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Pixelmator 3.5.1

by Agen G. N. Schmitz

The Pixelmator Team has released Pixelmator 3.5.1 [1], a maintenance release with improvements and bug fixes for the image editing app. The edge-smoothing algorithm for the Magic Wand, Paint Bucket, and Magic Eraser introduced in the previous version wasn’t working properly (see “Pixelmator 3.5 [2],” 30 May 2016), so the previous algorithm has been reinstated for now. The update fixes a bug where larger images would sometimes disappear when editing using the Pixelmator Photos extension, improves zooming speed and smoothing with the Pixelmator Photos extension, and fixes several instances of crashes (including when opening Photoshop files containing the Color Overlay layer style, as well as when using the Magic Wand, Paint Bucket, or Magic Eraser on a hidden layer). ($29.99 new from the Mac App Store [3], free update, 55 MB, release notes [4], 10.9.5+)