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

Version 1.0.6

1 Add zoom function via multi-touch
2 frame limit can be unlocked by watching rewarded AD.
3 Add color wheel
4 Add Pixel perfect line mode.

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
609 Ratings
609 Ratings

Works! Not super user friendly, though

This app is pretty great and gets the job done!

Buuttt... it could certainly improve!

it could help a lot to add a color wheel so users can choose their own colors instead of pick from a list of pre set ones! I have a lot of beige and dark brown characters that I’d love to make animated pieces of on here, but I’m limited by the available options.

It also wouldn’t hurt to add a zooming option! It’s really frustrating to use without one.

Also, the exporting and saving options are in broken english and confusing, not very user friendly and hard to understand.

It could be helpful to add center guidelines as well as add a more true to life grid to the workspace! It’s very difficult to figure out where the center is without counting pixel by pixel

I’d recommend making said grid/guidelines a toggle-able option as they probably wouldn’t be very easy on the eyes after a while.

the shape tool doesn’t seem to be affected by the undo/back arrow? Since it’s such a large amount of pixels, it’s a pain to manually erase, so you might want to look into fixing that!

Aaand a tutorial when you first use the app would help new users to figure out what function does what!

Lastly, a mirroring function would be phenomenal!! It’d be so much easier to make shapes that are the exact same on each side.

All in all, it’s a good app! But it could be so much better with a bit more work!

Developer Response

Hi, the issues you mentioned have already been fixed in 1.0.6 update.


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,


Benjamin Xu
74.1 MB
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2015, Giantland
In-App Purchases
  1. Full version $3.99
  2. Remove Frame Limit $1.99
  3. Unlock Limited Tool $1.99


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