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Pixelmator Photo for iPad was updated today to version 1.3, bringing new shortcut menus, customizable accent colors, and batch photo editing improvements to the app.

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The new shortcut menus are activated using the touch and hold gesture, and add several functions that aim to make Pixelmator Photo more powerful.

When touching and holding a photo in the Photos library browser, for example, users can quickly share, favorite, duplicate, revert, or delete photos.

The new shortcut menus also allow users to copy and paste adjustments or apply batch workflows from the Photos or Files browsers.

Meanwhile, there are improvements to color adjustment present management, allowing users to create custom color adjustment preset collections and rearrange and remove them for a more personalized editing experience.

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Elsewhere, Pixelmator Photo 1.3 includes a new Accent Color feature that lets users customize the color of buttons and other elements in the app. Batch editing has also been improved with a way to mark workflows as favorites and apply them in the Photos or Files browser.

Pixelmator Photo is available to download from the App Store [Direct Link] as a free update for existing users or for $4.99 for new customers.

Article Link: Pixelmator Photo 1.3 Brings Batch Editing, Shortcut Menus, and More
 

davidjearly

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Still seriously lacking any form of DAM on iPad which makes editing on it a complete chore.

I love my iPad Pro, but seriously sick of Lightroom's shortcomings and wish someone would create a viable alternative.
 

FSMBP

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Subscription apps are the worst thing that's happened to computing. I hope you're not serious.

I agree. I used Adobe's Photoshop subscription (I'm a hobbyist and do very small graphics work on the side). Like any subscription, the company wants you to forget about it. Turned out I used like 14 days in 3 months - which isn't great when you're paying to use something.

Ended up buying Pixelmator last year and have been super happy. Is it as awesome as Photoshop? Nope. But for my workflow, works perfectly.

Wish Apple would just buy them and make them a low-cost Pro-App (ex. Final Cut, Logic).
 
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gnipgnop

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Still seriously lacking any form of DAM on iPad which makes editing on it a complete chore.

I love my iPad Pro, but seriously sick of Lightroom's shortcomings and wish someone would create a viable alternative.

You can get apps for iPad that specialize in DAM functions and use those in combination with Pixelmator Photo.
 
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ruka.snow

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Subscription apps are the worst thing that's happened to computing. I hope you're not serious.

Do you want to pay over $1000 for Photoshop($9/month now) again every 18-24 months? Or $450 for Ms Office($5 month now)... How about $6000 for Maya or 3D Studio Max($49 month now). I have to wonder if people opposed to subscriptions ever paid full price for this software and there upgrades.
 
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Cybbe

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Still seriously lacking any form of DAM on iPad which makes editing on it a complete chore.

I love my iPad Pro, but seriously sick of Lightroom's shortcomings and wish someone would create a viable alternative.
Lightroom is by far the best of the bunch when it comes to raw editors on iOS. Superior DAM, sync online and to desktop and better RAW engine than Apple. As far as I know very few other apps, if any, use anything but Apples engine, with the limitations that comes with. Pixelmator Photo does not use its own engine, for instance.
 

jlc1978

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Wish Apple would just buy them and make them a low-cost Pro-App (ex. Final Cut, Logic).
Unfortunately Apple would probably decide to make it easier to use bu ripping out features. Apple seems to aim for the prosumer market.
 
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davidjearly

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Lightroom is by far the best of the bunch when it comes to raw editors on iOS. Superior DAM, sync online and to desktop and better RAW engine than Apple. As far as I know very few other apps, if any, use anything but Apples engine, with the limitations that comes with. Pixelmator Photo does not use its own engine, for instance.

Don't disagree that Lightroom currently is the best of the bunch, but it's a shoddy bunch. Lightroom sync is abysmal and hugely impacts the utility of iPad workflows.
 

japanime

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Both Pixelmator and Affinity Photo get daily use in my office. If I had to choose one over the other, though, Affinity would be the runaway winner, simply because the company offers stellar support.

Pixelmator support (if it even exists anymore) has never once answered any of the very straightforward questions I have submitted since buying the application about 10 years ago. Perhaps my experience is isolated; hopefully others have had better luck.
 
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jlc1978

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Apple should start charging monthly for the iPadOS/IOS too.
Sarcasm aside, I would not be surprised to see Apple bundle music, TV, iCloud, broadband access and an iPad for a not so small monthly fee at some future date. You would never truly own anything, just rent. They’d still sell hardware but no doubt would sell a lot of subscriptions. They’re still missing the cellular/TV (channels) but buying Tmobile would solve that. Then they could offer an integrated mobile/home offer.
 
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