Pixelmator 2.zero introduced, coming to Mac App Retailer later this summer time
As we speak, the Pixelmator staff offered a peek on the subsequent model of their namesake picture modifying software. With the code identify of Chameleon, Pixelmator 2.zero is a serious improve that’s anticipated to ship later in the summertime of 2011. Anybody who has already bought the app by way of the Mac App Retailer for US$29 will get a free improve to the brand new model when it arrives. Together with the rise in performance supplied with the improve comes a brand new worth level — $fifty nine.
The brand new function listing is sort of complete. First, there are drawing instruments (pen, freeform pen, convert, and path choice instruments) that permit customers to create and edit vector shapes. These instruments additionally embrace pre-drawn triangle, line, rectangle, circle and customized shapes obtainable on a brand new Shapes palette. The fill and stroke settings for these shapes are adjusted in a brand new Form Settings palette, and shadows are simply added from this palette as nicely.
In all probability probably the most anticipated new function within the improve is the content material-conscious fill know-how that can be utilized to delete undesirable parts in photographs. Need to eliminate that sunburned spot in your nostril out of your trip photographs? With the brand new Therapeutic Software or the common choice instruments, it is going to be straightforward to pick an space and let Pixelmator fill it with close by picture content material.
New retouching instruments are a part of the improve, together with a Sponge Device for including or decreasing shade from picture areas by dabbing at them, Burn and Dodge instruments to darken or lighten parts of a picture, and a Purple Eye Device for exorcising the pink glow from eyes in your footage.
Lastly, there’s additionally a brand new Smudge Software for smearing paint or obscuring particulars through the use of a brush tip to do the retouching. The consumer interface has been streamlined and made simpler to make use of, there is a new Eyedropper Software for selecting up colours, and numerous different toolbars and palettes which were included.
With the introduced improve, Pixelmator seems to be making nice strides in the direction of turning into a a lot inexpensive various to Adobe’s Photoshop. What do you assume, Pixelmator house owners? Are you wanting ahead to the improve? Tell us within the feedback.