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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ProMotion is better..
by _df_ on Tue 26th Jul 2005 12:47 UTC
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2005-07-06

obviously they have never used Pro Motion (http://www.cosmigo.com/promotion/index.php).

A lot of game design houses use this.

it also has a much better feature set than pixen...

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RE: ProMotion is better..
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 26th Jul 2005 16:53 in reply to "ProMotion is better.."
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2005-06-29

it also has a much better feature set than pixen...

Nonsense, it does just about the same that Pixen does. However, Pixen is free in every sense of the word (MIT, so truly free), while ProMotion costs a staggering $78.

And to all the people saying that GIMP or Photoshop or whatever is better: get a deal on what Pixelart is. Pixelart is where you draw an entire picture pixel by pixel. This means that creating a 64x64 icon can take up to hours and sometimes days to complete and perfectionate (is that a word?), especially when trying to recreate proper shadows, depth perception and realistic lighting conditions. Especially round objects are a pain in the ass to do, but I've mastered to make pixel-per-pixel gradients by now.

Anyway, GIMP and co are useless when it comes to Pixelart. Like I said, it's like cutting bread with a chainsaw.

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RE[2]: ProMotion is better..
by on Tue 26th Jul 2005 19:17 in reply to "RE: ProMotion is better.."
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> take up to hours and sometimes days to complete and perfectionate (is that a word?)

not a word, should be:
"take days to perfect"

perfect can be used as a verb,

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RE[2]: ProMotion is better..
by on Wed 27th Jul 2005 02:55 in reply to "RE: ProMotion is better.."
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"Pixelart is where you draw an entire picture pixel by pixel"

but what stops you from doing this in the gimp or psp? what makes these chainsaws in contrast to your perfect bread cutting tool? i would prefer to learn one app and be able to do everything in it that I need to graphically than to learn a app numerous apps with similar purposes....

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