What are the best Pixelesque alternatives?

    Pixelesque is described as 'Pixelsque's goal is to be as simple as possible, while still retaining many powerful features. It works like any standard pixel art editor, with a pen, eraser, and shapes. Pinch zoom and two finger drag can be used to move around the image from anywhere' and is a Image Editor in the Photos & Graphics category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Pixelesque for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Online / Web-based and iPad. The best alternative is GIMP, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Pixelesque are Adobe Photoshop (Paid), Pixlr (Freemium), Pixelmator (Paid) and Glimpse Image Editor (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Aug 28, 2021

    1. Pyxel Edit is a pixel art drawing application especially designed for working with tiles. Place tiles to form a level, edit them directly to see how they all work together, then export your tileset and the level data, and load it into your game.
    2. RealWorld Icon Editor is a complete solution for icon authors offering multiple ways for creating of XP, Vista and Mac icons and for managing icon libraries.
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    3. Pro Motion is a drawing and animation software for Windows designed similar to the famous Amiga Deluxe Paint (DPaint).
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    4. Ashampoo Photo Optimizer 8 enhances your photos at the click of a button! The program fully automatically adjusts colors, contrasts and exposure settings to perfection for individual images or entire collections.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Xfce
      mtPaint is a painting program which Mark Tyler developed from scratch so he could easily create pixel art and manipulate digital photos.


    5. Tilesetter is a tileset generator & map editor tool - Create your whole tileset instantly. Generate complete tilesets from base images. Build and export levels directly to Unity, Godot and GameMaker Studio 2.
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    6. PikoPixel is a free, open-source Mac application for drawing & editing pixel-art images. PikoPixel also runs on other Unix-like platforms (Linux, BSD), using the GNUstep framework.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Android
      Pixly is a complete pixel art editor for Android devices. It excels where all other editors for phones and tablets fall short.
    7. Animations: Create animations and export them as spritesheets or animated GIFs. Tileset: Mockup your tilesets and export them as .png images.

      Discontinued

      Official product page unavailable.

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    8. KIconEdit is a tool designed to help creating icons using the standard color palette.
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