OSX Pixel Art Application (like "Sprite Something")?

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by Megadooomer, Jan 14, 2011.

  1. Megadooomer macrumors newbie

    Megadooomer

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    Could someone recommend a very simple pixel/sprite editor for OSX that I could use to draw low-res sprites for games?

    Something like the "Sprite Something" app for iPad? I have tried Photoshop/CS5, but its a real pain to create with and doesn't seem to be able to do very low-res, basic retro/pixel-block design.
     
  2. Mal macrumors 603

    Mal

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    In PhotoShop, have you tried just creating the document with a very low resolution, say like 15ppi, instead of the usual 72? Then you can use the pencil tool to easily just fill in a pixel at a time.

    I apologize though, I don't know of any other programs to do that. I'm sure something exists, though.

    jW
     
  3. AppleMactablet macrumors regular

    AppleMactablet

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    #3
    Pixen-free
    Paintbrush-free
    sketchbook exprees free

    I even got ms paint to work using wine but there's no copy/paste
    and its not an easy install

    Personally I just want ms paint but a mac version :rolleyes:
     
  4. Dagless macrumors Core

    Dagless

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    Photoshop is terrible for pixel art. The right mouse button contextual menu slows things down - though it is great for alpha channels and scaling without filters.

    For pure pixel art I use the art editor in a PC app called MMF2. Other pixel artist buddies used to use Graphics Gale, I believe that used to be the standard.

    Unfortunately these are all PC only. Though I imagine they could be emulated under OSX just fine.
     
  5. tedge macrumors newbie

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  6. fierywater macrumors newbie

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    Aseprite is excellent: http://www.aseprite.org/

    The UI takes a bit of getting used to, but it's quick and powerful.
     

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