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How to Create, Open and Save Images on Mac?

How to Create a New Image with Pixelstyle Photo Editor?

To start working in PixelStyle Photo Editor for Mac, first create a new document.

Step 1. Double click to open PixelStyle Photo Editor in Applications or Launchpad or on desktop.

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Step 2. Choose the new document preset, transparency of background or type the width, height, and resolution for the document when the “New Image” dialog appears. Then click “Create” to begin working on the new document.

create image on mac

Please note:
1. Choose the measurement units in the “Width” and “Height” drop-down menus to specify an image width or height in pixels, inches, or centimeters.

create images setting

2. Four document preset options are Default (1024px * 768px), Clipboard (1024px * 768px), Screen size (1366px * 768px) and Paper size (US letter, 6.5in * 8.5in).

image size

How to open an Image?

When using PixelStyle, you can open images in different file formats, including PNG, TIFF, JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP, PSDB, PDF, SVG, JPEG 2000, CR2, NEF and more. The following part separately describes how to open an image as a new document or an addition to current document:

1. To Open an image as a new document, please do one of the following.

(1)Open in “New Image” dialog
Step 1. Double click to open PixelStyle Photo Editor in Applications or Launchpad or on desktop.

photo editor for mac
Step 2. Click “Open…” to open an image or a recently used document.
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Step 3. Select the file you want to open. Click “Open” or press “Cancel” to quit current action.
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(2)Choose to open with PixelStyle Photo Editor
Press the Control key, then click the image. Choose “Open With” from the shortcut menu, then choose “PixelStyle”.
how to open mac photo editor

2. To open an image as addition to current document
A new image has a single layer, and a document can be composed of many layers. To open an image as addition to current document, PixelStyle provides you several approaches. please do one of the following:


(1)Import your image


Step 1. Choose File > Import.

import image to mac photo editor
Step 2. Select the file you want to open, then click “Open”.
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(2)Drag and drop to open
Locate your image, then directly drag and drop to the work area of PixelStyle.

 

How to Save Images ?

Save your documents as TIFF, JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP, PSDB, JPEG 2000, PDF, SVG formats in PixelStyle Photo Editor.


Step 1. Choose File in the menu bar > Save.

save image mac

Step 2. In the Save dialog, type a name for the image.
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Step 3. Choose a file format for saving.
select image formats

File formats and options available for exporting.
pixelstyle photo editor for mac file formats

Please note: Save as PixelStyle image (PSDB) if you have not finished editing the document and want to open non-destructively next time.
Step 4. Click the “Save” button to save changes to your document.
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What File Formats Can I Export to?

Save or export your documents as TIFF, JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP, PSDB, JPEG 2000, PDF, SVG formats in PixelStyle Photo Editor. Please save as PixelStyle image (PSDB) if you have not finished editing the document and want to open non-destructively next time.

 

 

If I Import a Transparent Image,
Will It Keep the Transparency?

PixelStyle photo editor for Mac uses gray-and-white pixel grid to present transparent background and will keep the transparency of you images. You have options for a transparent background or opaque background when you are creating a document. By default, PixelStyle photo editor for Mac uses white color for opaque background.

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