Sprite Creator is a very powerful and easy to use pixel art drawing app. Create and import sprite sheets, tile maps, or even animated gifs. This app has been designed to be a simple and powerful tool for creating pixel art that doesn't require you to learn an extensive interface with confusing tools.

Editing Tools

- Editable layers that you can use to create a single image or use as animation frames
- Layer alpha sliders to make it easier to get that animation just right
- Animation preview window to make sure your animations look awesome
- Easy to use show/hide buttons for layers
- Save/Load right in the app and export using all your favorite sharing options
- Default color pallets to get you started and the ability to save your own
- RGB and HSB color sliders to find the perfect color
- Create a new project at any size you want
- Optional Inspiration View
- Tap and hold to load an image from your camera roll
- Drag to move
- Double tap to resize
- Preview Window to see your pixel art at a small size
- Tap Preview Window to see your layers animate
- Edit project canvas after creation
- Onion Skin (load image as a background for tracing or drawing over)
- Copy (copies a selected area for the selected layer)
- Copy All (copies a selected area for all layers)
- Paste (pastes whatever you have copied on a layer or even a new project's layer)
- Multiple brush sizes
- Line, Square and Circle drawing tool
- Merge layer into another layer
- Hand Tool to make it easier to zoom and pan your canvas

Exporting Features

- Export as png, gif, or jpg
- Export and scale your pixel art up
- Export animated gifs
- Export sprite sheets and tile maps with full control over number of rows, columns, margin, and spacing.
- Export single image series. All layers become their own image in one easy export.
- Export Background Color (allows you to pick a specific background color for exporting)
- Alpha Layer Export (you can now export while taking in account any alpha settings on your layers)
- Auto cropping option
- Export Settings Auto Save

Importing Features

- Import sprite sheets and tile maps and slice it into editable layers by setting width, height, margin and spacing.
- Import animated gifs. Sprite Creator will turn each frame into an editable layer
- Import png, gif, and jpg right from your camera roll

For more updates and to see Sprite Creator in action check out our Facebook page.

What’s New

Version 1.8.0

Version 1.8.0
Added Preview Window
Added Tap Preview Window to Animate
Added Hand Tool to Make Adjusting Canvas Easier
Made It Easier to Unselect
Fixed Graphic Issues with Selection Tool

Thanks for downloading Sprite Creator and if you run into any issues please email me at

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
163 Ratings

163 Ratings

Supermew100 ,

Amazing! But there’s some kinks

I’ve been using this for over a year now and I adore the new interface (even if I had to battle the muscle memory of the old one) and the app overall but few things that I’ve been thinking about,
First of all there’s what I believe is a nasty bug. This is a problem I’ve only come across after the update, some of my older sprites (which opened fine before) now cannot load and crash the app. This hasn’t happened from any other update so I assume it’s because of the new one. I’m lucky the sprites this happened to I have exports of, but I’m still going to have to recreate them and I’m afraid of this happening to a file I don’t have a export of. It seems random on the sprites it affects, so I have no idea how to prevent it.

2. Opacity: the fact that it doesn’t keep the color when it merges is rather irritating, like I want to make a character underwater so I have a blue color with opacity on it, but when it merges it becomes solid blue meaning I just have to recolor it manually.

3. The files themselves need a better menu, with the amount I’ve made I have to keep scrolling down and back up to find something, I end up saving what I need again just so it’s at the top.

4. Please have a color select, I don’t mean eye dropper obviously, I mean selecting only areas of the sprite with a specific color (I feel like I’m wording this badly,sry), it’d make recoloring so much less of a hassle.

Policemomo ,

Best app. Plz add Transparency Background PLZ!!!

I've tried out several pixel creator apps and I've find this one to be appealing and interesting. However, I do have one gripe and that is when I upload my imported .PNG file, it uploads the transparent background as white background instead of transparent. And the other problem is that when I export the same file, it's background is uploaded as white instead of transparent. And when I loaded the exported file to photoshop, the background is white instead of transparent which it should have been transparent just like how it was saved in photoshop before it was imported to this app.
Please add the transparency option for the image background when importing and allow to save background as transparent instead of white background. Thanks. Other than that, this is by far the best pixel creator out there! So, I'm giving it a 5 star. 👍🏻

Developer Response ,

I am really glad you like the app! As far as transparent backgrounds go the app supports both importing and exporting transparent backgrounds. If you could shoot me an email at I can verify if it is something odd with the image or you are doing something unexpected.

Anonymous elf man ,

good app but exporting needs work

when i draw something in the app it looks great and easy to use. but exporting it looks weird and asks you to save at a larger size x1 x2 x3 but the size needs to stay the 32x32 and there is no indication in pixels how big the export will be . its important that it export exact. If I export at x1 it comes out a blurry mess unless sqved to email and its not real friendly saved in camera roll.

It could use some exporting instruction or something.

I am trying out other export options and noticed some improvement using email, but the other issue remains the background is white even though i set it to clear.

Developer Response ,

Sorry the export appears confusing. The blurry is a misunderstanding on your part though. When you export at 1x the image is exactly the size you made it 32x32 pixels. If you view it in your camera roll it will appear blurry because it is scaling the image up. The camera roll doesn’t use the nearest neighbor algorithm for viewing. If you send it as an email or iMessage you see it is very tiny and super clear. Remember it is pixel art and as such is super tiny. If you want to have the pixelated look and view it in a large image use the scale tool. Hopefully that clears things up for you and now that you understand you find it more enjoyable. If you run into any concerns feel free to email me. My contact info is in the app. *updated response* If you want a clear background you need to save as png. Gif and jpeg are not transparent.


Skyler Lauren
11.2 MB

Requires iOS 11.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
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