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Pixelmator 2.7 Released Share This on LinkedIn   Tweet This   Forward This

14 July 2022

The Pixelmator Team has announced the release of Pixelmator 2.7, its simple touch and layer-based image editor, with a refreshed user interface, faster graphics processing using Apple's Metal engine and compatibility with Pixelmator Pro files.


Details of the new features include:

  • Refreshed Design: The new design matches the look of iOS 15 and makes Pixelmator for iOS easier to use, the team said. "We've added handy new features, usability improvements, and updated the design of menus and buttons to feel right at home on the latest versions of iOS."
  • Performance Improvements: Thanks to Metal graphics technology, Pixelmator for iOS is now even faster than before with performance improvements across the board and most significantly in the painting engine.
  • Initial Support for Pixelmator Pro Documents: Pixelmator for iOS can now open and export Pixelmator Pro documents. The team is calling this "initial support" because "a number of different things aren't fully supported, but it's now much easier to use Pixelmator for iOS in workflows with Pixelmator Pro."

The full list of improvements in the new version includes:

  • The Pixelmator painting engine is now powered by Metal
  • Adjust brush settings faster with new Size and Softness sliders
  • Adds several new brushes from Pixelmator Pro
  • Create custom crop presets using the improved Crop tool
  • Improved support for PSD files
  • Adjust selections and switch selection tools more easily using new menus
  • Quickly hide and show the Layers sidebar using the new View button
  • Use the new Style and Arrange tools to format layers
  • Most text buttons have been replaced with new icons
  • When adjusting the size of images, you can now access the constrain proportions, flip and rotate options more quickly
  • Layer styles will now be displayed on layer thumbnails
  • A new What's New option in Pixelmator window
  • What's New, Image Setup, Guides, Pixelmator Help and Support are now available from the new More menu in the toolbar
  • You can now adjust the quality of HEIF and JPEG files, export PNG and TIFF images using 8-bit or 16-bit color depth, scale images to 50 percent, 25 percent or custom size
  • Export images to more file formats: HEIF, JPEG, PNG, TIFF, Adobe Photoshop, Pixelmator for iOS and Pixelmator Pro


Pixelmator is available on the Apple Store for $4.99. The update is free to existing users.

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