This article originally appeared in TidBITS on 2013-10-27 at 7:51 p.m.
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Pixelmator 3.0

by Agen G. N. Schmitz

Pixelmator has been updated to version 3.0 with a new official name: Pixelmator 3.0 FX [1] (though the Mac App Store [2], the sole place to purchase Pixelmator, doesn’t append the “FX” to the image editing and manipulation app’s name). The new release uses a new image editing engine that should improve performance dramatically, and adds non-destructive Layer Styles (such as shadows, gradients, and outlines), a Liquify Tool for warping images, and support for OS X 10.9 Mavericks (including App Nap, Compressed Memory, and tags). But these new features come at a cost, with Pixelmator 3.0 FX now selling for $29.99, rising from the special half-price “introductory” cost of $14.99 that it has been selling for since October 2012. ($29.99 new, free update, 35.9 MB, release notes [3])