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Pixely is the easiest way to make amazing pixel art.

"This is the best, and easiest to use pixel art app on the iPad. The UI is clean, the canvas is clear. This is the app I've been looking for." ~ John the artist, US App Store

"Perfect for everything I use it for. Money very well spent." ~ Chase game, UK App Store

"I'm super happy with this application so far. I've been playing around with some others but this one has the most features geared towards making pixel art that I need! The onion skin is terrific for making sprites for my game while I sit away from my computer. Keep up the fantastic work!" ~ WSDragon, Canada App Store

A feature-rich and friendly pixel art and pixel-level image editor made for everyone from the dabbling game art fan to the experienced artist, and anyone in between!

-- A Flexible Workspace --
• Edit huge canvases up 1024x1024 on iPad 2/Mini, 2048x2048 for iPad 3/Mini 2 and up, and 4096x4096 on iPad Pro 10.5/12.9
• Adjustable canvas sizes let you dynamically increase or decrease the number of columns and rows, with or without scaling. Unlike other editors, scaling up linearly (2x, 3x, etc.) will not distort your colors
• Bookmark up to 40 colors per canvas (50 on iPad Pro 10.5, 75 on iPad Pro 12.9) and create reusable palettes of up to 272 colors
• Helpful descriptions are available for every button and screen
• Undo/redo per canvas, 1x-120x zooming, show/hide outlines, flip, rotate, and more!
• Use Pixely's Art Viewer for quick and accurate enlarged or tiled previews, with care taken to scale art proportionally, preventing distortion and unwanted color changes
• Use your canvases as layers or animation frames, each with their own opacity/alpha. Making layered art and animated GIFs has never been easier!
• But wait... there's also Apple Pencil support, onion skinning, mirrored UI mode, custom app tinting, and still more...

-- Highly Portable Artwork --
• Load and save art files, which include bookmarked colors, with support for folders. You can also preview your files as thumbnails before you load them
• All canvases are auto-saved when switching apps, even the ones you haven't saved yet
• Import images captured from your camera or from Photos
• Paste images that have been copied from other apps, such as Safari
• Import animated image types as frames and export them back out as GIFs
• Export artwork to your app files, Dropbox, photos, email, Facebook, and Twitter
• Load, save, and export multiple canvases at once

-- Create & Curate Colors --
• Pixely supports every color in the 16 million, 24-bit color spectrum with opacity
• Start simple… select your colors from 234 evenly spread presets
• Go pro… edit any RGB/HSB color using sliders and brightness toggles
• Stay consistent… create palettes of up to 272 colors that you can load, save, and share
• Import colors to get the exact shades that inspire you. Too many shades? Pixely will import a smart subset of them
• Quickly transfer colors from a palette to a canvas's bookmarks
• Game Devs: Easily create a retro 8-bit or 16-bit effect by color-reducing canvases to only use colors from your palettes!

-- A Dynamic Toolset --
• Flexible drawing modes allow you to create art using variable-width pencil, 8-directional line, rectangle, and fill tools, all with optional symmetry
• Select, copy, and paste pixels on any canvas with easy previewing. Pasting is powerful in Pixely -- use copied pixel data like a brush to quickly replicate selected pixels, or easily create patterns for dithering effects
• Replace Color: Change all pixels of one color to another color
• Shading (Burn/Dodge): Add or remove color shading linearly or randomly
• Shift: Easily reposition the art on your canvas without copy-pasting
• Eyedropper: Change the current color by selecting one from a pixel

We love using Pixely and want you to enjoy it as much as we do. Please recommend any features or report bugs to feedback@pixely.info, on Facebook, or @PixelyApp on Twitter.

What's New

Version 9.0

Hi, Pixel Artists! In this update you'll find...

• Improved Selecting, Copying, and Pasting!
- You can now change the color of a selection of pixels, instead of all pixels having a particular color.
- Copied pixels are now shown in the edit menu.
- One of the most requested features is now available: you can now preview pastes before they happen -- long press to see a preview of how pasting your copied pixels will look and then tap to put those pixels in place.
- Another highly requested feature, you can now use your copied pixels to paste multiple times without having to go back into the edit menu.
• Pixely now has a Palette & Bookmark Sync Tool! You can now manage your palette and bookmarks at the same time, which includes copying all colors from one source to the other with a single tap.
• Lots of visual improvements, small and large, including support for iPad Pro 10.5".
• iOS 11 Compatibility
• General memory and performance enhancements, along with plenty of bug fixes.

After almost four years, we still love using Pixely and hope you do, too! Questions or comments? Let us know by dropping us a line using the feedback feature in-app.

Customer Reviews

Great little app, But...


Love the app but i have one issue... I keep trying to draw a line but you have to press each pixel individually. Is it possible to add a toggle to allow the painting of multiple pixels in one go? I still would like to set to only one pixel at a time though for precision work. Keep the updates rolling in! Thanks in advance.



Fits any needs in pixel art the perfect balance between easy and powerful

Well done

Chase game

Absolute genius. Perfect for everything I use it for. Money very well spent. Well done Mark, you are a legend. This tool has helped me so much and all of my game art is used by this app.defo recommend.


Mark Marchione
8.3 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Mark Marchione


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