Now we find Desktop-Class Selection Tools in one of our favorite iOS image editing programs : Pixelmator

by Fred Showker

 Pixelmator 2.3 for iOS Adds Desktop-Class Selection Tools We've told you about Pixelmator many times over the years -- now they've announced a new release. This full-featured, powerful, and fast image editor for iPad and iPhone brings some new functionality we've all been waiting for.

First, theres and incredibly smart Quick Selection Tool, along with a powerful and precise Magnetic Selection Tool. These are essential to full featured image editing. The new Pixelmator also features many improvements to the selection experience on iOS, such as a new, content-aware edge smoothing algorithm for the Color Selection Tool and an Invert Selection feature, and more. Pixelmator 2.3 for iOS is available today as a free update from the App Store.


Saulius Dailide, one of the founders of Pixelmator Team said

Quoting  begins With the Quick Selection and Magnetic Selection tools, Pixelmator for iOS becomes smarter and more powerful than ever, making it much easier to edit images with incredible precision on iPad and iPhone ... Pixelmator for Mac users have already been using these two tools and their response has been fantastic, so we're really excited to be bringing them both to the most advanced image editor on a mobile device. Quoting  ends

Thanks to its innovative selection algorithm, the Quick Selection Tool makes even the most complex selections intuitive and effortless. The advanced algorithm analyzes both the colors and the textures in an image to find the outline of the object being selected, so all you have to do is swipe over an area to select it. There is also a separate algorithm that ensures a perfect outline for the edges of the selection, so that it looks as natural possible when it is copied to another image or has any effects applied to it.

The Magnetic Selection Tool automatically snaps to the edges you trace and allows you to select detailed objects very precisely by simply guiding the selection using anchor points. To find the best outline for almost any object, the Magnetic Selection Tool uses a sophisticated algorithm based on the A* pathfinding method, which is also used to develop navigation algorithms in video games.

In addition to two new tools, the entire selection experience in Pixelmator for iOS has been refined and now includes an Invert Selection feature, an all-new and much faster marching ants design, a new selection mode and many subtle improvements to the way selections are made, combined, refined, and transformed.

Device Requirements: ~ iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch ~ Requires iOS 9.1 or later - 104 MB

Pixelmator for iOS 2.3 is available exclusively from the App Store for $4.99 (USD). It is a free update to all existing customers who purchased the app from the App Store.

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Pixelmator  Video (Quick Selection Tool Tutorial) Pixelmator Video (Quick Selection Tool Tutorial)
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Vilnius, Lithuania - Founded in 2007 by two brothers, Saulius Dailide and Aidas Dailide, the Pixelmator Team develops Pixelmator for Mac - a full-featured image editing app for Mac, and Pixelmator for iOS - the world's most advanced image editing app for iPad and iPhone. Both apps have been honored with numerous awards, such as the Mac App Store App of the Year 2011, the App Store iPad App of the Year 2014, and many more. Pixelmator for iPad was featured in the Apple Special Event in October 2014. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2007-2016 Pixelmator. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, Macintosh, iPhone, iPad and Mac OS X are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.

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