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.

Pricing starting from:

US$39.99

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Lithuania

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Pricing starting from:

US$39.99

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Top 5 alternatives to Pixelmator Pro

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Features

Total features of Pixelmator Pro: 11

  • Batch Processing
  • Content Import/Export
  • Content Sharing
  • Design Management
  • Drag & Drop
  • File Management
  • Image Editing
  • Image Library
  • Pre-built Templates
  • Real Time Editing
  • Watermarking

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5
(27)
Value for Money
5/5
Features
4.5/5
Ease of Use
4.6/5
Customer Support
4.8/5

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Jason B.
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Lots of features for a very low price

Reviewed on 13/02/2020

Pixelmator Pro has been an excellent investment for my company. We work with outside agencies, so...

Pixelmator Pro has been an excellent investment for my company. We work with outside agencies, so we didn't need the most expensive software for serious design work. We needed an easy to use image editor for quick changes, image cleanup, and simple editing and cropping. Pixelmator Pro gave us that and a lot more for a very low price. Seriously, this software can do 95% of what the highest end image editors can do, and the developers have added new features on a regular basis. If you are coming from another image editor, you'll have to push yourself to learn Pixelmator as the interface is different (but not worse) from other editors I have used. There's a great support community, and I've been able to learn the ropes quickly to turn out professional-looking images in no time.

Pros

Many features comparable to other image editing software. Developers are continually adding new features. Leverages Mac hardware and OS really well. Low price for such a full-featured product.

Cons

Still missing some key features compared to competing programs or software suites. Can't import/rasterize vector files. If you've used other image editing software, the learning curve can be pretty steep.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Music
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Pixelmator Pro Gets Amazing Results

Reviewed on 27/12/2021

Overall, the experience with Pixelmator Pro has been extremely positive. It is currently my go-to...

Overall, the experience with Pixelmator Pro has been extremely positive. It is currently my go-to software for photo and image editing. With the super-resolution feature, I can be sure that my images will print at premium quality and that enlarging the photo will not result in blurriness.

Pros

Pixelmator Pro is simple and easy to use, with amazing functionality. The super-resolution feature is a game-changer and allows for resizing images without loss of quality or a pixelated look. There are several awesome presets to choose from, and the graph where you can change or saturate only certain colors in an image is truly amazing. Another game-changing feature is the ability to add text that will not get blurry at larger sizes. There is the ability to export in .PNG and switch from .JPEG to .PNG which is really helpful.

Cons

Pixelmator Pro is amazing, however there are certain aspects of using the software that are frustrating. There is no native way to add highlighted text to images without creating workarounds. Since highlighted text is critical to everything from creating YouTube thumbnails, posters, invitations and graphic art, etc, this is a really frustrating aspect of using the software. There also is a very annoying glitch / bug, where anytime you want to edit text, you need to minimize the window in order for the text to edit properly. Hopefully this will be resolved soon. Other than that, my experience using Pixelmator Pro has been very positive.

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Crystal C.
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  • Industry: Health, Wellness & Fitness
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used for 6-12 months
  • Review Source

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  • Likelihood to recommend 5.0 /10

Not for me

Reviewed on 06/05/2021

I went from Pixelmator to Pro hoping it would be a better fit for me, but unfortunately it was not....

I went from Pixelmator to Pro hoping it would be a better fit for me, but unfortunately it was not. I don't care for softwares that are tedious in functionality. I want things to make sense in terms of what the actions do and where they can be found.

Pros

It had a lot of features similar to Photoshop/Lightroom and for a fraction of the cost that those softwares charge

Cons

It is a huge learning curve and the level of frustration involved even to do the simplest of tasks was beyond me

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Events Services
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Great value for money photo editor, photoshop compatible

Reviewed on 09/12/2021

we use it as our main photo editing program, and even design program for packings, web images, ...

we use it as our main photo editing program, and even design program for packings, web images, ...

Pros

it's very extensive, as far as I'm concerned, a perfect photoshop replacement, but soo much cheaper

Cons

even though the program is very stable, and can handle large files, every once in a while it crashes

Eduardo G.
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  • Industry: Photography
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Awesome design & photo editor tool!

Reviewed on 01/05/2019

Beyond the photo editing features Pixelmator Pro has everything! You can find a great UX a faster...

Beyond the photo editing features Pixelmator Pro has everything! You can find a great UX a faster rendering techniques for special effects and the fx gallery simplifies the job.

Pros

It's a great alternative for basic photo editing!
You can find a lot of useful tools and it has a great intelligence behind each one, when you interact with each tool the options adapts to clean the space and focus on your next move. It has great control so you'll find the layer panels, typography options and styles easily.

Cons

Although it has an amazing and intuitive UX, it’s very different from the previous Pixelmator version.

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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+

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