Pixelmator Pro update adds a redesigned photo browser

The acclaimed Pixelmator Pro image editor for Mac has received a major update that introduces an all-new photo browser, along with other improvements such as better support for PSD and SVG files and better file handling. photos stored in iCloud.

According to the developers, the new Photo Browser has been “redesigned from the ground up” to improve iCloud Photos support and provide a faster browsing experience. For example, photos stored in iCloud are now automatically downloaded at their full resolution when you open them in the app.

Photos are now organized into the same categories as in Apple’s Photos app, which include Recent, Favorites, Panoramas, Selfies, and Screenshots. Additionally, any edits made by the user in the Photos app are instantly displayed in Pixelmator Pro. Users can even change the size of thumbnails using hotkeys.

With the update, Pixelmator Pro now has better support for exporting PSD files. These files will now open with editable levels, curves, channel mixer, and other layer settings in Adobe Photoshop. Support for SVG files has also been improved.

Other changes include:

  • It is now possible to change the colors of shapes and the color fill effect directly in the Layers sidebar. To open the color picker, double-click the layer thumbnail.
  • You can now quickly convert color adjustments applied to a layer to a color adjustment layer. To do this, click the More button at the top of the Color Adjustments pane and choose Convert to Color Adjustment Layer.
  • Scrolling through options to zoom using MacBook Air trackpads sometimes worked incorrectly. Fixed.
  • Changing the image size did not scale the grain size or sharpen the radius of the Grain and Sharpen color adjustment layers. Fixed.
  • Added some shape-related stability and performance improvements and fixed an issue with shape thumbnails.

Pixelmator Pro is available for $39.99 on the Mac App Store. Of course, the update is free for current users.

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Jack C. Nugent