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Pixelmator Pro Adds Text Editing in PDFs, Bento Grid Templates

Pixelmator Pro Adds Text Editing in PDFs, Bento Grid Templates

Posted April 12, 2024 at 2:45am by iClarified
Pixelmator Pro 3.5.8 has been released, bringing the ability to edit text in PDFs just like regular text layers. This includes PDFs exported from Safari, Keynote, and Pages by Apple. Additionally, the update adds the ability to create freely customizable outlines around text layers and adds a new collection of bento grid templates, ideal for showcasing product updates or new app features.

Take a closer look at the new features below...

Text Editing in PDFs
In one of the recent Pixelmator Pro updates, we've added support for vector PDFs, letting you import image, shape, and text elements as separate layers. Now, we're expanding this support even further by making it possible to edit the imported text elements as regular text layers. This means you can now easily replace, format, and style any existing text in PDFs using all your favorite Pixelmator Pro tools.

Typically, text in PDF documents is not directly editable. Instead, it's stored as vector shapes to keep documents looking consistent across various platforms and apps. To make text editable again, Pixelmator Pro extracts the different types of data embedded in the original PDF which then lets 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.

Pixelmator Pro Adds Text Editing in PDFs, Bento Grid Templates

Extended Support for Apple PDFs
The new text editing capabilities in PDF files now allow for even more seamless integration between macOS iWork apps and Pixelmator Pro. Whether you are creating a presentation in Keynote, writing a document in Pages, or working in Safari, you can export your work to PDF and continue editing it in Pixelmator Pro. All of the text in your project will remain fully editable and keep its original fonts, including the SF Pro font that is used throughout the Apple ecosystem.

Pixelmator Pro Adds Text Editing in PDFs, Bento Grid Templates

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. With these new features, you can experiment with different style combinations to create beautiful typography designs in your projects. The nondestructive styling options also make it easy to stack multiple different strokes of different styles together and rearrange them at any point, while keeping your text fully editable.

Bento Grid Templates
In the fresh new Bento Grid templates collection, you'll find 12 eye-catching templates for web, social media, and more — all featuring the wildly popular Japanese lunch box-inspired design. The templates are perfect for highlighting exciting new product features, announcing app updates, or showcasing other creations in a neat and organized way. Each template also includes a variety of alternative color palettes to perfectly match your product or a specific theme.

Pricing and Availability
You can purchase Pixelmator Pro from the App Store for $49.99.

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Pixelmator Pro Adds Text Editing in PDFs, Bento Grid Templates
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