February 19, 2009 in Image Editing (E)
[prMac.com] London, UK - The Pixelmator Team released Pixelmator 1.4 today, the fourth major update to 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 1.4, codenamed Sprinkle, features a new painting engine, Adobe Photoshop brushes support, a clouds filter, document presets, and more.
"By leveraging the power of Mac OS X, Pixelmator brings image editing to life," said Saulius Dailide of the Pixelmator Team. "With Pixelmator 1.4 features, the application is a superior image editor and an excellent painting tool that is as fun as it is powerful."
Pixelmator's new painting engine delivers smoothness, performance improvements, and new brush settings for painting tools in Pixelmator. New advanced brush settings in Pixelmator include scatter, flow, follow direction, size jitter, stroke jitter, angle jitter, opacity jitter, and color jitter. In addition to the ability to load and save brush presets, the application also allows users to import Adobe Photoshop brushes.
New document presets in Pixelmator can be used to quickly choose image dimensions and resolution for display, web, photo, or print projects. Users can also create their own document presets.
Pixelmator's powerful new clouds filter allows the artist to easily generate realistic clouds that can be used in either photos, special effects, or for creating natural textures.
Other new features in Pixelmator 1.4 Sprinkle include improved graphics tablet support, new brush presets, minor user interface, compatibility and performance improvements, and several bug fixes.
Pricing and Availability:
Pixelmator 1.4 Sprinkle is available for $59 (USD). Pixelmator 1.4 Sprinkle is a free update for current Pixelmator users. System requirements, as well as a 30-day Pixelmator trial and more information on Pixelmator, can be found at their website.
Founded in 2007 by two brothers, the Pixelmator Team develops practical, fun, innovative, and easy-to-use software for the world's most sophisticated operating system, the Mac OS X. Copyright 2007-2008 Pixelmator. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.