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Pixen for iOS

pixel art and animation editor

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, native interface. Pixen also makes creating frame-by-frame animations fun and easy.

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Animations

Create and arrange image frames in the filmstrip view to piece together animations. Pixen can import animated PNGs and GIFs, and it can export animations as animated GIFs, QuickTime Movies, or even spritesheets!

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.

Layers

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

Grid

Let the Grid guide you in placing pixels just where you want them.

Color Palettes

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.

Preview

While editing at high zoom levels, use the Preview window to view the canvas scaled out; play back animations in the Preview window.

Wide Format Support

Export your artwork in PNG, JPEG, GIF, ICO, BMP, TIFF, RGF, and SVG file formats.

Sharing

Share your creations quickly and easily using Twitter, Facebook, e-mail, and more!