Pixelmator updates

Discuss Pixelmator for iOS and mobile image editing.
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2019-04-10 03:36:13

I love Pixelmator and was looking forward to the new Photos version but it’s not what I was hoping for. I’m content to stick with the original Pixelmator but would love to see a few changes/additions. Will you continue to support the older version and update it with new features or will it be phased out? I would love to have custom crop sizes, masks, gradients and the ability to adjust individual color channels. I know Photos has most of these features but they can only be applied globally. I need the selections tool most importantly.
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2019-04-10 09:47:13

The honest answer is we aren't entirely sure. We're not planning to retire the original Pixelmator without any alternatives and it will continue receiving updates as it has done. Right now, a Pixelmator Pro for iPad isn't quite on the roadmap for a few reasons, the main one being that we wouldn't be able to bring the full Pixelmator Pro experience to iPad. And bringing something less than that doesn't seem worthwhile. With Pixelmator Photo, we have an opportunity to create a fantastic photo editor with practically no compromises on experience (or at least very few). That's pretty much the holy grail for any app. Selections/local editing will most likely become a part of that someday. Layer-based editing has a different set of challenges especially for an app that has such a diverse set of features like Pixelmator Pro. One other option for us is to work on improving the workflow/interaction between Pixelmator Photo and Pixelmator for iOS, which is a possibility. I know that doesn't provide a definitive answer but it's probably the most accurate assessment of the situation as it stands.
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2019-04-15 14:40:08

Hi Andrius,

Does this mean that Pixelmator for iOS is still priority for you? On MacOS you focus is on Pixelmator Pro (and rightfully so in my opinion); however, on iOS, Pixelmator is still way to go along with Pixelmator Photo, right?
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Today 14:34:28

"One other option for us is to work on improving the workflow/interaction between Pixelmator Photo and Pixelmator for iOS, which is a possibility."

Good. Maybe from Photo there can be an 'Export' or 'Move To' Pixelmator iOS? Or a split screen so I can drag from Photo into iOS?

For now I am modifying photos in Photo, saving to Camera Roll and opening in Pixelmator iOS but the added integration would feel nice.

If you decide to keep the apps separate, maybe you can enhance iOS font features (font in a circle or on a path, sliders to stretch fonts up, down, sideways, etc.). I also think making iOS a better layout app (like Adobe Comp but different) would help me compose layouts. Just some initial thoughts. Honestly, I'd like to have as much of Pixelmator Pro on my iPad Pro as possible.

Please keep up the good work.
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Today 15:45:09

While I'm asking, I'd also like to see the ability to move thumbnails around in iOS. When I illustrate my books I'd like to be able to open the folder and drag thumbnails into page order.

Jeff