The Pixelmator Team has unveiled the latest update to their popular Photoshop alternative for the Mac. Pixelmator version 3.2 brings such enhancements as the ability to work with 16-bits of color per channel, a tool to remove unwanted objects from images, and the ability to lock specific layers.
The app’s new Repair Tool has been “redeveloped from the inside out.” The tool allows users to remove an object from an image by simply painting over the object with broad strokes. The software then removes that portion, and automatically stitches together a replacement background. (Very handy for divorced folks…)
The new Repair Tool has three options for users: quick, standard, and advanced repairs.
Also added is the ability to work with 16-bits of color per channel. In addition, layers can be individually locked. The company also claims they’ve included “a number of improvements, user interface enhancements, and fixes related to stability and reliability.”
What’s New in Version 3.2
Pixelmator 3.2 Sandstone includes new features, a number of improvements, user interface enhancements, and fixes related to stability and reliability, including the following:
- All-new Repair Tool: Redeveloped from the inside out, the new Repair Tool is built on breakthrough technology that enables removing unwanted objects or image imperfections with an unsurpassed level of quality and precision.
- 16-bits per channel support: 16-bits per channel support offers the flexibility to make color adjustments that go to extreme lengths while keeping the image color rich and vibrant.
- Lock Layers: When creating large and complex compositions, layer locking makes it easy to protect layer content from any further changes so that you can freely edit the rest of your composition.
- Convert Selection into Shape: A handy new feature that lets you quickly and easily create all kinds of shapes from any selection.
Pixelmator 3.2 is available for $29.99, in the Mac App Store. [DIRECT LINK]