• Pixelmator for iPad Gets a Huge Update With a Long List of New Features & Improvements

    Pixelmator for the iPad, one of the most popular image-editing applications for the platform, has received a major update on Thursday that adds in a huge variety of new features and application improvements.

    Version 1.1 of Pixelmator for the iPad is now available in the iOS App Store with improvements to the tools available for photo-editing, improvements to the color picker, faster painting performance, better stylus pressure sensitivity, improvements to the quality of using photo editing tools, and a wide variety of bug fixes and performance improvements. The full list of changes via the App Store description can be found below:

    What's New in Version 1.1

    • Unique watercolor painting technology allows creating real-life-looking watercolor paintings
    • 12 new beautiful artist-designed watercolor brushes
    • The new Color Picker now features the history of your previously used colors
    • Use the new Color Grid in the new Color Picker to pick colors even more precisely
    • Optimized Painting Engine gives you up to 2 times faster painting performance
    • Now you can open 16-bit RGB, CMYK and Grayscale Photoshop image previews, as well as Photoshop images containing layer masks
    • Insert an image as a new layer right from your iCloud Drive
    • Use the Lock Alpha feature to paint on the non-transparent parts of a layer
    • Preview of your brush while adjusting its settings
    • Open and edit RAW image previews
    • Full support for Adonit Jot Script, Jot Touch 4, Jot Touch with Pixelpoint styluses
    • Enhanced stylus pressure sensitivity with all styluses

    Attention to Detail
    • Scale images without constraining proportions: Tools > Format > Arrange > Constrain Proportions
    • Invert image colors with the new Invert color adjustment preset
    • Open PDF files from your email or any other app
    • See precise color values while selecting colors with the Eyedropper
    • Adjust the settings of an effect more accurately with enhanced slider sensitivity
    • Zoom into your image while still tweaking the effect’s settings
    • Rotate text more accurately with the new text rotation slider: Tools > Format > Arrange
    • Toggle between full-screen mode more easily
    • Optimized memory use allows to undo much faster while painting
    • Cleaner Eyedropper Interface
    • Refreshed look of the Gradient Picker
    • Auto Save improvements
    • Updated Wacom Stylus SDK for even more precise painting

    • Memory leak fixes
    • Fixed Eyedropper crashes that happened while rotating the device
    • Fixed adding layer from Photo Stream
    • Fixed transforming maximum-sized layers
    • Paint freely without affecting locked or hidden layers
    • Smoothly transform maximum-sized layers
    • The image no longer dims when adjusting the effect’s strength
    If you're already a Pixelmator for iPad user, then this update is waiting for you under the Updates tab in the App Store application. If you have automatic updates enabled, then this update will be installed for you automatically without the need to intervene. Alternatively, you can download Pixelmator for the iPad for $9.99 from this App Store link.

    Sources: App Store
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Pixelmator for iPad Gets a Huge Update With a Long List of New Features & Improvements started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
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