|Initial release||September 25, 2007|
|Written in||Swift, Objective-C|
|Operating system||macOS and iOS|
Pixelmator is a series of graphics editors developed by Pixelmator Team for macOS and iOS. Pixelmator apps are largely built on Apple-specific technologies such as CoreML and Metal. Pixelmator uses a proprietary format across their apps (.PXM), but support a variety of file types including Photoshop, RAW, and WebP. All Pixelmator apps support image editing, but Pixelmator Pro also supports video and vector graphics.
Pixelmator Team was founded in 2007 by Lithuanian brothers Saulius and Aidas Dailide. and released Pixelmator (now Pixelmator Classic) 1.0 in September of the same year. The company currently resides in Vilnius.
Main article: Pixelmator Classic
Pixelmator Classic was the original version of Pixelmator released for Mac on September 25, 2007. It uses a palette-style interface compared to Pixelmator Pro's single-window interface. It is no longer being updated and has been delisted from the Mac App Store.
Pixelmator for iOS launched on October 23, 2014 as an iPad-exclusive app with touch-optimized versions of Pixelmator's desktop features. In May 2015, Pixelmator for iOS 2.0 was released with support for the iPhone.
Main article: Pixelmator Pro
Pixelmator Pro is an image, video, and vector editing software for macOS that launched on November 29, 2017. It was a paid upgrade for Pixelmator Classic users, featuring a redesigned interface, a graphics pipeline rewritten using Metal, Apple silicon support and a greater focus on ML/AI editing features.
Photomator (Formerly Pixelmator Photo) is a photo-oriented editing app which launched on iOS in 2021 and macOS in 2022. After launching the macOS version, the app moved from a one-time purchase to a subscription, however, a lifetime license can still be purchased for $99.
Photomator differentiates itself from other Pixelmator apps with features such as batch editing of full photoshoots and AI-powered color correction. Edits in Photomator are made on a single layer and are non-destructive.