Pixelmator Pro Pricing, Features, Reviews & Alternatives

Pixelmator Pro

Image editing software with various effects, presets & tools

4.88/5 (24 reviews)

Pixelmator Pro overview

What is Pixelmator Pro?

Pixelmator Pro is an image editing software for macOS, which enables businesses to modify images using presets, retouching and vector tools, pre-designed shapes, spacing guides, and more. Creative professionals can combine, mix, rearrange, apply or remove effects such as 'Blur', 'Distortion', 'Halftone', 'Stylize', 'Sharpen' and 'Tile', among others.

Pixelmator Pro allows managers to customize the font color, size, and alignment, add superscript or subscript text, and adjust emphasis using various topography features. It offers 'quick', 'magnetic' and 'color' selection tools, which help businesses choose and apply effects and copy required objects from one image to another. The software also leverages machine learning technology to automatically enhance images, improve resolution and remove camera noise according to individual requirements.

Pixelmator Pro provides several texture brushes, watercolors, crayons, markers, and pencils for users to create digital paintings. Photographers, illustrators. designers and painters can also customize their workspace by moving and selecting tools, layers, and built-in presets.
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Pricing

Starting from
$39.99
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Pixelmator Pro user reviews

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Jason B.

Lots of features for a very low price

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-02-13
Review Source: Capterra

Pixelmator Pro has been an excellent investment for my company. We work with outside agencies, so we didn't need the most expensive software for serious design work. We needed an easy to use image editor for quick changes, image cleanup, and simple editing and cropping. Pixelmator Pro gave us that and a lot more for a very low price. Seriously, this software can do 95% of what the highest end image editors can do, and the developers have added new features on a regular basis. If you are coming from another image editor, you'll have to push yourself to learn Pixelmator as the interface is different (but not worse) from other editors I have used. There's a great support community, and I've been able to learn the ropes quickly to turn out professional-looking images in no time.

Pros
Many features comparable to other image editing software. Developers are continually adding new features. Leverages Mac hardware and OS really well. Low price for such a full-featured product.

Cons
Still missing some key features compared to competing programs or software suites. Can't import/rasterize vector files. If you've used other image editing software, the learning curve can be pretty steep.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Eduardo G.

Awesome design & photo editor tool!

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-05-01
Review Source: Capterra

Beyond the photo editing features Pixelmator Pro has everything! You can find a great UX a faster rendering techniques for special effects and the fx gallery simplifies the job.

Pros
It's a great alternative for basic photo editing! You can find a lot of useful tools and it has a great intelligence behind each one, when you interact with each tool the options adapts to clean the space and focus on your next move. It has great control so you'll find the layer panels, typography options and styles easily.

Cons
Although it has an amazing and intuitive UX, it’s very different from the previous Pixelmator version.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Crystal C.

Not for me

Used occasionally for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2021-05-06
Review Source: Capterra

I went from Pixelmator to Pro hoping it would be a better fit for me, but unfortunately it was not. I don't care for softwares that are tedious in functionality. I want things to make sense in terms of what the actions do and where they can be found.

Pros
It had a lot of features similar to Photoshop/Lightroom and for a fraction of the cost that those softwares charge

Cons
It is a huge learning curve and the level of frustration involved even to do the simplest of tasks was beyond me

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Likelihood to recommend: 5/10

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Pamela S.

Best Photo Editing Software with Top of the Line Features

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2021-02-26
Review Source: Capterra

My overall experience with Pixelmator Pro is incredibly positive. I would highly recommend it to anyone who needs top of the line features for a reasonable price point. The super resolution image resizing makes Pixelmator Pro my go-to image editing software. Over the years, it gets better and better, thanks to frequent updates. I would give it 10 out of 5 stars if that were an option.

Pros
Pixelmator Pro has incredible photo editing functionality. I love the vector art capability, the photo filters, light leaks, and mosaic type patterns. What sets this software apart from most others I have used, is the super resolution image resizing. The technology is amazing in it's ability to keep the detail of both text and intricate art. The repair tool is one of the best I have seen. It can completely remove people and objects from a photograph in a few clicks, while maintaining the background.

Cons
While I love most of the features, a few things that could be improved upon perhaps, is it is missing the ability to create highlighted label text. For example, if you want to create text that is highlighted on an image, instead of a simple highlighting text tool, you would need to create a shape such as a rectangle first, and then put the text over that shape to create the effect of highlighted text. Another feature that seems problematic, is text outlines. When a stroke outline is used around text, and it is set to outer, and it is made to be very thick so that the text can stand out from the image (approximately 55 point or so) it seems there is some kind of glitch where some of the letters like w, v, and t have points to them that shouldn't be there. This is most likely a software bug that can be easily fixed, and does not represent the software itself, just something rather annoying that hopefully can be easily resolved with an update.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Anonymous

Purchased Myself To Make My Work Life Easier

Used daily for less than 6 months
Reviewed 2020-02-27
Review Source: Capterra

I purchased the upgrade from the original to receive the new layer and attached editing tabs to make editing even easier than it was before. I'm happy I did. Pixelmator got even easier to use and additional effects like ML enhanced resolution even add to the value of this program. Stellar purchase.

Pros
As one who creates viral content, full of text and images, it is essential that I have a powerful yet quick to use photo editor. Upon investing in the original Pixelmator, I was impressed with the Layer levels and attached toolbar in the pro version of the app. Like the original, Pixelmator Pro is easily my most used image-creation and editing app when putting content together in Wordpress. I'm able to resize, scale, add layers of UI effects, add text, and finally export in a matter of seconds or minutes.

Cons
With all the benefits that the Pro version of Pixelmator has to offer, I am seldomly annoyed by the selection and deselect element tool. Even if I have switched to another tool, I am forced to go back to the selection tool, only to deselect the current element before moving on. Also, some tools create different intended effects on a task that has to be split up into several pieces due to other pieces intruding on the piece in question.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Pixelmator Pro pricing

Starting from
$39.99
Pricing options
Free trial
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Pixelmator Pro is available at $39.99.

Pixelmator Pro features

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