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Pixelmator Pro gains a crop tool powered by machine learning, and more

Pixelmator Pro On Macbook Pro
Pixelmator Pro On Macbook Pro (Image credit: Pixelmator Team)

What you need to know

  • Pixelmator Pro has been updated with support for a new machine learning-powered crop tool and more.
  • The new update is free for existing Pixelmator users.

Pixelmator Pro has a new update in the App Store and it's one that you won't want to miss out on. A free download for existing users, the Pixelmator Pro 2.1 update adds support for a new crop tool powered by machine learning, Quick Fill, and more.

The crop tool as a whole has been reworked to make use of machine learning, making it easier to crop photos so they look just the way you want them to, 7 new photographic overlays are also part of the refresh.

  • The Crop tool has been redesigned and now features an ML Crop button that provides suggestions for how you could crop your >- photos to make them more eye-catching.
  • The Crop tool will now be much faster with large documents that contain many layers.
  • New perspective correction sliders will let you adjust the perspective of images right in the Crop tool.
  • The Crop tool now features 7 photographic overlays, such as Rule of Thirds, Golden Ratio, and Golden Spiral.

Pixelmator Pro also gains a new Quick Fill feature that allows users to fill images, shapes, and text layers with a color "using the magic of drag and drop." Just drag from any color well and drop it onto an image to have the fill take place

You can learn more about the new Pixelmator Pro updates on the company website while the app itself can be downloaded from the Mac App Store (opens in new tab) now.

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Oliver Haslam
Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.