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. Pixi Paint is an open source, donation-optional pixel editor. Our primary focus is on ease of use and simplicity. Pixi Paint is fun for beginners and experts alike to explore limited palette pixel art.
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Chrome OS
      Marionette Studio is an online animation software for beginners and professionals. Animate 2D characters and environments in minutes with no prior skills.
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    2. Pixaki is a powerful pixel art creation app for iPad. It features many of the same features found in desktop apps — such as custom canvas sizes, layers, precise colour selection and customisable palettes — but with a gorgeous multi-touch interface that is just right for iPad.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      JDraw is a pixel oriented graphics editor designed especially for small to medium-sized pictures used to decorate web pages. It is completely written in Java, simple to use and saves (animated) GIFs, ICOs and PNGs.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      AI-based online image editor, convenient and easy to use.
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    3. Sprite Something is a drawing, animation and tilemap application for pixel artists and game developers. Draw multiple frames individually, then quickly drag and drop frames into an animation, or use your frames to draw tilemaps for your game levels.
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    4. Pixel art image editor, created for full keyboard control of image drawing without mouse using. It can be convenient to use it when you place notebook on your knees during travel in public transport (subway, buses, trains).
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    5. Draw 16 x 16 animated pictures. Draw! is a social flavored online pixel art editor.
    6. Make 8-bit art. Transparent background. Screen capture in the app. Uses cookies for saving
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    7. AliveColors is comprehensive graphics and photo editing software for Windows and Mac. It comes in Free, Home, and Pro versions, with differing levels of functionality. Boost your creativity with AliveColors!.
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