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What program people use to pixel now ?

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Printed Date: 20 January 2019 at 4:42am

Topic: What program people use to pixel now ?
Posted By: spookydog21
Subject: What program people use to pixel now ?
Date Posted: 30 December 2016 at 12:52pm
I'm kinda curious about this

Posted By: cycoclash25
Date 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.

Posted By: MadMage
Date 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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Posted By: adscomics
Date 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.

Posted By: mccoyed
Date 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.

Posted By: MHarm
Date 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

Posted By: nikanaut
Date Posted: 05 April 2017 at 7:29am
I use Aseprite too, it's perfect :)

Posted By: mccoyed
Date 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.

Posted By: showtime
Date 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.

Posted By: Frost
Date Posted: 07 April 2017 at 2:38pm

Posted By: bmkorkut
Date Posted: 10 April 2017 at 12:57am
I use 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.

Posted By: abominable_snowflake
Date Posted: 05 May 2017 at 2:16pm
I moved from Photoshop to ASEprite a few years ago and never looked back.

Posted By: ndnNinja
Date Posted: 18 May 2017 at 3:59pm
I use photoshop for all art things including animation

Posted By: lunarhiro
Date Posted: 26 June 2017 at 1:11pm
I use Graphics Gale, Pyxel, and Aseprite (depending on what mood I'm in).

Posted By: StoneStephenT
Date 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.

Posted By: Theoden
Date Posted: 14 September 2017 at 2:43am
Aseprite is my favorite by far.

Posted By: angelababy526400
Date Posted: 21 September 2017 at 7:08am
I use Aseprite too

Posted By: scriblroid
Date 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.

Posted By: snv
Date 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.

Posted By: snv
Date Posted: 26 October 2017 at 5:29am
Tried grafx2.

- 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.

- 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.

Posted By: dyp
Date Posted: 18 November 2017 at 12:44am
Clip Studio Paint + Graphics Gale

Posted By: AlixPix
Date Posted: 27 November 2017 at 6:20am
Deluxe Paint 4.5 on Amiga 1200.

Screen mode: 320x256, 64 colours.

Posted By: Tenebrae
Date Posted: 14 January 2018 at 4:00am
Legendary program, keeping it real!

I'm using Clip Studio and aseprite.

Posted By: vampireslug
Date Posted: 28 February 2018 at 4:50am
I use Windows 7 Paint, with irfanview to set transparency.

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Posted By: CritiqueMyWork
Date Posted: 02 March 2018 at 12:52pm and (mostly) Grafx2. I just wish they uploaded an updated binary, it's been like 3 years without a new release. Why!

I'd like to use aseprite, but something about the interface bugs me.

Posted By: PixelMart
Date Posted: 15 August 2018 at 1:22am
aseprite and photoshop

Posted By: Pikaychu
Date Posted: 23 August 2018 at 9:25am
I use aseprite. I find it very gratifying that there are programs that have been specially programmed for pixel art.

I've also recently read of the tool Pro Motion NG, which looks interesting. Defenitely gonna look up GrafX2 after reading this thread!

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