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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July 2

Aseprite v1.2.13

Today we’re releasing a new version with an important fix for a crash using reference layers (you should update your version), and a couple of new features:
  • Added new Edit > Paste Special options to paste the clipboard content into a new sprite or layer:
    • Edit > Paste Special > Paste As New Sprite
    • Edit > Paste Special > Paste As New Layer (Ctrl+Shift+V)
    • Edit > Paste Special > Paste As New Reference Layer
  • Added Layer > New… > New Layer Via Copy/Cut options to convert the selection into a new layer (Ctrl+J/Ctrl+Shift+J)
  • Fixed crashes using Reference Layer or Import Sprite Sheet (reported via email with several .dmp files, and Steam forum, etc.)
  • macOS: Fixed showing file name extension on native file selector
  • macOS: Fixed Command+Z/X/C/V/A keyboard shortcuts on native file selector
Check the official announcement here
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June 10

Aseprite v1.2.12

Today we’re releasing Aseprite v1.2.12, a minor version with some bug fixes and a way to restore files closed by mistake:
  • New Ctrl+Shift+T (⇧⌘T) keyboard shortcut to reopen last closed file
  • Now edited files are kept between sessions just to avoid losing information if something goes wrong (can be disabled unchecking Edit > Preferences > Files > Keep edited sprite data option)
  • Restored default brush center behavior
  • Fixed eyedropper when zoom < 100% (reported in several places, e.g. report on Steam forum)
  • Fixed brush cursor on paint bucket/gradient tool
  • Fixed File > Repeat Last Export command
  • Fixed bug where the zoom level in the status bar wasn’t updated correctly when switching between sprites
  • Fixed crash with invalid grid bounds configuration
  • Fixed regression drawing pixel perfect straight lines
  • Fixed Blur tool: don’t make the color darker when alpha < 255
  • macOS: Fixed issue updating screen immediately after undo
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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 10.9
    • 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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