Pixelorama 2D Sprite Editor v0.6 Adds Support For Color Palettes, Multiple Themes

Pixelorama 2D sprite editor

Pixelorama, a free and open source 2D sprite editor, has been updated to version 0.6. In this release, the application got support for color palettes, multiple themes, image editing tools like color invert or desaturation, and more.

Pixelorama is a fairly new sprite editor made with the Godot Engine (a cross-platform, free and open source 2D and 3D game engine) using GDScript, ideal for creating pixel art. It runs on Windows, macOS and Linux.

It had its first public release in September 2019, but its development advances quite rapidly, already offering tools like a pencil, eraser, fill bucket, color picker, etc., an animation timeline (with Onion Skinning), rulers, layers, image import and export, and more.

In the latest Pixelorama 0.6 release, the application gained color palettes support, with 6 color pallets being available by default: default, monochromatic, bubblegum16, shades, complementary and triad; you can choose between the default palettes (and edit them), or make your own.

Another important addition in this Pixelorama release is an image menu with new options like scale, crop, flip horizontal and vertical, invert colors, desaturate and outline.

Pixelorama 0.6 also ships with theme support, and includes 5 themes by default: dark, gray, Godot, gold and light.

Other changes in Pixelorama 0.6 worth mentioning:

  • Added a better circle, filled circle and random brushes
  • Added a layer opacity slider, that lets you change the alpha values of layers
  • Importing and exporting matrix spritesheets is now possible
  • Straight lines now have constrained angles if you press Ctrl (with a step of 15 angles)
  • Enabled low processor usage and reduced the amount of times "update()" gets called on Canvas and the rulers, to improve CPU usage

Download Pixelorama

Run it on Linux by extracting the downloaded ZIP archive, making the Pixelorama.x86_64 file executable, and running this executable file. You could use a tool like MenuLibre to create an applications menu entry for Pixelorama.

Pixelorama is also available for installation on Linux from FlatHub.