Pixelmator 1.4 adds new painting engine

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Image editing application Pixelmator was updated on Thursday, adding among other things, a new painting engine and support for Adobe Photoshop brushes.

According to the developers, Pixelmator 1.4 adds a new painting engine delivers performance improvements, smoothness, as well as adding new brush settings for the painting tools. New settings include scatter, flow, follow direction, size jitter, stroke jitter, angle jitter, opacity jitter, and color jitter.

The update also allows users to import Adobe Photoshop brushes for use with Pixelmator.

New document presets have been added, allowing users to save images for display, web, photo, or print projects. Users can also create and save their own presets, the company said.

A new clouds filter was also added to the application, giving users the ability to generate realistic looking clouds. Other minor enhancements like improved tablet support, new brush presets, minor user interface tweaks, and compatibility and performance improvements, were also made in the new version.

Pixelmator 1.4 is a free upgrade for registered users. For new users the application costs $59.

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