Pixelmator Pro 2.0.3
The Pixelmator Team has issued Pixelmator Pro 2.0.3, a maintenance release with improvements and bug fixes for the image editing app. The update adds support for Apple ProRAW photos (see “Apple Releases Apple Fitness+, macOS 11.1 Big Sur, iOS 14.3, iPadOS 14.3, watchOS 7.2, and tvOS 14.3,” 14 December 2020), enables recovery of more detail in the shadows and highlights of photos, adds three new effects to the Effects tool (Gradient Map, Displacement Map, and High Pass), adds support for exporting WebP images via the Export for Web tool, displays the full range of the Hue slider in the Selective Color adjustment by default, and ensures that drawing paths with the Pen tools correctly snap into place. Normally priced at $39.99, Pixelmator Pro is on sale for $19.99 through the holiday season. ($39.99 new from Pixelmator and the Mac App Store, free update, 217 MB, release notes, macOS 10.14.4+)
A fine graphics app. It is totally Mac from the ground up. For those accustomed to Photoshop or the like they will find its format, controls etc a bit strange and will takes some adjustment. That being said this app is extremely powerful and versatile. The Developers do listen to the users and make changes and improvements all the time. Then there no subscription, frequent significant updates, and new technologies make it a big competitor to Photoshop and similar apps. With the no subscription the price is right. There is also a companion app for IOS.
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