Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...

Pixelmator Pro is the best way to edit PDFs on a Mac after its latest update

Published Apr 14th, 2024 11:18AM EDT
Pixelmator Pro update
Image: Pixelmator

If you buy through a BGR link, we may earn an affiliate commission, helping support our expert product labs.

With Pixelmator Pro update 3.5.8, users can now edit text in PDF files just like regular text layers, including in Apple PDFs exported from Safari, Keynote, or Pages. In addition, this Pixelmator Pro update adds the ability to create freely customizable outlines around text layers. It also adds a new collection of bento grid templates.

Text editing in PDFs: In one of Pixelmator Pro’s recent updates, the developers added support for vector PDFs, which lets you import image, shape, and text elements as separate layers. Now, it’s even possible to edit the imported text elements as a regular text layer. This could help Mac users edit a finished project quickly or when they only have a PDF version of a document.

The developers explain that to “make the text editable again, Pixelmator Pro extracts the different types of data embedded in the original PDF, letting it recover the original text content, fonts, and formatting. Even if some of these elements are missing, for instance, if the original font is not installed on your Mac, you can still import the text, select a different font, and continue with your edits.”

Apple’s PDF support now works seamlessly: With this new text editing capability with Pixelmator Pro update, iWork users can export their work to PDF and continue editing it in Pixelmator Pro, as the project will remain fully editable and keep its original fonts.

Customizable Text Strokes: The Style tool in Pixelmator Pro has also been improved, bringing an easy way to create custom outlines around text layers. You now have the option to add strokes inside, center, or outside of the text, choose from various stroke ends and corners, and even add dashed strokes to your text.

Image source: Pixelmator

Bento Grid Templates: Do you know Apple’s famous bento grid templates that highlight its product’s latest features? Well, this Pixelmator Pro update brings 12 eye-catching templates for the web, social media, and more, perfect for highlighting new product features, announcing updates, or showcasing other creations in an organized way.

Pixelmator Pro is available for Mac at the Mac App Store as a one-time purchase of $49.99.

José Adorno Tech News Reporter

José is a Tech News Reporter at BGR. He has previously covered Apple and iPhone news for 9to5Mac, and was a producer and web editor for Latin America broadcaster TV Globo. He is based out of Brazil.