Pixelmator Pro 1.6 Magenta adds new color picker and font replacement tool

Pixelmator Pro 1.6 Color Adjustment
Pixelmator Pro 1.6 Color Adjustment (Image credit: Pixelmator)

What you need to know

  • The new update includes a revamped color picker.
  • Also, check out the new Replace Fonts feature.
  • Pixelmator Pro is $40 on the Mac App Store.

There's a new version of Pixelmator Pro for Mac. Version 1.6 Magenta is highlighted by an all-new color picker and a more natural way to select multiple objects in the popular design tool.

With the new color picker, finding the perfect hue for your projects is easier than ever before. Use the tool to choose colors using hex color codes quickly. In doing so, you can select multiple objects by dragging over them.

As the team from Pixelmator explains:

The new color picker in Pixelmator Pro has everything you need for choosing colors, whether you're working on a photo, illustration, digital painting, or graphic design. With the most important tools and features — hue, saturation, and lightness controls, hex and RGB color codes, and color swatches — all in one place, the new color picker is incredibly easy to use, no matter if you're just starting out with image editing or you're a seasoned pro.

The update also includes the ability to drag over multiple objects to select them. The redesign makes it easier to move and place layers in different designs and illustrations. Meanwhile, with a Replace Fonts Feature, any time you open an image that contains fonts that are not available on your Mac, you'll be able to identify and replace those fonts in a snap.

Pixelmator Pro 1.6

Pixelmator Pro 1.6 (Image credit: Pixelmator)

Pixelmator Pro 1.6 Magenta also brings performance improvements, the ability to see RGB color codes more efficiently, and more.

Says Saulius Dailide, one of the founders of the Pixelmator Team:

Combining powerful image editing tools with unmatched ease of use is at the core of everything we do. 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.

You can download Pixelmator Pro from the Mac App Store.

Bryan M Wolfe
Staff Writer

Bryan M. Wolfe has written about technology for over a decade on various websites, including TechRadar, AppAdvice, and many more. Before this, he worked in the technology field across different industries, including healthcare and education. He’s currently iMore’s lead on all things Mac and macOS, although he also loves covering iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. Bryan enjoys watching his favorite sports teams, traveling, and driving around his teenage daughter to her latest stage show, audition, or school event in his spare time. He also keeps busy walking his black and white cocker spaniel, Izzy, and trying new coffees and liquid grapes.