AppleInsider: Pixelmator Pro 1.1.2 on the Mac is superb even if it still isn’t Photoshop

Pixelmator Pro 1.1.2, a “newly updated image editor is gorgeous and capable of just about everything you need. AppleInsider gives up on it ever entirely replacing Adobe’s tool — for now — but still wishes it would fix some small issues,” William Gallagher reports for AppleInsider.

“One day there will be a review of Pixelmator Pro that doesn’t even mention Adobe Photoshop. Clearly not today, though,” Gallagher reports. “It’s really a compliment that this comparatively new image editor is considered powerful enough to be a competitor. It’s also really a little criticism of Photoshop which is both greatly more expensive and dramatically more complicated.”

“Nonetheless, they are quite different apps aiming at subtly different users,” Gallagher reports. “The newly updated Pixelmator Pro 1.1.2 keeps its $60 price and keeps on improving.”

Full review here.

MacDailyNews Take:

Pixelmator Pro updated with many improvements – December 11, 2017
Pixelmator Pro first impressions: Beautiful modern interface with advanced image editing tools – November 29, 2017
Pixelmator Pro now available on Apple’s Mac App Store for $59.99 – November 29, 2017


  1. Overall a good app. Although I find myself using Affinity Photo far more often then I use Pixelmator Pro. Why?

    I like Apple Photos and Pixelmator Pro does not provide an Apple Photos Extension. Interestingly, the old Pixelmator does provide an Apple Photos extension. Affinity Photo provides several very useful Apple Photo Extensions.

    Window Management – Every time I open Pixelmator Pro I have to resize the window because it never remembers my preferred window location and size. Affinity Photo, Picktorial and Skylum apps all remember the window size and location.

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