As touted by the Pixelmator Team, Pixelmator is designed specially for iPad and iOS 8:
Pixelmator is meticulously thought through and created from the ground up for iOS 8 and iPad. Designed to take advantage of iOS 8 features and technologies. And engineered to leverage the full power of 64-bit architecture, ARC, Grand Central Dispatch, OpenGL ES, Core Image, and Core Animation to deliver state-of-the-art performance and responsiveness.
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Pixelmator for iPad is a desktop-class app boasting features for creating, editing and enhancing layer-based images. These include a powerful painting engine and various tools for adjusting colors, retouching sections, applying effects, and more.
The app works seamlessly between iPad and Mac, thanks to iCloud support including Handoff. It even works with Adobe Photoshop files.
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See also: Hipstamatic releases new TinType app for creating “soul-capturing” photos, PicLab 3.0 features support for collages, stickers, iOS 8 and iPhone 6, and Afterlight updated for iOS 8 with new extension editor and manual camera controls.