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Pixelmator Pro 1.6.2

The Pixelmator Team has issued version 1.6.2 of its Pixelmator Pro image editing app with a new Replace Image feature (Command-Shift-R) that enables you to replace image layers while preserving their layer styles, color adjustments, effects, and other nondestructive features. The release also provides a grab bag of new and reassigned keyboard and mousing shortcuts, including:

  • Command-I has been reassigned from the Invert adjustment to the new Invert command.
  • Command-Shift-V inserts a new layer from the Finder.
  • Command-Option-G creates and releases clipping masks.
  • Command-Option-comma keyboard shortcut toggles layer visibility.
  • Option-clicking Add Mask in the Layers sidebar shortcut menu now adds a mask that reveals the contents of the masked layer instead of hiding everything.

Pixelmator Pro 1.6.2 also gains the capability to create a mask from an image using Format > Choose Mask, ensures scroll bars will always be visible when “Show scroll bars” is set to Always in System Preferences, addresses a freeze while opening very large documents, and fixes a bug that lost solid white or solid black layer masks when exporting to PSD. ($39.99 new from Pixelmator and the Mac App Store, free update, 193 MB, release notes, macOS 10.13+)

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