Back in October, popular Mac image editing app Pixelmator was brought to iOS through an iPad app, and as of today, that iOS app is being broadened to the iPhone. Pixelmator for iOS is now a universal app, providing iPhone users a way to modify their images with Pixelmator‘s effective image editing tools for the first time.

iPhone support is a vital step in Pixelmator‘s advancement and will let the company reach a much larger consumer base. For lots of individuals, the iPhone has actually largely replaced point and shoot cameras. Image sharing site Flickr, for example, lists Apple’s iPhones as the top 3 most popular cameras.

There are currently a wealth of image editing apps available for the iPhone, however Pixelmator sets itself apart with a solid set of tools packaged in an easily accessible interface and iCloud interconnectivity with the Pixelmator Mac app.

Pixelmator for iPhone provides the very same tools available in the iPad app, so those who have actually used the previous version of the app will certainly recognize with its abilities. On the iPhone, Pixelmator‘s picture modifying tools are likely to be the most helpful, letting users change colors, repair lighting, include filters, crop, straighten, and distort pictures.

There are also effective retouching devices that can be utilized to remove unwanted things from images, much like in the Mac app. Tools have granular changes for making minor tweaks to the appearance of a picture, and there are brush-on impacts in the “Retouch” menu that let users paint on image-correcting adjustments with a finger.

Pixelmator can also be used by artists and mobile designers to create initial paintings, illustrations, and compositions straight on the iPhone. It has support for more than 100 brushes and it includes a color picker and an eyedropper for handling colors. There’s a smear tool for softening image edges, and a wet-painting feature for producing watercolor images. Pixelmator likewise includes support for words, shapes, and layers, with non-destructive layer designs and blending modes.

Like the previous iPad version, the brand-new Pixelmator has support for iOS 8 functions like iCloud Drive, Extensions, and Handoff. Images created on the iPhone will sync to the iPad and the Mac immediately, and it’s also possible to begin an image on one device and switch to another utilizing Handoff. A Photos extension mades Pixelmator‘s modifying tools available straight in the Photos app.

The iPhone app is being included in the existing Pixelmator app as an update, so all customers who have actually previously purchased Pixelmator for iPad can download the new iPhone app at no charge.

Pixelmator for iOS can be downloaded from the App Store for $4.99. [Direct Link]

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