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Pixelmator Pro 2. Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. App customization and new design 2. Over new artist-designed vector shapes in categories like science, activities, and symbols.
Read FAQ. Become a Pixelmator Pro with video and text tutorials, an extensive help manual, and handy tips and tricks. Have a question for the Pixelmator Team? Shoot us a quick email. Not really. There were a few reasons for this. One: when Pixelmator Pro came out, a significant number of people would not have been able to run it as the app is built using new technologies that require a relatively new Mac.
Two: Some of the changes might have been too drastic for a lot of people. For those two reasons and a few others , it made the most sense to release Pixelmator Pro as a brand new app. We have now removed Pixelmator Classic from App Store and will eventually stop updating it. Anyone who has already bought it will be able to redownload it, of course — just like any other Mac app.
You can download it here. We want to make it more powerful, more full-featured, and even easier to use. Since it was released over four years ago, Pixelmator Pro has already received 13 incredible major updates and we have no plans to slow down. SVG file support 1. Modern Export for Web tool 1. Light appearance 1. Batch editing 1. ML-powered auto enhance 1. Clipping masks 1. Layer tagging, filtering, and search 1. Advanced free transform tool 1.
Thank you to all of you who use our apps to create cool stuff, give us compliments, feedback, and the occasional bits of criticism. We really do appreciate you all. Pixelmator Photo, the most powerful photo editor ever designed for a mobile device, is now available on iPhone. What makes Pixelmator Photo so incredibly cool?
A few exceptional features. The color adjustments in Pixelmator Photo were first developed for Pixelmator Pro, our layer-based image editor for Mac. They were designed to let you edit the color of images in just about any way you could imagine while preserving the highest possible color quality and detail. And all those incredible tools are now available on iPhone. Editing RAW gives you much more flexibility and makes it possible to recover seemingly lost detail.
And in Pixelmator Photo, that flexibility is unlimited because every editing tool works nondestructively. This includes our Repair tool, which is possibly the only fully-fledged object removal tool that works nondestructively with RAW shots. Machine learning is the most magical technology in image and photo editing today.
And Pixelmator Photo is packed full of super-intelligent tools powered by machine learning. Like automatic photo enhancement that, with just a tap, lets you improve a photo like a pro photographer.
Pixelmator Photo is designed from the ground up to build upon your Photos library. When you edit photos, changes sync with the Photos app automatically, your edits are nondestructively preserved by Pixelmator Photo, and everything just works. If you want to take your iPhone photography to the next level, Pixelmator Photo is for you.
If you want touch up and improve photos using the most advanced tools out there, Pixelmator Photo is for you. Buy Now. In addition to being available in Pixelmator Pro itself, the Remove Background feature is also available in the Finder app as a Quick Action!
When you remove the background from an image, the object left behind can often have traces of the previous background around its edges. The AI-powered Decontaminate Colors feature automatically removes these traces so objects blend seamlessly with any new background.
Although this is usually done automatically when it makes sense, you can also apply it yourself to any layer — even ones that have been cut out in other apps. Another totally magical new feature is automatic subject selection — with just a click, you can make a selection of the subject of any image. This is designed to make it easy to select the most difficult areas of all — hair, fur, and similar objects with very complex edges. If you have a rough — or even quite accurate selection — you can refine it automatically using the totally redesigned Smart Refine feature.
Again, with just a single click, you can go from a rough outline to a perfect selection. This brush is designed to be used specifically on tricky edge areas — create accurate selections of those areas by simply brushing over them.
Because Pixelmator Pro does much more than just simple background removal, we decided to create three algorithms — one for detecting the subjects of images, one for refining selection edges, and one for decontaminating the colors at the edges of objects. First, we need to find the subject of the image. In the comparison below, the image on the left is the original and the one on the right shows the mask created by the subject detection feature.
