Pixelmator lets you easily access your images from the new Photos app on OS X. You can access your library from Photos in Pixelmator's photo browser, letting you quickly open any image in the app. You can also send your work in Pixelmator to Photos.
Additionally, the app now has support for the new Force Touch trackpad found on the new 12-inch MacBook and 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display, along with a new, more powerful repair tool. You can find all of the changes and improvements in Pixelmator 3.3.2 below:
- Now you can quickly access your Photos library right from the Photo Browser in Pixelmator.
- Paint with pressure sensitivity using the Force Touch trackpad on the new MacBook and MacBook Pro.
- Wipe away unwanted elements from your photos up to five times faster with the enhanced Repair tool.
Other improvements and bug fixes:
- You can now repair images non-destructively on a transparent layer placed in front with the "Sample All Layers" option selected.
- The app would previously stop responding on certain Macs when using the Repair tool with the document name popover visible. We fixed this.
- Performance used to get a little slow when working extensively with colors and styles of text and shape layers. Not anymore.
- The "New Layer from FaceTime" feature now works perfectly on all Macs.
- The Layers palette no longer dims after changing the image size.
- After using crop and undo actions one after the other, the thumbnails of grouped layers used to show inaccurate previews of the enclosed images. Now they're displayed beautifully.
- Sometimes, after dragging an image from a Web browser when the app was hidden or closed, the palettes failed to open. No more surprises.
- Now you can open 16-bit Photoshop images exported from Aperture.
- Previously, opening Photoshop images containing outer glow adjustments could cause the app to stop responding. That won't happen again.
- Small images used to jump to full zoom when zooming out with the pinch gesture. We fixed that, too.
- The scroll bar of the Gradients, Styles and Shapes palettes used to hide part of their thumbnails when the "Show Scroll Bars" feature was set to "Always" in System Preferences. Fixed.
- The app used to stop responding when grouping shape layers into many subgroups. Fixed.
- Sometimes, when connecting a MacBook Pro with discrete graphics and OS X Yosemite to an external display, weird graphical glitches would occur. We fixed that, too.
- Once in a while, the alert "The file doesn't exist" would pop up when trying to export a file in a different file format. It won't happen again (fingers crossed).
- Now you can Send Backward as many layers as you wish.
- The thumbnails of newly created gradients wouldn't show up properly in some localizations. Now, they are displayed just as they should be.
Pixelmator 3.3.2 is available for download from the Mac App Store right now.
- $29.99 - Download Now (opens in new tab)
Joseph Keller is the former Editor in Chief of iMore. An Apple user for almost 20 years, he spends his time learning the ins and outs of iOS and macOS, always finding ways of getting the most out of his iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac.
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