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Apr 12, 2001

Pixelmator Pro, a popular photo editing app for the Mac, was today updated with a useful new feature called ML Match Colors. ML Match Colors is designed to intelligently match the colors of different photos to give them the same overall look, which is a useful feature if you want all of your photos to have the same aesthetic.

Like other ML features, ML Match Colors uses Core ML as its backbone. It was built using a machine learning algorithm trained on more than 20 million professional photos.


The feature analyzes the colors of the source and target images and then it applies color adjustments to the target image adjusting parameters like white balance, lighting, brightness, shadows, highlights, and more.

In all, the ML Match Colors feature fine tunes 37 different adjustments in just a second to create photographs with the exact look that you're going for. ML Match Colors is available as an individual tool and in the Edit menu as a "Paste and Match Colors" option so you can automatically color match objects when pasting them into an image.


In the near future, Pixelmator also plans to bring the ML Match Colors feature to its Pixelmator Photo editing app for the iPad.

Today's update also includes a new Free Transform feature for freely resizing, distorting, and transforming layers, plus it has a long list of bug fixes and performance improvements.

Pixelmator Pro can be downloaded from the Mac App Store for $39.99. [Direct Link]

Article Link: Pixelmator Pro Gains New ML Match Colors Feature for Matching Colors Across Different Photos


macrumors 68040
Jun 19, 2010
Pittsburgh PA
This could be a must buy for me if the ML Match Colors feature works the way I'm hoping it does. I had a one-trick-pony filter app on iOS that I lost to the great 32bit purge; I'm hoping this can replicate that (it's not a 1 to 1 comparison, obviously).


macrumors 6502
Feb 12, 2014
And now with Adobe threatening users who don't upgrade, there's an additional incentive to buy this great app! Highly recommended!
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Oct 22, 2010
Still waiting for colour mask overlay when using brushes.
Also, this feature has been in Photo Raw since their first version.
However, I don't like Photo Raw so waiting for Pixelmator to implement tools for portrait photographers before I buy it otherwise I'll try Affinity.
Shame Aperture got killed. :(
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