Pixelmator for iOS Updated With Support for iPad Pro, Apple Pencil and 3D Touch

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    The team behind popular image editing app Pixelmator for Mac and iOS today announced a major update to its Pixelmator app for iOS, introducing full support and optimization for Apple's iPad Pro and Apple Pencil.

    There's a new palm rejection feature that allows users to rest their palms on the screen when sketching and editing images with the Apple Pencil, which works with more than 50 brushes in the Pixelmator app. Pixelmator also takes full advantage of the iPad Pro's speed, with 16K image support for editing images up to 100 megapixels.

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    Today's update also introduces support for 3D Touch on the iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus, adding Quick Action shortcuts when using a force touch on the Pixelmator icon on the home screen. 3D Touch support also brings 3D Touch-sensitive painting to Pixelmator, letting iPhone users vary the pressure on the screen to change the thickness of a brush stroke.

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    Pixelmator 2.2 includes a few other improvements, like a new collection of artist-designed basic brushes, improved crop performance, an auto-straighten feature, and the ability to increase font size up to 1000 pixels.

    Pixelmator can be downloaded from the App Store for $4.99. [Direct Link]

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  2. teslo macrumors 6502a

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    for those in the know, what percentage of Photoshop's features does Pixelmatr attain roughly? barring high powered 3D/video functionalities - i wouldn't even expect that yet.
     
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    Pixelmator for iOS was such a huge disappointment. I don't know why companies don't keep the UI consistent.

    iDraw (Now Autodesk graphic) has a perfectly consistent UI across desktop and iPad with no functionality missing. The iPad version is a joy to use.

    I thought Pixelmatr would have done a similar thing but nope, confusing inconsistent UI (unless its changed since I last used it) that looked and acted nothing like the desktop version and was either missing loads of features or they were hidden and I didn't find them.

    UI Consistency is very important.
     
  4. Futurix macrumors 6502

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    So you'd prefer tiny buttons, floating palettes, and black everything?
    iDraw started on tablets, so in their case the desktop UI is similar because it is non-desktop initially (and it is not as optimised for desktops as it should have been).
     
  5. mcdspncr macrumors regular

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    Looks good, but FYI developers, I'm sure there's a decent group of iPad Pro users (myself included) who would be willing to pay desktop prices for full desktop features
     
  6. morespce54 macrumors 65816

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    There's an app for that! ;)

    (non-ipad that is)
     
  7. Peepo, Dec 10, 2015
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    At least this update seems to fix problem of PDFs from iCloud Drive app opening in Pixelmator.
    But now if one has workflow installed it may open in that app now. Has to do with open in extension existing which latest pixel store remove and workflow just added LOL
     
  8. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    So glad exporting is now easier with 3D Touch. The menus always drive me crazy. Nice going on the "Open from Photos" option too.
     
  9. JimmyHook macrumors 6502a

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    This is a great example of pro software that is natural on the iPad. It doesn't need "desktop" UI elements to be pro, that would actually detract from the experience
     
  10. usarioclave macrumors 65816

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    Damn, it's only $5 for the iPad Pro version? Why don't they make it $10 and call it even?

    I'll buy it just because you can never have too many graphics apps.
     
  11. Precision Gem macrumors 6502

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    Its hard to say, maybe 80%. For what i do, its 100%. I haven't used Photoshop since I bought Pixelmator.
     
  12. usarioclave macrumors 65816

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    That would be a nice in-app purchase.
     
  13. chrono1081 macrumors 604

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    You never used iDraw on both the desktop and iPad then if you think that Pixelmator can't do the same. I also don't understand your claim that it wasn't optimized for desktops. I don't think you've ever used the software.
     
  14. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    Definately Pixelmator could have a better mobile UI. Both Autodesk Graphic/iDraw and Procreate are better, even on the iPhone.
     

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