Pixelmator Pro

Version2(as of 9/8/2022)
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Main Features

  • Support for popular image formats, including JPEG, PNG, and PSD
  • Layer-based image editing
  • Tools for cropping, drawing, typing, and retouching
  • Hundreds of professional vector shapes
  • Scrubby zoom to quickly zoom images
  • Magic background eraser to simply remove the background
  • Integration with macOS for access to photos and sharing images

Software Overview

Screenshot of Pixelmator Pro 2
Screenshot of Pixelmator Pro 2

Pixelmator Pro is an image-editing app for macOS. It supports many graphic formats while allowing you to edit and retouch photos, add effects, create graphic designs, draw vector graphics, and share your creation. The app replaced Pixelmator Classic, which Pixelmator Team no longer actively develops.

The image editor supports various image formats, such as .PSD, .PSB, .JPEG, .PNG, .TIFF, .GIF, .BMP, and .HEIC. The software features layer-based image editing and comes with many tools for drawing, cropping, and retouching photos. You can also choose from hundreds of color adjustments and effects to apply to your images.

The app provides more than 200 vector shapes and allows you to annotate your image with text, pen strokes, and shapes. When creating your image, you can save it in the native Pixelmator Pro .PXD format or as another image type, such as .JPG, PNG, .WEBP, or PSD. The image editor also integrates with macOS, allowing you to access photos on your computer and share them via Message, Mail, Twitter, and Facebook.


Pixelmator Pro is an image editor that offers various professional features. The software supports many image formats, comes with many image-editing tools, annotation capabilities, and vector shapes, and allows you to export and share images. If you are looking for an affordable alternative to Adobe Photoshop or other image editors like Serif Affinity Photo, Pixelmator Pro is a great choice.

Primary File Type

pxd icon.PXDPixelmator Pro Image

Supported File Types

ExtensionFile Type
.PXDPixelmator Pro Image
.BMPBitmap Image
.EXROpenEXR Image
.GIFGraphical Interchange Format File
.HEICHigh Efficiency Image Format
.JP2JPEG 2000 Core Image
.PDFPortable Document Format File
.PNGPortable Network Graphic
.PSBPhotoshop Large Document Format
.PXMPixelmator Image
.SVGScalable Vector Graphic
.TGATarga Graphic
.WEBPWebP Image

Additional Related File Types

ExtensionFile Type
Updated 9/8/2022