Original image. Mask created by subject selection algorithm. The next step involves refining the edges of the selection. Much better! Pixelmator Pro features a huge number of Shortcuts actions, including a Convert Image action that lets you convert between different image formats. And you can now use that action to convert files to Motion format!
Super happy we were able to add this too. Certain SVG filters and effects are now supported — gaussian blurs, drop shadows, and inner shadows, including SVG 2 drop shadows. Text support has been greatly improved, including support for path text, multiline text, text with multiple styles in spans, better whitespace handling, and more. SVG masks are now supported, both clipping paths and image masks. Blending modes in SVG files were previously not supported — they are now.
Added the ability to constrain the proportions of objects in SVG files, both when importing and exporting. Fixed an issue that would cause Pixelmator Pro to quit unexpectedly when closing documents. On Apple silicon-powered devices, the speed of advanced PNG compression has been greatly improved. You can now choose to keep or remove transparency when exporting WebP images optimized for the web. The new Distribute Vertical Spacing and Distribute Horizontal Spacing features let you evenly space objects of different sizes.
Pixelmator Pro actions in the Shortcuts app were not working with a larger number of images — they should now be able to handle hundreds of images and work faster than before. When using the Pixelmator Pro actions in Shortcuts to export images for the web, remove noise, match colors, or increase resolution, the Pixelmator Pro app would stop responding while these actions were being processed.
Square images would not be resized with the Pixelmator Pro Resize Images action. The View and Window menus have been rearranged to make the View menu a little more compact, moving window-related options to the Window menu.
When exporting SVGs using the Export for Web tool, hidden layers will not be included in the final file. The Image Size keyboard shortcut was not working with Japanese keyboards. With certain effects on shapes in PSD files, they would be opened incorrectly. Compatibility with certain third-party cloud storage providers has been improved. Support for masks in projects exported in Motion format has been improved, adding the ability to extend the lifetime of object masks.
This fix was added by our colleague in Kharkiv, who’s been working with us for over a year now. Although he’s on indefinite paid leave, he saw this bug was an easy fix and pushed it to our git repo. Almost immediately after, he had to run down to his local bomb shelter as the Russian army started shelling residential areas of his city. The Pixelate effect will now be automatically applied from the top left corner of the image.
The default position for the Pattern Fill effect will now be from the top left corner of the pattern image rather than its center to make presets that use this effect function more reliably. The decimal point can now be used as a decimal separator even in locales that use commas for decimals — if it’s the only separator, points will be considered the decimal separator.
If you’d like to disable text field math, use the following Terminal flag: defaults write com. Fixed a few cases where text field and tooltip values would be displayed as -0 or Document opening progress would sometimes be displayed incorrectly. You can now use the following Terminal flag to switch to package-type document saving: defaults write com.
Find 28 powerful Pixelmator Pro actions in Shortcuts, including our entire suite of machine learning-powered tools. Easily create portrait effects with automatic portrait masks for any photos inserted with the FaceTime camera. Use the beautiful new Bokeh blur effect to apply realistic photographic blurs to images. Pixelmator Pro can now open photos you’ve edited in Pixelmator Photo for iPad. Pixelmator Pro is now fully compatible with and works great on macOS 12 Monterey.
To show you what Shortcuts can do, we’ve also included 6 very cool sample shortcuts — find those in our What’s New window. The new comparison slider lets you see a split view of any layer with and without edits applied to it. To turn on the slider, you can Option-click the Show Original button in the Tool Options pane when using the Color Adjustments, Effects, retouching, and reshaping tools.
Or, you can force click your image while using the Color Adjustments and Effects tools. When inserting image layers using the FaceTime camera, these will now include portrait masks to make it easier to blur or remove backgrounds and add effects to your FaceTime photos.
Use the new Bokeh blur effect to apply beautiful photographic blurs to images. Thanks to support for importing. Get machine learning-powered suggestions for eye-catching crops with just a click. Instantly fill any layer with a color by dragging and dropping from the new color picker in the toolbar.
