Pixelmator Pro 2.4 Odesa brings a completely redesigned Layers sidebar, color adjustments and effects layers, over 200 beautiful new vector shapes, support for M1 Ultra, and more.
The Pixelmator Team today released Pixelmator Pro 2.4, codenamed Odesa, a major update to the award-winning Mac image editor designed to make powerful professional tools accessible to everyday users. The update brings a redesigned Layers sidebar, color adjustments and effects layers, over 200 beautiful new vector shapes, support for M1 Ultra, and more.
“One of the things that users love most about Pixelmator Pro is how it makes advanced layer-based image editing incredibly easy,” said Simonas Bastys, lead developer at the Pixelmator Team. “And with the addition of color adjustments and effects layers, layer-based editing in Pixelmator Pro becomes even more powerful, enabling all-new workflows, such as advanced selective editing of photos.”
The Pixelmator Pro Layers sidebar, which allows users to organize and manage all the layers in a composition, has been redesigned with a fresh new look and a range of usability improvements. Different layer types, such as images, shapes, text, RAW layers, groups, and other layers, are now much more easily recognizable. Layers will now also feature informative subtitles that show the most relevant information about a layer at a glance, with different subtitles for different layer types – font size and typeface in text layers, camera information for RAW layers, the size of image layers, and more.
Color adjustments and effects layers let users nondestructively adjust colors and apply effects to entire layered compositions. Using just one color adjustments layer, it’s now possible to change the look of a composition that has even hundreds of layers. This enables all-new, powerful workflows for photo editing, UI design, painting, and more.
Pixelmator Pro 2.4 adds over 200 new, artist-designed vector shapes in categories like science, activities, and symbols. Vector shapes are resolution-independent so can be used freely in any design or illustration. And they’ve been meticulously crafted to be pixel-perfect, so their vector points align to pixel boundaries, eliminating any unwanted blurring that can often be found when using vector elements in pixel designs.
The update also includes support for M1 Ultra and machine learning model optimizations. This means ML-powered tasks, like automatic background removal, super resolution, and photo enhancement are up to 1.7 times faster on M1 Ultra compared to M1 Max. Other new features include a Scrubby Zoom mode, the ability to unlink layer masks, and a wide range of smaller improvements.
Pricing & Availability
Pixelmator Pro 2.4 Odesa is available exclusively from the Mac App Store as a free update for existing users and $39.99 for new customers. Pixelmator Pro requires macOS Catalina or later.
About the Pixelmator Team
Founded in 2007 by two brothers, Saulius Dailide and Aidas Dailide, the Pixelmator Team develops groundbreaking and innovative image editing apps for Mac and iOS. The team’s apps have been honored with numerous prestigious awards, such as two Mac App of the Year awards, an iPad App of the Year award, two Apple Design Awards, and many others. Pixelmator for iPad was featured at the Apple Special Event in October 2014.