Let's talk Pixelmator for iOS here

Discuss Pixelmator for iOS and mobile image editing.
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2014-11-27 11:30:47

Hey everyone!

We all know that Pixelmator for iPad is out. We just don't have a good place to discuss about it. I've created this forum so we can all share some tips and tricks, tutorials, guides, ask questions, report problems, and so on.

I'm starting with some Pixelmator for iPad video guides we created so far.



Painting tools:


Vintage effect:


Black and white effect:


Bokeh effect:


Also, if you create something really nice, share it with us all!
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2015-11-18 03:44:46

Is there a way to import Photoshop brushes into Pixelmator? If so, how? I'm not able to figure it out.
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2015-12-09 12:59:41

I PURCHASED Pixelmator for my computer and I want to use it on my laptop. Do I need to buy it AGAIN?
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2015-12-20 04:07:35

I am from Australia, using Pixelmator for ipad pro and I want to download the user guide for ipad. I cant download it says only available in US. Any ways to download it?
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2016-02-12 21:35:27

Hello! I'm from Moldova!
i don't have red eye fix menu :( can you help me!?
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2017-01-17 14:08:06

Hey guys! I am using Pixelmator for one main purpose at this moment in time, namely adding captions to images. So I can create a text box on a photo and write the caption in. But what I'd like to do is run the caption beneath the image on a plain white background so that the caption itself is easily legible. How do I create a plain white background layer on which to place my text box with the caption text? Thanks — love the software!
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2017-01-18 00:16:31

If you don't want to hide portions of the image you can do the following.

1) Increase the canvas size (edit menu) at the bottom of the document.
2) Add a new layer and fill it with white and place this layer all the way at the bottom of the layers palette.
3) Add a type layer and type your text and place this text over the white part of the document.
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2017-02-09 03:43:43

Greeting people.
Seeking so advice on Pixelmator for Ipad pro..... Now ive imported my images view a SD adaptor on my ipad pro photos Libary. The photos can be seen be Photos however if i try to import the files into pixelmator im confronted by an error importing. The original files on the SD card are compressed RAW from my sony A7RII ... would that be the issue is so what can be done? Most importantly is pixelmator Raw capable.?
2nd Does the ipad pro ios compress a 42mp image into a smaller form? Jew or not seems like i cant go 100% view in photos ...
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2017-06-30 13:49:28

Love Pixelmator for iOS. Using iPad Pro 12.9".
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2017-07-01 01:43:33

I find Pixelmator's layer palette for iOS to be inferior to Pixelmator's layer palette for OSX/MacBookPro (which closely resembles Photoshop's layer palette.)For example, showing and hiding layers is so much faster and less cumbersome on the OSX application's checkboxes than iOS's pullout menus. Is there any reason the iOS layers palette can't be like the OSX version?
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2017-11-07 17:58:34

Recent news is that Pixelmator Pro will cost $59 for macOS but does anyone know what the price will be for the Pro iOS version? My entire workflow has changed from Photoshop/InDesign to Pixelmator/Pages and I like it that way!
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2017-12-13 10:47:56

by amilg517 2015-12-20 04:07:35 I am from Australia, using Pixelmator for ipad pro and I want to download the user guide for ipad. I cant download it says only available in US. Any ways to download it?
Where did you find user guide for iPad for Pixelmator. I have been looking. I can not find it on the app when needed. I have version 2.4.1. Is there a name for this version I should look for? Thanks
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2018-02-16 15:02:52

Hi everybody,

Please, can anyone tell me what the minimum system requirements are for Pxelmator Pro.
If I will buy this app then I receive a message that my iMac is not good for this app.
I have a iMac mid 2011, Processor 2,7 GHz, Intel Core i5. I thought it is 64-bit.
I hope you can help me.

Kind regards,

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2018-02-18 14:25:23

@Henk van den Berg

Your mac has to support Metal in order to run Pixelmator Pro. Your mac, unfortunately, does not support Metal. Pixelmator Classic will run just fine though.
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2018-02-20 05:25:16

Hi everyone,

Where can I find any tutorials or help files for the Pixelmator IOS version now available in the App Store ..? A bit frustrated that I can’t find any such useful stuff on the Pixelmator team’s own site
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2018-02-23 08:45:14

Hi Christer, I see we already replied on Twitter, but I'll post the info here as well, just in case anyone's interested. Here are three useful links:

Pixelmator for iOS User Guide: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/pixelm ... 4967?mt=11
Pixelmator for iOS Help manual: http://help.pixelmator.com/ios/2.1/
Pixelmator for iOS video tutorials: http://www.pixelmator.com/mac/tutorials/ios/
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2018-02-23 14:09:27

It would be great to have Adonit pixel stylus support in iOS version
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2018-04-27 15:41:14

I’d also highly appreciate support for the Adonit Pixel stylus
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2021-02-15 22:25:58

I can’t believe they don’t have it.
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2021-03-06 13:07:34

I have been away from drawing for a long time and think I may get back at it . Using paint and brushes or my airbrush required more clean up time then it was worth. My iPad Pro is less work and mistakes are repairable. My problem is this, I want to choose between spending more time learning either Pixelmator, Artrage, or Sketches and not jump back and forth from one app to the other and not be proficient at any apps that I have.
So i have come to the community for advise and to have a few questions answered. I have been away from pixelmator for a while now and see its all new to me, so, how do I start a drawing ? What do I touch to get a blank page, and how , if possible can I change the all black background color with white letters to white background and black letters? I find the black annoying and difficult to read.using version 2.6.3 on iPad Pro that is only two years old.