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    Posted by 8 Bit Dreams at 2/17/2015 7:27:00 AM | 0 comments

    Giotto is the free Flash animation package made for you to design, not to code. With Giotto you can relax and focus your imagination on creative concepts, integrating stunning graphics and music into masterpieces of design.

    The latest versions of Adobe® Flash® are moving away from designers. They are becoming more and more oriented towards coders. With the introduction of ActionScript 3, creating a simple action such as button click now requires ten times more coding than before.

    Giotto has full support for ActionScript 2, but we made built-in effect generators that will help you create outstanding effects without any scripting at all. This software is made for you, designers.

    Posted by Squ4re idi0t at 2/14/2015 1:20:00 AM | 0 comments

    ipad only app for making great pixel art.

    Posted by MIERDINSKY at 2/5/2015 12:18:00 PM | 0 comments

    Spanish pixel comic on good manners and treating others with respect. The type of guy any mother would be proud to date her daughter.

    Un ejemplo de buenas maneras. Trata a todos con respeto. El muchacho que cualquier señora quisiera que fecundara a su hija.

    Posted by Retronator at 2/5/2015 11:06:00 AM | 0 comments

    Pixelize is a Safari Browser Extension I made that toggles nearest-neighbour interpolation on images.

    It's useful when using browser's built-in zoom (ctrl+ or cmd+) to enlarge pixel art images. It's very simple: a button in the toolbar allows you to turn nearest-neighbor interpolation on and off.

    Posted by 8 Bit Dreams at 2/3/2015 8:29:00 AM | 0 comments

    What is MSX Resource Center?

    MSX Resource Center is a website about the 8bit MSX computer system, which was introduced by Microsoft and ASCII in 1983. We have an extensive archive of MSX news, an active MSX forum, lots of information in our MSX wiki and a large section of free MSX software.

    As a first time visitor, our MSX wiki might be a great starting point to find out exactly what is MSX, learn how to run MSX sofware on your PC or mobile with MSX emulators and more.

    Posted by TheRaven81 at 2/2/2015 9:12:00 AM | 0 comments
    I found his tutorial on his tumblr blog, and the other link on this site seems to be dead, so I posted this link so you can use it instead.

    Posted by jalonso at 2/1/2015 5:26:00 AM | 0 comments

    Browsers have supported the PNG bitmap format for quite some time. But still, even though PNG files can either be made smaller than GIFs or, alternatively, can contain more colors, lots of Web designers keep using JPEGs and GIFs. In fact, even designers who (for other reasons) don’t care about old browsers still often haven’t made the switch to PNG. Is it just about being stuck with the old ways or is there a good reason not to switch? Sadly, it turns out there is a reason not to switch: gamma “correction” gone wrong.

    Posted by ero at 1/3/2015 8:30:00 AM | 0 comments

    Miss your Mac/Pc? Do you have an Ipad? At bed? Travelling?

    This app its really helpful and awesome.

    Posted by eishiya at 12/25/2014 9:34:00 AM | 0 comments

    A tool to use with BitFontMaker2 that lets you create your pixel fonts in the pixel editor of your choice without having to (re)draw it in BitFontMaker. You load your image, and the tool generates code you can import into BitFontMaker2, which will then turn it into a TTF font for you.

    Posted by eishiya at 12/25/2014 9:29:00 AM | 0 comments

    A pixel font editor that runs in your browser. You can export your font as a TTF. The site also features a gallery of user-created fonts, many of which are available for free use even in commercial projects.

    Posted by Sonnenstein at 12/22/2014 12:36:00 AM | 0 comments

    Make Pixel Art is a game-like drawing environment focused on creating low-res pixelized drawings. AppStore and Chrome Store

    Posted by 8 Bit Dreams at 12/9/2014 8:32:00 AM | 0 comments

    Personal favorite mobile games developer. Maker of Fairune and the upcoming Drancia which has been used as the basis for the popular Slayin. Shares his palettes and his Twitter gives info on his development.

