Pyxel Edit


Pyxel Edit is a pixel art drawing application especially designed for working with tiles. Place tiles to form a level, edit them directly to see how they all work together, then export your tileset and the level data, and load it into your game. Tiles can even be flipped and rotated, still being editable and synced. This feature is inspired by the awesome Pixothello and Cosmigo Pro Motion, but taken one step further. It also supports making animations, and exporting them as sprite sheets or animated GIFs. Pyxel Edit is built in Adobe Air and runs on Mac and Windows. (it reportedly also runs well in Linux under Wine)

Tile references with transformations - Draw in one tile and they all update instantly. Tile instances can be rotated and flipped, still referencing the same tile data.

Animations - Make animations easily and export them as sprite sheets or animated GIFs. Onion skinning helps with aligning things between frames.

Tileset importing - Pyxel Edit can import images of tilesets or mockups and identify all the unique tiles automatically, allowing you to edit and rearrange old tilesets or doing edits of mockups easily.

Tilemap exporting - Export your canvas tilemap in XML, JSON or plain text format for super quick game prototyping. You can also repeat the last export operation with a keypress, to quickly re-export for small changes.

Intuitive UI - Designed to feel familiar to other graphics applications, Pyxel Edit is really easy to learn.

Application Details:

Developer: Daniel Kvarfordt

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VersionDescriptionLatest RatingLatest Wine version testedTest resultsComments
Beta 0.22.c PortableFree version (unsupported)Platinum2.17-staging10
Beta 0.4.1Beta 0.4.1, Released August 26th, 2016Platinum3.010
Beta 0.4.2Beta 0.4.2, Released August 29th, 2016Gold3.010
Beta 0.4.3Beta 0.4.3, Released September 26th, 2016Platinum3.010
Beta 0.4.4Beta 0.4.4, Released March 19th, 2017Platinum3.030
Beta 0.4.5Beta 0.4.5 Released November 26th, 2017Platinum3.0.230
Beta 0.4.6Beta 0.4.6, Released May 23rd, 2018Garbage3.0.210
Beta 0.4.7Beta 0.4.7, Released July 13th, 2018Garbage3.0.220
Beta 0.4.8 32-BitBeta 0.4.8, Released July 23rd, 2018Platinum3.0.210
Beta 0.4.8 64-BitBeta 0.4.8, Released July 23rd, 2018Garbage3.0.210