Want to Uninstall Pixelmator for Your Mac? 5 Steps Help You Do That!

You are now reading the best Pixelmator removal guides of 2017. If you want to remove Pixelmator for Mac, you can follow the detailed instructions which have been tested by our experts. Don’t be hesitate to uninstall Pixelmator from the Mac OS X if it is no use for you anymore. Keeping too many unnecessary applications on the Mac would impact the performance of the computer system. Therefore, I suggest you remove Pixelmator otherwise you will need to enlarge the space of Mac in order to make it run faster. Read this post carefully so that you can easily have the Pixelmator removed from your Mac.

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Tutorials to Uninstall Pixelmator with Manual Ways

Step 1: Terminate process of Pixelmator via Activity Monitor.

You need to close down Pixelmator and terminate all processes of it in order to make the uninstall procedure run smoothly.

* Please click “Go” menu on the top of your screen and then select “Utilities” option in the list.

“Utilities“ under “Go“ menu of Mac

* You will see “Activity Monitor” icon after you enter the “Utilities”; Launch “Activity Monitor” by double clicking the icon.

Activity Monitor“ of Mac

* Now there must be several processes running in the system background. Please find out the active process of Pixelmator and then end up those processes by clicking the “X” button to close this application.

Close down applications with “Activity Monitor


Confirm to quit the process

Or you also can try another easier method to launch “Activity Monitor”. Press “Command+Option+Esc” on your keyboard then you will see the interface of “Activity Monitor” ; select the process and then choose “Force Quit” to terminate it.

“Force Quit” button of Mac

Confirm your operation in the following pop-up window by clicking on“Force Quit” button.

click “Force Quit” button to confirm.

Step 2: Remove Pixelmator icon to the Trash.

As mentioned before, Mac OS X Trash function could help you remove the main executable file of Pixelmator. It is an effective way to uninstall Pixelmator from the Mac but you still need to finish more things.

* Please click on “Go” menu and select “Applications” from the list.

Applications under “Go” menu

* Find out the icon of Pixelmator, right click on the icon and then select “Move to Trash” ; Or just drag it to the ” Trash” .

* Empty the Trash to remove the main files of Pixelmator from the Mac. You will receive dialog window asking you if you are sure to remove the items. Please click“Empty Trash”to delete the executable files of this application.

click“Empty Trash”to delete the application”

Step 3: Locate and Clean up Leftovers to Uninstall Pixelmator completely

You are almost there to finish the whole removal procedure on Mac. You should know that applications like Pixelmator will generate lots of associated files, junk files and other types of traces when installed on the Mac. For instance, the application support files, caches, plugins, binaries, library, preferences, Dock icon, saved states, etc, all of them could be called additional files. Generally, the leftovers are located in these three folders ( /Library/Preferences/, /Library/Application Support/ /Library/Caches/ ) then you need to find them out and clean up the associated files of the application you just removed previously.

* Please click on“Go”menu at the top of the screen and select “Go to Folder”.

click“Go to Folder”option

* Type “~Library” in the blank to get into the library interface.

click “Go” to search Library folders

* Please open “Preferences“ folder and then search the related files of Pixelmator.

Preferences under Library folder

* Remove all of the junk files you find out in this folder to the Trash directly.

* Turn back to “Library” tab, get into “Caches” folder and search all caches of Pixelmator.

Caches under Library folder

* Clean up the caches of Pixelmator.

* Turn back to “Library” tab, get into “Application Support” folder and search all supported files of Pixelmator.

Application Support under Library folder

* Delete the supported files associated with the application.

Step 4: Empty the Trash to Remove All Leftovers Completely and Permanently

* Right click the Trash icon and select “Secure Empty Trash” to totally erase the useless files right away.

click Secure Empty Trash button to remove files

* Confirm the operation when receiving pops-up Windows as below.

confirm to remove junk files

* Finally, please restart your Mac OS X system for the changes to take effects.

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Uninstall Pixelmator with Its Own Built-in Uninstaller

Pixelmator contains built-in uninstall program itself to let users uninstall it easily. Thus you can utilize this uninstall program to remove Pixelmator from your Mac. Please follow the brief instruction to uninstall Pixelmator.

* Launch “Finder” and the enter “Pixelmator“ to search out the package.

* Double click on the .dmg file and you will see the uninstall program there. Double click on “Uninstall“ to launch it.

* You will receive a message asking you to open the uninstall application.

* Enter your administrator account password to confirm your operation.

After you uninstall Pixelmator with its built-in uninstall program, do not forget to remove the leftovers of it. Just turn back to the junk files removal method and follow the instructions.

How to Uninstall Pixelmator Automatically

Step1: Download and install MacKeeper on the computer, and then launch it directly.

Step 2: Click “Advanced Tools” on the menu, you will see “Smart Uninstaller” tab on the list, please click it.

Step 3: Click on the “Start Scan” button and it would display all installed applications on your Mac.

click start scan of MacKeeper

Step 4: Find out Keynote, and click on the checkbox on the left side.

display the installed applications

Step 5: Click “Remove” button and follow the instructions to complete the removal.

click “Remove” button to remove files

Step 6: Exit MacKeeper, and restart your Mac to let the changes take effect.

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Charles O. Neal

Author: Charles O. Neal

Used to work in Microsoft security department and now is concentrating on Mac problems research. Thousands of readers have got great benefits from his articles.