Pixelmator Team, a London-based development company, announced the release a major update to its photo editing application for the Mac today. Version 2.0 of Pixelmator includes several new features, including content-aware fill to intelligently handle removing and replacing objects in photos, an advanced editing tool made popular by Adobe’s flagship Photoshop CS5 application.
The list of what’s new in Pixelmator 2.0 is as follows:
- New look and feel
- Drawing Tools and Shapes
- Healing Tool with Content-aware fill
- Smudge, Sponge, Burn, Dodge, Eyedropper, Pixel, and Red Eye Tools
- New Type Tool
- Complete OS X Lion Support
- And much more…
Pixelmator offers many photo editing features available in much more expensive applications, including Adobe’s Photoshop CS5. It can open and edit PSD (Photoshop format) files and uses the layer concept for editing, like Photoshop. Pixelmator is currently priced at $29.99, down from its regular price of $59.99. At either price, it’s an absolute bargain compared to Photoshop CS5 which costs $699 on its own (or $199 as an upgrade from a previous version).