DotEditor is an iPhone drawing application that allows you to create 16×16 pixel art drawings. Similar to 32×32 pixel editorÂ we reviewed weeks back, DotEditor is a full colour pixel drawing tool. You can create custom color palettes and use them in your pixel illustrations. Although the app includes many features including things such as e-mailing files as GIF file, PNG file, and the ICO file, there is a slight lack of control when drawing. You may find yourself constantly deleting errors and redrawing parts of your drawing but this should not detract from using many tools available at your disposal to create the perfect pixel art piece.
- Character management up to 100.
- One dot upper and lower, right and left movement.
- Right and left, upper and lower reversing.
- 90 degrees in the right and 90-degree in the left rotations.
- Easy color selection by preset color.
- Color selection by RGB and HSB slider.
- Save to photo album.
- Create icon for address book entries.
See alsoÂ 32×32 [iPhone]
- Edge Touch [iPhone] We have already mentioned 32x32 and DotEditor but released only 2 days is a fully featured pixel art editor Â Edge Touch. Feature packed with ability to copy and paste sections of the drawings, full colour at your disposal, fill, marquee selections including magic wand, transform ie scale, layers and animation(!), Edge Touch is highly impressive. I am also very surprised of the accuracy and found myself less likely to make a mistake than in DotEditor. Fast, feature full pixel art drawing on your iPhone/iPod Touch. Whilst 32x32 offers precision in greyscale and wonderful interface and DotEditor full colour but lacks accuracy, if you are after a full colour pixel art editor, for now, Edge Touch is the one to go for. [Main Features] -Supports from 1x1 to 256x256 pixels. -Basic drawing function that free-form curve, is straight line, square, round, etc. -Function that can be canceled at once by doing tap by middle finger at the time of drawing by forefinger. -Undo and Redo function. -Grid display function (It is revokable at intervals). -The adjustment by not only RGB color space but also the HLS color space is possible in the color palette. -Layer function. -Layer group function to edit two or more layers at the same time (movement and copy paste, etc. within the range of selection). -The same size can be displayed at the same time. -Animation function to use layer. -Function that exports to photographic library. (ps. are we seeing another "Edge" trademark infringement on the way?) Platform: iPhone Version: 1.0 Cost: $1.99 Developer: TAKABO […]
- 32×32 [iPhone] – Preview 32Ã—32 is simple, and easy to use pixel art editor for the iPhone. Created by Caffeine Monster Software, 32Ã—32 lets you create grayscale pixel graphics on the 32x32 pixel canvas. When you first open the app you are welcomed by 4 example files. They include a UFO, Smiles, This Side Up and Connected illustration. All four artworks give a good idea of what the app does and how to achieve it. Once you are in the editor, three buttons (as you would expect) include pen, eraser and a paint bucket. Next to these there is the pen colour (choice of 5 shades of grey including black and white) and the undo button. Your canvas has a grid and a crosshair cursor. Because trying to tap on the single pixel would be difficult, you canvas consists of 32x32 10 pixel boxes, each pixel being represented by 10x10 pixels on the iPhone. The crosshair interface lets you draw pixel-perfect art without pixel-perfect fingers. It's finely tuned to ensure that you don't colour outside the lines. There are a number of other very clever mini features in the app that make the process of drawing a lot easier. For example, to draw a continuos line you can use two fingers; while moving the cursor, hod down or tap with the other finger, the paintbucket will fill everything within the constraints of a closed share, ie if you draw a circle you can fill it with a colour. Simple, but smart. You can also duplicate artworks if you are working on animation frames and it's also really easy to email them to yourself or your friends. This is pretty much all you will find in the app. Some may find this too simple, but this is precisely the point. Here is how Mobeen Fikree (the man behind Caffeine Monster Software) describes the app: The mantra behind 32Ã—32 (read as: â€œ32 by 32â€³) is simplicity and usability. Basically, I took the idea of drawing pixel art and stripped it down to its core actions. After that I stripped it down even further. The resulting app is joyfully simple to use, but still pretty powerful.Â Clearly, 32Ã—32 isnâ€™t interested in being the ultimate pixel art editor. It would end up being bulky, complicated and slow to use. Instead, it is a quick and painless way to get all that pixel art goodness onto a digital canvas, wherever you are. The idea is that youâ€™ll create pixel art on your iPhone, but more advanced work (such as animation) can be done on your computer. I totally agree with this principle. If you remember our post about Takayuki Fukatsu's ToyCamera, you may recall something about trying to replicate the workflow process from the desktop onto the iPhone would be wrong. Instead, it is about providing a minimum set of actions to produce the results you can pursue further on the desktop or quickly share right from your iPhone. Some may miss the colour features, and Neil Voss made a very good point about it incorporating old-skool 8-bit color look up tables but then again as great as this could be, why not just have another app that focuses on color pixel art creation. I do very much enjoy the simplicity and in this case, the lack of features. 32Ã—32 won't make you an artist, replace your pencil or your desktop computer. What is for sure, it's a wonderful little addition to the ever growing list of art creation tools for the iPhone. The app will be submitted to the AppStore next week which means it should be available for purchase for $0.99Â within 2 weeks or so. Is now available. For more information, see caffeinemonstersoftware.com Platform: iPhone Version: 1.0 Cost: $0.99 Developer: caffeinemonstersoftware UPDATE: 22.07.2009 Mobeen has provided us with 3 promo codes to giveaway, ie get the app for free (US ONLY). If you haven't purchased it already, leave the comment below and we'll pick the winner by random sometime later today. 32x32 [iPhone] - Preview from CreativeApplications.Net on […]
- Sweep Man [iPhone] AÂ gorgeous, retro, pixel art-yÂ Sweep Man byÂ TomTom (Poppy F) has just been released in the AppStore. The game is pretty simple and you use tilt controls to move your character left, right and up (jump). What is fantastic are the very cool retro graphics. From menus, character to wonderful instructions/tips, everything has been designed with pixel art in mind. About: â€¢ Sweep all dirt in the time limit. â€¢ If you touch the dog or any other animal you die. â€¢ You can temporarily knock out animals by dropping the bone on them. If you are a fan of retro gaming and love pixel art, this one is for you. See video below for demo. Platform: iPhone Version: 1.0 Cost: […]
- Supernova by Siggi Eggertsson [Inspiration] Siggi Eggertsson has just posted this awesome new video:Â Supernova. Very Siggi signature style if you haven't seen his work before. I don't want to be Â human, I want to see gamma rays, I want to smell dark matter!Â Do you see the absurdity of I am, I cant even express these things properly, I have to contextualize complex ideas....in this stupid limiting human language. Contemporary-Pixel-Graphic-Fiesta. (After Effects?) A music video by Siggi Eggertsson for artist / musician Lawrence Cepstral. Best watched in HD Supernova from Siggi Eggertsson on […]
- Minipops [iPhone] Minipops is a collection of famous people drawn really pixelly small by Craig Robinson. The first collection of over 800 Minipops was published in 2004 by Mitchell Beazley (Amazon.com) and as a German Edition in 2006 by Eichborn. It's small and chunky book, 128 pages, and hardback. Minipops are now available on the iPhone for your viewing pleasure together with landscape "Guess Who?" quiz mode. The iPhone application includes a collection of 1,000 Minipops wrapped up in a standard iPhone app interface. Whilst this could have been more specific to Craig's work, I suppose it is only a reference library. You can however save Minipop to Photos (use the image for one of your contacts or email it to a friend) or tap and hold Minipop to open relevant Wikipedia page. Nice feature obviously not available in a book =] For more information, see flipflopflyin.com/minipops/ Images at top and bottom are of a 15 x 18 piece of Aida canvas made by /rubykhan and inspired by and adapted from from Craig Robinson's Minipop drawings. Platform: iPhone Version: 1.0 Cost: $0.99 (normally $2.99) Developer: gingerbeardman Photo […]
- All Fridges Are Psychotic [iPhone, Games] A homage to classic point & click adventures such as Monkey Island, Maniac Mansion, Day of the Tentacle etc, "All Fridges Are Psychotic" is a new point & click adventure from the UK based Flag Hippo studio. Julius Brown wants to be a pirate in the movie business. Having finished his very first script, he wants a shot at the big time, and with a national scriptwriting contest conveniently happening in his hometown, things couldn't seem anymore straightforward. Help Julius make his mark in the award-winning* (*We haven't won any awards) adventure game, All Fridges Are Psychotic. The game features hand drawn artwork from Manda Rin of Bis fame and if that hasn't convinced you of purchase then maybe knowing that Morrissey makes an appearance (the former singer of The Smiths) will sway you over. It has me =] Flag Hippo is a small independent gaming company run by Steven Brown and Stuart Memo in Scotland. "All Fridges Are Psychotic" is their first release for the iPhone. Platform: iPhone Version: 1.0 Cost: $1.99 Developer: Flag […]
- Q-Block // 3D Pixel Game Engine [WebApp, Flash, Games] Q-BLOCK byÂ Okuyama Kazuya is a webapp that allows you to create pixelart objects in 3d. Amongst many options, you can draw objects in 2d first and then extrude, change the background, pixel colour and even send custom size images you created as animated gifs (360 rotation generated for you) and use layers. Probably the most sophisticate 3D pixel art creation tool that I have seen. Â Okuyama has created a number of amazing flash apps in the past and this is just one of them. Make sure you check out his portfolio here. Q-BLOCK Interestingly,Â Kris Temmerman has just posted few examples for the 3D pixel game engine he has been working on.Â Inspired by the sameÂ Q-BLOCK and utilising Flash, you can createÂ Pixel3DObjects that have x, y, z, rotationX, rotationY, rotationZ properties and support very basic animation (gotoAndStop).Â The 3D engine also includes possibility to import external generated 3D objects, a Collada parser witch converts a standard 3D mesh to a 3D pixel object. Click on images below to interact with the drawings (mouse and arrow keys work) Source code is included after the jump (with the two examples) but as Kris notes its not particularly user friendly and most features are incomplete or buggy at this point. More info atÂ 3D Pixel Fun | Neuro Productions. (via […]
- Piyo Blocks [iPhone] Somewhat inspired byÂ bejeweled, Piyo Blocks in a game by Big Pixel Studios where the task is to swap adjacent Piyo Blocks to match 3 or more of the same kind to capture them. Adopting wonderful pixel art style graphics with subtle but very effective animations and although quite similar toÂ bejeweled it nevertheless feels like a new experience. In other words if you are fan and love pixel art, it's the one for you. Piyo Blocks also comes in a Lite version which will only allow you to play time attack mode. The full version also includes piyo (capture the target number of Piyos to level up) and hyaku (capture 99 or more of any Piyos to level up)Â modes as well as rankÂ list. Platform: iPhone Version: 1.0 Cost: $0.99 Developer: Big Pixel […]
Posted on: 15/08/2009
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