October 6, 2010 in Image Editing (E)
[prMac.com] London, United Kingdome - The Pixelmator Team today released Pixelmator 1.6.2, an update of the revolutionary GPU-powered image editing tool that provides everything needed to create, edit, and enhance still images. Available as a free software update, Pixelmator 1.6.2 adds support for the new WebP image format. Other changes in Pixelmator 1.6.2 include minor improvements and several bug fixes.
"WebP is the best format for saving images for the Web," said Saulius Dailide of the Pixelmator Team. "And we are very happy that Pixelmator 1.6.2 is the world's first complete WebP editor."
WebP is an image format developed by Google that can be used on photographic images. The degree of compression for WebP is adjustable, so a user can choose the trade-off between file size and image quality. WebP typically achieves an average of 39% more compression than JPEG and JPEG 2000, without any loss of image quality.
Webmasters, web developers, browser developers, and designers can use Pixelmator to open and edit WebP images as well as to save or export images or image slices to the WebP format to create smaller, better-looking images. Users can even use Pixelmator's Export for Web feature to adjust the degree of compression and preview the adjustment instantly.
Pricing and Availability:
Pixelmator 1.6.2 is available for $59 (USD). Pixelmator 1.6.2 is a free update for current Pixelmator users. System requirements as well as a free 30-day Pixelmator trial and more information about Pixelmator can be found online.
Founded in 2007 by two brothers, the Pixelmator Team develops a practical, fun, innovative, and easy-to-use image editor for the world's most sophisticated operating system, the Mac OS X. Copyright 2007-2010 Pixelmator. All Rights Reserved. Apple, and the Apple logo, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.