The Good Pixelmator for iPad has tons of advanced photo-editing tools and each have intuitive controls for making precise adjustments.
The Bad There is no version for the iPhone.
The Bottom Line Advanced photo editing features and tons of artistic tools for creating and editing images make Pixelmator a must-have for photo enthusiasts and well worth the price.
The best image editor on the iPad
Pixelmator for iPad is a pro-level image editor with tons of templates, tools and effects for perfecting your photo projects. It has a full set of artistic tools so you can touch up a photo or paint a picture from scratch. It also supports iCloud Drive and handoff features so you can start working on one Apple device and seamlessly move to the next.
Pixelmator has been available for Mac for a long time, acting as an affordable ($29.99) but serviceable alternative to Adobe Photoshop. But with the iPad version, it feels as though a lot of thought went into creating the best tools for a touchscreen, making it a. To sweeten the deal, it only costs $4.99.
On the Mac desktop, Pixelmator closely resembled the Photoshop experience with separated tool palettes, a layer manager, and other windows you could move for flexibility in your personal workflow.