    Posted by 8 Bit Dreams at 12/9/2014 8:26:00 AM | 0 comments

    Great tumblr page dedicated to video game animated gifs, loads of excellent references to look at.

    Posted by 8 Bit Dreams at 12/3/2014 5:39:00 PM | 4 comments

    A similar program to Pyxel Edit. Free trial is available, comes in Window and Mac flavours.

    Posted by jenninexus at 11/19/2014 7:16:00 PM | 0 comments

    Official personal website with examples of my explorations through digital realms, 3D, nature photography, pixel art, Flash animation etc. 

    Posted by sahwar at 10/14/2014 6:13:00 AM | 0 comments

    Description taken from the official website:

    "Beneton Movie GIF is a free animated GIF editor. It is very easy to use and has all the features you need.


    • Supports 48 file formats such as BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, and AVI
    • Multiple frames selecting
    • Drag and drop frames for a quick editing
    • 20 different effects, divided in 2 big categories: normal and animated
    • Supports individual frame properties: delay and transparent for each frame
    • Save and load a batch of frames (frame1.bmp, frame2.bmp, etc.)
    • A complete built-in image editor with many tools (pencil, shapes, airbrush, alpha brush, fill, selection, text)
    • A simple preview window that previews individual frames or the animation with options such as zoom, loop, etc.
    • Language(s): currently only English, but more languages could be supported in future versions.


    It works under Windows 2000, XP, Vista, or 7 (and maybe 8 and 8.1?).

    Posted by sahwar at 10/14/2014 6:05:00 AM | 0 comments

    PaintStar is a freeware graphics/image editor similar to the GIMP and Paint.NET. It has 25 tools, including a pencil tool and a brush tool. Its features also include (for v2.70): gradients, textures, alpha transparency, layers, paths, a zoom with a grid (10%-2000%), TWAIN support for importing images from scanners and digital cameras, a canvas size of up to 5000x5000 pixels, more than 100 filters/effects, as well as a normal and an indexed palette for editing GIFs with a limited number of colors (up to 256). It supports more than 30 image formats and is available for (i.e. works under) Microsoft Windows 95, 98, Me, NT 4.0, 2000, XP and later.

    Posted by Yanrishatum at 10/9/2014 12:03:00 AM | 1 comments

    This Image Specs Tool scan given image, and then shows you a color percentage. It uses same design, as Blueberry Pie's Image Specs Tool, but in addition can highlight colors, so you can see, where exactly it used, and even process animated gifs with per-frame and overall statistics!

    Please note, that this link is only until this tool is installed on PJ.

    Posted by sahwar at 10/2/2014 5:11:00 AM | 0 comments

    PictBear is a pixel art editor with support for a palette, layers and brushes. It's available as freeware and supports English and Japanese. It's similar to Paint.NET.

    Posted by megachrono at 9/28/2014 9:11:00 PM | 0 comments

    An arcade font database and tool to make text images with them.

    Posted by sahwar at 9/28/2014 12:19:00 PM | 0 comments

    Game Develop (GDevelop) is a full featured, open source game development software, allowing to create HTML5 and native games (i.e. Linux or Windows executables) without needing any knowledge in a specific programming language. All the game logic is made thanks to an intuitive and powerful event based system.
    It's similar to Scirra Construct v1/v2, but it's complete open source.

    Posted by Blastbit Team at 9/8/2014 12:32:00 AM | 0 comments

    Subscribe to our twitter) There you will find more pictures and news about our games)

    Posted by TheInternetsGirlfriend at 9/5/2014 2:50:00 PM | 0 comments

    I find it incredibly helpful to have a 100% view on the left and then a zoomed in version to work on and here is how:) 

    Posted by TheInternetsGirlfriend at 9/2/2014 2:53:00 PM | 0 comments

    Life drawing models that I have found really helpful for practising anatomy  

    Posted by FakeBart at 7/26/2014 9:00:00 AM | 0 comments

    Faketown is an avatar based chat environment for pixel artists. Upload art, videos and photos to a personalized scene and chat with other creators via pixel-perfect avatar sprites!

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