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Any programs/tool to convert images into pixel art?
« on: December 16, 2012, 08:05:30 AM »
I am looking for a "pixellator".. something to easily create pixel art. Is there something like this around?
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Re: Any programs/tool to convert images into pixel art?
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2012, 09:43:55 AM »
I don't know of any specific programs, but if you want to "pixelize" something, you could try just opening a program such as paint and resizing the image by half or whatever. That makes it pretty pixelated (although you may need to edit it a bit since it comes out a bit jagged).

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Re: Any programs/tool to convert images into pixel art?
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2012, 10:56:18 AM »
you may try gimp (or a similar graphic editor), gimp has "pixelize" filter, filters > blur > pixelize, you can set the size of pixels

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Re: Any programs/tool to convert images into pixel art?
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2012, 11:23:19 AM »
something to easily create pixel art.

Nothing can create art for you (well, except procedural routines maybe). You can try to draw in big size and then rescale and/or pixelize it, but it wont make a big difference I guess.

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Re: Any programs/tool to convert images into pixel art?
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2012, 08:52:49 PM »
  You might also try reducing the # of colors.

EDIT: Scratch that, doesn't work. I just tired it in MSPaint. If you want to pixelate a picture, shrink it then stretch it by a different amount. I just shrunk a full color pic to 10%, then stretched it by 200%. Pixelated as hell, looked pretty good too...

EDIT2: After rereading your post I realize you may be looking for a program to create pixel art. MS Paint works alright, Photoshop if you are a real pro. The Roguelike Radio show has a bunch of programs listed here:
http://www.roguelikeradio.com/2012/11/episode-52-graphics-and-tile-design.html

  Also check out Piq! It's very neato.
http://piq.codeus.net/draw

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Re: Any programs/tool to convert images into pixel art?
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2012, 01:23:35 AM »
also graphicsgale is a very good program for drawing pixel art from scratch
it has free version with almost the same functionality

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Re: Any programs/tool to convert images into pixel art?
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2012, 03:29:45 PM »
Thank you very much guys.

Sorry if I haven't been more specific, but what I am looking for is a program which could convert any sprite/image/photo into its pixellated equivalent, but in a better way than what I could get with the Paint resize and possibly with an option to shift the colors in greyscale or black and white.
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Re: Any programs/tool to convert images into pixel art?
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2012, 10:23:42 PM »
could convert any sprite/image/photo into its pixellated equivalent, but in a better way than what I could get with the Paint resize

Almost every paint program has pixelator effect. If you have Windows try Paint.NET.

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Re: Any programs/tool to convert images into pixel art?
« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2012, 02:40:52 PM »
You can try also GIMP.

It has a filter called "Pixelate", that makes your image to be pixelated with the pixel size you want, for example:

Normal Saturn and Pixel Saturn with pixels of size = 10 screen pixels.


It's only matter to go to Filters>Blur>Pixelate

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Re: Any programs/tool to convert images into pixel art?
« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2013, 09:36:58 PM »
I am looking for a "pixellator".. something to easily create pixel art. Is there something like this around?

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Re: Any programs/tool to convert images into pixel art?
« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2013, 04:23:41 AM »
OR "ASCII art generator"

It's really nifty software, and it ain't hard to learn how it works.

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Re: Any programs/tool to convert images into pixel art?
« Reply #11 on: February 03, 2013, 01:10:45 AM »
OR "ASCII art generator"

It's really nifty software, and it ain't hard to learn how it works.

Yeah, if you know something please tell me.
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Re: Any programs/tool to convert images into pixel art?
« Reply #12 on: February 04, 2013, 12:35:53 AM »
For instance, look at this effect I stumbled upon by coincidence: it automatically converts a photo/movie into a very clear and polished comic-like picture; do you know where I can find something like?

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Re: Any programs/tool to convert images into pixel art?
« Reply #13 on: February 04, 2013, 04:40:20 AM »
  What? Are we posting lady crotch now? When did that happen?

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Re: Any programs/tool to convert images into pixel art?
« Reply #14 on: February 07, 2013, 11:12:36 AM »
Looks like ink sketch effect. Look for artistic effects in drawing programs.