Automatically paint brush strokes along paths, layers, and selections using any brush in your collection. The redesigned Type tool now includes a text size slider, advanced spacing options, and other improvements. An all-new engine for opening and saving Adobe Photoshop documents significantly improves support for PSD features such as text, effects, and many others.
When opening or exporting PSDs with shapes, these layers will now be preserved as vectors. The Crop tool has been redesigned and now features an ML Crop button that provides suggestions for how you could crop your photos to make them more eye-catching.
The Crop tool will now be much faster with large documents that contain many layers. New perspective correction sliders will let you adjust the perspective of images right in the Crop tool. The Quick Fill feature adds a way to quickly fill images, shapes, and text layers with a color using the magic of drag and drop.
You can drag and drop from any color well in the app onto any layer in your image or even onto layers in the Layers sidebar. The new color well in the Pixelmator Pro toolbar will now display both your foreground and background colors and let you switch between them. The Stroke with Brush feature lets you automatically draw brush strokes along any image layer, shape, or selection, using any brush in your collection.
You’ll see a live preview of your brush stroke as you adjust its basic and advanced settings. You can also simulate tablet pressure and set a maximum pressure location for your brush strokes.
The redesigned Paint tool features an all-new brush browser with the ability to search for brushes by name. After changing the settings of a brush, you’ll also be able to update the selected preset with just a click. The Paint tool now includes a Smoothing feature that will automatically smooth your brush strokes as you paint. The Type tool has received a makeover and now includes a text size slider, buttons for changing text size in small increments, a text field, and text size presets, bringing a wide variety of ways to resize text.
The new Advanced Options action pop-up menu makes character spacing, baseline, baseline shift, and ligature options easier to reach.
The new Spacing section lets you adjust line height and the space before and after paragraphs. The new Indents section gives you a way to adjust paragraph indents for the first line and the left and right sides.
Double-clicking the thumbnail of a text layer will now choose the Type tool. Character spacing can now be set much more precisely, with the ability to enter decimal values. The options for adjusting the color of the Pixelmator Pro window background have been updated, adding presets specifically designed for working with images of various colors.
To quickly change the color of the window background, you can now Control-click anywhere outside your image. The color of the checkerboard will now adapt to dark and light appearances. The Selective Color adjustment will now appear above the Color Balance adjustment.
When deleting cropped areas, line shapes that are partially outside the canvas will no longer be deleted. Pressing and holding the Option key while dropping layers into your compositions will now turn off automatic layer naming. Option-Command-clicking a layer thumbnail will now load a selection according to the grayscale values of an image.
You’ll also find this in the Edit menu when pressing and holding the Shift key. After starting to paint a brush stroke, the shape and grain textures would be mixed up in certain cases. Sometimes, when using pressure-sensitive tools, the first brush stroke would be painted without taking pressure into account.
After changing certain options using buttons in the Arrange and Style tools, undo steps would not be registered. After selecting colors from swatches in the Touch Bar, undo steps would not be registered. The layout of the presets in the template chooser would be incorrect after copying certain layers to your clipboard.
When inserting very large PDF documents as layers, these would be cropped. The Show Original button was not working in the reshaping tools. This update includes no changes to the Pixelmator Pro app itself but fixes an issue with our Mac App Store video.
The new Copy Merged command lets you copy your entire layered composition or selected area as one image. Pressing a modifier key while the Hand tool is active would cause Pixelmator Pro to stop responding. When adjusting angle options in the Style tool, using the arrows would reset values. The layout of path text was incorrect in various situations. Many more advanced text features in PSD files are now supported in Pixelmator Pro, including symbol sizes and capitalization.
The rendering of effects has been significantly improved, too. More properties of ABR brushes are now supported, bringing much improved ABR brush import, including support for bit brushes. When editing the vector points of shapes, pressing the Escape key will now exit editing without unselecting the shape. The selected appearance of the Info button in the toolbar has been updated to better match the look of macOS The appearance of the View button in the toolbar has been updated.
