What's New

Long press in document list to
- Clone documents
- Rename documents

Fixed document load animation glitch.

App Description

- "Wow — just wow, I've played with nearly ALL of the pixel editors out there (I use them daily) and none come close to this in terms of slickness.", UK

Do pixel editors have to be as retro as pixel art itself? No! Professionals, hobbyists and newcomers – rejoice! Pixel Playground is here, and it's powerful, beautiful and simple.

INTERFACE
- Document bounds grow as needed
- Simple & clean with no clutter between you and your art
- Super responsive drawing, pan & zoom
- Unlimited undo steps
- Portrait or landscape anytime

TOOLS
- Freehand, lines, boxes, ellipses, flood-fill
- Cool auto contour tool
- Powerful selection: paint mask using regular tools
- Intuitive tool size: matches finger-tip size at any zoom level
- Cut, copy, paste

COLORS
- Smart palette with existing document colors
- Extensive palette with all recent colors
- Paint opacity setting
- Automatic color naming for easy reference
- Long press to sample existing colors
- Lock all pixels of one color
- Lock all pixels except one color
- Easily adjust existing document colors
- Auto erase when drawing on same color

SAVING
- Syncs using iCloud
- Auto saves your work
- Export as regular PNGs
- Save to photos, air drop, facebook, twitter, etc.

BONUS
- No in-app purchases
- Magic undo/redo transitions
- Minimal file size (1,5 MB!)

WHAT USERS THINK

- "I'm a HUGE fan of Pixel [Playground]! It's the only iOS pixel art app that's as well designed as iOS itself. Almost every design decision is perfect.", US

- "This is Absolutely what you should expect from a great pixel art tool. Some of the tools here work like magic. Nice touches everywhere in the app.", UK

- "Extremely feature rich but not bloated. Love the factual names of the colours too.", UK

- "This really is a great pixel editor. The interface is refreshing and there’s a surprisingly robust toolset augmented with useful gesture controls. Pixel drawing is precise.", US

- "The tutorials are fun and very effective at teaching the app’s features.", US

- "Inuitive, fast. Really surprised to see several really cool tools. Lock color. Draw to select. Long press to sample. Nice.", Denmark

iPhone Screenshots

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iPad Screenshots

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App Changes

  • September 30, 2013 Initial release
  • October 11, 2013 New version 1.1
  • October 11, 2013 Price increase: $1.99 -> $4.99
  • May 15, 2014 New version 1.1.1
  • May 16, 2014 New version 1.1.2
  • June 29, 2014 New version 1.1.3
  • June 30, 2014 New version 1.1.4
  • September 27, 2014 Price decrease: $4.99 -> $2.99
  • November 19, 2014 New version 1.1.5
  • February 04, 2015 New version 1.1.7
  • April 14, 2015 New version 1.1.8