Mac Apps

Pixelmator 2 – Sneak Preview


We included Pixelmator in our Top 10 Image Editing Mac App roundup, see here. It easily meets our criteria for being a great editing photo app. Now Pixelmator 2 is enroute and is said to retail for $59 shortly, however, if you download Pixelmator 1, now for $29 you will get a free upgrade – save yourself $30 and get a great photo editing app? No brainer – click here to download Pixelmator 1.

Find out what’s coming in Pixelmator 2 below…


Look and Feel

Handcrafted to the very last detail specifically for working with images, the new user interface of the app is as beautiful to look at as it is easy-to-use.

Drawing Tools

Enjoy perfectly precise, full-featured drawing tools that allow you to easily create and edit any vector shapes, whether simple or advanced.


Use the Rectangle, Rounded Rectangle, Ellipse, Polygon, Star, Line or Custom Shape tools to quickly add shape layers to your compositions.

Healing Tool

Paint with the new Healing Tool on objects or any other details in an image to magically remove them, as if they never existed. Watch the video….

Content-Aware Fill

Take advantage of a breakthrough technology that helps magically get rid of unwanted elements in images.

Smudge Tool

Use the new Smudge Tool to smear paint, or to rub out blemishes or any other details in your images, as realistically as if you were using your fingers.


Sponge Tool

Paint using any brush tip either to add more color to or to take color away from objects, details or any other areas of an image.

Burn Tool

Use the Burn Tool to naturally darken specific areas of an image—whether in the highlights, midtones or shadows range for a given area.

Dodge Tool

Use the Dodge Tool to naturally lighten specific areas of an image—whether in the highlights, midtones or shadows range for a given area.

Red Eye Tool

Use the Red Eye Tool to easily—either automatically or manually—get rid of the red-eye effect in your images.

Pixel Tool

Enjoy editing images at the pixel level by taking advantage of the hard-edged, pixel-precise, pixel art-type Pixel Tool.

New Eyedropper Tool

Use the new magnifying Eyedropper Tool to efficiently snap colors from an image to use as needed.


Info Bar

The new Info Bar provides you with the most useful information required at a specific moment, depending on the tool in use.

Tools Customization

Make the app truly personal by adding, removing, arranging, even grouping tools in the fully customizable Tools palette.

Tool Options Bar

Enjoy the new contextual Tool Options bar, which shows the exact set of tool settings needed at the moment, depending on the tool in use.

New Type Tool

In addition to easily placing and formatting text on your images, now also enjoy advanced typography features.


Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website—— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said. Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London. Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art. Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK. She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at: