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Pixel Animator: GIF Maker

By Benjamin Xu

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.


Pixel Animator: GIF Maker
With Pixel Animator, you can do more than cool pixel art. Make your sprites moving is just like a piece of cake.
1 Make your pixel art from scratch or based on an existing photo or cartoon.
2 Adjust next GIF frame picture based the previous picture which saves your lots of time.
3 Export your animation as a GIF format which is support by every version of browser no matter on the PC platform or the mobile platform.
4 Edit an existing GIF file.
5 Share your GIF Pixel Animation with your friends.

The Paint Bucket is very useful. You can use it to change the color of a line or change the color of a closed area.
If you think draw Avatar pixel by pixel is boring, you can download the DOODLE FUN. It makes avatars with lots of small parts.

Simple tutorial
To make a GIF with Pixel Animator, you should know 2 simple concepts.
At first you should know what the current button is, the button that is working. The current button is blinking. The color is changing form normal to red and from red to normal repeatedly. The default current button is a pencil. You can change the current button by click the button on the right panel.
The second concept is GIF frame. A GIF animation is made up of many single images, which is called frame. If you click the “add” button, a new frame will be added. If you click the “minus” button, the current frame will be deleted. Pay attention to the color of frame numbers. Red means the frame is added, green means it is the current frame and gray means the frame can be added but not added yet. For the free version of Pixel Animator, you can add as to 10 frames.
Frame rate is the speed of the GIF animation. Large frame rate means quick animation.

More tutorial can be found at:

Key word:
GIF, avatar, bitstrips, animator, pixel art

Make your original GIF animation with fun.

What's New in Version 1.0.5

Fix the purchase bug.


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Customer Reviews

Not what I was expecting...

I saw this and I said, "wow! This looks great!" But, unfortunately, it didn't meet my expectations. But, I will tell you what I think you should fix, because this has huge potential. Number one, smaller brush sizes, please! We need to do more refined work. Or, me, at least. Second, be able to save to camera roll. Or maybe it already can. Idk, j just started using it. Third, friendlier setup. In my opinion, this setup is ugly. Change it is the title screen isn't as bland, and easier to understand controls. And finally, the last flaw- make it so whenever you save, it isn't a copy! Ok, thanks for reading all the way through and I hope you understand. If you made it this far in a pixel animation program, you can work with what you have to make a jewel. K, bye.

Not very good.

Okay, so I'm thinking, 'Wow! This app looks awesome!' At first glance, but it has some MAJOR flaws. So, first of all, there should be a grid for drawing, I can't hardly draw anything with the dumb format you currently have. Second, really? You need to pay to put in your own watermark. That is just unfair. I mean, that's pretty much a copyright law. I can understand the ad thing, but, get real here. Third, the app could use a much better set up. The current is very difficult to use. I accidentally deleted an animation that was actually going GOOD, which is surprising with this thing. And, you should be able to see for yourselves, or you're just that blind. Please make adjustments, but don't make it a super complicated insane thing that nobody can use. And, also, I'm deleting it. I should be able to save MY ART. Talk about stingy.
Thank you,

It's good but there is better that's free

As a ton of people said if you could add zoom, it's really hard to make advanced drawings when you have to place a pixel in a certain place. This is a app that lets you do animations using pixels but it asks for you to pay money when you could just go get a program that allows you to do all the things you do in this app plus so much more. I also can't share anything with friends and I bought everything. I think there is much more work that needs to be done in this app and when it starts getting better I promise that I will give 5 stars. It is a really good app but could use improvement.

Pixel Animator: GIF Maker
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Entertainment
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.0.5
  • Size: 53.4 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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