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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• Move without needing to select. Position the image on or off the canvas without clipping.
• Scale uniformly up and down, or squash and stretch.
• Flip horizontally and vertically.
Rotate by 90º.
IMPORT & EXPORT
• Import any static image, a GIF, or a Photoshop Document.
• 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.
• Export as a Photoshop Document (PSD).
Screenshot artwork by Genuine Human, waneella, Chelsea Faust, and rachels_ham.
Find out more at pixaki.com.
• Fixes for PSD export.
• Fixed an issue with the dither brush causing the dither pattern to appear on bucket filled areas.
• Fixed an issue with the move tool action bar being disabled when it shouldn’t be.
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Not bad, but things are missing
It’s fun to use and it feels like a good foundation, but—especially considering the price—I think some key features are missing (or I just can’t find):
* Indexed colors / ability to change a color globally
* Ability to create a gradient range based on two colors
* Layer grouping
* Ability to select multiple layers (say, to move multiple layers together)
* Layer masks
* Blend modes on layers (multiple, exclude, etc)
* Rotate selection
* Select from layer/selection wand
* Invert selection
And as far as bugs, the biggest I’ve found (or, again, just really don’t understand the UI):
* Sometimes you can resize, sometimes you can’t.
* Sometimes it’ll let you use the sub tools (like flip or align selected) sometimes you can’t.
It could also use some kind of documentation.
Animation is improved
5 stars and worth the $8 just for being able to flip between frames and keep working on the same layer. In Pixaki 3, you had to reset the the layer every time. Frame behavior is also more comfortable. This makes it more like Aseprite for iPad for me, in a really good way.
My only suggestion would be to add a gesture for changing frames, such as dragging with several fingers on the canvas.
Very fine app. Appreciate the constant updates.
Great with Minor Inconveniences
Zoom options are lacking (no permanent preview panel and no way to quickly set a specific zoom level other than pinching). I wish there were more zoom shortcuts beside pinch gestures.
Also disabling canvas rotation is buggy, it sometimes still rotates.
Developer Response ,
Hi, thanks for your review. I’ll look into adding a preview panel, it would definitely be a nice addition. As for quickly setting the zoom level, this is currently possible, although it’s a bit hidden away. If you hold down the magnifying glass with the equals symbol in it on the top right, you can preview the canvas at a set zoom level. By default this is 100%, but you can change this by pinching to zoom the canvas while holding down the zoom preview button.
Thanks for that bug report too — I’ll try to get that fixed soon.
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- Rizer Creative Ltd
- 24.9 MB
- Graphics & Design
- Requires iPadOS 11.0 or later.
- Age Rating
- © 2021 Rizer Creative Ltd
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