Pixelmator 3.7 Update Brings HEIF Image Support and Apple Photos Integration

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Pixelmator has been updated for Mac to include support for the new HEIF image standard in macOS High Sierra. Once users have updated to Pixelmator 3.7, they'll also be able to make full use of the new Photo app integration available in Apple's latest desktop operating system.


In macOS High Sierra, it's possible to open a photo in a third-party app right from within the Photos Library using the "Edit With..." menu option, after which Pixelmator should appear following the update. Subsequently, any edits made within Pixelmator will be automatically saved back to the Photos library.

Added support for the new HEIF image standard includes the ability to import photos from iPhone 7, iPhone 8, and iPhone X, which save in the more efficient compression format by default. You can find out more about HEIF here.


Other improvements in the 3.7 update to Pixelmator include enhanced support for Photoshop PSD files, an improved Repair Tool, and a return of the ability to drag image assets from Photos and Safari directly into Pixelmator.

Pixelmator is available to buy on the Mac App Store for $30.

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green86

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Wow, where can I get that picture they are working on for my wallpaper!

And side note: I'm really surprised there isn't more P3 high color space backgrounds...

And on topic, I'm really happy the Pixelmator team is still going strong. It is great to have such a nice, Apple-focused, non-subscription based app available.
 

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Pixelmator has kept me from paying Adobe $9.99 a month for the last 3 years. Thanks team! I only need image editing half an hour a month at most and would gladly pay an upgrade to Pixelmator 4 when it comes out to support this team and their hard work.

I own a copy of Lightroom non-subscription and use that every day.
 

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One of the greats, they make the new every time the speak. The pro version is soon, perhaps as soon as M
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Pixelmator has kept me from paying Adobe $9.99 a month for the last 3 years. Thanks team! I only need image editing half an hour a month at most and would gladly pay an upgrade to Pixelmator 4 when it comes out to support this team and their hard work.

I own a copy of Lightroom non-subscription and use that every day.
Just curious, if you only need image editing half an hour a month, what are you using Lightroom for everyday?
 

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Pixelmator has kept me from paying Adobe $9.99 a month for the last 3 years. Thanks team! I only need image editing half an hour a month at most and would gladly pay an upgrade to Pixelmator 4 when it comes out to support this team and their hard work.

I own a copy of Lightroom non-subscription and use that every day.
You can buy the upcoming Pixelmator Pro if you feel like supporting them some more. They deserve it!
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Just curious, if you only need image editing half an hour a month, what are you using Lightroom for everyday?
Lightroom is primarily a cataloging and library software - very different to Photoshop. Photographers often only need global adjustments, filters and spot healing tools. Photoshop is much more than that.
 
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Oh jeez. Pixelmator pro is coming? I've just recently thrown my hat in with Affinity Photo after decades of Adobe stuff. If pixelmator pro's getting a similar featureset I'm going to be spoilt for choice.

Saying that I doubt Pixelmator's iPad version is as feature complete as Affinity's? One thing I LOVE about Af:p is how its so easy to move a working file between iPad and desktop without compromises.
 

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Pricing and a release date for Pixelmator Pro remain unknown, but the company confirms Pixelmator will continue to be maintained after Pixelmator Pro ships.
 
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Not seeing the update in the App Store. Still on 3.6 Oops, sorry. It just came up.
 

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Just curious, if you only need image editing half an hour a month, what are you using Lightroom for everyday?
@simonmet is right. I'm not a professional photographer. Lightroom is the catalogue and where I do white balance, various cropping and straightening and exposure mods to RAW images. I export all of those in full size JPEG to Photos for Mac and Lightroom archive grows and grows but I generally don't go back to those images once processing is done. Viewing / sharing is done via Photos

If I have to make a more serious edit, I'll open Pixelmator but this is a rare occurrence. You can see from my Flickr page, I do almost nothing to my photos. they're all straight out of the camera - https://www.flickr.com/photos/adamjackson/page2
 
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Oh jeez. Pixelmator pro is coming? I've just recently thrown my hat in with Affinity Photo after decades of Adobe stuff. If pixelmator pro's getting a similar featureset I'm going to be spoilt for choice.
The stronger the Pixelmator and Affinity teams get, the less consumers and professionals a-like have to deal with Adobe's BS.

Wonderful news. Pixelmator is a fantastic app.
I have used it to create stuff my for hobbies, clubs, and school projects. For my basic needs, I've definitely gotten my money's worth.
 
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It looks like Pixelmator is converting the HEIC file to a JPG in order to do its editing. Is that the only way that this works?

It's still better than pretty much anything else even if it is.
 

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Lightroom is primarily a cataloging and library software - very different to Photoshop. Photographers often only need global adjustments, filters and spot healing tools. Photoshop is much more than that.
I totally understand that, professional photographer myself. That was my guess, I just wanted a bit of clarity.
 
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