Pixelmator Pro for Mac is launching November 29 with a special launch price of $59, a big discount on the intended original price of $99. Additionally, developers have now confirmed that Pixelmator Pro for iPad is in the works as well.

“The current Pixelmator Pro 1.0 beta version I’m running is already rock solid so why not announce the release date is most likely to be November 29,” says Pixelmator’s Saulius Dailide.

As mentioned, Pixelmator Pro for macOS will launch with a price of $59, but it won’t stay that low for too long. The price will go up “as soon as we ship free updates with major new features (that are not yet announced but are in the works already) as well as Pixelmator Pro for iPad (which is a great friend of Pixelmator Pro for Mac), Vectormator and more.”

The intended original price for Pixelmator Pro is $99.

They’re calling it “the most beautiful, innovative and inspiring app we’ve ever made.” Featuring an awesome single-window dark user interface and many advanced features catering to creative pros, Pixelmator Pro could become an even more feature-packed alternative to Photoshop.

Pixelmator Pro leans heavily on machine learning to provide intelligent image editing features such as automatic horizon detection, a faster quick selection tool, an enhanced repair tool for effortlessly removing objects from photos, non-destructive color adjustments, Metal 2-powered dynamic paint blending technology and much more.

I’ve been a heavy Pixelmator user for years now and couldn’t be happier with the app. It has all the features I need, minus the bloat and resource hogginess of Photoshop.

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  • African-Techie

    I love Pixelmator, even the current version is quite good as it is. It’s going to have to be something really special to beat Affinity Photo though – that’s what I’m learning right now and is definitely my go-to App for image editing (when I know what I’m doing). Considering Affinity is also priced lower than the already ‘discounted’ launch price of Pixelmator Pro, it’s going to be a seriously tough sell. Good luck with that.

    • James Jennett-Wheeler

      I’m an Affinity Photo (& Designer) user. Doesn’t look like it’s worth that much more the affinity range… I doubt professionals would move away from Photoshop style apps.

      Also that video talks about layers and tools being in intuitive places, but they’re opposite to the usual location… Will have to see… Not won over yet… Especially not for the price…

      • African-Techie

        Absolutely, couldn’t agree more. Their current customers may look at it with interest, pro’s and more advanced users are likely to shrug it off. Who knows – maybe it blows it out the park and we eat our words. Competition is great I suppose. Will keep the Affinity team on their toes.