This is just embarrassing. £2.99 is too little to pay for an app as powerful as Pixelmator, surely. It feels like robbery to download it – but make no mistake, you absolutely should get it. The popular (and excellent) Mac image-editing app has come across to iPad, and offers everything from simple and fun effects such as lens flare to advanced repair tools for removing unwanted objects from even complex scenes – in many ways, this is more like Photoshop for iPad than, er, Photoshop Touch is. The tools are applied in layers, meaning you can make non-destructive, multi-faceted edits, and it’s all been designed to run incredibly quickly and smoothly on iOS devices, with little waiting for things to process or render.
It’s even got some great painting tools, for original art, rather than photographic tweaks. iCloud Drive support means that you can work on your images seamlessly on either the Mac or iOS versions of Pixelmator, and it can output its documents to PSD files, if you’d like to do some work in Photoshop instead.
We’re really excited about Pixelmator not just because it offers such advanced tools for image-editing on the go, but because it represents another step forward for the iPad as a real professional-level way to work.
Pixelmator represents another step forward
for the iPad as a real professional-level
way to work