A downloadable tool for Windows

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Pixelator is a smart software to convert images into pixel art sprites and cover arts. With Pixelator you can use any source picture to easily generate Pixelated graphics for games or posters.

What is it good for?

Making good pixel art for a game can sometimes be hard, especially when you have limited time and resources. Pixelator help you generate quality pixel-art sprites using the following 3 techniques:

  • Generate: convert real images into pixelated sprites to generate lots of content, and fast.
  • Reuse: turn different art styles into the pixel-art style that match your game, and unlock otherwise unusable resources.
  • Create: paint in your own style of choice and convert it into pixel-art. You no longer need pixel-art skills to create pixel art!

Personal Version

The personal version is used to evaluate the software before purchasing, or for non commercial, non-profit projects. 

You may not use the personal version for anything commercial.

Commercial Version

If you need to use Pixelator commercially, please purchase the commercial version. 

Note: you may use the commercial version for any commercial project, but you cannot provide Pixelator as a service. For example, you may not create a site that allow users to upload images and pixelate them with Pixelator as your backend. You may only use it for your own assets and media files.

To support young aspiring devs, this app is free for anyone under 18. If you are under 18 please feel free to use the free version commercially.  


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

Pixelator 1.0.8 - PERSONAL VERSION 85 MB
pixelator-win32-x64-1.0.8 - COMMERCIAL.zip 85 MB
if you pay $25 USD or more


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Hey Ronen, this error message keeps appearing. Do you know how to solve it? I already tried renaming the file to english words or a single letter and it still didn't work. I also tried different files with different formats.


Please check if the folder the file is in or parts of the path is not in English.



Thank you it solved my problem.

To anyone that may encounter this problem:

If your windows username has non-english characters like "~" for example, make sure you are not importing the image from desktop, pictures folder, or any other folder that may be related to your user.

Copying the image to the root of a drive works fine.

Glad it works now and thanks for the general tip :)

Hi. I paid $ 25, but I see the watermark after cmd in preview file. How do I get a license? tnx

wait is this made in gdevelop?

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Hi, is it possible to download to Mac?

Hey Ronen! Just curious -- is the commercial license perpetual? I'm not doing commercial work just yet, but if I register for $25 today will I be grandfathered into future updates and the ability to monetize my work for life?


Yes the license is forever and includes any future updates :)

This may be a stupid question but does commercialization count for using sprites created from this program in something like say a game?

depends on the nature of the game. A commercial game yes, a hobby game that you publish for free with no ads and just for fun - no :)

Cool thank you for the clarification, i was hoping to start a little game project with the help of this and just wanted to make sure i wasnt stepping on any toes

one more quick question, if i decided to buy the commercialized version could sprites created on the personal version be commercialized?

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Hi, technically speaking no because the personal license says you can't use these assets commercially. But you know as long as you end up buying a license it's all good I don't really care and it's not like anyone can even tell. And you could just run pixelator again with the license.. so what difference does it make. 

The licensing is aimed at companies and devs who plan on doing commercial products (or designers who use this is as a tool) I'm not looking to nitpick at people who want to experiment and learn, especially not if you end up buying a license which is great.

So go ahead, and if down the road you decide this project is getting serious and you want to go commercial I trust that you buy one if you can.

Ps read the small letters if you're under 18 you can use it for free. :)

alright, thank you!

It doesn't work, the ccmd appears and then it closes what do I do?

do you run Pixelator.exe, or __pixelator_cmd_.exe?

Oh yes I'm sorry you're right, run _pixelator_cmd_.exe in ve of Pixelator.exe , thanks now works

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Thanks for making such a great tool.

I bought the licensed version without hesitation for my game.

Is it enough to mark the credits when the game is released?

realy cool

Such an awesome tool you've created. May I ask if there are plans to optimize the folder processing feature?

I'm experimenting with animations and videos, which does work quite well already (converting image sequences), but the processing speed is a bit on the slower side. Although I'm able to run multiple instances to speed up the process, I shudder at the thought of it having robust video processing capabilities/faster frame generation - the power! 

Anyway, thank you for your work on this amazing tool! Definitely looking foward to whatever else you decide to create :)

Do you still have the MacOS and Linux version?

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Hi, yes but they have very old electron version and would probably crash for a lot of people so I prefer not to officially post it here. 

EDIT Found the links:



Any plans to rework them to match the current Windows version?

And I just found this tool, and it looks really interesting. Testing it out later for sure. ^^

Thanks :)

I want to, one day, but its really low priority and I keep having new stuff I want to work on, so I don't know when.


I bought it but I can't activate the license, what should I do?


you're supposed to download the File that says commercial in it and it comes already activated. 

Did you download the correct file?


I'm understood, thank you


Great tool, great creator! Would be great if he put up the downloads for the outdated mac and Linux versions. There are some folks I know who'd love to have this application, even if it has fewer features than the PC version.



Here they are if you want, but I can't guarantee it would work properly as the electronjs version is quite old.



Thank you!

I want to ask something 

Is there any  other difference between comercial and personal version?

Is the only difference the licence? Or  comercial version has more options?

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Hello Vhale,

the only difference is whether or not you are legally allowed to use it commercialy.  So if you're not sure pixelator is right for you, you can download the free version, play with it a little, and if you see it's good for your needs - buy it commercialy. It will have the same features.

Ofc for non commercial projects or if you're under 18, no need to buy at all.

Hope this clears things up

The Mac download link doesn't work

Hi, I want to buy the Studio license, but I can't pay by paypal. Is there any other way to pay?

You can now buy directly from itchio

No esta para ubuntu 18.04

For some reason Windows version doesn't run. No message, no nothing, I double click and the program doesn't run.

This happened to me. If it will not run while offline but it will run while you are connected try this. This is what he told me to do when it wouldn't work for me.

Open this file :pixelator\resources\app\js\bundle.js with a text editor, and remove line 162, which looks like this:


This will remove any internet usage by Pixelator.

Hope this helps!

Thank you so much for your help. However, this did nothing. :( It still doesn't run at all.

are you running Pixelator.exe? Or one of the other exes in that folder?


Oops... I was running _pixelator_cmd.exe

Pixelator.exe works all right. 😂🤣 Thanks! A LOT!

can i import images for my personal gam

I know reply is probably too late.. But yes :) Non-commercial usage is free.

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Itch version working in Ubuntu 18.04. Nice. 

Download version has a some miss informations. Program say update available.  version 1.0.5 is not updated. Never version 1.0.6 version is available. But 1.0.6 version not found in download page in Linux only Windows.


An error occurred exporting the image in MacOS,How can I solve this problem?

I there is no '/ Users/ronen/Desktop/SRC/pixelator py' this path.

Hi Xso,

Thank you for the bug report, I tested and it happens when you give names in language other than English, its a common Python-2 related issues... Please try to give your files a name in English, you can rename it later to whatever you like.

Also in the future please email me about issues (the email is on the site), that's the best way to get support.



Thank you. I successfully solved the problem.

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Please upload Window file wersion

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There was always windows version, updated it now to newer version if that's what you meant :)