While Photoshop has been updated since the release of the Late 2013 Mac Pro, Adobe didn’t deliver any model specific upgrades or enhancements. Pixelmator Team has been much more forthcoming with Pixelmator 3.1, which is full optimized for the new Mac Pro and its dual workstation-class GPUs.
“We are extremely excited for professionals to experience the power and speed of Pixelmator 3.1 Marble on their new Mac Pros,” said Saulius Dailide, Pixelmator Team. “Harnessing the power of the Mac Pro’s dual-GPU architecture, we’re now able to support 16-bit per channel images for the first time and push the limits of Pixelmator performance like never before.”
• Pixelmator 3.1 (MAS, $29.99)
— Exclusive new Mac Pro support: Pixelmator 3.1 Marble takes advantage of the new Mac Pro’s incredible power and speed with its Dual GPU support
— 16-bit per channel color images are supported
— Order Prints: Bring your beautiful pictures to life as stunning high-quality and meticulously finished prints right from Pixelmator 3.1 Marble
— Both GPUs are used simultaneously when applying effects: one for computing the effect and the other one for composition rendering
— Optimizations made for all 4-core, 6-core, 8-core, or 12-core Intel Xeon processors for better zoom out handling and faster bitmap layer duplications
— GCD Dispatch I/O technology and PCIe-based flash storage makes opening and exporting high resolution images faster
— Increased memory bandwidth is fully utilized for Pixelmator operations
— See MAS for full release notes
Flying Meat released Acorn 4.2.2, which also features Late 2013 Mac Pro upgrades, including dual GPU, OpenGL, OpenCL and Grand Central Dispatch optimizations.