8bit Painter 4+

Super Simple! Pixel Art Editor

Takayuki Miyagawa

    • 4.7 • 4.4K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



8bit Painter is a super-easy-to-use pixel art app featured in "Recommended apps" on the App Store in 18 countries. Cumulative 2 million downloads.

8bit Painter is a fun app that anyone can easily draw pixel art.

8bit Painter is a very easy-to-use app that is easy to learn to operate because it is intuitive and focuses on only the minimum functions needed to create pixel art. 8bit Painter focuses on ease of use rather than richness of functionality.

8bit Painter is also ideal for creating NFT art.

[Recommended for this kind of person]
* Pixel art beginner
* Feel free to enjoy pixel art
* Creating Twitter icon
* Designing bead pattern
* Designing Cross-stitch pattern
* Creating player skins for games
* Creating NFT art

[9 different canvas sizes are available]
* 16 x 16
* 24 x 24
* 32 x 32
* 48 x 48
* 64 x 64
* 96 x 96
* 128 x 128
* 160 x 160
* 192 x 192

[Convert your favorite images into pixel art]
Import your favorite photos and easily convert them into pixel art.

[Maximum of 480 artworks can be created]
The default value for the number of artworks that can be created is 30. Purchasing the "Ad Remover" increases the number of artworks you can create to 480. Or increase the number of artworks that can be created by watching video ads to 480.

[Freely create and save 48 colors]
Create your own colors and save up to 48 colors in the "User Color Palette". The "Preset Color Palette" of 96 colors is also useful.

[Output transparent PNG image]
Choose from three output image sizes. The image file format is PNG, and transparent PNG is supported.

[Hide all ads]
When you purchase "Ad Remover," all ads will be hidden. It also increases the number of artworks you can create to 480.

Once you have purchased the "Ad Remover", you can restore its functionality when you reinstall the app, even if you delete the app, so there is no need to purchase it again.

[Earn rewards for watching video ads]
Increase the number of artworks you can create after viewing a video ads. For each video ads viewed, the number of artworks you can create will be increased by 5. The number of artworks will increase to a maximum of 480.

What’s New

Version 2.5.4

[Ver.2.5.4 New Features]
* Export artwork with grid

Select whether to show or hide the grid when exporting the artwork on the “Share & Export screen”. When exporting an artwork with the grid displayed, the image size will be L size only.

In addition, a bug that occurred when importing some images to a canvas has been fixed.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
4.4K Ratings

4.4K Ratings

mollyplanet ,

This app is so good!!!!!!!!

The reason I’m saying this app is so good, fun, and entertaining is because, you can paint with different pixels, TONS of options and you can import the image and kaboom! The image is in the pixel art create board. I want to say that can you make a function that can duplicate the image to another space, thank you.

Also this is very cool, the designs are very basic but i don’t know why is there a ad-receiver. It’s very uh.. I can say strange because ppl don’t really like to watch ads. And because of this amazing and wonderful app i am very creative at art now! My drawing skills have improved a lot through the weeks, thanks to this app! my mom thinks I'm a good drawer too. I have been drawing some basic stuff, I believe I will draw better and better in the future.

I will soon be a pixel art master, I’m so happy!!!!!!!! Also I’ll rate this app 5 stars!


The Real Pros and Cons after 3 Years of Using 8 Bit Painter

I’ve been using this application since 2019 to make draft retro characters on the go that I later animate in Aseprite on pc.


Anyone can pick up this app and start making Pixel Art and not get caught up in the pitfalls of canvas size or color palettes. They have a few of the most common canvas sizes that give you access to the ability to make a variety of varying detailed work. Their are no complicated UI or Tools to learn and no tutorial needed and for this I commend you!


You will waste A LOT of time watching ads!
Literally the only benefit to purchasing their upgrade is 120 free canvas. (12 minutes off of total ads to fill canvases) Even if you upgrade you still have to watch a 30 second ad to add 5 canvases to a max of 480 at the moment, and you still have to watch an ad to export canvases. This means if you fill all your canvas your gonna spend over half an hour solving poorly design puzzles.

In my opinion this is how they earn the majority of their money so they are unlikely to bring future benefits to people who purchase the upgrade in the form of unlimited canvases, but pray to the gods of the dev team non the less.

I personally regret purchasing the upgrade because it literally provides almost no benefit. Because of this I cannot in good conscious get this app a five star rating yet…

Kayōbi ,

Excellent App, Only a Few Critiques

I’ve been wanting to get into pixel art for a long time, so I went looking for a decent app. After trying out many, this one definitely took the cake with its many features. The zoom/move option usually is fluid and easily accessible. Although it’d be nice to have a crop option, there being various sizes to choose from is pretty cool. Also, being able to duplicate your projects is awesome. I’d kinda want to be able to name my canvases, but that’s a minor complaint. I’m not really used to writing reviews, but this app outshined all the others so much that I felt inclined to.

App Privacy

The developer, Takayuki Miyagawa, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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