∞ Pixelmator 2.0 adds content-aware fill, healing, retouching tools

The guys behind image editing application, Pixelmator, on Thursday announced the new features that will be in the 2.0 release scheduled for release later this summer.

[ad#Google Adsense 300×250 in story]As a long time user of Pixelmator, I’ve always been impressed with the feature set of the application and its of use, but these new features take the application to new heights.

Among the new features in Pixelmator 2.0 is content-aware fill. This allows you to get rid of unwanted elements in an image with very little effort from the user. The app will also have a Healing tool to help users fix blemishes in an image.

New drawing tools allow you to create and edit vector shapes. Pre-drawn tools for adding triangles, lines, circles, rectangles, and custom shapes are also included.

Retouching tools include a Sponge Tool, Burn and Dodge, and Red Eye reduction tool. Other features coming in Pixelmator 2.0 include a new Eyedropper Tool, a new info bar, a tool options bar, a fully customizable Tools palette, a new Type Tool, and a Pixel Tool.

Pixelmator 2.0 will be available exclusively on the Mac App Store for $59 later this summer. For now, anyone can purchase the currently available version of Pixelmator on the Mac App Store for $29 and receive a free upgrade of Pixelmator 2.0 once it is released.