Pixelmator Pro

Image editing software with various effects, presets & tools

About Pixelmator Pro

Pixelmator Pro is an image editing software for macOS, which enables businesses to modify images using presets, retouching and vector tools, pre-designed shapes, spacing guides, and more. Creative professionals can combine, mix, rearrange, apply or remove effects such as 'Blur', 'Distortion', 'Halftone', 'Stylize', 'Sharpen' and 'Tile', among others.

Pixelmator Pro allows managers to customize the font color, size, and alignment, add superscript or subscript text, and adjust emphasis using various topography features. It offers 'quick', 'magnetic' and 'color' selection tools, which help businesses choose and apply effects and copy required objects from one image to another. The software also leverages machine learning technology to automatically enhance images, improve resolution and remove camera noise according to individual requirements.

Pixelmator Pro provides several texture brushes, watercolors, crayons, markers, and pencils for users to create digital paintings. Photographers, illustrators. designers and painters can also customize their workspace by moving and selecting tools, layers, and built-in presets.


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US$39,99
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Reviews

Overall rating

4,8 /5
(47)
Value for Money
4,9/5
Features
4,6/5
Ease of Use
4,6/5
Customer Support
4,8/5

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Scott
Scott
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  • Industry: Retail
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

It's not easy to fall in love with image editing software

Reviewed on 2022/06/07

Once you learn some of its features, you can create just about anything. While I have not edited...

Once you learn some of its features, you can create just about anything. While I have not edited pictures, the ability to edit and repurpose elements. We were able to recreate a sign with edits from a PNG of the original. It really helps create images for advertising and social media.

Pros

I am not a graphics processing person. Pixelmator is used to create composite pictures and advertising images. I love the way it can detect the subject of the image and cut it out of the background. It was able to replace backgrounds. Even in the most basic mode, I can create any image I need including signs, banners, and web-based graphics.

Cons

Pixelmator is so feature packed that it can get confusing for those of us who are not graphics professional. While the learning curve may not be as high as other programs, there is a learning curve.

Reasons for Choosing Pixelmator Pro

We were looking for easier to use features at a better cost.

Switched From

Adobe Photoshop Elements

Reasons for Switching to Pixelmator Pro

The reviews of Pixelmator Pro made it sound great. When I downloaded the full-featured demonstration version, I was creating graphics immediately. It was everything the reviews said and more. When the demo version timed out, we paid for the license and continued. We now use it for all of our graphics needs.
Darlene
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  • Industry: Publishing
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Equivalent to Photoshop for a Reasonable Price

Reviewed on 2023/06/12

I do almost all my graphics on PIxelmator Pro, thought I do use Canva for quicker cut/paste...

I do almost all my graphics on PIxelmator Pro, thought I do use Canva for quicker cut/paste creations and final rendering. I create book covers and detailed banners/graphics/ promotional materials for both our church and for my business using Pixelmator Pro. There are many features in Pixelmator Pro that I do not yet use. I learned a new one just yesterday as I had need--by finding the answer in a forum and applying that. I still would like to figure out how to do some filters, but I know there are many more features awaiting my learning them in Pixelmator Pro.

Pros

The functionability of the app. I can do (just about) anything graphic with Pixelmator Pro and it seems more intuitive than Photoshop. I use this app every day and enjoy creating graphics using Pixelmator Pro. I'm not an expert in design, but this app enables me to learn as I go. Also I appreciate that there are forums out there of other users, so if I have a question/problem I can usually find an answer/work-around. FInally, the best aspect is the one-time purchase rather than rental/membership.

Cons

I cannot edit vectors. I use Depositphotos, and many graphics images often are available as eps files. These cannot be edited with Pixelmator Pro and I haven't found a way to integrate these vectors into my workflow--for example, even using free convertors online does not enable them to be brought into Pixelmator Pro. I understand that the earlier Pixelmator did convert eps files. Another con is the feather/soft edge tool is not usable with objects. A mask is needed, but that is one-directional.

Alternatives Considered

Adobe Photoshop

Reasons for Choosing Pixelmator Pro

I heard about Pixelmator Pro on a forum when I was looking for a way to edit graphics more detailed than the MacOs Preview app and Powerpoint. Years ago I used CorelDraw, so I was familiar with graphics editing programs, but the Photoshop yearly membership was off-putting, and Corel was incompatible and outdated for my purposes. So I was making do with a less than optimum workflow until I found Pixelmator Pro.

Switched From

Microsoft PowerPoint and CorelDRAW

Reasons for Switching to Pixelmator Pro

The monthly membership aspect of Photoshop is cost-prohibitive for my business right now.
Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Real Estate
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Monthly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

Good for Basic Graphic Design

Reviewed on 2022/04/12

I started out using Pixelmator Pro because it was the cheapest, most accessible option out there...

I started out using Pixelmator Pro because it was the cheapest, most accessible option out there for multi-function graphics design, including vector drawing. However, because of the prevalence or dominance of other programs (like Photoshop or Illustrator) among other people and tools that are used in the design business, it has become superfluous among the other programs that I ended up needing to use more regularly.

Pros

Pixelmator Pro is similar enough to Adobe PhotoShop that it was pretty easy to jump into using right away, despite being much more accessible price-wise.

Cons

It is incompatible and hard to use with other applications, and sometimes formatting doesn't work between programs. It also does not have as much online support or as many functions as Adobe Photoshop, so I don't use it as much.

Alternatives Considered

Adobe Photoshop

Reasons for Switching to Pixelmator Pro

It was much cheaper.
Bohumil
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  • Industry: Airlines/Aviation
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Great value for money

Reviewed on 2023/11/16

Incredible value for the money and the software is really powerful.

Incredible value for the money and the software is really powerful.

Pros

All the features are not too far from what you can do with other much more expensive softwares.

Cons

I wish tutorials have been even more accesible.

Alternatives Considered

Adobe Photoshop
Keith
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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Pixelmator Pro

Reviewed on 2022/12/20

My overall experience with PIXELMATOR PRO is offers the features and. benefits of a Photoshop type...

My overall experience with PIXELMATOR PRO is offers the features and. benefits of a Photoshop type graphics program without all the complexity that comes with learning Photoshop. Its been my go to graphics software for 10+ years

Pros

The features I like and use the most are the graphics options, color optimization and color exchange, the vast number of ways you can use the fx and the endless possibilities with all the editing tools it has built into the software

Cons

I have no Cons, the software has always served my needs.

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Pixelmator Pro offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$39,99
  • Free Trial: Available

Pixelmator Pro is available at $39.99.

Pixelmator Pro has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1 000, 1 001–5 000

Pixelmator Pro supports the following languages:

English

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Pixelmator Pro integrates with the following applications:

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