First announced back in September, Pixelmator Pro is an upcoming photo editing app for Mac that introduces an improved workflow and utilizes macOS High Sierra’s Core ML (machine learning) framework and Metal 2. Today in a new blog post, the release date and pricing has been revealed.
The Pixelmator team has stated that November 29 will be the launch day for the Mac app, with a starting price of $59. After the initial purchase, future updates for the app will be free according to the blog post, however they note that the debut pricing of $59 will not stay. As they deliver new features to the app in the future, the pricing is said to go up. They give a $99 “intended” price point, but I have a hard time believing that is nothing more than marketing nudging people to impulse buy and not wait, similar to what Serif pulled with Affinity Photo for iPad a few months back.
The blog update also officially clues us in that there will be a Pixelmator Pro for iPad coming too. No further details on the iPad app were mentioned other than it will be a “great friend” to Pixelmator Pro for Mac.
You can read up on everything new coming in Pixelmator Pro on their website.