Pixen Alternatives

    Pixen is described as 'pixel art editor designed for working with low-resolution raster art, such as those 8-bit sprites found in old-school video games' and is an app in the Photos & Graphics category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Pixen for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Online / Web-based and Android. The best alternative is GIMP, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Pixen are Paint.NET (Free Personal), Microsoft Paint (Free), Glimpse Image Editor (Free, Open Source) and Aseprite (Freemium, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jun 6, 2021

    1. GIMP is a free program for such photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. Essentially it's the closest thing to Photoshop you can get for free.
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      Most users think GIMP is a great alternative to Pixen.
    2. Paint.net is a free and very capable image editing software for Windows. Great alternative to Photoshop for people that do not need all the stuff PS offers.


    3. Paint (formerly Paintbrush) is a simple, ultra-basic graphics painting program that is included with almost all versions of Microsoft Windows. It opens and saves files as Windows bitmap (24-bit, 256 color, 16 color, and monochrome, all with the .

      Discontinued

      Microsoft announced that Paint is officially deprecated with the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. Anyway last version of the program will still be usable in Windows 10.

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      There's no animation tools in Paint.NET.
      Negative comment over 5 years ago

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    4. Glimpse is an open source image editor based on the GNU Image Manipulation Program. The goal is to experiment with new ideas and expand the use of free software.

      Discontinued

      The Glimpse editor has been discontinued

      Source: https://glimpse-editor.org/posts/a-project-on-hiatus/

    5. Aseprite (previously ASE, aka Allegro Sprite Editor) is a program to create animated sprites & pixel art. Sprites are little images that can be used in your website or in a video game.
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      Most users think Aseprite is a great alternative to Pixen.


    6. FireAlpaca is the image editor that can be used readily and easily. We made it possible to provide the completely free download, in order for our products to be experienced by more users from all over the world. It is available for both Mac and Windows users!
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      Pixelorama is a free and open source sprite editor, ideal for pixel art. In this page you'll be learning about the latest added features, as well as its features in general. It's made with Godot Engine, using GDScript.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
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      GrafX2 is a bitmap paint program inspired by the Amiga programs Deluxe Paint and Brilliance.
    7. Animation graphic editor easy to use - Powerful tool for spriting and pixel art.
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    8. Pixelitor is a cross-platform raster graphics editor written in Java. It supports image filters, drawing, layers, multiple undo, etc. Currently its main strength lies in the more than 70 image filters and color adjustments, some of which are unique. Features: - Layers.
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