Resolution-Independent Pixel Art Software
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A Whole New Approach to Pixel Art
Pixelmash brings a whole new approach to pixel art by letting you paint or import high-resolution images, then non-destructively pixelize and apply other layer effects to turn it into amazing pixel art. Watch the trailer here or check out a full walkthrough of Pixelmash here.
Pixelmash's Resolution-Independence Lets You Do Really Cool Things...
Like create animations using layer transforms rather than having to paint every frame pixel-by-pixel.
Or make outlines, shading, and dithering easily adjustable by having them applied as layer effects.
Or easily create different resolutions and color variants of the same image.
Or convert photos or other hi-res artwork into pixel art using layer effects and the resolution slider.
Save 30% with the Game Making Bundle
Pixelmash is a pixel art editor that is great for retro-styled 2D game art, and Silo is a focused and lightning-fast 3D modeling app that works hand-in-hand with game engines like Unity and Unreal for 3D games; together they make a great pair to support any game project.

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Silo + Pixelmash, $110

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Example Project Files
One of the best ways to understand how powerful Pixelmash is and how it works is to take a look at some sample project files and mess around with them. Try taking a look at these! Make something great in Pixelmash? Tweet it to @nevercenter with #pixelmash!
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Here's our roadmap of some of the things we plan to implement next:
•Improved help/documentation
•Area selection for copy/paste/delete
•Export/import layer effects presets
•Improved palette support
•Many more layer effects (send us your ideas)
•What else? You tell us!
Recent Version History
1.2.50 (Latest)
  • Added hex color input (click on the RGB label in the color chooser)
  • Added import/export of palettes using png image files
  • Improved palette display to support more colors
  • Added display of current mouse coordinates
  • Fixed resolution bug on hi-dpi displays on Windows
  • Fixed layer dragging bugs
  • Added tools to draw rectangles and circles
  • Holding Shift while rotating in the transform tool snaps to 15 degree rotation increments
  • In all brush tools, holding Shift while in line-drawing mode (accessed via right click) snaps to horizontal, vertical, and 45-degree lines
  • New custom dither pattern option in dither effect
  • New option to position dither patterns relative to layer position
  • New outline-only option in outline effect
  • Improved speed, particularly on retina displays
  • Dragging in image files now prompts for import or open as new document
  • Now use Alt+Shift (rather than just Shift) to temporarily enter erase mode in brush tools
  • Hi-dpi support on Windows has been added
  • Other bug fixes
  • Completely rewritten keyframe-based animation system
  • Easy option for per-frame images on any layer, for hand-drawn frame-by-frame animation
  • New preview window to see your animation running while you work on a frame (also great for 1:1 or 2:1 previews on stills)
  • Animated components are now chosen per-layer rather than per-project
  • Easier access to creating layers at the document’s pixelized resolution
  • Layers now display their native resolution in the layers window
  • New onion skin options for coloring and number of frames
  • Dramatically increased performance when drawing with onion skinning
  • Improved resolution baking options
  • Layers can now have custom pivots by dragging the center handle in the transform tool - using parented layers you can now make fully rigged pixel art characters
  • Added ability to export selected layer only (trimmed to layer bounds)
  • Repeat layer effect added
  • Improved painting speed
  • Color dropper tool now ignores grid lines and other interface elements
  • Added Coloring Style option to Colorize layer effect
  • Additional bug fixes and speed improvements
See Complete Version History
To send us your feedback about Pixelmash, please email us at We'd love to hear about bug reports, feature requests, and any other ideas you have!
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Download Pixelmash
You can try Pixelmash free for 7 days. At any point, you can purchase a license to unlock the time restriction and register the program on your system.

Already own a Pixelmash 1.x license? This download will let you upgrade to the latest version.


System Requirements
  • MacOS 10.12 or newer, 64-bit Intel
  • Windows 7, 8, or 10, 64-bit
  • 1GB RAM, 100 MB hard drive space
Download Pixelmash Beta
This beta version of Pixelmash will work for 30 days without a license. Give it a spin and let us know what you think by using the Send Feedback menu item in the Help menu!


System Requirements
  • MacOS 10.12 or newer, 64-bit Intel
  • Windows 7, 8, or 10, 64-bit
  • 1GB RAM, 100 MB hard drive space