The Pixelmator Team has released Pixelmator 3.5 (aka “Canyon”) with two new tools, plus a new Pixelmator Retouch Extension for Apple’s Photos app. The Quick Selection Tool uses a sophisticated algorithm to select areas precisely with a few simple brushstrokes, and the Magnetic Selection Tool finds the object edges you’re trying to trace and automatically snaps a selection around them. The Pixelmator Retouch Extension brings a full set of Pixelmator retouching tools to your Photos app, including the magical Pixelmator Repair Tool.
The image editing app also brings a redesigned Stroke effect for OS X 10.11 El Capitan users that’s smoother and up to 15 times faster, improves the Pixelmator Distort Extension so the brush size auto-adjusts as you zoom in and out, ensures the Column Marquee Tool makes exact selections, fixes a crash related to editing tiny images with the Red Eye Tool, returns the Add to iPhoto option to 10.9 Mavericks, and improves stability when opening PSD files with specific Photoshop text features. ($29.99 new from the Mac App Store, free update, 54.4 MB, release notes, 10.9.5+)