Pixelmator for iPad has been updated to version 1.1, adding new, more powerful ways to create and edit images including new brushes, a better painting engine, and support for Adonit styluses.

Pixelmator has added a new set of 12 watercolor brushes to help you create realistic watercolor paintings. The app also has a refreshed color picker, which will remember your previously-selected colors. Read below for the full list of changes:

  • Unique watercolor painting technology allows creating real-life-looking watercolor paintings
  • 12 new beautiful artist-designed watercolor brushes
  • The new Color Picker now features the history of your previously used colors
  • Use the new Color Grid in the new Color Picker to pick colors even more precisely
  • Optimized Painting Engine gives you up to 2 times faster painting performance
  • Now you can open 16-bit RGB, CMYK and Grayscale Photoshop image previews, as well as Photoshop images containing layer masks
  • Insert an image as a new layer right from your iCloud Drive
  • Use the Lock Alpha feature to paint on the non-transparent parts of a layer
  • Preview of your brush while adjusting its settings
  • Open and edit RAW image previews
  • Full support for Adonit Jot Script, Jot Touch 4, Jot Touch with Pixelpoint styluses
  • Enhanced stylus pressure sensitivity with all styluses

Attention to Detail

  • Scale images without constraining proportions: Tools > Format > Arrange > Constrain Proportions
  • Invert image colors with the new Invert color adjustment preset
  • Open PDF files from your email or any other app
  • See precise color values while selecting colors with the Eyedropper
  • Adjust the settings of an effect more accurately with enhanced slider sensitivity Zoom into your image while still tweaking the effect's settings
  • Rotate text more accurately with the new text rotation slider: Tools > Format > Arrange
  • Toggle between full-screen mode more easily
  • Optimized memory use allows to undo much faster while painting
  • Cleaner Eyedropper Interface
  • Refreshed look of the Gradient Picker
  • Auto Save improvements
  • Updated Wacom Stylus SDK for even more precise painting


  • Memory leak fixes
  • Fixed Eyedropper crashes that happened while rotating the device
  • Fixed adding layer from Photo Stream
  • Fixed transforming maximum-sized layers
  • Paint freely without affecting locked or hidden layers
  • Smoothly transform maximum-sized layers
  • The image no longer dims when adjusting the effect's strength

You can grab Pixelmator for iPad 1.1 now from the App Store.