Fast, Free, Pixel Art Software

Piskel is free pixel art software for both personal and professional use. It’s designed to be quick, intuitive, and compatible with a wide range of media formats. Perfect for animating and creating pixel art.

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Pixel Art

Piskel is a great program for creating pixel art. Pixel art is art that is made from a low pixel image by coloring individual pixels to create an image. Normal images are shown in high pixel amounts such as 1920 by 1080 pixels, however, pixel art is shown in much smaller amounts such as 32 by 32 pixels.


Piskel is full of diverse tools so you can unlock your creativity. You can draw free hand using the pen tool. You can mirror what you draw to have perfect symmetry with the pen mirror tool. You can move things around, paint objects, and pick the right color using the pick mode tool. Using these tools you can create whatever you want.


Edit your art with layers. Layers allows you to keep your work spaces neat and clean. They allow you to view specific items you select and keep them together without getting them lost.

Import Pixel Art

Piskel allows you to import sprites from your files into the program. This allows you to save your art and make changes to it later on if needed. You can also download other creators art and modify or animate it.

Start Creating

Piskel is simple to use. Start drawing with the pen tool and create simple animations. Paint or create diverse backgrounds for your characters. Piskel has a simple design allowing you to have a great experience.

Cross Platform

Runs on all versions of Windows, Linux, and Mac. Excellent on newer, fast computers, but will also run well on older, slower computers. Piskel has been designed for desktops and laptops, and is not available for phones, tablets, or Chromebooks.

Free and Open Source

Enjoy 100% free and open source software that respects you as a user and an artist. Piskel is developed and maintained by volunteers around the world. You may use it for personal, professional, commercial, and any other use you see fit. If you use and like Piskel, consider donating to its development for future improvements and new features.