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You can certainly feel the Pixelmator team's enthusiasm for Apple's latest Mac Pro just by reading their comprehensive release notes for the latest version of their popular image editing app.
Pixelmator released version 3.1 "Marble" of its self-named Mac image editing software on Thursday, delivering a veritable bounty of new features and improvements, especially for owners of the new Mac Pro.
Pixelmator 3.1 appears to be well-matched to Apple's latest high-end desktop computer thanks to dual GPU support for "remarkably smoother and more fluid" performance. The update also delivers 16-bit support for the same system, allowing users to edit images using more vibrant 16-bits per color channel.
Image jockeys who frequently work on large compositions will appreciate version 3.1's ability to auto save images in the background, even during rendering, with optimizations in place for all four-core, six-core, eight-core and 12-core Intel Xeon processors for better handling while zooming and duplicating layers.
So what about the rest of us without the deep pockets to buy a late 2013 Mac Pro? Fear not, Pixelmator 3.1 Marble has a few tricks in its bag for us as well, starting with the ability to order "stunning high-quality and meticulously finished" prints right from the software.
Last but not least, the update delivers a host of improvements to layer styles, restores a long list of previously available effects, improves RAW image file format support and a whole lot more.
Pixelmator 3.1 Marble is a free update for existing owners, available now from the Mac App Store; for everyone else, the application can be purchased for a mere $29.99 in the same place.
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