Sprite Creator 4+

The Pixel Art Maker

Skyler Lauren

Designed for iPad

    • 4.6 • 308 Ratings
    • $3.99



Sprite Creator is a very powerful and easy to use pixel art drawing app. Create and import sprite sheets, tile maps, or even animated gifs. This app has been designed to be a simple and powerful tool for creating pixel art for games or for fun.

Layer Editing Tools
- Alpha sliders
- Hide option to ignore layer
- Copy
- Merge down

Animation Frame Tools
- Onion skin
- Onion skin alpha sliders
- Live auto looping preview
- Copy

Exporting Features
- png, gif, or jpg
- Animated gifs
- Sprite sheets and tile maps with full control over number of rows, columns, margin, and spacing
- Single image series
- Set Background Color (allows you to pick a specific background color for exporting)
- Up scaling tool (increase the image size while keeping that pixel look)

Importing Features
- Import sprite sheets and tile maps and slice it into editable frames by setting width, height, margin and spacing.
- Import animated gifs
- Import png, gif, and jpg right from your camera roll

Selection Options
- Move
- Flip
- Rotate 90 degrees
- Copy (copies a selected area for the selected layer)
- Copy All (copies a selected area for all layers)
- Paste (pastes whatever you have copied on a layer or even a new project's layer)

Background options
- Checkered
- Color
- Image

Grid Options
- On/Off

Other Features
- Save/Load right in the app
- Create your own customized color palette with unlimited colors
- RGBA and HSBA color sliders to find the perfect color
- Create a new project at any size you want
- Edit project size after creating it
- Optional inspiration view (floating image from your camera roll for inspiration)
- Tap and hold to load an image from your camera roll
- Drag to move
- Double tap to resize
- Preview window to see your pixel art at a small size
- Multiple brush sizes
- Line, Square and Circle drawing tool
- Hand Tool to make it easier to zoom and pan your canvas

For more updates and to see Sprite Creator in action check out our Facebook page.

What’s New

Version 2.0.4

Minor performance enhancements and visual tweaks

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
308 Ratings

308 Ratings

Policemomo ,

Best app. Plz add Transparency Background PLZ!!!

I've tried out several pixel creator apps and I've find this one to be appealing and interesting. However, I do have one gripe and that is when I upload my imported .PNG file, it uploads the transparent background as white background instead of transparent. And the other problem is that when I export the same file, it's background is uploaded as white instead of transparent. And when I loaded the exported file to photoshop, the background is white instead of transparent which it should have been transparent just like how it was saved in photoshop before it was imported to this app.
Please add the transparency option for the image background when importing and allow to save background as transparent instead of white background. Thanks. Other than that, this is by far the best pixel creator out there! So, I'm giving it a 5 star. 👍🏻

Developer Response ,

I am really glad you like the app! As far as transparent backgrounds go the app supports both importing and exporting transparent backgrounds. If you could shoot me an email at skyler@skymistdevelopment.com I can verify if it is something odd with the image or you are doing something unexpected.

Supermew100 ,

Amazing! But there’s some kinks

I’ve been using this for over a year now and I adore the new interface (even if I had to battle the muscle memory of the old one) and the app overall but few things that I’ve been thinking about,
First of all there’s what I believe is a nasty bug. This is a problem I’ve only come across after the update, some of my older sprites (which opened fine before) now cannot load and crash the app. This hasn’t happened from any other update so I assume it’s because of the new one. I’m lucky the sprites this happened to I have exports of, but I’m still going to have to recreate them and I’m afraid of this happening to a file I don’t have a export of. It seems random on the sprites it affects, so I have no idea how to prevent it.

2. Opacity: the fact that it doesn’t keep the color when it merges is rather irritating, like I want to make a character underwater so I have a blue color with opacity on it, but when it merges it becomes solid blue meaning I just have to recolor it manually.

3. The files themselves need a better menu, with the amount I’ve made I have to keep scrolling down and back up to find something, I end up saving what I need again just so it’s at the top.

4. Please have a color select, I don’t mean eye dropper obviously, I mean selecting only areas of the sprite with a specific color (I feel like I’m wording this badly,sry), it’d make recoloring so much less of a hassle.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for the great feedback. It appears there are some new memory limits and really large drawings or ones with lots of layers may fail to load. I found some ways to optimize the loading and the next update may free up enough memory to reopen some of your previous drawing.

GamerSagan55YT ,

Worth the price

This app is definitely worth its price, there’s no ads to distract you, the size multiplier is very useful, the animation is a cool feature that’s easy to use, and it has a way of creating custom colors. There aren’t any bugs, and it’s a great app to use for sprite creation. The only thing I suggest is making a tool that flips your sprite in opposite directions, for example, I was making a sprite turn all the way around, and I made it face the left but, I had to make the one facing right from scratch since there wasn’t any flip tool. But besides that, I love this app 👍🙂

Developer Response ,

Thank you for the kind review. There actually is a flip tool on the layer. All you have to do is select the layer you want and hit the flip button at the bottom of the layer list. It was meant for exactly what you are doing and will flip left and right for you. :)

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