New 'Pixelmator Pro' Photo Editing App Launching November 29 for $59

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Earlier this year, the team behind the popular Pixelmator photo editing app for iOS and Mac announced plans to unveil a new pro-level Mac app, Pixelmator Pro.

    At the time the app was announced in September, the Pixelmator team had not provided a release date, but today announced that the new software will be coming on November 29.


    Pixelmator Pro features a reimagined editing workflow with simplified editing tools and intelligent image editing features powered by machine learning. It uses a single-window interface and has been built from the ground up for the Mac.

    The software uses the new Core ML framework built into macOS High Sierra to power a range of features like automatic horizon detection, a faster and smarter quick selection tool, and an improved repair tool for effortlessly removing objects from photos.

    Nondestructive color adjustment tools are available for editing the colors in photos, and there are tools for easily resizing and rearranging layers, plus there's an entirely new painting engine and dynamic paint blending technology powered by Metal 2.

    When it launches on November 29, Pixelmator Pro will be priced at $59, a special introductory price. The Pixelmator team plans to raise the price eventually as new updates and features are added, with the intended price for the software set at $99. As with the current Pixelmator app, Pixelmator Pro will be a one-time purchase and updates will be provided to customers for free.

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  2. Fobin macrumors newbie

    Nov 17, 2014
    One time... yeah... until they bring on top of Pro the Ultimate version.. I really don’t get why new app unless you want to cash out old customers. Then at least you could be frank about it.
  3. macintoshmac macrumors 68030


    May 13, 2010
    $59. A true no-brainer.

    Wonder what the subscription app developers like Ulysses and Day One would say to this.
  4. nutmac macrumors 68040

    Mar 30, 2004
    It looks like there's no upgrade path from Pixelmator to Pixelmator Pro. Just $59 introductory price offered to everyone. Still, I think those who prefer standalone pricing will find it a huge win.

    I guess next year we will get Pixelmator Premium.
  5. macintoshmac macrumors 68030


    May 13, 2010
    Do you know how long has Pixelmator been providing updates and UPGRADES to customers for free?

    These guys aren't known for what you're insinuating.
  6. kazmac macrumors 604


    Mar 24, 2010
    On the silver scream
    I am in: No brainer. Looking forward to this. I know many prefer Affinity (and those apps are terrific), but I could not give up Pixelmator.

    I've spent much more on software I don't use, this is worth it.
  7. nutmac macrumors 68040

    Mar 30, 2004
    One problem is that if you purchased Pixelmator recently, lack of upgrade path means having to fork $59 to purchase the app again.

    I would've preferred Pro as IAP to existing Pixelmator (similar to Omni's apps).
  8. oneMadRssn macrumors 601


    Sep 8, 2011
    New England
    Will the non-Pro Pixelmator continue to receive updates?
  9. JesperA macrumors 6502a

    Feb 10, 2012
    Wow, that is incredible value for the money, i where afraid they where gonna introduce a subscription model for the Pro version, not often i am pleasantly surprised by software pricing nowadays.
  10. ikir macrumors 65816


    Sep 26, 2007
    SIMPLY INCREDIBLE. Best app ever gets even better and with very low price. Buying it the same second it will appear.
  11. gavroche macrumors 6502a


    Oct 25, 2007
    Left Coast
    Did they say they are not continuing to upgrade the non-pro version? If not then your comment about lack of upgrade path doesn't make sense. You just wouldn't get the features the pro app has (which you never expected to get anyway)...
  12. ikir macrumors 65816


    Sep 26, 2007
    Yes but main focus will be Pro version.
  13. BWhaler macrumors 68030


    Jan 8, 2003
  14. ikir macrumors 65816


    Sep 26, 2007
    Stop whining, users are really terrible, Pixelmator has been updated for years for free. The same will happen to Pro versione for sure.
  15. npmacuser5 macrumors 65816


    Apr 10, 2015
    Buy Adobe at $59 per month. Good productive software not free to develop. Pixelmator a good alternative to Adobe Photoshop, with the exception of those in need of an integrated publishing environment.
  16. dan9700 macrumors 68020


    May 28, 2015
  17. santaliqueur macrumors 6502a

    Aug 7, 2007
    How do you know this? Did they say it somewhere?
    --- Post Merged, Nov 7, 2017 ---
    It's Photoshop alternative.
  18. chrono1081 macrumors 604


    Jan 26, 2008
    Isla Nublar
    I'm sorry but this comment is just silly and uninformed. I bought Pixelmator 7 or 8 years ago when it first launched on the Mac App Store and haven't paid for an upgrade since.

    This optional upgrade for a lot more features for a mere fraction of the price of software like Photoshop is a steal.

    I swear some people are never satisfied unless they get everything in the world for free.
  19. springsup macrumors 65816


    Feb 14, 2013
    Seriously. I bought Pixelmator like... 5 years ago. There have been loads of huge updates in that time. I’m down with paying for the next update; its about time.
  20. santaliqueur macrumors 6502a

    Aug 7, 2007
    Pixelmator rocks. This is a first-day purchase for me. I'll never use it to its full capabilities, but to know that I can do really cool stuff and not be limited by software is easily worth the $59.

    Funny thing is, I already pay for Photoshop (because I'm a Lightroom subscriber), and I don't even use it. I love Pixelmator.
  21. FredT2 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 18, 2009
    No. But it is a great Photoshop alternative
  22. npmacuser5 macrumors 65816


    Apr 10, 2015
    Does not handle raw images, no.
  23. eyeseeyou macrumors 68030

    Feb 4, 2011
    More interested in the iPad version of affinity designer tbh.
  24. Freida macrumors 65816

    Oct 22, 2010
    Can I now use the Pro as my picture editing software? I mainly shoot portraits so need to basics like skin retouch, expore tweaks etc. (you know the usual suspects)

    and btw, its meant to handle RAW
  25. WinterWolf90 macrumors 6502

    Jan 18, 2014
    What is the difference between the old one and this one?

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