What is Pixelmator: An Overview

Pixelmator is an easy to use image editing program. In addition to featuring great image editing tools, Pixelmator also serves as a photo browser, allows you to draw graphics by hand, comes with tools for uploading your photo to various social media websites and much more. Pixelmator is compatible with Mac operating systems only and some of the features of Pixelmator require that you have iLife installed on your Apple computer. This guideline will give a brief overview of some of the best features of Pixelmator so you can get a good feel for the program.

Image Editing Tools

Pixelmator supports layers, which allows you to stack effects and images on top of each other to create unique pieces of art. The best image editing tools that are included with Pixelmator are the precise selection tools. The precise selection tools allow you to select the right object, shape or portion of any image so you can apply an effect to it, remove it, etc. Pixelmator also comes with a full assortment of painting tools, such as different brush sizes, blending modes and the ability to create gradients. Some of the powerful color correction tools that are included with Pixelmator are adjust exposure, saturation, brightness and contrast. Pixelmator even comes with a wide selection of retouching tools, including erase, blur and sharpen.

Photo Browser

In addition to being an awesome image editing program, Pixelmator also comes with an easy to use photo browser. The photo brower in Pixelmator connects to your iPhoto or Aperture library, which allows you to easily view your photos and albums. If you have taken photos with PhotoBooth, you can also access those photos directly from the photo browser in Pixelmator. Pixelmator supports over 100 different image file formats, including PNG, TIFF, JPEG, PDF and PSD. If you want to edit a photo that you are viewing in the photo browser in Pixelmator, simply drag the photo from the browser and drop it into the image editing screen in Pixelmator. You can even drag photos from the photo browser to use as a layer on an image that you are already editing.

Photo Sharing

One of the best features of Pixelmator is photo sharing. If you like to share your photos with your friends and family, then you will love Pixelmator. Pixelmator allows you to input your Facebook account information directly into the program so you can upload your photos with ease. Pixelmator even comes with tools that will help you upload your photos to various photo management and sharing websites, such as Picasa and Flickr. If support is not provided for the social media website or photo management and sharing website that you use, simply save your photo for the web in Pixelmator and upload it on your own easily. By saving your photo for the web, Pixelmator will optimize it to ensure that no quality is lost during the upload process.