Pix­el­ma­tor 2.2

Brush­ing up A pow­er­ful photo edit­ing app that paints well, too

ImagineFX: Sci-fi & Fantasy Art magazine - - Reviews -

We get our hands on a pow­er­ful photo-edit­ing app that paints ex­ceed­ingly well, too.

Pix­el­ma­tor 2.2 is quite frankly a joy to use. It’s mar­keted as a pow­er­ful photo-edit­ing tool for mo­bile apps, which it ab­so­lutely suc­ceeds in (it in­cludes level and curves ad­just­ments, colour corrections, blurs, cloning, fil­ters and such­like). But Pix­el­ma­tor is also a fan­tas­tic paint­ing app.

It’s a tri­umph in user in­ter­face de­sign. Any­one who’s ever used an iPad will in­tu­itively know where ev­ery­thing is and how to use it. The sign of a great mo­bile paint­ing app is not how sat­is­fy­ing it is with some­thing fancy like the Ap­ple Pen­cil (which is fully sup­ported, along­side the iPad Pro by the way), but how well it works with just your fin­ger. And Pix­el­ma­tor de­liv­ers won­der­fully. The pres­sure sen­si­tiv­ity is great and there’s no no­tice­able lag. Brushes are gath­ered up into col­lec­tions, each one rep­re­sented by an ac­cu­rate thumb­nail, so de­spite there be­ing over 100 of them to choose from, it never feels ex­ces­sive.

Pix­el­ma­tor en­ables you to im­port, edit and ex­port Photoshop files, so you can work on your iPhone or iPad and switch back to your Mac or PC when­ever you’re ready. At only £3.99 this is an ab­so­lute bar­gain for your iPad.

Paint­ing is very re­spon­sive and it’s easy to use, even when you’re just paint­ing with your fin­ger!

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