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Pixen

Version 5.0.1

Pixel art editor.

4.5
Based on 19 user ratesRead reviews & comments
$14.99
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Pixen overview

Pixen is a professional pixel art editor designed for working with low-resolution raster art, such as those 8-bit sprites found in old-school video games. With features like a unique color palette system, patterns, layers, and high-zoom support, Pixen packs all the tools pixel artists need in an intuitive, Mac-native interface. Pixen also makes creating frame-by-frame animations fun and easy.

What’s new in version 5.0.1

Updated on Sep 04 2022

  • Crash fix

Information

License

Shareware

Size

8.4 MB

Developer’s website

https://pixenapp.com

Downloads

76862

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • macOS 12.0.0 or later
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RogerKatz
RogerKatz
Apr 24 2022
4.1.5
0.0
Apr 24 2022
0.0
Version: 4.1.5
The current version at the Mac App Store is 4.1.6
Beamy
Beamy
Feb 8 2021
4.1.3
0.0
Feb 8 2021
0.0
Version: 4.1.3
On the Macupdate page you can read "Free • Absolutely Free", well that is not correct. On the MacAppStore and on the Pixen website the program costs $ 10. That is not really the definition of "free". I have not found a test or demo version of Pixen. What about "try before you buy" ? The pixel paint program PikoPixel is really free !
Digitalvanilla
Digitalvanilla
Jan 5 2016
3.8.1
0.5
Jan 5 2016
0.5
Version: 3.8.1
Keep crashing and I cannot open any animate gif file at all.
DonkeyKong
DonkeyKong
Sep 16 2012
3.5.7b3
5.0
Sep 16 2012
5.0
Version: 3.5.7b3
I like Pixelmator a lot but if you need to edit small pictures this is much better imo Very easy for pixel perfection. Both essential graphics apps!
idyll
idyll
Aug 10 2012
3.5.6b3
5.0
Aug 10 2012
5.0
Version: 3.5.6b3
Versions after 3.5.3 no longer work with Mac OS X 10.6. The developer only provides links to the latest version, but this is no good for those of us still using Snow Leopard. To MacUpdate and/or the developer: Please provide a link to Pixen 3.5.3!
Macatak
Macatak
Aug 4 2012
3.5.6b1
0.0
Aug 4 2012
0.0
Version: 3.5.6b1
Cool app. From free to $10 is a steep value judgement. I'd bet the developer would convert a lot more users to buyers (supporters!) at half that price, if only to access the convenience of managing the app via MAS. Just a thought.
Wio76
Wio76
Jul 31 2012
3.5.3
0.0
Jul 31 2012
0.0
Version: 3.5.3
The price is now 7 €! It's not free anymore
Grug
Grug
Jun 1 2012
3.5
5.0
Jun 1 2012
5.0
Version: 3.5
Nice Pixen is back. For me the better mac Pixel editor.
Penguirl
Penguirl
Jun 1 2012
3.5
0.0
Jun 1 2012
0.0
Version: 3.5
Stupid App Store thinks that 3.5b8 is a newer version than 3.5.
hced
hced
Apr 30 2012
3.5b6
5.0
Apr 30 2012
5.0
Version: 3.5b6
While Pixen is great and all, I'd like to recommend another free, opensource pixel editor, called aseprite. I'm posting it here since there's no entry for aseprite on MacUpdate. To Pixen developer(s), I don't mean to draw attention away from Pixen (which is getting better and better!), but it's good to have many choices. http://aseprite.org/
Joe-Shoemaker
Joe-Shoemaker
Apr 19 2012
3.5b5
0.0
Apr 19 2012
0.0
Version: 3.5b5
I really enjoy this program. It is easy to use, and I use it for all sorts of stuff. I am having a problem, however. I am trying to make an animation that is 32 frames long (5 pixels wide, 1 pixel tall). When saving it as a GIF, it will say "Exporting GIF... (31 of 32)" forever. Sometimes I have to force quit pixen in order to try again. I can, however, use the pixen format for the animation, but that is no use since I can't use the animation for anything then. Can pixen only save a maximum amount of frames in a GIF?
