Pixaki 4 Pro 4+

Pixel art studio

Rizer Creative Ltd

    • 4.1 • 97 Ratings
    • $26.99

iPad Screenshots

Description

Pixaki is the best pixel art app for iPad. It packs a whole load of features into a clean, modern interface, and it works great with Apple Pencil. So now you can make game sprites on the couch, animated backgrounds on your commute, or music videos in the park.

DRAWING
• Pixel perfect painting mode automatically removes double pixels when doing line art.
• Round, square, and matrix dither brushes.
• Line tool, which can be locked to isometric angles.
• Rectangle and ellipse tools.

LAYERS OF ANIMATION
• Layers are shared across the whole project, which means every layer has its own timeline.
• Static image layers for background and foreground elements that are the same on every frame.
• 18 layer blend modes.
• Rename layers.
• Reorder layers and frames by using drag and drop.
• Scrubbable timeline.
• Advanced onion skin options.
• Select multiple layers or frames at once to quickly make bulk adjustments.
• Use high resolution reference layers to pixel over your sketches and photos.

COLOR
• Four color selection modes: a square picker with an infinitely scrolling hue slider, sliders for HSB and RGB, hex code input, and the project palette.
• Eyedropper to sample any color from the canvas.
• Bucket fill, with contiguous or discontiguous options.
• Color replace across the whole project.

SELECTION
• Freehand, rectangular, and color selection.
• Use the active selection as a mask.
• Cut or copy the selected pixels and paste them to any app that supports pasting images.

TRANSFORM
• Move without needing to select. Position the image on or off the canvas without clipping.
• Scale uniformly up and down, or squash and stretch.
• Rotate by any angle.
• Flip horizontally and vertically.

IMPORT & EXPORT
• Import any static image, or a GIF.
• Import and export Aseprite documents (requires iPadOS 13 ore newer).
• Import and export Photoshop documents (PSDs).
• Use magnification when sharing to upscale without the results looking blurry.
• Export as a single image or image sequence as PNG, TIFF, or JPEG-2000.
• Export animated images as GIF or APNG.
• Export QuickTime movies with H264 or HEVC codecs.
• Export as a sprite sheet, with configurable columns.

Screenshot artwork by Genuine Human, waneella, Chelsea Faust, and rachels_ham.

Find out more at pixaki.com.

What’s New

Version 4.5.3

• Fixed the file picker not showing the sidebar on iPadOS 16.2.
• Fixed changing the grid opacity not allowing the new value to be saved as default.
• Fixed the selection state indicator on the palette color picker and grid color picker.
• Fixed issues with changing tool whilst dragging to make a rectangular selection.
• Fixed issues with keyframes.
• Fixed an issue with PSD and Aseprite import with semi-transparent pixels.
• Fixed an issue with leaving the animation on the preview window running when closing a document causing a crash.

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
97 Ratings

97 Ratings

Masha Soodak ,

So much better than Pixaki 3! But some changes aren’t good.

I’m so glad that Pixaki finally has canvas rotation and an actual selection marquee, as well as the ability to rename layers. It’s finally starting to feel like a real tool instead of a bandaid option for pixel artists on the iPad. Pixel perfect line tool! Dither brush! These are awesome additions!

But there’s a change I can’t stand, and it’s the new palette. It’s attached to the new gigantic layer panel, and when you put away the layers you also hide the color palette! Together they take up too much of the workspace for those of us working vertically. You can’t separate even them to even return the palette to its original location under the toolbar.

Also, when you select a color with the sliders, your art darkens! I know it’s cool UI, but you can’t really choose colors for your art if you can’t see what you’re doing.

I love most of the new changes implemented. I’m glad it didn’t cost too much too upgrade, since the original app was fairly pricey. But the interface was one of the best aspects of the previous Pixaki and now that’s been changed for the worse.

Alabaster Saums ,

Great for intermediate and pro

This app is seriously amazing for those who are doing serious professional or hobby pixel work. The UI is similar to procreate, minimal clutter, and just overall intuitive for a quick workflow.
I’m using an Apple Pencil on iPadmini and I am just busting out artworks faster than I ever have.
One feature than I noticed that could use improvement is the animation tools. They aren’t as powerful as aseprite. However, it’s not a huge deal if you’re making static artworks. One other feature that could be added could be the ability to have a windowed, moveable color palette, so I can place it in the same corner as I do when using procreate.
I like being able to export my files as .ase so I can do finishing touches on my desktop.
Overall, I’m very pleased with Pixaki. I never have to use a bloated free pixel art program again! Thanks

fjdishevdydd ,

The best IOS pixel art app, but room for improvement

This app is so close to being the ideal tool for pixel art, even over desktop options like Aseprite, but could use a few interface tweaks that really hold it back from perfection. Would love to see:

- Better support for reference images - Rather than just treat it like an uneditable layer, the ability to push a reference image to a separate window that stayed on top of the layer stack, similar to procreate, would save an absolute ton of time switching to and from reference layers.

- Support for keyboard commands! Let me feel like I’m getting some use out of my fancy magic keyboard!

- Improved/personalized dithering tools - the new dithering brushes introduced in 4 are nice, but I personally use them fairly rarely. What I would really love would be 1: A Dithering fill option, and 2: support for personalized dither patterns. I find myself often going back to old works, cutting a dither pattern out, and pasting it into a new ones. It works because Pixaki supports cut/paste between images, which is nice, but it would be way more elegant if we could save a “bank” of dithers or other patterns that would be accessible across the app.

App Privacy

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

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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Supports

  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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