you don’t have to visit the site.

          1. Yes I agree about the rasicism and the US politics that come around in almost article feed here. However my point was that (aggregator or not) it took them 24 hours to hide behind the root issue. Right now they are finally writing (regurgitating) articles about it like they were the first to report it?

            My point of contention was that they a) hype/plug products/services/software they have likely never used (for dollar) and mainly b) why did it take sooo long to right up (repeat) which news that became a twitter storm/ viral news article before Mister Sexy was lighting rockets in NK, instead of concentrating on a Pixalmator affliate program first?

            What’s more important to you to read first? Can’t see why I am being so badly beaten for it. I know I can go elsewhere, but think about it – MDN scream blue murder at Time Cook while still buying every goddamn Apple product they make before the rest of us. That sits cool with you, but so can’t make an honest, personal and objective opinion about MDN and continue to read and use the site? Am I allowed to take part in the polls at the bottom of the feed or am I exempt from that too?

    1. Sure, Left-wing sides don’t report thing that they don’t like.

      Right-wing sites too don’t report things that they don’t like, but they also report things that they would like to have happened (“biggest crowds EVER!”).

      Fox is an embarrassment to journalism.

  2. I don’t agree with or support a lot of what MDN says, but I really have to wonder what universe some of you live in.

    I’m here everyday at least once. The root backdoor issue made MacDaily News yesterday.

    Saying otherwise just indicates that you have reality apprehension issues.

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