How to Invert Images with Pixelmator on Mac

Aug 31, 2019 - Leave a Comment

How to invert image colors in Pixelmator on Mac

Want to invert an images color in Pixelmator for Mac? Inverting a picture does exactly what it sounds like, it takes an image and inverts the colors so that each color is its opposite.

There are two ways you can invert images in Pixelmator on the Mac, one using a keystroke combination and the other using the image effects panel.

How to Invert Images Color in Pixelmator on Mac

For many users, the command+I keyboard shortcut will be the easiest and most familiar since that was the longstanding “Invert” keystroke from Adobe Photoshop as well. On the other hand, the effects panel approach will be better for other users since it offers a visual cue. You can use either or both to invert any image or selection in Pixelmator.

Inverting Images with Command + I Keyboard Shortcut

Press Command + i to immediately invert the current image, photo, picture, or selection in Pixelmator.

Invert image on Mac with Pixelmator keystroke

Inverting Images through the Pixelmator Effects Panel

  1. Pull down the “View” menu and choose “Show Effects” if the effects browser panel is not visible on the screen
  2. Pull down the dropdown menu in the Effects panel and choose either “All Effects” or “Color Adjustments”
  3. Scroll through the Effects until you see “Invert” and then double-click on that to apply the image color inversion to the current picture, image, or item selected on the screen
  4. Invert image on Mac with Pixelmator Invert effect

However you inverted the image, you can either reverse the inversion by doing it again, or by performing the Mac undo action of Command+Z (and you can redo as well if you want to apply the inversion again).

In case you were wondering, you can also invert images in Preview on Mac but the Preview method does not allow for selective color inversions of particular selections, so this Pixelmator approach is more suitable for many image editing tasks.

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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks

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