In rare cases, Pixelmator Pro would quit unexpectedly with certain Type tool settings customized in the Touch Bar. The performance of the Refine Selection tool’s Expand slider has been improved. It would not be possible to quit Pixelmator Pro after certain long-running actions.
After viewing a video tooltip and closing it, the tooltip would continue to use resources even after being closed. When using the Shape tools and previewing blend modes with no shape selected, Pixelmator Pro would quit unexpectedly.
Occasionally, the app would quit unexpectedly when closing documents. In certain files, timezones in EXIF timestamp data would be handled incorrectly. The color of the Pixel tool could not be changed in images without an assigned color profile. Line height in PSD files would be handled incorrectly in certain cases.
The thumbnails of Pixelmator Pro files would sometimes be pixelated. Refine Selection would not work correctly when the selection being refined contained the entire image.
Full, native support for the incredible M1 chip means Pixelmator Pro is blazingly fast on M1-powered Macs and tools like ML Super Resolution are up to a staggering 15x faster.
To match the fresh and modern look of macOS 11, Pixelmator Pro also features a new unified toolbar and a beautiful new app icon. An interface redesigned from the ground up with a beautifully modern Mac appearance, a new Effects Browser, workspaces for photography, design, painting, and illustration, interface customization, and much more. Recover much more detail in the shadows and highlights of photos.
Use the Export for Web tool to export WebP images and create export presets. When opening ProRAW photos with depth masks, they will now be included as layer masks. The fourth version of ML Super Resolution brings improved upscaling of high-contrast textures, better compression artifact removal, including removal of WebP compression artifacts, and better noise removal.
An improved plug-in two, in fact brings full-size Pixelmator Pro file previews in the Finder and thumbnail syncing across iCloud-enabled devices. With full support for LUTs, you can now edit the colors of images using color presets created in other apps.
Intelligently convert LUTs into color adjustments using machine learning magic. A set of 48 LUTs in 5 different collections created by the Pixelmator Team is included with this update.
Almost every part of the Pixelmator Pro interface has been meticulously fine-tuned and refreshed to make it even more intuitive. The gorgeous new Effects browser makes it easier than ever to find and apply effects, featuring live effect previews and instant search. Full interface customization lets you customize Pixelmator Pro in any way you like. Choose from four new workspace presets for photography, design, illustration, and painting.
The new, more compact presets browser makes it easier to browse and apply color adjustment, effect, layer style, and shape presets. Thanks to preset collections, you can now group related presets and even share collections with others. Native support for the incredible new M1 chip lets you take full advantage of the power of all the new Apple silicon devices. Thanks to its entirely Metal-powered editing engine, Pixelmator Pro can use the unified memory architecture of Apple Silicon to greatly speed up image editing.
With a dedicated Neural Engine in the M1 chip, the Core ML-powered features of Pixelmator Pro will see huge performance boosts of up to a staggering 15 times.
A beautiful new app icon makes Pixelmator Pro feel right at home in your Dock. The new unified toolbar, new-look icons, and all-new native controls make Pixelmator Pro a truly native macOS 11 app.
Quickly zoom your images in and out using the new Zoom slider in the unified toolbar. Find 7 new color adjustment preset collections, including Cinematic, Modern Films, Vintage, and Urban.
Speed up creating designs with beautiful new shape collections like Nature, Science, Education, and more. A range of beautiful new layer style and gradient presets will make your text, shapes, and illustrations look even better. Full app customization gives you complete freedom to customize the position of the Pixelmator Pro Tools and Layers sidebars, the buttons in the new unified toolbar, and the list of visible tools.
Change the position of the Tools sidebar, the Layers sidebar, and the tool list, saving your favorite workspace layouts as presets. Customize the Pixelmator Pro toolbar, adding handy new controls like Document Info and the new zoom slider.
