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Pixel Studio 2.17 Giveaway

Giveaway of the day — Pixel Studio 2.17

Useful as utility for creating icons, sprites, and other small images!
$29.00 EXPIRED
User rating: 66 (80%) 16 (20%) 10 comments

Pixel Studio 2.17 was available as a giveaway on September 4, 2020!

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Pixel Studio follows the key strong points from all the of the Pixarra TwistedBrush artist software products but with a focus on pixel art. This art, sometimes called retro, makes no attempt to hide pixels and sizes of images are often very small. Useful as utility for creating icons, sprites, and other small images for games and websites but also for art on its own. There is no surprise that pixel art is popular, it is simply fun!

System Requirements:

Windows Vista/ 7/ 8/ 10; 500MB disk space; 1024x768 minimum display resolution; 4GB RAM (8GB or more recommended)


Pixarra Inc.



File Size:

34.8 MB

Licence details:




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Easy to install. Looks like it has a lot of features... looking to do a logo. and thank you for the give away

Reply   |   Comment by Sime  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I had high hopes this would be good to design new icons for windows with by what it says in the descriptions above BUT sadly it is not capable of saving .ico files or .ico files with multiple embeded icon resolutions.
It is also not suited to creating raster pictures much greater than the default 42x42 size because the Zoom feature is practically non-functional it is LOCKED to massively zoomed in at 1200% with a "page" size of 120x70 pixels exceeds the workspace size on a 1440x900 screen! Zoom Fit actually zooms in to make matters even worse at 1600% zoom! There is NO Text inserting tool that I can find. So one must DRAW letters from raw pixels, can't just type the word or letter you want and adjust the font and size to get the look you want and then tweak the rendered text on the pixel level.

No shapes or clip-art at all, plus it has a very rudimentary subset of drawing tools and user interface. And the user interface like all pixarra products is entirely non-standard so requires a re-think just to use what features like layers and brushes it has. Because one cannot zoom out most of the page size presets are unusable.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

I'm excited to be getting this great program! I've been wanting to explore icon creation/modification for a long time, so this will be a great tool for me. I also have to mention how it was sooooooooo easy, soooooo painless to register this program! It couldn't have been smoother. Thanks so much!

Reply   |   Comment by M. Aronson  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Easy install!

Initially, had a problem running it... after it said registration is successful, the application closed/crashed in Windows 10 64-bit.

After running the Windows 10 troubleshooter, it suggested setting the application's's compatibility to Windows 8... I did that & then it seemed to work fine.

Thank you very much!

Reply   |   Comment by Rico  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

A great application! Recommended!

Reply   |   Comment by L. Cleveland Major  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

OK! I'm, back as promised, and I have to say I'm surprised that no one else has left a comment here! maybe it's because no one else wants a pixel art type of application? It could not be because of any problems we might have downloading, installing, and registering Pixel Studio, could it? My experience with this one is that getting it up and running was the easiest I've ever seen from any of the Giveaways here!
That said, my review for Pixel Studio is as follows:
It initially opens with a size that is 42 x 42 px; though the window shows that as very large to show each pixel square. You can go to the File tab and click New to open a new image to work on, and to make it a different size, you can go to the Edit tab and set the pixel size you want. In this case I would say more is better to allow you the ability to have more detail in your image. The paint pallet and brushes work like those in every other Pixarra application I have. To start an image, I recommend picking a color for your base color, pick the Fill brush, resize the brush to very large, and paint the chosen color onto the entire canvas field. Next, pick the second color to add detail with, choose another brush based on what you wish to do with it, resize the brush to whatever you need, and paint your detail. Continue in this fashion. Keep in mind that this application has layers, just like all the Pixarra applications do; allowing you to create detail on different layers, which can be changed without affecting what is on the other layers.

I created an Icon on a canvas field that is 50 x 50 px. It is just a first draft, but it turned out good enough to actually see the word logo I put in it after I saved it. Not bad at all!

I must say this is a great app for use as an icon or logo maker. I give this application 4 1/2 stars, as there is room for improvement. I will be suggesting one such improvement right after I post this comment.

I hope someone at least reads my comments here. I am recommending downloading this application yet again! It is fun, and most definitely useful!

Cheers, and Stay Awesome!

Reply   |   Comment by L. Cleveland Major  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+22)

Knowing how good all the applications I now have from Pixarra are, I am sure I won't be disappointed with this one. Even the most complex one (Twisted Brush Pro Studio) is easy to learn and use! All of then are fun to use, and with just a little effort on the part of the user, you can create some awesome looking images! I'm willing to recommend this one without even trying it as of yet. So if you are an avid digital artist like myself, grab this one, and start having fun playing with it!

I am grabbing this one now, and after I install it, register it, and give it a trial run, I'll be back here to give my review!

Reply   |   Comment by L. Cleveland Major  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Lots of tools specifically for pixel-level detail -- thanks, Pixarra and GOTD!

However, the "Enter license key..." under the FILE and HELP menus ought to disappear once the key is successfully entered and accepted. Otherwise it seems like it remains an opportunity for mistakenly deactivating the application.

Reply   |   Comment by HMarx  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

HMarx, Yes the registration method does cause confusion, if you let the application open from the installer. It opens as the trial version after entering the license key. Closing that version, and opening the application from your Start Menu gives you the full version to work with. All restrictions are removed, and you can do everything the application offers.


Reply   |   Comment by L. Cleveland Major  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

L. Cleveland Major,

Nope, for me the "Enter License Key..." option/item still appears under both the FILE and HELP menus.

At first I thought it was because I had entered the license key during the initial install procedure (which I ran via the "Run as administrator" option), then after exiting relaunched Pixel Studio as a normal user.

I then re-entered the key again, trying under both menus, and got the "Success" message each time. Even tried exiting and re-launching between attempts.

So far it appears to function normally. Maybe after a week or so I'll report back if I find that it has reverted to a trial (meaning something about my installed copy's registration was indeed faulty).

BTW, thanks for your posted comments.

Reply   |   Comment by HMarx  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
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