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PixelMator for iPad Gets an Update – New Sliders, Brushes, More

PixelMator for iPad Gets an Update – New Sliders, Brushes, More

We told you yesterday about the Pixelmator for Mac update, yet neglected to mention that the iPad version of Pixelmator also received some update love. The new version (1.0.2) includes new sliders, new brushes, and a “slew” of fixes.

Pixelmator for iPad Updated

Pixelmator for iPad App Store page:

What’s New in Version 1.0.2

• We’ve made it way easier to rotate objects on canvas
• You can rotate even more precisely with the new Rotate slider in Format > Arrange
• A new Opacity slider to adjust brush tip opacity
• A new Brush Size slider to adjust the Retouch tool tip size
• Remastered brushes altogether to work better with styluses

A slew of fixes to preserve EXIF metadata:
• Image metadata is preserved when using Pixelmator Photo Editing Extension
• Image metadata is preserved when opening and exporting images to Photo Library
• Image metadata is preserved if image is opened from iCloud Drive

A bunch of fixes to improve Photo Editing Extension:
• Remastered Blur effect to work better
• Minimized extension app executable file size to lower memory footprint
• Removed all unnecessary resources so that extension package is even smaller

• The selection drawing performance is way better now
• Sharpen effect performance is greatly improved
• Sharpen/Soften retouching tools’ intensity is improved
• Selection animation now restores correctly when switching between apps
• Removed irrelevant warning about color profiles when exporting PNG or JPG files to Pixelmator iCloud Drive
• Fixed several minor memory leaks
• Improved app launch stability. Please upgrade to iOS 8.1.2, too. If you are still experiencing any issues, please email us at bugs@pixelmator.com.
• Improved compatibility with Pixelmator for Mac shapes
• Improved the Paint Selection tool performance
• Fixed possible crashing issue related to the Paint Selection tool
• Added Traditional Chinese localization

Pixelmator for iPad Updated

WHEW! That’s quite the long list!

The Pixelmator Team also announced yesterday that a biweekly Pixelmator newsletter will be available in early 2015. If you want to join the news list, subscribe here: pixelmator.com/newsletter.

Pixelmator for iPad is available for $9.99 in the App Store. [DIRECT LINK]

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