What you need to know
- Pixelmator 2.0 is coming very soon.
- The new update will bring native support for Apple silicon and the M1 chip.
- It will also bring macOS Big Sur compatibility, a new design, and more.
Pixelmator has announced that version 2.0 of its software will be made available on November 19.
Pixelmator says the new software, nicknamed Junipero, will be able to take advantage of M1-powered Macs for up to 15x faster machine learning, from the release:
Pixelmator 2.0 will also have a fresh new icon and look to match the new Big Sur update, as well as a new unified toolbar:
Pixelmator says it has "meticulously fine-tuned" every part of its interface. There's also a new Effects browser, and full interface customization, as well as new workspace presets and a more compact browser.
Pixelmator Pro is a big favorite in our best photo editing apps for Mac roundup.
New Apple silicon support will also provide a big boost:
As per previous releases, Pixelmator's latest update will be free to those who already own the software, which costs $39.99 on the Mac App Store. Pixelmator Pro 2.0 will be released on November 19.
Pixelmator Pro is one of the best editing suites on Mac, and it's even more powerful thanks to a new update. Along with support for macOS Catalina, Pixelmator Pro now offers improved performance and de-noise technology.
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