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Pixelmator for iPad


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Pixelmator for iPad has been released. The $4.99 app is a powerful image editor for your iPad. You can edit any image already in your photo library or touch up an image you take with the camera. Once you make changes to the image, you can easily share it in various formats including Pixelmator, PNG, JPEG, or Photoshop. The methods of sharing include AirDrop, Message, Twitter and more.

A couple of weeks ago, a teaser video was released to show off the app in action.

The developer also makes the well known Pixelmator for Mac available in the App Store for $29.99.

The app allows you to draw or paint and comes packed with image editing tools. You can review the immense number of tools available at the Pixelmator Technical specs page.

The following tools and features are built into the app:

Creative tools
• Get started with dozens of beautifully designed templates
• Enrich photos with an effect, a frame, or create gorgeous collages
• Add a word, phrase, or caption
• Make the text look beautiful with advanced typography features
• Easily add, create, combine, and edit shapes
• Effortlessly apply shadows, fills, and strokes

Pixelmator Paint Tool

Powerful and full-featured painting tools
• Paint with Pixelmator as you would on canvas
• Choose from realistic to stylized brushes of all sizes and shapes
• Use different brush sizes and adjust the stroke opacity

Professional-grade color correction tools
• Dramatically improve less-than-perfect images with a single tap or swipe
• Choose from eight different color correction presets
• Adjust levels, curves, brightness, contrast, and much more
• Remove color cast and set the right white balance
• Designed with friendly interface features for intuitive ease of use

Retouching tools
• Make flaws vanish from your photos, remove or re-arrange objects in a composition
• Blur, sharpen, lighten, or darken specific areas
• Get rid of the red eye effect with just one click
• Distort or transform to subtly improve or give images a completely unexpected look
• Combine different tools and effects for an endless number of ways to refine your images
• Note: The Repair tool is available on iPad 4, or later

Pixelmatr Screen shot

A real effects machine
• Loaded with dozens of breathtaking effects you can play with
• Give your pictures a stunning, retro-artistically illuminated look with Light Leaks
• Take full control over the image colors with Hue and Saturation
• Create charming and authentic-looking pictures of days gone by with Vintage effect
• Liven up your photos with some sparkling Bokeh lights
• Convert images into perfectly toned black and white
• Use more gorgeous effects for more amazing pictures
• Combine different effects for unique, near-effortless artistic creations

Advanced image editing with layers and selections
• Pixelmator is a complete layer-based editor
• Quickly and easily select any part of an image
• Edit and apply special effects to portions of your pictures
• Select and remove unwanted elements
• Cut and place objects from one image to another

Layer Styles
• Instantly customize the look of your images, text, and shapes right when you create them
• Easily add non-destructive layer styles like shadows, outlines, color, gradient fills, and much more
• Change the layer style at whim until you get the look you’re after

Compatibility
• Open and save images using PSD, JPEG, PNG, PDF, and many other popular formats
• Open and save Photoshop images with layers
• Send your images directly to the Photos app
• Store and access images in iCloud Drive to open with other apps

iCloud and Sharing
• Let iCloud automatically store your edited images and seamlessly take your work to all your devices
• You can completely skip the manual saving of your documents thanks to Auto Save
• Email your photos right from Pixelmator
• Publish your images to social applications like Flickr, Twitter, and Facebook

Conclusion

If you are looking for an affordable, full featured photo editor, with all the bells and whistles that you can use on your iPad, consider Pixelmator for iPad.

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