Popular Mac photo editing application Pixelmator has just received a major update pushed out via the Mac App Store. The Pixelmator team has been teasing the update -- known as 2.2 Blueberry -- in recent days on their blog, but today it has pushed out complete with over 100 new features and improvements.

As such, we're not going to go through them all; the day isn't long enough. The headline features read well, though. Blueberry brings Smart Shape tools with easy-to-use controls for adjusting outlines, a Smart Move tool that intelligently knows when you're working with shape or image layers and gives you the right tools for the job, and a new Light Leak effect for 'retro-artistically' illuminated images.

And that's just the beginning. Additional tools include new color popovers for quicker access to swatches, improved drawing tools, an improved Type Tool, and major performance improvements.

This update is huge, a major push forward from the Pixelmator team. We're going to need to spend a little time getting to know Blueberry, and play around with some of these fantastic sounding new features. The 2.2 update is available free of charge to anyone who has previously purchased Pixelmator from the Mac App Store, and is available to new customers for $14.99.

What do you think to the Blueberry update to Pixelmator? Does it now tick more of the boxes for you? How about first time Pixelmator users, are you glad you dropped the money on it? Let us know in the comments!

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