'Pixelmator Photo' Launches for iPhone With 50% Off Introductory Deal

Previously only available for iPad, Pixelmator has released the Pixelmator Photo app on iPhone. It features over 30 desktop-class color adjustments, support for over 600 RAW image formats, including Apple ProRAW, deep integration with the Photos app and iCloud Photos, tools powered by groundbreaking machine learning technologies, and much more. It even includes the company’s ML Super Resolution tool, a way to scale up your images using AI. So far I haven’t seen any actions for Pixelmator Photo within Shortcuts. The price says that the deal is US$3.99, but it downloaded for free on my iPhone because I already had Pixelmator.

Pixelmator Team Releases Beginner’s Guide to Pixelmator Pro

The team behind Pixelmator has uploaded a video on its YouTube channel and Vimeo called The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Pixelmator Pro. It’s a 20 minute video to condense all the basics of layer-based editing into a relatively short video to help those new to apps like Pixelmator Pro get a good idea of what layer-based editing is all about. Here’s a hint at the end of their blog post: “If you have a keen eye, you might be able to spot a very cool unreleased feature in the video.”

Pixelmator Shares Free Photo Presets From Professional Photographers

Pixelmator wrote on Thursday that it will share three collections of color adjustment presets. These have been each designed by a photographer and shared for free. Paolo Baretta’s style is “characterized by cold delicate colors and a nostalgic, intimate mood, uniting my empathy with the loneliness of the human being.” Oladimeji Odunsi’s style is “more of people and portraits because I get to represent the part of the community I’m from and my style tries to include more vibrant colours/tones, contrasts and shadows.” Finally, Lan Nguyen’s style is “I don’t have a particular style since I’m very versatile, but the photos that I post on social media can fit in categories like: magical / dreamy / fantasy.”

Pixelmator 2.6 for iOS Adds Support for Magic Keyboard

Pixelmator for iOS was updated on Tuesday, adding support for Magic Keyboard, mice, and track pads with over 70 new keyboard shortcuts. The update also makes it fully compatible with iOS 14. Other new changes include: The color picker will now remember the position in the image it was last picked from; The Hidden category from your Photos library will now be accessible from the Photos browser; Tapping the name of the image in the toolbar will now present the option to save it. Many bugs were also fixed in Pixelmator 2.6. 

Pixelmator Photo 1.4 Brings ML Super Resolution to iPad

The Pixelmator Photo 1.4 update brings ML Super Resolution to the iPad. This is the feature introduced on macOS that lets you upscale images using machine learning. “Today’s update also adds a very awesome comparison slider, letting you quickly compare your edited image with the original in a split-screen view. And it works all around the app, so when using the Repair tool, you can turn on and move the comparison slider to see just the changes made with that tool. When the Color Adjustments tool selected, you’ll see just the color changes, and so on. Super useful.” Finally, the company has raised the app’s price to US$7.99, up from US$4.99.

Pixelmator 2.5 Adds File Browser, Photo Browser, Image Size Presets

Announced in March, Pixelmator 2.5 is officially released today, bringing features like a native File browser, photo browser, and image size presets.

This update is a really big deal for Pixelmator for iOS. These new features might not be amazingly flashy but they’re incredibly important to the future of Pixelmator for iOS. And the headline feature is the awesome Files-based document browser, bringing a much-improved file browsing and opening experience along with great features like file search, tagging, and more.

App Store: US$4.99

Pixelmator Updates are Coming. Here’s a Sneak Peek

On its blog today Pixelmator shared that updates for all three of its apps are coming: Pixelmator Pro, Pixelmator Photo, and Pixelmator for iOS. I’m very excited to get an update to Pixelmator for iOS, it’s waaaaaay overdue. As the post mentions, two and a half years overdue. Hurry and sign up for the betas.

The answer is that, little by little, we plan to refresh and improve the app and, eventually, make it compatible with Pixelmator Pro. This is one very fundamental step towards that goal. We don’t have a timeline just yet for full compatibility and this will take a while but we’re very excited to get started on it!

Pixelmator Photo iPad App Available for Preorder

The team behind Pixelmator, an alternative to Photoshop, is coming out with an iPad app called Pixelmator Photo. You can preorder it today for US$3.99, and it will launch on April 9 for US$4.99.

With powerful, nondestructive color adjustments like Levels, Curves, Hue & Saturation, Selective Color, and Black & White, it lets you edit the colors of your photos in any way you want. And the Repair and Crop tools let you perfect all the details.

I have to say, I’m kind of disappointed with this. I use Pixelmator Pro every day, and I was hoping it would be ported to iOS. But Pixelmator Photo is just another photo editor, and the graphic design features won’t be available.