Pixie Studio is a professional pixel sprite and animation editor with tons of features, created by a game industry veteran specifically for pixel art games.
* Paletted *
Palette based pixel editing allows you to easily change a color across all layers and frames of a sprite, and is based on IDs instead of indexed so you can rearrange your palette however you want.
* Multitouch *
A modern multitouch canvas that can be panned, zoomed and rotated at will.
* Alpha *
Full alpha support on layers and per pixel.
* Animation *
Full featured frame based animation. Each sprite file can contain multiple animations, so you can build an entire game character in a single file. Easily scrub through frames by dragging the frame panel.
* Realtime Preview *
Immediately see your pixel and animation changes while you're editing, with a repositionable and resizable preview window.
* Layers *
Every frame can have multiple layers with alpha. Shared and Background layers let you easily animate layers across frames. Image Reference layers for when you want to trace something from your photo library.
* Tiles *
Tile your art on the canvas and paint across seams.
* Pencil *
Pencil support on iPad Pro for perfect palm rejection. In Pencil mode, only the Pencil will draw, while your fingers can still zoom and pan the canvas.
* Universal *
One app supports iPad, iPad Pro, iPhone, and iPhone X with full feature parity across all versions.
* Speed *
Pixie Studio uses Metal to support silky smooth 60FPS. On the new iPad Pros, it supports Promotion at 120FPS.
* Selection *
Select areas and move, flip, copy or paste them.
* Symmetry *
Paint or erase with symmetry in the X or Y axis.
* Export *
Export PNG animation strips for use in game engines, and animated GIFs to show your friends.
* iCloud Drive *
Realtime iCloud Drive syncing of all files, so when you edit on your iPad you will quickly see it on your Mac. Exporting to your computer has never been easier!
* Future *
I want Pixel Edit Pro to be the ultimate pixel editor, and am not stopping here. I am continually adding new features, and listen to any feedback I get.
Quantize imported PNG palettes to max of 256 (To prevent crazy numbers of palette entries on photo import)
Export frames/JSON as a zip file for easier sending
Implemented new file system backend, now has improved file management in preparation for more syncing services
Increased max size of image reference to 1024
Increased max resize value to 1024
Ratings and Reviews
I’m working on creating pixel art and animations for my new game I’m working on and I love this app! I WAS going to use photoshop that I already have on my computer but I love using this cause it’s only $10 (well worth it) and also I can take my work and continue where I left off from my iPad to my phone. Very good app!
Love it but
I just made my first one and I’m very pleased with it. The only issue is that when I tried to select and move something only selection box moved instead of the pixels I drew on the layer. I’m not sure if it’s a bug or if I’m not doing it correctly. Anyway, I still like it enough for a 5 star rating.
Great for Animation
Lots of robust features for spriting make this the best pixel art editor I’ve tried.
I would appreciate the addition of some grid subdivisions so I can more easily find my way around a larger canvas. Some kinds of selection state have some unusual/unexpected behavior.
Overall great tool, highly recommend.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.