The latest update to Pixelmator includes some very exciting updates, including full support for OS X El Capitan, the new Split View feature, and a powerful, Metal-based Photos Extension together with a range of other improvements and fixes.
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With the release of El Capitan, Apple introduced a unified OS X and iOS Core Image technology. And OS X Core Image is the foundation on which Pixelmator is built. As you can imagine, once the foundation is modified, things might get really messy. And apparently, they did.
Together with that, we’re bringing a bunch of other neat enhancements, such as an enhanced Force Touch support, which makes painting with Force Touch trackpad way smoother, San Francisco as the new user interface font, and the cool new Split View feature, which lets you work with Pixelmator and any other app side-by-side, in full screen.
Pixelmator Photos Extension
OS X El Capitan has introduced the ability for third-party developers to create Photo Editing extensions. And with Pixelmator 3.4 Twist, just two weeks after the official El Capitan release, the Pixelmator team are adding some amazing, incredibly fast Distort tools to your Photos app.
With the Pixelmator Photos Extension, you can reshape areas of your images to retouch photos, create artistic effects or simply have fun with your photos without having to leave the Photos app. Its really fun to use, and the quality and speed are incredible. All thanks to a few groundbreaking Apple technologies.
One of them is Metal, which allows the Photos Extension to be as good as it can possibly be. It gives the Extension a direct access to the GPU of your Mac, cutting down compute times and making graphics processing lightning quick. It also allowed us to boost the quality of all Distort tools to the very extremes. That’s just something you need to see for yourself.