PixelToy is one of those rare programs that defies easy categorization — it creates unique, vivid special effects which can incorporate animated text, images, sound waves, and more. You can use PixelToy to create still images to composite in an image editor, generate ultra-cool movies for use with video editing software, or just chill out and watch the beautiful, hypnotic patterns react to audio.

Dance clubs and cafes around the world dazzle audiences with PixelToy's live visual effects. What's more, visual artists have added PixelToy to their arsenal of video effects generation software, mixing animations from PixelToy into their creations.

Ratings and Reviews

3.9 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Ben Therdunthat ,

Not sure how to use this

This app does some neat things, but it seems to want to do it’s own thing. If you change a picture, it reverts back to the default picture, even if you tell it not too. I am not at all sure on how to work with this app. I wish it would let you start with a blank canvas and let you add what ever effects you want too. But it does not do that. It wants to do it for you….I guess. Maybe it just takes more time to figure out.

philopod ,


I’ve had this on my machine for a couple years now, and I’ve used it maybe 3 times. It is unusual, for sure, and I keep hoping it will show me something interesting, but so far it has been basically unusable. I guess they call it a toy becuase you kind of pick it up and look at it and press a few buttons and see what it does and then put it down again. It’s useless for applying effects to your own images.

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The developer, LairWare, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple.

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

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