8bit Painter 4+

Super Simple! Pixel Art Editor

Takayuki Miyagawa

    • 4.7 • 3.7K 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 easy to remember because it is narrowed down to intuitive operation methods and the minimum functions necessary for creating pixel art, so you will not get lost in operation. 8bit Painter focuses on ease of use rather than feature richness.

Great for creating NFT art.

[Recommended for people like this]
* 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

[Choose from 9 different canvas sizes]
・16 × 16
・24 × 24
・32 × 32
・48 × 48
・64 × 64
・96 × 96
・128 x 128
・160 x 160
・192 x 192

[Convert your favorite images to pixel art]
You can import your favorite photos into the app and easily convert them to pixel art.

[A maximum of 480 patterns can be created]
The default value for the number of works that can be created is 30.

Purchasing the "Ad Removal Add-on" increases the number of works you can create to 120. You can also increase the number of works you can create by watching "Video Ads" up to 480.

[Create any color and save 48 colors]
Create colors freely and save 48 colors in the "User Color Palette". The "Preset Color Palette" with 96 colors is also useful.

[Output transparent PNG image]
Select the size of the output image from 3 types. The image file format is PNG and supports transparent PNG.

[Hide ads]
You can hide ads by purchasing the "Ad Removal Add-on". In addition, the number of works that can be created will increase to 120.

Once you have purchased the "Ad Removal Add-on", 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 and again.

[Increase the number of works you can create]
Increase the number of works that can be created by watching "Video Ads". Each time you watch a "Video Ads", the number of works you can create will increase by 5. Increase the maximum number of works that can be created to 480.

What’s New

Version 2.5.0

[New Features]
* Canvas can now be zoomed in and out with the "Zoom Slider"
* "Canvas Move Mode" has been added

Tapping the "Canvas Move Button" and turning on the "Canvas Move Mode" allows you to move the canvas by one-finger dragging, which is convenient.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
3.7K Ratings

3.7K Ratings

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.


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…

Ella Kuver ,

Almost there!

I don’t mind the ads because they’re optional. It just exists for extra space for more projects, and it allows the creators to make a little more revenue.
No, I just have a couple issues with the handling.
It makes sense that you draw with one finger, adjust the screen with two. But it doesn’t work perfectly in practice. That could be solved by simply making a different button, one that switches between “draw mode” and “move mode”. I’m scared that I’ll end up making a big streak in the center of my work, and even though there’s an undo button, it’s not a nice feeling to have.
Also, I don’t know how to delete all the example art. Or any of the tests that I did when I first got this.
Again, other than that, it’s perfect!

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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