A Hand tool for scrolling images is now available — its keyboard shortcut is the H key. The Clone tool can now be selected using the O keyboard shortcut.
The Custom Shape tool has been renamed to Shape, it has a new shape browser, and can be selected using the U keyboard shortcut. Auto Select can now be customized to select layers instead of groups. The Layers sidebar now features an Add button to make it easier to add new layers to your documents.
Pressing the Escape key will now deselect your currently active layer, improving illustration workflows and making it much easier to customize the style of shapes before drawing them on the canvas.
When editing vector shapes, you can now automatically align their anchor points to the pixel grid. Transparency will now be displayed in the previews of layer style presets and gradients. EDR Mode is now supported on all displays that have the ability to display extended dynamic range data. Nudging the crop box using arrow keys would reset the aspect ratio constraint. Removing layers with color adjustments would sometimes result in memory not being released.
Gradients would not be rendered using wide color in wide color images. Dragging and dropping layers between documents was not working. GPS metadata in exported images would be slightly modified, resulting in inaccurate info.
Multiple AppleScript fixes, including QR code and face detection position, a fix for the resize canvas command, getting the color properties of layer styles, and more. The Styles, Color Adjustments, and Effects tools now have a Favorites preset collection where you can add your favorite presets. You can now pin the histogram to the top of the Tool Options pane — find the new option by clicking Customize at the bottom of the Tool Options pane.
Pressing the Shift-P keyboard shortcut will now cycle between the Pen and Freeform Pen tools and pressing P will select the last used pen tool. Pressing the Shift-U keyboard shortcut will now cycle between every shape tool and pressing U will select the last used shape tool. The Auto-Center option will be remembered for all new documents. Whether presets are visible or hidden will now be remembered for new documents. Path text layers will now be flipped and rotated around the center of the path rather than the text layer.
Document preset names will now be displayed in multiple lines if they do not fit into one. The smart alignment guides would not always appear correctly in certain situations. On M1 Macs, images would appear transparent if the document was not edited for some time.
The underline and outline text styles would not be applied when selected from the shortcut menu. After deleting all the text in a text line and starting to write again, the position of the layer would shift.
When picking colors with the Type tool, these would not be added to recent colors. It was not possible to use the Arrange tool to size layers using decimal values between 0 and 1. The underline and outline text styles would not be applied if selected from the canvas shortcut menu. When pasting layers from the Pixelmator Pro extension into the main app, they would be pasted as documents. Attempting to rename Crop and Export for Web presets twice in succession would leave the preset name highlighted.
When moving the app between Retina and non-Retina displays, the grid that appears when transforming layers would not be updated correctly.
When moving the app between Retina and non-Retina displays while transforming text, making further transformations would result in unexpected changes to the font size. When moving the app between Retina and non-Retina displays while transforming path text, the path would be scaled incorrectly.
When adjusting images using the Lightness adjustment, the Shadows and Highlights sliders will now be able to recover more detail. Use the new Gradient Map effect to creatively colorize images using any number of colors.
Realistically distort and reshape images using the new Displacement Map effect. The new High Pass effect lets you quickly separate fine textures and details from images. When hovering over blending modes in the Effects tool, each blending mode will now be instantly previewed in your image.
The General tab of Pixelmator Pro preferences has been updated, adding a new Auto appearance option like in System Preferences. The Align Objects commands now have handy keyboard shortcuts — press and hold the Command-Control keys, then press an arrow key to align edges in that direction, H to align Horizontal centers, or V to align Vertical centers.
The Character Spacing slider will now display negative values by default. New gradient stops will now be created with the color of the area you click. The full range of Hue slider in the Selective Color adjustment will now be displayed by default. When picking colors using the color pickers in the Replace Color and Monochrome adjustments, only areas inside the selected layer could be picked.
