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Pixelmator - the revolutionary GPU-powered image editing tool

pixelmaterWe think you're really going to like Pixelmator 1.2 Draftsman, a second significant update to the revolutionary GPU-powered image editing tool, furnishing users with everything they need to create, edit, and enhance still images. Available today as a free software update, Pixelmator 1.2 Draftsman features rulers, guides, grid, snap, color balance, auto enhance, curves, and polygonal lasso tools and much more.

Pixelmator 1.2 introduces a powerful rulers tool, which is helpful for the exact positioning of images or elements. Additionally, users can adjust the rulers origin to measure from a specific point on an image and change the units of measurement to pixels, inches, centimeters, millimeters, points, picas, or percent. Guides appear as nonprinting lines that float over the image, which users can add, move, remove, and lock. They can also utilize the grid to lay out elements symmetrically and the snap feature to position selection edges precisely. (Click to enlarge)

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Powerful, yet user-friendly new adjustment options in Pixelmator 1.2 include a sophisticated curves tool for adjusting the entire tonal range or making precise adjustments to individual color channels in an image and a new color balance tool essential for controlling the overall color mixture in an image for color correction work. Pixelmator 1.2 also furnishes users with a new auto enhance tool, which can dramatically improve less-than-perfect images with one click, and a new polygonal lasso tool, useful for drawing straight-edged segments of a selection border.

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In addition to a free transform tool, Pixelmator 1.2 Draftsman features new and updated help documentation, enhanced Automator actions and transform tools, minor user interface and compatibility improvements, as well as bug fixes.

Pixelmator 1.2 is available to order for $59 (US). Pixelmator 1.2 is a free update to current Pixelmator customers. Pixelmator requires Mac OS X version 10.4.9 or later, but 10.5 is recommended. More information, along with the 30-day Pixelmator trial, is available as a free download at the Pixelmator Web site.

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Founded in 2007 by two brothers, the Pixelmator team develops practical, fun, innovative, and user-friendly software for the world's most sophisticated operating system, the Mac OS X. - London, UK - Published on 05/12/08

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