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Pixelmator is already one of the best image editors around for the iPhone, but a just published update brings even more to the Pixelmator party.

The repair tool, similar to Photoshop’s Content Aware tool, is about 5 times faster and it’s more precise.

A new feature is Dynamic Touch. It lets you adjust the stroke size of all the retouch tools by letting you use different parts of your fingertip to change the size of the brush.

Here’s some more of what as been updated: (Some items are bug fixes, the majority are enhancements.)

• The Blur effect lets you apply more blur to your images.
• Enhanced the look of the Pinch and Bump effects, so now they look even better.
• The Effects preview thumbnails of very wide images were too wide. Fixed.
• Now you can Cancel or Apply an effect with the settings popover open.
• The Clone tool now starts cloning grouped layers when and where you ask it to.
• The Retouch tools now work just as they should on layers with Lock Alpha on.
• The rhombus shape looks much more crisp.
• The Font Size setting had no effect on a few fonts. Fixed.
• The values of the Color Balance settings used to stay the same after applying Undo. Fixed.
• Previously, after canceling color adjustments for text, shape or grouped layers, you were still able to Undo the adjustments that you never made. Fixed.
• Removed Undo Image Size after creating a new Custom Image.

I gave the app a run through on some recent photos I’ve taken. Yes, the speed of the Repair Tool is greatly enhanced, and performance is now similar to the desktop version of Pixelmator. I removed a large rock from a photo I took in the Alabama Hills and the removal was clean and fast. The improved filters are indeed improved, and, for example,  blur now has a much greater range than before.

Pixelmator existed as an iPad only app for quite some time, but since it’s come to the iPhone it solves a lot of problems for people wanting to to pro-style edits in the field.

At $4.99 Pixelmator is a bargain. The update is available now from the iOS App Store. If you already have the app, it’s probably updated by now.


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App Store link: Pixelmator – Pixelmator Team