Oct 23, 2014

Pixelmator for iPad is Here!

If you watched the recent Apple Event you saw the demonstration of an iPad app called Pixelmator that was not available the day of the event. It was projected to be released in late October and it has just hit the App Store.

I haven't even had a chance to try it out yet, but wanted to give you a head's up in case you're interested in reading more about it.






Pixelmator takes full advantage of the latest iOS technologies, giving you speedy and powerful tools that let you touch up and enhance images, draw or paint, apply dazzling effects, or create advanced composition amazingly simple. Once your images are ready, share them to celebrate your work with the whole word.

Creative tools• Get started with dozens of beautifully designed templates
• Enrich photos with an effect, a frame, or create gorgeous collages
• Add a word, phrase, or caption
• Make the text look beautiful with advanced typography features
• Easily add, create, combine, and edit shapes
• Effortlessly apply shadows, fills, and strokes




Powerful and full-featured painting tools• Paint with Pixelmator as you would on canvas
• Choose from realistic to stylized brushes of all sizes and shapes
• Use different brush sizes and adjust the stroke opacity



Professional-grade color correction tools• Dramatically improve less-than-perfect images with a single tap or swipe
• Choose from eight different color correction presets 
• Adjust levels, curves, brightness, contrast, and much more
• Remove color cast and set the right white balance
• Designed with friendly interface features for intuitive ease of use



Retouching tools• Correct wrinkles and repair scratches
• Make flaws vanish from your photos, remove or re-arrange objects in a composition
• Blur, sharpen, lighten, or darken specific areas
• Get rid of the red eye effect with just one click
• Distort or transform to subtly improve or give images a completely unexpected look
• Combine different tools and effects for an endless number of ways to refine your images


A real effects machine• Loaded with dozens of breathtaking effects you can play with
• Give your pictures a stunning, retro-artistically illuminated look with Light Leaks
• Take full control over the image colors with Hue and Saturation
• Create charming and authentic-looking pictures of days gone by with Vintage effect
• Liven up your photos with some sparkling Bokeh lights
• Convert images into perfectly toned black and white 
• Use more gorgeous effects for more amazing pictures
• Combine different effects for unique, near-effortless artistic creations



Advanced image editing with layers and selections• Pixelmator is a complete layer-based editor
• Quickly and easily select any part of an image
• Edit and apply special effects to portions of your pictures
• Select and remove unwanted elements 
• Cut and place objects from one image to another

Layer Styles• Instantly customize the look of your images, text, and shapes right when you create them
• Easily add non-destructive layer styles like shadows, outlines, color, gradient fills, and much more
• Change the layer style at whim until you get the look you’re after




Compatibility• Open and save images using PSD, JPEG, PNG, PDF, and many other popular formats
• Open and save Photoshop images with layers
• Send your images directly to the Photos app
• Store and access images in iCloud Drive to open with other apps

iCloud and Sharing• Let iCloud automatically store your edited images and seamlessly take your work to all your devices
• You can completely skip the manual saving of your documents thanks to Auto Save
• Email your photos right from Pixelmator
• Publish your images to social applications like Flickr, Twitter, and Facebook

Built exclusively for iPadPixelmator is meticulously thought through and created from the ground up for iOS 8 and iPad. Designed to take advantage of iOS 8 features and technologies. And engineered to leverage the full power of 64-bit architecture, ARC, Grand Central Dispatch, OpenGL ES, Core Image, and Core Animation to deliver state-of-the-art performance and responsiveness.

4 comments:

  1. This app ROCKS! It is like Procreate on massive steroids. It isn't going to replace Photoshop in my life, but it probably will become one of my top most used three art apps in short order, right up there with Procreate and iColorama.

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  2. I so agree Diana...it was definitely well thought out and planned. I love the UI and have only begun to experiment with it...so worth the $4.99. I pay more for lunch and this is something I can use over and over again!

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  3. I cant wait to see your review of this!

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  4. Thanks Wayman - I haven't had a chance to really give it a try. I'm hoping this week will be less crazy and I can run it through its paces!

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