macOS CatalinaとSidecar、SF Symbols、Mac Pro (2019)をサポートした写真編集アプリ「Pixelmator Pro for Mac v1.5」がリリース。

Pixelmator Pro for Mac v1.5 Pixelmator for Mac

 macOS CatalinaとSidecar、SF Symbols、Mac Pro (2019)をサポートした写真編集アプリ「Pixelmator Pro for Mac v1.5」がリリースされています。詳細は以下から。

Pixelmator Proのアイコン

 PixelmatorシリーズはリトアニアのPixelmator Teamが開発しているMac/iPadに対応した写真編集/フォトレタッチアプリで、先月リリースされた「Pixelmator Photo for iPad v1.1」はiPadOS13やバッチ処理、新しいワークフロー(外部ストレージ)をサポートしていましたが、本日、このPixelmator ProのMac版がv1.5へアップデートし、macOS 10.15 CatalinaやSidecar、SF Symbols、Mac Pro (2019)およびPro Display XDRをサポートしたと発表しています。

Pixelmator Pro for Mac v1.5

Pixelmator Pro 1.5 Avalon adds full support for macOS Catalina, the new Mac Pro, and Pro Display XDR, brings intelligent, machine-learning powered noise removal, includes big performance improvements, and a whole lot more.


Pixelmator Pro for Mac v1.5

macOS CatalinaとiPad(Sidecar)

 Pixelmator Pro for Mac v1.5でmacOS 10.15 CatalinaおよびiPadをMacのセカンドディスプレイとして設定できる「Sidecar」がサポートされたことで、Pixelmator Pro for iPadではなく、フル機能のPixelmator ProをiPadとApple Pencilで扱うことが可能になっており、

Pixelmator Pro for Mac on iPad

SidecarのTouch Bar表示機能を利用すれば、MacBook ProのTouch Barに表示される機能をiPad上からも利用可能で、もちろん、Apple Pencilの筆圧や加速度、傾きのサポートおよび第2世代Apple Pencilではダブルタップジェスチャーもサポートされています。

Mac Pro

 まだ発売されていませんがPixelmator Pro for Mac v1.5では最大28-Core Intel Xeonや1.5TBメモリ、8基のPCIe拡張スロットを搭載したプロユーザー向けデスクトップMacMac Pro (2019)に最適化され、マルチGPUが利用になったことから2GPUを搭載したMac Pro (2019)ではiMac Pro (2017)と比較してCoreMLを利用したノイズ除去が最大2倍、エフェクトは2.5倍速く処理できるそうです。

Mac Pro 2019とPro Display XDRのPixelmator Pro for Mac v1.5

End-to-endでMetal化されたPixelmator Pro for MacはMacPro (2019)だけではなく、Metal対応のGPUでスクロールズームが最大10倍、エフェクトが最大2.7倍、ペイント処理が最大2.4倍高速化されているそうです。

SF Symbols

 また、SF SymbolsはAppleが提供している1,500以上のベクターベースのシンボルで現在Beta 2が公開されてますが、アップデートされたPixelmator Pro for MacではこのSF Symbolsをドラッグ&ドロップで挿入&へ演習することが可能になっているので、アプリのモックアップ作成などにも利用できそうです。

SF SymbolsとPixelmator Pro for Mac v1.5


Pixelmator Pro 1.5 Avalon adds full support for macOS Catalina, the new Mac Pro, and Pro Display XDR, brings intelligent, machine-learning powered noise removal, includes big performance improvements, and a whole lot more.

New Features

  • Pixelmator Pro is now fully compatible with macOS Catalina, including support for Sidecar and SF Symbols.
  • Take full advantage of the power of the new Mac Pro thanks to multi-GPU support and an optimized Metal architecture in Pixelmator Pro.
  • Unlock new RAW editing workflows with the new Pro Display XDR and EDR Mode in Pixelmator Pro to use the full 1600-nit peak brightness of the incredible new display.
  • Use the new ML Denoise to intelligently remove noise and even image compression artifacts from photos.
  • Enjoy significant performance improvements to zooming and scrolling (at least 10x), effects (up to 3x), and painting (up to 2x).


  • Zooming and scrolling are now at least 10 times faster thanks to asynchronous rendering. Plus, it’s always responsive, even if the image preview isn’t quite yet ready.
  • Zooming is even faster in any Mac with multiple GPUs as any integrated, discrete, and external GPUs will be used to speed it up.
  • Effects will now be applied and rendered up to 3 times faster.
  • All painting tools (including brush-based retouching tools) are now up to 2 times faster.
  • The Color Adjustments, Effects, and Zoom tools now have shortcut menus on the canvas to adjust image zoom and customize viewing.
  • For any images without a color profile, the Info bar will now show No Color Profile instead of Device RGB.
  • The standard sRGB IEC61966-2.1 color profile will now be shortened to sRGB in the Info bar.
  • In the Color Profile pop-up menu, None has been moved to the bottom of the list and any custom color spaces will be shown at the top.
  • The Select Color Range tool now makes better selections of dark regions.
  • The Free mode in the Free Transform Mode has been renamed to Resize (because that’s what it actually does).
  • An alert will now appear when documents cannot be saved due to insufficient permissions.
  • An updated version of the Gilbert Color font adds Katakana characters.


  • Text in SVG files was being displayed incorrectly. Fixed.
  • Using the Export command in the File menu would sometimes export smaller than expected images. Fixed.
  • Attempting to save documents with very complex selections would sometimes cause Pixelmator Pro to quit unexpectedly. Fixed.
  • Images with large custom color spaces would be opened incorrectly. Fixed.
  • When copying and pasting between documents, certain layers would occasionally be positioned incorrectly. Fixed.
  • Occasionally, when painting on layers, they would shift slightly. Fixed.
  • When converting rotated vector shapes into pixels, they would sometimes shift slightly. Fixed.
  • In some regions, the Color LCD color profile would not be displayed correctly in the Color Profile and Export windows. Fixed.
  • When using the Free Selection tool, the cursor would not update when moving it from the Tool Options pane onto the canvas. Fixed.
  • On rare occasions, Pixelmator Pro would stop responding or quit unexpectedly when resizing text. Fixed.


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