Aseprite is a pixel-art tool to create 2D animations, sprites, and any kind of graphics for games.
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Release Date:
Feb 22, 2016

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April 3

Aseprite v1.2.8

Aseprite v1.2.8 is available! Several bug fixes and some performance improvements:
  • The button to apply effects to the whole sprite is back
  • Added support to load/save animated .webp files
  • Added current color indicator with new color side to side on color editor
  • Improved general performance drawing color selector/color wheel
  • Improved general performance in animation playback
  • Fixed loading of tool names/tooltips when another translation is selected
  • Fixed order of cels when they are copied between files
  • Fixed bug with RGBA target buttons
  • Windows: Fixed recent folder items using the native file dialog
  • Windows: Fixed installing extensions from .zip files and the current user has an Unicode character in its name
  • Windows: Fixed bug pasting screenshots on Windows Vista
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March 16

Aseprite v1.2.7

Aseprite v1.2.7 released!
  • Added new File > Export dialog with an Animation Direction option to export Forward/Reverse/Ping-Pong animations automatically
  • Added possibility to rotate ellipses and rectangles with Alt key
  • Added Ctrl+Click (or ⌘+Click) to select the layer (or cel) content in the canvas
  • Added Normal Map color wheel
  • .aseprite is the new default extension for new files, and there is a new option to change it
  • Fixed the Adjust Hue/Saturation formula
  • Added HSV colorspace to Adjust Hue/Saturation
  • Added options to supress warning dialogs
  • Added options to change the number of recent files/folders and clear the list in Edit > Preferences > Files
  • Now filters like Convolution Matrix, Adjust Hue/Saturation, Replace Color, etc. are applied to the selected range of cels in the timeline
  • Now all message boxes/alert dialogs have the first button as the default one (Enter to confirm, Esc to cancel)
  • Don’t select other layer when clicking over play button
  • Fixed incorrect preview using linked cels
  • Fixed bug editing hex field on Palette Edit mode (F4 key)
  • Fixed bug using Unicode chars in translations files
  • Fixed bug with certain dimensions of ellipses
  • Fixed bug copying/pasting RGBA images from Aseprite to other apps like Chrome, Discord, etc. on Windows when the image contains semi-transparent pixels
  • Fixed bug where a .ase might be detected as a .bmp file
  • Fixed bug saving files with tags with an empty name
  • Now unchecking the Preview button on filters dialogs will show the original image
  • Possible fixes for Windows 10 problems:
    • Saving files when turning off the computer
    • Mouse doesn’t respond correctly
  • Fixed minor bugs
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About This Software

Aseprite is a pixel art tool that lets you create 2D animations for videogames.


  • Compose sprites using layers & frames as separated concepts
  • Create images in RGBA or Indexed color modes
  • Open/Save GIF animations, sequence of PNG files, etc.
  • A timeline where you can copy/move layers, frames, or specific images
  • Animation tools: Real-time animation preview, onion skinning, tag frames
  • Pixel art tools: shading, pixel perfect strokes, RotSprite rotation, tiled mode, filled contour
  • Export/import sprite sheets
  • A command line interface to automate conversion and sprite sheets generation
  • Updates for the whole v1.x series up to v1.9.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows Vista, 7, 8, or 10
    • Memory: 128 MB RAM
    • Storage: 40 MB available space
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.7
    • Memory: 128 MB RAM
    • Storage: 40 MB available space
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04 32-bit or 64-bit
    • Memory: 128 MB RAM
    • Storage: 40 MB available space
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