Sunday, June 21, 2009

GraphicsGale, Awesome free sprite editor




The Internet has once again shown me a cool free software product. GraphicsGale is a really nice piece of software to let you edit pixels easily, very useful for DS homebrew, Android, etc.

It's got all the basics: a palette editor, a pen tool for drawing individual pixels, a bucket fill, selections, cut/paste, rectangles and ellipses, and text input. It also has layers, frames, and such for making more involved images. Animated gifs and icon files are only available for the paid version (1995 yen = about $21). But the free version has all the features I need at least. It's much quicker and simpler than using GIMP or Photoshop for such tasks.

I still gotta get used to using layers for everything though. Since I've been an MS Paint user for a long time, remembering to use layers takes some getting used to.

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