Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 25th Jul 2005 20:07 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces Yesterday, the Open Sword Group released a beta of Pixen v3. "Pixen is the best program for the pixel artist using Mac OS X. Pixen is specifically for small-scale or pixel art; it shines better there than any other application. Not only that, but Pixen carries no price tag: it's open source under the MIT license and absolutely free." As far as I know, this is the only application of it's kind, with no equivelant on either Mac, Windows or Linux.
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RE[2]: Others?
by StephenBeDoper on Tue 26th Jul 2005 08:36 UTC in reply to "RE: Others?"
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Check Boxedtown. Pixen is designed to do stuff like that, while most other apps (like the one for Windows a few posts above) are more geared towards icons, cursors and animated gifs.

Reading the description and looking at the screenshots, I'm not sure what exactly sets it apart from something like Illustrator. If the differentiating factor is that it's primarily a bitmap editor, then what sets it apart from PhotoShop or Corel's drawing apps?

Boxedtown is nice, but I don't see anything there that I couldn't do in Illustrator.

Also, unless I'm missing something, it looks pretty similar in concept to WonderBrush on BeOS ( http://www.yellowbites.com/wonderbrush.html ).

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