When opening documents with a large number of effects, adjustments, or styles, the tool options pane could not be scrolled until an effect, adjustment, or style was added or removed. The anchor points and direction handles of shapes would sometimes move at different speeds than from vector paths themselves. When drawing line shapes with the Inside stroke style applied, these lines would be temporarily rendered incorrectly if they were horizontal or vertical.
When drawing paths with the Pen tools, points would not correctly snap into place. When using Refine Selection and then adjusting selected areas using the Color Adjustments tool, the changes in the selected area would not be flattened correctly. In the About Pixelmator Pro window, the version number is now selectable. An improved Quick Look plug-in for Pixelmator Pro files will now produce full-size file previews in the Finder.
A new version of ML Super Resolution brings improved upscaling of high-contrast textures, better compression artifact removal, including removal of WebP compression artifacts, and better noise removal.
You can now use keyboard shortcuts to align multiple layers according to their edges or centers: press and hold the Control and Command keys and an arrow key to align edges or the H or V keys to align centers. Improvements to zooming bring faster performance and less memory usage. Pixelmator Pro documents should now be opened faster than in previous versions. The image size presets in the template chooser have been updated.
In tools that are grouped together, the most recently selected tool would not be remembered and the first tool in the group would be selected.
Changes made to the Pixelmator Pro workspace in the standalone app would not be reflected in the Photos extension. When exporting images with complex shapes to SVG, this would sometimes take longer than it should.
Images containing paths with rounded strokes would be exported to SVG incorrectly. Clipping masks created with shapes that have partially transparent layer styles as well as fully opaque layer styles would be displayed incorrectly.
On M1 Macs, certain Photoshop brushes would be imported incorrectly. PNGs with no assigned color profiles will now be exported more quickly. In Export for Web, PNGs with the “Use advanced compression” setting turned off will also be exported more quickly than before. Long shutter speed times would be displayed incorrectly in the Color Adjustments tool.
In certain cases, switching from a document while ML Super Resolution was being applied would cause Pixelmator Pro to stop responding. The Increase Resolution of Images Automator action would sometimes produce completely white images. Trying to move a group layer into itself using AppleScript would cause Pixelmator Pro to quit unexpectedly. Trying to open a Pixelmator Pro document with inadvertently missing color space information would cause the app to quit unexpectedly.
Holding a modifier key while closing the Pixelmator Pro extension in Photos would cause the extension to quit unexpectedly. Attempting to open very large documents would sometimes cause Pixelmator Pro to stop responding or quit unexpectedly. You can turn tooltips on and off in Pixelmator Pro preferences or Option-click when closing a tooltip to turn them off without opening preferences. You can now paste app icons copied from the Finder’s Get Info window. The Style tool will now be automatically selected after converting a selection into a shape.
Gradient color stops were not working correctly in the Pixelmator Pro editing extension in Photos. Resizing group layers with text layers inside them and later resizing the individual text layers would result in blurring. Unhiding a masked layer after disabling its mask while the layer was hidden would result in the mask being enabled with a short delay.
Repeatedly using the Repair tool could sometimes cause Pixelmator Pro to stop responding. Convert certain text layers into shapes would cause Pixelmator Pro to quit unexpectedly. The Fade effect now has a Fade Whites slider that lets you darken the brightest areas of an image.
When viewing and changing the pixel size and position of layers using the Arrange and Transform tools, you’ll now be able to see decimal values when layers don’t exactly align to pixels. When viewing and changing the angle of layers using the Arrange and Transform tools, you’ll now be able to see values up to two decimal places. The blending mode pop-up menu in the Layers sidebar will now always be opened upwards, so you don’t have to expand it by scrolling each time.
The names of the two Quick Look extensions have been updated to Thumbnails and Full-Size Previews to make it more obvious what each one does.
You can now create new documents from the clipboard when the clipboard contains a page from a PDF file. The performance of the Slice tool on macOS 11 has been improved. They will now be opened as bit RGB images. Drawing outside the canvas using the Repair tool would cause an area to not be repaired. Picking pure white using the Select Color Range tool would not work if the tool was just opened. When editing text in sheets, certain keyboard shortcuts that can be used to both edit text and edit layers will be disabled so only the text is edited.