hced
hced
Jan 29 2012
3.5b3
5.0
Jan 29 2012
5.0
Version: 3.5b3
The world's greatest program, with the world's greatest operational glitches. I have great hopes for some promising future in this app, though, since there's some fresh activity in the project's github repository. Anyone feeling emotional about this app's history, torpid development, contrasted by its great potentials and the fact that it's now moving forward again, should get involved by helping the developer reporting bugs and whatnot on github, really. I'm holding my review until it's out of beta or stable enough to use prime time.
Fromage-Head
Fromage-Head
Jan 23 2012
3.5b3
0.0
Jan 23 2012
0.0
Version: 3.5b3
Wow… entering pixels width by hands. No layers reordering. Arrow cursor for drawing ? Quite disappointing.
Teak42
Teak42
Dec 17 2011
3.1b2
5.0
Dec 17 2011
5.0
Version: 3.1b2
This version of Pixen is old, outdated and somewhat unstable. The original Pixen developers no longer update it. However, it has been released as open source and now lives on as an open source project on github. Here is the link to the open source, more stable, updated vision: https://github.com/philippec/Pixen
avv3lenato
avv3lenato
Sep 4 2009
3.1b2
0.0
Sep 4 2009
0.0
Version: 3.1b2
The last update make Pixen Snow Leopard compatible but remove the ability to move/copy/drag the cel from the upper film strip. Now it is impossible to do even the simplest operation... as drag a cel back and forward. I found three more bugs... Just for your information: Hi CPU usage when idle, “Export to image sequence…” not working anymore (ex. BMP export) and “Save as Gif” export only one layer of a layered animation sequence (it's an old bug; you have to manually merge all layers and then export) Hope this will help you guys ;-)
Trenti
Trenti
Sep 2 2009
3.1b2
0.0
Sep 2 2009
0.0
Version: 3.1b2
A great,great program,very helpful. Only thing: On Snow Leopard it can't save images as *.ico and *.jpg. Any hints for that?
avv3lenato
avv3lenato
Aug 27 2009
3.1b
0.0
Aug 27 2009
0.0
Version: 3.1b
Do not work in Snow Leopard!!! Please HELP!!!
Tenkerasu
Tenkerasu
May 26 2008
3.1b
0.0
May 26 2008
0.0
Version: 3.1b
Okay, this is REALLY bad: I had just figured out how to do my very own .gif animation in Pixen, and I created a character blinking. I fiddled with the sizes, the length, and what-have-you on the frames, and I saved it, closed it, thought I was done. I uploaded it onto deviantART. I opened it again to change the size to make it my avatar for that website, and it not only kept closing on me, I couldn't touch anything I tried to work on, I couldn't resave it, because it would close, and then on something like the third time I reopened it, it completely deleted my .gifs. ALL OF THEM. I had like ten! You're lucky I had them backed up! I reopened them, AGAIN, and it just kept closing on me. What the hell. I have barely used this product, I mean, just for messing around making little tiny gifs that are way under 100 kbs, and it hates me. I deleted it because the program itself was taking up too much space on my HD. Thanks a LOT, guys. You seriously owe me one. -An unhappy customer, TenKarasu
Toten-Maske
Toten-Maske
Mar 8 2008
3.1b
0.0
Mar 8 2008
0.0
Version: 3.1b
I was going to happily download Pixen, but it seems that their site has been infected with an HTML:Iframe worm according to the virus scanner at work (which I was going to download and burn the software to a disc for my Mac Pro). Can't seem to contact Open Sword about the issue with their site.
avv3lenato
avv3lenato
Nov 6 2007
3.0
0.0
Nov 6 2007
0.0
Version: 3.0
Solution: Use 3.1b Link: http://opensword.org/Unstable/?p=./Pixen/
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