Pixelmator, one of the most famous and powerful image editor available on the Mac and iPad will soon be launched on the iPhone. In celebration of the announcement, the developers are offering Pixelmator for iPad at a 50% discount.
According to the developers, the iPhone version of the app will be released in the near future, and since it will be a universal title, those who have already purchased the iPad version or purchase it today, will get it for free on their iPhones when it is released.
Pixelmator was originally an exclusive to the Mac, until late last year when it was ported to the iPad. This really increased the app's popularity amongst aspiring artists. Apparently, the iPhone app will arrive as an update to the existing iPad offering, to make Pixelmator for iOS a universal title, with the iPhone getting the same powerful tools and features as are to be found on the tablet version. The update will also bring a host of new changes and improvements to the app.
The Pixelmator team has announced in its blog post that, “It adds some amazing new features, too, such as the new Distort Tools, powered by Apple’s Metal technology (translation: incredibly fast graphics processing tech, mainly used for creating graphics-intense games).” The Distort tool has been available on the Mac version of the app for some time now, and adds warping and morphing effects for transforming any image.
Pixelmator for Mac was also updated last week, which brought in support for Apple’s newly introduced Force Touch technology on the latest MacBooks.
While you wait for Pixelmator for iOS to arrive, you can download Pixelmator for your iPad for $4.99. The app usually costs $9.99, so its a good opportunity to purchase it now and take advantage of the powerful editing features