Pixelmator 2.0.3 trims RAM use by half, quashes bugs
Your run of the mill dot-update this is not. Pixelmator 2.0.3 addresses many issues with the most notable being a whole series of major memory leaks and, hey, the team has brought the original Deselect keyboard shortcut back — your suggestions have been heard.
There’s a lot of new in this release. Not new features, per se, but rather features that have gained new usefulness.
Pixelmator 2.0.3 (release notes) is now available and comes to market with the following major changes:
• Most users will see their memory footprint cut in half, which should sweeten performance noticeably and make using Pixelmator an even faster and smoother experience
• Export for Web feature is vastly improved, with fixes for both stability and compatibility issues
• Fixed nasty crashes, worked some magic in cases where PXM files were going corrupt, and topped off the update with dozens more enhancements
• Old Deselect shortcut is back — Command + D is for Deselect again
• And a score more fixes and tweaks (see release notes)
And, this bit is more work around than fix. For those users that don’t get along entirely with the Lion OS X Autosave, you can now turn it off in by typing or pasting this command in the Terminal:
defaults -currentHost write com.pixelmatorteam.pixelmator “disableAutosave” -bool YES
If you want to turn autosave back on, just replace yes with NO.
Given the huge number of memory leaks and bugs now fixed, it wouldn’t surprise if Pixelmator’s price went back up to its regular $49.99 SRP sometime soon.