Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Pixelmator 1.5 Spider released!

Pixelmator have released version 1.5 of their image editor software for the Mac. Having been regular user of the software since it first arrived on the scene back in 2007 I can honestly say that it an amazing piece of software and has now displaced Photoshop for my day-to-day image editing needs.

Here is a list of the new features and bug fixes:
New Features
• Save for Web
• Slice Tool
• Trim
• Reveal All command
• Info Labels indicate: elliptical and rectangular selection size; Magic Eraser, Magic Wand, Paint Bucket tolerance level; Eyedropper color (when clicked and dragged); Crop, slice, and transformation dimensions; Gradient tool angle and radius; and guide position
• New File Info sheet
• New Export sheet
• New Image Size sheet
• New Canvas Size sheet
• Send to Mail and iPhoto
Italian language
• Web Colors plug-in for Apple Color Picker (automatically installed on launch of Pixelmator 1.5)
Mac OS X Snow Leopard support
• PSD, PDF, layered TIFF, and images from iPhoto Library will now open as new documents
• Double-clicking a Painting tool opens the Brushes palette
• Double-clicking Gradient tool opens the Gradients palette
• Edit menu bar items are enabled when entering a license code
• Welcome screen improved
• Creator type is now set for PXM documents only
• German, French, and Spanish localizations updated
• Minor user interface improvements added
• Help documentation updated
Corrected Bugs
• A bug that caused incorrect Levels and Curves histogram when layer opacity is lower than 100%
• A crash that occurred when opening some TIFF documents
• A crash that occurred when printing some small images
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