Pixelmash: Turn Photos and High-Res Painting Into Pixel Art
Pixelmash is our resolution-independent Mac/PC software for creating pixel art from photos, sketches, or by painting from scratch in high resolution. Import a photo or sketch, create layers, paint and erase as needed, then adjust the resolution and pixel art effects until you get exactly the look you want. Paint pixel-by-pixel touch-ups or use layer transforms for easy adjustments. You’ll be surprised at how quickly you can turn a mundane object into bright, iconic video game art!
Pixelmash is currently in open beta, so you can start using it right away for free! Download now for Mac or PC.
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About the Beta
We've made Pixelmash available for free in beta form so we can get feedback as we develop it, but we also want to judge overall interest in the project and how much time and resources to devote to it. If you enjoy the beta as it is now and would like to see it developed further, please consider jumping in and purchasing an as-is pre-release license. We're offering this license at a discount to the eventual launch price, and the more purchases we get, the more we’ll invest in Pixelmash!
Pixelmash is currently in open beta, so you can start using it right away for free! Download now for Mac or PC.
download
Help support Pixelmash's development and get a great deal by buying an as-is pre-release license now!
buy now
Beta Feedback
To send us your feedback about Pixelmash, please email us at pixelmash@nevercenter.com. We'd love to hear about bug reports, feature requests, and any other ideas you have!
Version History
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Beta 5 (Latest)
•Added animation panel for animating layer transforms and visibility
•Added export to animated gif
•Added Masked Brush tool to paint only where pixels already exist
•Added Dither effect
•Dramatically improved painting speed
•Made side panel windows resizable
•Bug fixes
Beta 4
•Added transform tool to scale, rotate, and move layers
•Added Import option to bring an image file into your current document
•Added Restrict Color Palette II effect
•Added Remap Color effect
•Added Auto Color effect
•Improved accuracy in pixel sampling
Beta 3
•Fixed transparency bug on export on Windows
•Added Smooth style option for outline effect
Beta 2
•First public release!
Roadmap
Here's our roadmap of some of the things we plan to implement next:
•Layer grouping/nesting
•Selection tools (for easily deleting background elements)
•Export/import layer effects presets
•Custom palettes
•Custom dithering patterns
•Many more layer effects (send us your ideas)
•What else? You tell us!
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System Requirements
  • Mac: OSX 10.9 or newer, Intel CPU (Core 2 Duo or better)*
  • Windows: Vista, Windows 7, or newer
  • 1GB RAM
  • 70MB Hard Drive space