This article originally appeared in TidBITS on 2014-05-22 at 11:00 a.m.
The permanent URL for this article is:
Include images: Off

Pixelmator 3.2

by Agen G. N. Schmitz

The Pixelmator Team has released version 3.2 (nicknamed Sandstone) of its eponymous image-editing app [1] with a revamped Repair Tool that should make it easier to fix imperfections and remove unwanted objects from your images (here’s a video sample [2] of the Repair Tool in action, uploaded by Pixelmator). According to this blog post [3], the new Repair Tool comes with three repair algorithm options (Quick, Standard, and Advanced), which also use a quarter the memory of the previous version. Pixelmator 3.2 also adds support for 16 bits per channel, the capability to lock layers, and a Convert Selection into Shape feature. Additionally, the release makes numerous fixes and improvements, including a Color Depth dialog that can convert images to 16 bits or 8 bits per channel, a fix for ensuring the Info Bar updates after restoring an image to its previous version, and improved performance of the Stroke and Fill layer styles. Pixelmator 3.2 now requires OS X 10.9.1 Mavericks or later. ($29.99 new from the Mac App Store [4], free update, 35.7 MB, release notes [5], 10.9.1+)