Pyxel Edit is a tilemap builder and tile editor.
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Pro Supports animations
Tiles can be animated within Pyxel Edit, with "onion skin" frame overlays to assist in making smooth frame transitions.
Pro Intuitive UI
Pyxel Edit is widely acclaimed for its ease of use.
Pro Tileset extraction
Given an image and specified tile dimensions, Pyxel Edit will extract a tileset with no duplicate tiles. This mostly works for flat images though. If you feed Pyxel "finished maps" you will still get a lot of duplicates.
Pro Tilemap serialization support
Tile-based images (maps) built in Pyxel Edit can be serialized via XML or JSON for easy import elsewhere.
Pro Cheap compared to others
For only $9 (£6), this is one of the cheapest but also one of the best pixel editors out there.
Pro Live tile-update
Instantly see if your tiles are tileable and/or seamless and fix it easily.
Pro Indexed tiles can be used for reusing objects in animations
Con No Linux version
There is no Linux version of the editor.
Con Lacks some tools
Con Free version lacks features
The free version of Pyxel Edit is an outdated beta. It does not receive updates.
Con Proprietary, closed-source software
This software does not respect your freedom.
Con development has stopped -- developer has stated 8/20 that a new version will be released soon
Con Mac version is dependent on Adobe Air
The OSX version of the application requires Adobe Air to run.