When using the Effects tool and dragging layers with the Command-drag shortcut while their effect ropes are visible, the position of the rope would not be updated. RAW images with non-standard bias values used to decode the RAW and apply initial exposure adjustments would be opened incorrectly. Undo steps would sometimes not be created when editing gradient colors stops, most often when using the Apple Colors window.
Leaving the Crop tool active for a longer period of time without making any edits would automatically crop the image with the active settings after some time. The previews of gradients with colors in the Display P3 color space would be displayed incorrectly with documents without a color profile. EXR and other images with extended range color information would not be opened.
After turning on soft proofing, choosing a profile, then turning off soft proofing, the document’s subtitle would show that soft proofing was still on. Export adjustments as LUTs to use in other compatible graphics, video, and even 3D apps.
ML Match Colors has been improved to better copy the looks of images with similar content. The Color Balance adjustment can now change the colors of faded areas. The gradient well now has an always-visible button to indicate that it can be opened.
Shadows and Highlights adjustments would increase the saturation of colors, when they shouldn’t. Quick Export would not work correctly on less powerful Mac computers.
When using the Export command to export images with periods in their names, the part of the file name after the final period would be removed.
Pixelmator Pro 1. Pixelmator Pro is now scriptable using AppleScript with an extensive and full-featured scripting dictionary.
Write scripts using over 60 application-specific commands together with all the standard AppleScript terms. Check out the Pixelmator Pro dictionary in the Script Editor app and learn more about scripting with Pixelmator Pro on our Tutorials site. The Repair and Clone tools now work nondestructively with RAW layers, preserving all their extended dynamic range data.
The performance of the Repair tool has been improved — starting a Repair tool brushstroke should now be much faster and the tool should also be more responsive in large images. The Paint tools will now start painting more quickly and responsively while the image is being scrolled, zoomed, or otherwise animated. When using the Repair tool with Sidecar and Apple Pencil, it should now be a little less sensitive to pressure changes to make it easier to paint strokes with more consistent sizes.
The Repair tool overlay would sometimes not be visible when layers were behind certain other layers. The scrollbars would not work correctly when drawing shapes with the Pen tool.
In certain cases, it was not possible to edit the text inside path text layers. Text would sometimes shift slightly when starting to transform path text or edit its path. The two-finger canvas rotation gesture can now be disabled using the following Terminal command: defaults write com.
Quickly and easily type text on a path, in a circle, or along any shape. Use the friendly new welcome screen to more easily open images and create new ones. Version 3 brings quality improvements, a progress bar, and support for RAW images. Or, to start typing on any existing path or shape, simply click any of its edges using any Type tool. Use the new Shift-T keyboard shortcut to cycle through Type tools. Text layers typed on paths can be easily converted into shapes.
Use the new canvas rotation feature to freely rotate your canvas to any angle. You can rotate the canvas using the rotate Multi-Touch gesture. Press and hold the Space bar and R key together, then drag to quickly rotate the canvas when using any tool.
You can also choose to always show or hide canvas rotation controls in the View menu. A friendly new welcome screen makes it easier to open your existing images, create new ones, and open photos from your Photos library. The Welcome screen appears automatically when you open Pixelmator Pro, but you can also open it from the Window menu or using the Shift-Command-1 keyboard shortcut. Preview files in the new Welcome screen using Quick Look by pressing the Space bar on your keyboard.
Converting a masked layer that has been transformed using the Transform tool into pixels would not work correctly. Transforming group layers containing layers that have been recently masked would not work correctly.
On macOS Graphical artifacts would sometimes appear when resizing or moving layers in certain situations. If a text layer is hidden or locked while the text in it is being edited, text editing mode will now be exited automatically.
