Pixelmator Pro 2.2 has been released with support for macOS Monterey, new M1 Pro and M1 Max chips, 28 new actions for the Shortcuts app, FaceTime portrait masks, and much more.
Pixelmator Pro is one of the best photo editing apps on Mac, and the developers have always been quick to release updates that support the latest macOS features, as well as new Mac hardware, including Apple Silicon.
Pixelmator Pro 2.2 update
With the new update, Pixelmator Pro has focused on adding support for macOS Monterey and the new Shortcuts app that is part of the operating system now. There are 28 new Pixelmator Pro actions available for Shortcuts users which include machine learning-powred tools, replacement for text and images in documents, optimizing images for the web, and more. To get users started, the new update features 6 sample shortcuts.
The update also supports M1 Pro and M1 Max chips to utilize the power that the new MacBook Pro models provide. However, the developers have not shared any details as to how much performance improvement can users expect.
Pixelmator Pro 2.2 also lets users create FaceTime portrait masks as long as photos are inserted using the FaceTime camera from an iPhone. There is also a new Split Comparison view that lets users see their edits side-by-side. A new Bokeh blur feature lets users apply realistic looking photographic blur effects on their images. Lastly, Pixelmator Pro can now open files that have been edited using Pixelmator Photo for iPad.
The update also features a few enhancements for brush spacing and a fix for 16-big images not exporting to PSD correctly.
Pixelmator Pro can be purchased for $39.99 from the Mac App Store. The update is available for free for existing users.