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Quote spookydog21 Replybullet Topic: What program people use to pixel now ?
    Posted: 30 December 2016 at 12:52pm
I'm kinda curious about this
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Quote cycoclash25 Replybullet Posted: 26 January 2017 at 3:01am
I only have been doing pixel art more recently but I have been using Piskelapp which is an online program. I can make stuff in my free time at work without having to download anything since its a work laptop.
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Quote MadMage Replybullet Posted: 10 March 2017 at 4:12am
Photoshop. I am too lazy for Paint or to download anything else. It can make animations and its very easy to use for pixel purposes. =)
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Quote adscomics Replybullet Posted: 01 April 2017 at 5:32pm
I typically use Pixen. It's a nice piece of software where you have color palettes, color counts, animation, whatever. The user interface is a little annoying to work with though sometimes.
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Quote mccoyed Replybullet Posted: 02 April 2017 at 6:13pm
I use Piskel app on windows. It isn't the best for QoL stuff but it seems like the developer is always trying to improve it. I like its UI and feel like it is more accessible than Aseprite.
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Quote MHarm Replybullet Posted: 04 April 2017 at 12:03pm
I am using Aseprite, I picked up quickly coming from GIMP, and pixeling is way more fun now
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Quote nikanaut Replybullet Posted: 05 April 2017 at 7:29am
I use Aseprite too, it's perfect :)
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Quote mccoyed Replybullet Posted: 05 April 2017 at 11:28am
Can anyone who's used both Piskel and Aseprite comment on how they compare? I haven't really been able to find useful comparison information but I am considering buying Aseprite.
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Quote showtime Replybullet Posted: 07 April 2017 at 10:59am
Oh man, I use all kinds of stuff!! I mainly use Photoshop for still, standalone pixel pieces and for figuring out colours since it has great colour manipulation tools, unlike most software I've tried that is geared towards pixel art. For tiles, Pyxel Edit is amazing, although a little buggy. But I'd say definitely worth buying if you are doing any significant amount of tile work.

For animation I'm into Graphics Gale, although I wish its onion skinning was more advanced.

And sometimes I whip out Aseprite JUST to use the rotsprite rotation algorithm to speed things up! Cleaning up is still necessary, but it's soooo much better than standard rotation in anything else I've used.

I've wanted to try out Pro Motion for a while but the UI looks too scary. And I know loads of people swear by Grafx2 but never got past that UI either.
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Quote Frost Replybullet Posted: 07 April 2017 at 2:38pm
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Quote bmkorkut Replybullet Posted: 10 April 2017 at 12:57am
I use Paint.net free, fast, useful, layer support, support of plug-ins.
But not any-good for animation, better in static images.

I started to try Aseprite for animations, looks very good.
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Quote abominable_snowflake Replybullet Posted: 05 May 2017 at 2:16pm
I moved from Photoshop to ASEprite a few years ago and never looked back.
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Quote ndnNinja Replybullet Posted: 18 May 2017 at 3:59pm
I use photoshop for all art things including animation
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Quote lunarhiro Replybullet Posted: 26 June 2017 at 1:11pm
I use Graphics Gale, Pyxel, and Aseprite (depending on what mood I'm in).
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Quote StoneStephenT Replybullet Posted: 26 June 2017 at 5:20pm
I pixelled in Paint Shop Pro for the longest time, then I switched over to GIMP and have worked with that ever since. I havenít made any pixel art in a while, though seeing Graphics Gale go freeware inspired me to check that out. I may switch between the two depending on how I feel about GG once Iíve worked with it more.
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Quote Theoden Replybullet Posted: 14 September 2017 at 2:43am
Aseprite is my favorite by far.
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Quote angelababy526400 Replybullet Posted: 21 September 2017 at 7:08am
I use Aseprite too
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Quote scriblroid Replybullet Posted: 29 September 2017 at 8:25pm
i've stuck with Paint Tool SAI for a couple years now, but that's just because i'm too comfortable with it, lol. photoshop comes in when i need transparency or animation.
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Quote snv Replybullet Posted: 01 October 2017 at 2:58am
I had been using Pixen and GIMP, but since my MacBook Pro was seized by Putin's FSB, I now use cheapest Asus Windows 10 laptop, which is very slows and capable of running only Aseprite. I heard they made GraphicsGale freeware, but  I haven't tried ever, dunno if it is that good. I've used Photoshop too - it is nice, but costs too much, requires high end PC and doesn't have that much of pixelart capability.
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Quote snv Replybullet Posted: 26 October 2017 at 5:29am
Tried grafx2.

Pros:
- A ton of pixelart functionality, missing even from Photoshop, like palette editing and optimization, color cycling, grid tiling, animation, brush preview, layers, different views at the same picture, etc..
- Shortcuts are really short: right-click color picking, `U` for undo, instead of `ctrl-z`, etc...
- Open source, so you can modify it to suit your needs.
- Very fast, compared to GIMP or Photoshop.

Cons:
- Can't open more than two files at time.
- Copy-pasting between images with different palettes doesn't adapt palette very well.
- UI is very cryptic, similarly to Blender.
- No pixel-perfect lines, scaling or rotation.
- No support for loading JPGs, so you can't paint over your sketch.
- You have to compile it from source code, because official release wasn't updated for ages.
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Quote dyp Replybullet Posted: 18 November 2017 at 12:44am
Clip Studio Paint + Graphics Gale
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Quote AlixPix Replybullet Posted: 27 November 2017 at 6:20am
Deluxe Paint 4.5 on Amiga 1200.

Screen mode: 320x256, 64 colours.
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Quote Tenebrae Replybullet Posted: 14 January 2018 at 4:00am
Legendary program, keeping it real!

I'm using Clip Studio and aseprite.
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