Design your game art on the move with Pixel Art Pro.

If you are a game artist or just want to create some cool animations to share with your friends - this is the app for you.

With the following features you may find you don't even want to use your desktop art package to create your game art - after all it is easier to draw on a touch screen than it is with a mouse!


- Choose the size of your pixel canvas up to 256 pixel square - (Sizes do not have to be square, for example you could have a character which is 96 pixels high and 64 pixels wide).

- Hide/Show grid lines


- Pinch to zoom
- Drag with TWO fingers to Pan


- Choose from a large colour palette or add your own custom colour with the colour picker. Your custom palette will be stored along with your project


- Freehand (pixel plotting)
- Draw Lines
- Draw Circles
- Flood fill
- Dropper
- Eraser


- Cut or copy regions
- Rotate 90% clockwise or anticlockwise
- Flip horizontally or vertically
- Undo/redo on a per layer basis


- Create, move, delete or copy Frames.
- Create, move, delete layers - (long press to rename).
- Hide/Show layers
- Lock/Unlock layers
- Choose your own background colour for preview.
- Playback animations
- Adjust frame rate


- Import existing tile maps via Photos extension.
- Export as a tile map for your game or as an animated gif.


Icons used by the app were obtained from

Artwork used in the screen shots was obtained from

Many thanks to the artists for the hard work and making it public domain

What's New

Version 1.6

Fixing the colour editor so that it fits iPhone 5 screen better. Also added some conditional build flags so that it will still work on older 9.0 version of iOS but without local notifications or iMessage support.

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5

5 Ratings

5 Ratings

PNG export doesn't export all frames


I don't know why I haven't found this app before. A few suggestions to make this a hit:

Edit: PNG export doesn't export all frames.
Also, add ability to scale canvas with an option to restrain . If it's 64x64, allow scaling up to at least 2048x2048 while retaining pixel integrity and canvas proportions.

- Onion skinning for the frames
- Export to png files (per frame). I like the tile feature too (transparent backgrounds).
- I'd love to use this for game rev for the Hyperpad IOS app.

Great job with the interface and features.
I currently use Piskel, which doesn't work on. mobile devices. Check that app out for ideas for features.

Issue: eraser doesn't erase correctly. When at 64x64 resolution I can't adjust pixel brush size to erase smaller sections?

Great for free

Mr. Shippi , Mississippi

This works great for sketching out sprites.

For a simple animation sprite editor; fast and strait forward.

Developer Response

Thanks for informing about the iPhone 5 ok button on the on colour picker. I've just updated it so that it has less sliders on the screen at once with a selector to choose between RGB or HSV. I've just submitted the new version 1.6, it should be available soon - Cheers, Dan

Great Tool for Sprite and Tile Creation


I've tried a number of pixel editors on IOS and this is by far the best I've come across for making actual production game art.
Interface is simple enough and gets you right to working. The animation tool is fantastic and very easy to use. There aren't a ton of drawing tools to use, just the basics, but what's there works and is easy to use.
Overall, I'd say this might not be best tool for doodling up large pixel art scenes, but for making animated sprites and tiles it's perfect!


Dan Shepherd
20.8 MB
Photo & Video
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2016 Daniel Xavier Shepherd


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