Pixen – pixel art editor

Matt Rajca

Pixen is a professional pixel art editor designed for working with low-resolution raster art, such as those 8-bit sprites found in old-school video games. With features including a unique color palette system, layers, and high-zoom support, Pixen packs all the tools pixel artists need in an intuitive, iPad-native interface. Pixen also makes creating frame-by-frame animations fun and easy.


Animations – Create and arrange image frames in the filmstrip view to piece together animations. Pixen can import animated PNGs and animated GIFs. It can export animations as animated GIFs, animated PNGs, movies, and even sprite sheets!


Tools – Leverage Pixen’s wide array of tools when composing pixel art: Pencil, Eraser, Brightness, Text, Eyedropper, Zoom, Rectangular Selection, Magic Wand, Lasso, Move, Fill, Line, Rectangle, and Ellipse.


Apple Pencil Support – Use all your favorite tools with Apple Pencil.


Layers – Take advantage of the flexibility layers provide when working with complex pixel art. Change opacity and more to compose creative effects.


Color Palettes – With Pixen, you can add and organize commonly-used colors into palettes. Pixen can even import color palettes in the Adobe Color Table, Microsoft Palette, JASC Palette, and GIMP Palette formats.


Grid – Take advantage of Pixen’s grid tools to guide you in placing pixels just where you want them.


Preview – While editing at high zoom levels, use the Preview feature to view the canvas scaled out. You can even play back animations and tile small images when working on patterns.


Wide Format Support – Export your artwork in PNG, JPEG, GIF, ICO, BMP, TIFF, SVG, and PSD file formats.


Sharing – Share your creations quickly and easily via AirDrop, Messages, email, and more!


Pixen is also available for macOS and syncs documents with iCloud!




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