March 19, 2015 in Photo and Video (E)
[prMac.com] London, United Kingdom - The Pixelmator Team today released Pixelmator 1.1, codenamed Aquarelle - a major update to its easy-to-use, fast and full-featured image editor for the iPad. Pixelmator 1.1 comes with a unique watercolor painting technology, a collection of artist-designed watercolor brushes, a new Color Picker, twice as fast painting performance, and more.
"It took an extremely close collaboration between watercolor artists and our engineering team to develop a unique watercolor painting technology that makes it easy to create fascinating, real-life looking watercolor paintings," said Saulius Dailide, one of the founders of the Pixelmator Team. "We think that the new Pixelmator watercolor technology will inspire painters as well as creative photographers to find new ways of expression on their iPad."
Unique for the iPad, new watercolor painting technology in Pixelmator 1.1 lets you create watercolors right on your iPad. Artist-designed brushes from the new watercolor brushes' collection apply colors with watery strokes, just like applying paint on paper with a wet brush. When brush strokes overlap, their colors blend with each other, creating an entirely new color with a soft gradient between them. With Pixelmator 1.1, you can create beautiful, soft and vibrant watercolor paintings or simply use watercolors to add an artistic touch to your photos.
To enhance the painting experience, Pixelmator 1.1 for iPad introduces an innovative new Color Picker. With a completely redesigned Color Picker user interface and a beautiful Color Grid, you can choose colors with much greater precision and ease. Furthermore you can quickly access recently used colors or create your own color swatches for later use.
Painting in Pixelmator 1.1 is now also a lot faster. Engineered using OpenGL ES and taking full advantage of the A8X iPad processor, the upgraded Pixelmator Paint Engine has been optimized even further. Painting in Pixelmator 1.1 for iPad is now two times faster, so you can paint smoothly and in real-time.
Pixelmator 1.1 Aquarelle is packed with other great features such as an ability to insert a photo as a new layer from iCloud Drive, lock image transparency with Lock Alpha, open RAW image preview, a refreshed Eyedropper tool, live brush preview, and better stylus support, including support for Adonit styluses. Pixelmator 1.1 can now open 16 bit, RGB, CMYK and Grayscale Photoshop images as well as Photoshop images containing layer masks - making Pixelmator 1.1 the most Photoshop-friendly app on iPad. Pixelmator 1.1 also comes with major overall stability and performance improvements.
* Compatible with iPad
* Requires iOS 8.1 or later
* 98.6 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Pixelmator 1.1 for iPad is $9.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photo & Video category. For existing Pixelmator users who purchased the app from the App Store, the new version is available as a free upgrade. More information can be found at Pixelmator online.
Founded in 2007 by two brothers, Saulius Dailide and Aidas Dailide, the Pixelmator Team develops Pixelmator for Mac - a full-featured image editing app for Mac, and Pixelmator for iPad - the world's most advanced image editing app for iPad. Both apps are honored with numerous awards, such as the Mac App Store App of the year 2011, the App Store iPad App of the year 2014, and many more. Pixelmator for iPad was featured in the Apple Special Event in October, 2014. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2007-2015 Pixelmator. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, Macintosh, iPad and Mac OS X are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.