Automatically resizable path text layers on open paths would stop expanding once one edge of the path was reached. Now, the text box will also expand to the opposite edge. After changing the size of an image, the zoom level will no longer be automatically adjusted to keep the image the same visible size on the screen. The layer handles of locked path text layers were incorrect. The layer outline of text layers would not update if the macOS accent color was changed while Pixelmator Pro was open.
The layer outline of empty text layers would not be displayed correctly when editing them. Path text layers that automatically resize would not be correctly flipped along paths. Flipped path text layers on closed paths would not be displayed correctly.
In certain cases, the highlighting that shows text is selected would not be visible. Ligatures will no longer be used in path text layers as this can make text appear to be displayed incorrectly.
If two text layers were overlapping and the lower layer was selected, clicking to select the upper layer would cause the text of the lower layer to start being edited. Now, the upper layer will be selected.
When using drag and drop to insert text or emoji into a path text layer and dropping it into empty areas at the beginning or the end of the path text box, it would be inserted incorrectly. Using the Option-scroll gesture to zoom would not always work when using a Magic Mouse. In certain cases, undoing changes made using Trim Canvas would cause parts of the image to disappear.
In rare cases, creating a path text layer would cause Pixelmator Pro to quit unexpectedly. Quickly choose colors using hex color codes right in the new color picker. A new, Metal-powered overlay brings much improved performance. Replace image layers while preserving all their layer styles, color adjustments, effects, and other nondestructive features. Use a number of new keyboard shortcuts to edit images more efficiently. Enjoy support for opening and exporting images in WebP format.
The all-new color picker lets you choose and manage colors more easily than ever. See a list of your most recently picked colors to more easily reuse them. Easily pick a series of colors from your image, view color codes, and closest color names using the new Color Picker tool. Save color swatches to custom color palettes and even share Pixelmator Pro color palettes with others. With any shape tool selected, shapes will now always be drawn immediately, even on top of other existing shapes to make it easier to create illustrations.
See your most recently used fonts at the top of the font pop-up menu. To temporarily select or move shapes while using any shape tool, you can now press and hold the Command key. When using the Arrange tool or one of the shape tools and having a shape layer selected, pressing the Enter key will start editing the shape.
When opening large Pixelmator Pro documents, a thumbnail of the image will now be displayed in the progress dialog. Locked layers will no longer be automatically selected on the canvas. Stroke performance has been significantly improved and layer strokes are now at least 10x faster. Text layers can now have Inside and Outside strokes along with the current Center stroke. The appearance of strokes has been improved for rotated and transformed images.
The quality of strokes of text layers converted into pixels has also been improved. You can now show or hide the overlay which includes the selection outline, guides, grid, layer handles using the Shift-Command-H keyboard shortcut.
You can now insert a new image layer from your Mac using the Option-Shift-Command-N keyboard shortcut. After changing the style of line shapes, it will now be remembered for future line shapes you draw, just like regular shapes. The blending mode and opacity of locked layers would not be displayed correctly.
Certain effects such as Perspective Transform would not be converted into pixels correctly. Cutting part of a layer and undoing the changes would sometimes cause graphical glitches.
Using the Repair tool repeatedly on an empty layer with Sample All Layers turned on would sometimes cause parts of the repaired areas to reappear. Processing a large number of files using the Pixelmator Pro actions in Automator would sometimes increase memory usage more than necessary.
When copying and pasting between documents, some layers would not be placed correctly and it would sometimes cause blurring. When exporting to PSD, layer masks would not be preserved. When exporting to PSD, hidden layers would be saved without any content.
Changing the size of a brush in the internal settings of a brush preset could cause Pixelmator Pro to quit unexpectedly. Shift-clicking to draw straight lines when using the Paint tool will now ignore brush dynamics like opacity and size based on pressure or speed. Selections in documents that are taller or wider than 32, pixels would not work.
When pasting a mask applied to an empty layer, the position of the mask would be incorrect.
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