Bad preview on small zoom for document with shapes

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2018-10-09 10:43:17

Pixelmator 1.1.5 (but same issue for older version)
macOS 10.13.6
iMac 27" Late 2013
NVidia GT755M 1024MB

I have faced with issue in case of document with many vector elements. It looks ok for big zoom level. But when I zoom out document I see blurred image document (even big text became blurred) and see strange stripe-like artefacts (see attached screenshot). Certain look depends on zoom.

Here is the link to the PXD document:

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2018-10-12 18:07:07

Hi Vlad.

I used to have the same problem in previous versions of Pixelmator Pro and I thought it was fixed. I've just downloaded your image and I got the same result: some artefacts and blurring at 50%, more at 25%.
((Pixelmator Pro 1.1.5 Monsoon on macOS Mojave 10.14 on MacBook (Retina, 12-inch, Early 2015))

The people at Pixelmator are usually pretty good at keeping a presence in the forums but I get the impression that if they're rushed off their feet, visiting the forums is the first activity they drop. I'd recommend, if you haven't already, emailing this to That way it'll get straight into their bug-tracker.

The good news is that I've yet to see it on any output (either print or export) but that doesn't stop it from being a pain.

All the best.

- Stef.
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2018-10-15 11:04:22

Hi Stef!

Thank you for your reply! I had contacted with guys from PX right after my post. They know about this issue and as far as I know they working to resolve it in a month.

Best regards,
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2018-10-16 08:33:57

Stef's right, we've definitely been rushed off our feet the past few weeks, but things are just settling down and I'm baaaack! Also, this is just a rendering issue, the zoomed out preview gets optimized and has these issues, but the actual image is intact. We're working on a fix.