is a graphic editor developed for Mac OS X
, by Pixelmator Team Ltd.
Built up on a combination of open source
and Mac OS X technologies, Pixelmator features selection, painting, retouching, navigation, and color correction tools, and layers-based image editing, GPU-powered image processing, color management, automation, and a transparent head-up display
user interface for work with images. Pixelmator uses Core Image
technologies that use the Mac's video card for image processing.
Pixelmator 1.0 was released on September 25 2007 at a price of $59. A beta was earlier released on the August 16 2007. Initially the developers announced a public beta, but decided later to only publish a closed beta to a select group of testers .
On May 12, 2008 Pixelmator Team Ltd. released version 1.2 of Pixelmator called Draftsman. This release included some often requested features, like the Curve tool, Polygonal, Lasso Tool, Rulers, Guides and the ability to display an alignment grid.
- Uses technologies like ImageMagick, Core Image, Automator, Cairo and Sparkle.
- Photoshop images with layers are supported as well as over 100 other still image file formats.
- Uses layers-based editing
- Over 20 tools for selection, crop, painting, retouching, typing, measuring and navigation.
- 16 color correction tools and over 50 filters.
- Integrates with Mac OS X and iLife applications such as iPhoto.
- Pictures can be taken with an iSight camera from within the program.
- Quick file conversion can be done with the help of Automator actions.
- Mac OS X ColorSync and ColorSync profiles are supported