Update (5/6 10:35am): Pixelmator is coming to iPhone, according to an announcement this morning. It will become a universal app once the iPhone version hits. So as pointed out in the comments section below, now is your chance to grab the app for free before the iPhone update releases.

Pixelmator for iOS is now available at 50% off. The popular image editor regularly goes for $9.99 on the App Store, but today you can grab it for just $4.99. Since its release back in October 2014, we have only seen the app go this low once, and that was during the holiday season last year.

Head below for more details and to see the app in action:

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Designed to take full advantage of iPad and iOS 8, Pixelmator features a wealth of image editing and enhancements tools, collar correction, layering, seamless integration with those working on the Mac version and more:

…speedy and powerful tools that let you touch up and enhance images, draw or paint, apply dazzling effects, or create advanced composition amazingly simple. Once your images are ready, share them to celebrate your work with the whole world.

Here are a few images created with Pixelmator’s painting feature:

iPad: Pixelmator: $5 (Reg. $10)

While your complete list of iOS price drops for May 6th, 2015 is on its way, be sure to check out yesterday’s roundup for all the best game/app deals.

More from the Pixelmator Team:

Creative tools

• Get started with dozens of beautifully designed templates

• Enrich photos with an effect, a frame, or create gorgeous collages

• Add a word, phrase, or caption

• Make the text look beautiful with advanced typography features

• Easily add, create, combine, and edit shapes

• Effortlessly apply shadows, fills, and strokes

Powerful and full-featured painting tools

• Paint with Pixelmator as you would on canvas

• Choose from realistic to stylized brushes of all sizes and shapes

• Use different brush sizes and adjust the stroke opacity

Professional-grade color correction tools

• Dramatically improve less-than-perfect images with a single tap or swipe

• Choose from eight different color correction presets

• Adjust levels, curves, brightness, contrast, and much more

• Remove color cast and set the right white balance

• Designed with friendly interface features for intuitive ease of use

Retouching tools

• Correct wrinkles and repair scratches

• Make flaws vanish from your photos, remove or re-arrange objects in a composition

• Blur, sharpen, lighten, or darken specific areas

• Get rid of the red eye effect with just one click

• Distort or transform to subtly improve or give images a completely unexpected look

• Combine different tools and effects for an endless number of ways to refine your images

A real effects machine

• Loaded with dozens of breathtaking effects you can play with

• Give your pictures a stunning, retro-artistically illuminated look with Light Leaks

• Take full control over the image colors with Hue and Saturation

• Create charming and authentic-looking pictures of days gone by with Vintage effect

• Liven up your photos with some sparkling Bokeh lights

• Convert images into perfectly toned black and white

• Use more gorgeous effects for more amazing pictures

• Combine different effects for unique, near-effortless artistic creations

Advanced image editing with layers and selections

• Pixelmator is a complete layer-based editor

• Quickly and easily select any part of an image

• Edit and apply special effects to portions of your pictures

• Select and remove unwanted elements

• Cut and place objects from one image to another

Layer Styles

• Instantly customize the look of your images, text, and shapes right when you create them

• Easily add non-destructive layer styles like shadows, outlines, color, gradient fills, and much more

• Change the layer style at whim until you get the look you’re after

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