Pixelmator is one of the best photo retouching applications available for Mac, one that since its inception has always aspired to make a dent in the hegemonic domain of Adobe Photoshop with such powerful weapons as a fresh and intuitive interface, and a total commitment to always be the first to bet on the technologies of the apple.
In early November, this resulted in the release of version 3.3 for the Mac with Hand Off and iCloud Drive support, two of the new features of OS X Yosemite, and also compatible with iMacs with a 5K Retina display. Just a week ago, a new update added support for Force Touch and the Apple Photos app. And today, the announcement that Pixelmator for iPad will soon become a universal iPhone app .
Pixelmator for iOS
The first version of the app was released on October 23rd and left us with our mouths hanging open as it demonstrated how much the iPad has increased in power in its latest generation. Version 1.1 reached the App Store in March, and in addition to polishing up the errors detected, introduced a remarkable list of new features, including a watercolor painting tool of exceptional quality.
As far as the upcoming Pixelmator 1.2 for iOS is concerned, not only is it a universal app that displays on the iPhone all the potential we’ve seen it display on the iPad, it also includes more features such as a Distort tool based on Metal, the low-level graphics API designed by Apple to allow the creation of games with incredible graphics on iOS 8 and any other task that requires intensive use of the GPU.
Here is an example of how it works on the iPhone:
If you don’t yet have Pixelmator for iOS and are interested in it, you might be interested to know that there is no better time to do so. The app is on sale with a discount of 50% that leaves its usual price, 9.99 euros, at a tasty 4.99 euros. I didn’t think so.
In the App Store