Aseprite, an excellent pixel-art editorUpdated February 20th 2013:Aseprite, an excellent pixel-art editor by ~Majarath
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My dear watchers and passersby,
Until half a year ago, I was one of those pixel-artists and spriters that used MS Paint (or its best Linux clone, KolourPaint) for everything. After all, to put pixels one after the other you don't really need anything else, do you?
However, while Paint is a useful tool for us because of its simplicity and focus on individual pixels, there was a moment when I thought: hey, why not look for a specialised, cross-platform, free tool to do my pixel-art? An alternative to Paint that doesn't belong to Microsoft and supports transparency? An alternative to KolourPaint that isn't so heavy and RAM consuming?
So I searched. I found quite a few pixel-art editors, but there was one that caught my eye since the beginning and has be