Powerful, full-featured, layer-based image editing app for the Mac

Pixelmator Classic for Mac

Pixelmator Classic for Mac

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  • Latest Version

    Pixelmator Classic 3.9.1 LATEST

  • Review by

    Sophia Jones

  • Operating System

    macOS 10.12 Sierra or later

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    Pixelmator Team Ltd. / External Link

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Pixelmator Classic for Mac is a powerful, fast, and easy-to-use image editor. It lets you enhance and touch up photos, sketch, draw and paint, add text and shapes, apply dazzling effects, and do so much more. The tool is built and developed from the ground up for the Mac, taking full advantage of the latest OS X features and technologies.

Pixelmator 3.9 Classic adds full support for macOS Catalina, including support for Sidecar and Apple Pencil, and brings a few other improvements and fixes.

Pixelmator Classic Free for macOS includes enhanced support of the latest Mac features and technologies and redefines the performance of its awesome Repair Tool. Download, Install or Update Pixelmator for Mac!

Main Features

Pixelmator 3.9 Classic is fully compatible with macOS Catalina, providing users with full iCloud Drive and Handoff support for storing and accessing their images on any device, while allowing for seamless switching between Pixelmator for Mac and Pixelmator for iOS. With the powerful editing extensions, Pixelmator Retouch and Pixelmator Distort, users can perfect their images without ever leaving the Photos app. The Repair Action Extension allows for quick removal of objects from images right inside other apps like Mail and TextEdit.

To ensure fast and fluid image editing, Pixelmator features a modern and innovative image editing engine that takes full advantage of macOS technologies such as Core Image, OpenCL, OpenGL, and Grand Central Dispatch. This results in incredible speed, responsiveness, and smooth image rendering.

Pixelmator's extensive list of features includes support for almost all popular image file formats, such as Photoshop images with layers, and powerful tools such as Save for Web and Soft Proofing. The Photo Browser feature allows for easy access to images from iPhoto or Aperture libraries right from Pixelmator for further enhancements.

With the new Pixelmator Retouch Extension and Pixelmator Distort Extension, users can take advantage of a full set of Pixelmator retouching tools and stunning-quality, Metal-based Distort Tools, all available right inside the Photos app.

In addition, it offers over 160 breathtaking effects arranged into eight groups, including Blur, Distortion, Sharpen, Tile, Stylize, Halftone, Generator, and Others, allowing for unique artistic creations that can be seen in real-time. Thanks to its reliance on macOS technologies like Core Image, OpenCL, OpenGL, 64-bit architecture and Grand Central Dispatch, Pixelmator is a real powerhouse delivering state-of-the-art performance and responsiveness.

What’s New in Pixelmator Classic

The smart and powerful Move Tool lets you easily move, rotate, and distort any element, selection, text, shape, or an entire layer. Each time you click an object, the Move Tool knows whether it’s text, a shape, or an image layer, and gives you all the options that you need. And when you move any of the layers, the smart Alignment Guides appear so you can align and distribute objects just perfectly.

With Pixelmator’s powerful, pixel-accurate selection tools, you can quickly and easily select any part of your image. Then, refine your selection by applying color adjustments and special effects, transforming, moving or deleting. You can also duplicate, or copy and paste your selection onto a new background.

Use the full-featured painting tools to paint as you would on a traditional canvas. Select from realistic to stylized brush presets of all sizes and shapes. The app lets you fully control the brush tip strength, stroke style and size, and so much more, so you can paint or enhance images more naturally and have fun while doing it.

Count on Pixelmator Classic Free for Mac for all of the tools you need to quickly and expertly improve, correct, repair, and get rid of any flaws in your photos. You can even combine different tools and effects for endless ways to touch up your images so they look their absolute best.

Design prints or web layouts, banners, or buttons, add image titles and greeting card headlines. Use text to convey your message or to create artistic compositions. With powerful and advanced typography features, you can now easily make your text look just as beautiful as your pictures.

It comes loaded with tons of breathtaking effects. Choose from more than 160 effects, carefully arranged into eight groups — Blur, Distortion, Sharpen, Tile, Stylize, Halftone, Generator, and Others. Combine different effects for unique near-effortless artistic creations, and see the stunning results in real time.

It comes with a ton of powerful features, such as Save for Web, Soft Proofing, and support for almost all popular image file formats, including Photoshop images with layers. Also, with Pixelmator’s Photo Browser, you can quickly open images from iPhoto or Aperture library right from the app for further enhancements.


Overall, Pixelmator Classic is a powerful and innovative image editing software that takes full advantage of the latest macOS technologies to deliver exceptional performance, speed, and smooth image rendering. With its advanced features, support for popular file formats, and seamless integration with the Photos app, Pixelmator Classic is a real powerhouse for digital artists, photographers, and creative professionals. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced user, it provides a fast, fluid, and intuitive image editing experience, making it a top choice for Mac users who demand the best.

Note: 30 days trial version. Requires 64-bit processor. Watermark on the resulting image.

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