Sprite Something is a drawing, animation and tilemap application for pixel artists and game developers. Draw multiple frames individually, then quickly drag and drop frames into an animation, or use your frames to draw tilemaps for your game levels. Export your creations to PNG, animated GIF's and CSV files (tilemaps).

For documentation, visit to download the Sprite Something Manual.

Sprite Something is also now available on the Mac App Store.

- create spritesheets / tiles for use in games
- edit frames individually and conveniently
- multiple layers for drawing (spritesheets only)
- animation: drag and drop animation frames
- tilemaps: draw using frames to create large maps
- iCloud: sync spritesheets, tilemaps, palettes across all your devices
- Dropbox: Import/Export files quickly and easily to/from your Dropbox account
- Photo Library: Import/Export spritesheets to/from your Photo Library
- GIF export: save and email gif previews of your animation
- Autosave
- HSB/RGB color select
- Recent colors list
- scalable preview to see your pixel work at multiple sizes
- onion skinning for easy tracing or cloning frames
- place photos from your library behind editing area
- add custom GIMP color palettes, or create palettes from your drawings
- assignable three and four finger swipe gestures (changeable in Settings)
- add new or save out your drawings through iTunes
- export via email
- export individual frame images
- optimized for Retina display, iOS 5.0+ compatible, landscape and portrait views

- touch and hold to select color when using pencil, line or fill
- touch the onion skin button once for relative frame difference, twice for locked onion skin frame
- when exporting individual frames, limit exported frames by creating a list of comma separated numbers or number ranges (i.e. 1,3,5-8,12)

Learn tools and tips about Sprite Something:

Drawing supports PNG files up to 1024x1024, tilemaps up to 200x200.

Follow @mattfox12 on Twitter for latest news. Sprite Something is also available on the Mac App Store.

What’s New

Version 2.14

This app has been updated by Apple to use the latest Apple signing certificate.

• Merge Layers
• Move All Layers option for Move Tool

• Export to Photo Library exports flattened layers instead of just the current layer
• Animations: Selecting a frame appears correctly centered in iOS 8
• Additional bugfixes

Ratings and Reviews

2.8 out of 5
54 Ratings

54 Ratings

A busy gamer ,

Sprite artists read first.

In fairness, there is a good amount of things that this app does right/well that I wish other apps offered.

It should be mentioned that If you're going to use this app for making sprites and animations FOR ACTUAL GAME USE, then this app is ideal for people on the go.

However .....
-There are some glitchy quirks with the images saving correctly.
-There are some functions and features that are not very clear or intuitive and can become confusing.
-No rescale options and no option to "save as" (alternate picture save)

I would note If you're looking for a sprite app as a drawing outlet to create sprite art then I would suggest you look else where for something that's not as pricey.

Again this app is really more for game design/users, more so than sprite enthusiasts and artists.

JacksonTheGoodKid ,

A little pricier than other sprite apps but...

Current Version review:
It's not letting me open most any files made over 2 weeks ago. It wont show their thumbnail and will load infinitely when I click on the . Please fix this. I'd like to not loose weeks of work.

Normal review:
This is by far the best pixel art app I've seen. I've gone through several other ones, but this one is beats them all. It's simple, easy to use, and making animation is a breeze (assuming you're good at animating).

Most pixel apps feel really hard to make anything other than gimmicky 8-bit looking sprites, but with this app I can easily make much more complex sprites. I love it!

If you're into making pixel art, get this app. My only major request is a way to group sprites into folders.

nickporcino ,

Great for knocking out 8 bit fonts

Sprite Something is great for making fonts, each character occupying one frame of a sheet.

It would be five stars if there was a modern export option, such as integration with Files. I couldn’t get the Dropbox integration to work, and email is clumsy, making it hard to get the sprites into other applications on an iOS device.

Five stars for Files integration :)


Terrible Games
6.6 MB

Requires iOS 5.1.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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