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Pixelmator Pro 1.2.3 Update Offers Support for Photoshop Brushes, More

Pixelmator Pro 1.2.3 Update Offers Support for Photoshop Brushes, More

The Pixelmator Team has updated Pixelmator Pro, their popular image editor for macOS. Version 1.2.3 offers painting performance improvements, support for Photoshop brushes, and many other improvements and fixes.

What’s New

Version 1.2.3

Pixelmator Pro 1.2.3 brings painting performance improvements, support for Photoshop brushes, and many other improvements and fixes.


• You can now import ABR (Photoshop) brushes to Pixelmator Pro.
• The performance of the painting, retouching, and reshaping tools has been improved.
• The maximum brush size has been increased from 1000 to 2500 pixels.
• You can now invert the brush Shape and Grain textures by clicking the word Shape or Grain below the preview and choosing Invert.
• Improved preset importing experience: after importing a collection of brushes, the new collection will become active, after importing some custom shapes, the Shapes palette will become visible, after importing effect or adjustment presets, the Effects and Color Adjustments tools will become active.
• Brush previews will now be generated without slowing down the interface, which should speed up importing collections of large brushes.
• The selected brush preset is now more visible in Dark Mode.
• The performance of the Quick Selection tool on Mac computers with Intel GPUs has been improved.
• When opening images from Aperture, Pixelmator Pro will now attempt to save changes back to the original image.
• The Color Adjustments and Effects tools will now be opened more quickly.
• Added the ability to show the Change Type of Images, Apply Color Adjustments to Images, and Apply Effects to Images interfaces when running those workflows using Quick Actions or Applications.
• Hovering over a gradient color stop and color midpoint will now show its position.
• Adjusting character spacing while having the insertion point between two characters will now change the spacing between those two characters.
• The animation of the ML Enhance button has been improved.
• The look of the text selection background color in macOS Mojave has been improved.


• The thumbnails of small layers are now more accurate in the Layers sidebar and Presets bar.
• When selecting an empty layer while the Color Adjustments or Effects tool is active, thumbnails in the Touch Bar would not update correctly. Fixed.
• When a document is opened with a layer group selected, the Arrange tool will now be updated correctly.
• Fixed a number of graphical glitches that would appear while painting, such as vertical and horizontal lines, rendering issues, and parts of brushstrokes not appearing after until after the mouse was released.
• Fixed a memory leak with closing documents that have group layers.
• Improved handling of brush textures — the orientation of the brush texture previews will now be correct.
• Masked areas will now be preserved when exporting images using Export for Web with a non-1x scale.
• Undoing and redoing canvas size changes will no longer shift objects.
• SVG documents over 10MB would not be opened. Fixed.
• When painting quick brushstrokes, the ends of the stroke would sometimes be rendered incorrectly. Fixed.
• Fixed an issue that would make Pixelmator Pro quit unexpectedly when using certain selection tools.
• Using the Spacebar + Command key keyboard shortcut will no longer make Pixelmator Pro beep.
• Using the Reveal Canvas command would occasionally blur layers in certain situations. Fixed.
• The Crop and Slice buttons would not be highlighted in the toolbar when selected. Fixed.
• Fixed an issue that would cause Pixelmator Pro to quit unexpectedly if a document was immediately closed upon opening.
• Closing a document while zooming would occasionally cause Pixelmator Pro to quit unexpectedly. Fixed.
• Pixelmator Pro would sometimes quit unexpectedly when opening certain kinds of Photoshop documents. Fixed.

Pixelmator Pro 1.2.3 is available for $39.99, in the Mac App Store. [GET IT HERE]

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