Pixelmator Pro 1.6 update makes choosing colors easier

Pixelmator Pro 1.6 update makes choosing colors easier in this Mac image-editing app


Pixelmator Pro 1.6 offers an performance boost, too.
Pixelmator Pro 1.6 replaces the Colors window with a new color picker.
Photo: Pixelmator Team

A fresh update to Pixelmator Pro, an affordable macOS alternative to Photoshop for everyday users, includes an all-new color picker intended to let users choose and manage colors more easily. Plus, version 1.6 also makes it easier to select multiple objects.

The popular Pixelmator for iPad app is also getting its own update soon.

Pixelmator Pro 1.6 brings a myriad of color controls

“Combining powerful image editing tools with unmatched ease of use is at the core of everything we do,” said Monika Perlikovskiene, the lead designer of Pixelmator Pro. “And this update to Pixelmator Pro stays true to that goal with the beautiful new color picker, which makes it easier than ever to choose and manage colors.” The new color picker replaces the Colors window.

Additional options include choosing hues by hex or RGB color code. And there’s a new Color Picker tool to pull colors from an image.

Pixelmator Pro 1.6, code-named Magenta, allows users to drag over multiple different layers to easily select them.

Plus, there are new font tools. And the Pixelmator Team promises users will “enjoy much-improved selection, guide, grid, and layer handle performance thanks to a new Metal powered overlay.“

Pixelmator Pro 1.6 is available as a free update to users of previous versions. Or this image-editing application is available on the App Store for a one-time charge $39.99. There’s a 15-day free trial.

Pixelmator for iOS enhancements are coming soon too

It’s not just the macOS version of this app that’s getting attention. The iPad and iPhone version of Pixelmator will soon see its first major update in years.

Earlier this month, the developers promised “a major update.” Version 2.5 will bring a new Files-based document browser. And the developers committed to continuing to refresh and improve Pixelmator for iOS.

Source: Pixelmator Blog


Daily round-ups or a weekly refresher, straight from Cult of Mac to your inbox.

  • The Weekender

    The week's best Apple news, reviews and how-tos from Cult of Mac, every Saturday morning. Our readers say: "Thank you guys for always posting cool stuff" -- Vaughn Nevins. "Very informative" -- Kenly Xavier.