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Pixelmator Pro 2.0 & Apple's New M1 Chip Prove To Be A Happy Pairing

Nadia Ali

| 1 month ago


Pixelmator Pro, a popular image editing app, has just released its version 2.0 offering to the world.

Read more to find out the latest update to the Pixelmator Pro 2.0 and how it affects you in the next section.

What's New

This time, the Pixelmator Pro is equipped with an all-new intuitive design for macOS Big Sur and Macs natively supported by Apple's new M1 chip. Almost every tool, menu, and button has been updated.

The interface is now completely customizable—not only giving the user full creative control and provides a more refined and enjoyable user experience.

The Apple M1 Chip Gamechanger

As described by the Pixelmator team themselves, the Pixelmator Pro 2.0 has an editing engine powered by a high-performance Metal code.

When optimized with Apple's M1 chip, which has a 16-core Neural Engine for accelerated machine learning—it offers speedier and more responsive image editing overall. A lot speedier.

ML Super Resolution is now up to 15x faster, increasing the resolution images while preserving the details.

Users can also expect a streamlined new Effects Browser that allows finding and applying effects much easier, along with new compact layouts for the sidebars and over 200 new presets.


Pixelmator Pro 2.0 is a universal app that runs natively on the M1 chip and Intel-based Macs. Users who already have the previous Pixelmator Pro version will receive an automatic, free upgrade, while otherwise costing $39.99 for non-users.

Pixelmator Pro 2.0 + the Apple M1 chip has proven to be an excellent pairing that will help the image editor stay on par with the new era Mac's, the new generation of creators.

You can find it easily in the Mac App Store, starting November 19.

Products Covered

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MacBook Pro
Release Date
November 2020


• 256GB / 512GB
• 13.3" LED-Backlit Retina Display with IPS Technology
• Apple M1 chip
• 8GB / 16GB unified Memory
• Up to 17 Hours Wireless Web


The brand-new 13-inch MacBook Pro uses Apple's best-ever chip on its most advanced MacBook model. Designed for speed, power, and excellence, the 13-inch MacBook Pro improves all the features that make the MacBook Pro one of the most popular and capable laptops out there. The M1 chip, macOS Big Sur, and a host of upgrades make this MacBook truly a Pro.

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