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ASE Sprite editor
« on: 2011-Nov-04 »
Wasn't to sure if to post this here or the off-topic section, will leave that decision to the moderators  :D

While trawling through the net I cam across the Allegro Sprite Editor (ASE) at http://www.aseprite.org/

It was recently updated in September & despite it's name it is not tied or for exclusive use with Allegro. Looking through the features it seems to be pretty capable & might be useful for some & I will be giving it a play around later.

At the moment I tend to use GIMP & Fireworks CS5 for my bitmap gfx & occasionally (this will make some people laugh) Dpaint/PPaint on my Amiga emulator. Tools for working with Sprites/Bitmaps are not as easy to find I feel as most programs tend to focus more on Photoediting or Touchup.

If anyone else uses a tool for Sprites or Bitmaps please post them here with what you feel helps with the creation process.

Thanks

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Re: ASE Sprite editor
« Reply #1 on: 2011-Nov-04 »
And dosen´t that program looks pretty??

It also has a light table to knock animations, so it is game for me!
It is also open source, great, maybe I can pester people down at gp2x forum´s to make a caanoo port ::)

Only thing missing in grafx is animation support, but this one sprite editor has such a lovely interface.
Thanks for the link!

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Re: ASE Sprite editor
« Reply #2 on: 2011-Nov-04 »
Yep, thanks for the link!  :good:
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Re: ASE Sprite editor
« Reply #3 on: 2011-Nov-04 »
I use this one now and again, good for working a pixel level.


http://www.qualibyte.com/pixelformer/
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Re: ASE Sprite editor
« Reply #4 on: 2011-Nov-04 »
Woot! DPaint on the Amiga emulator! Great!

It used to be a program called "Micrografx Picture Publisher" (v8 and 10 were the best) that was very useful for pixel-paint.

Don't know if this old programs would work on Win7...
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Re: ASE Sprite editor
« Reply #5 on: 2011-Nov-04 »
I use this one now and again, good for working a pixel level.


http://www.qualibyte.com/pixelformer/

Thanks, will give it a look. I am always interested in sprite etc editors that concentrate more on pixel pushing then image processing :)

Woot! DPaint on the Amiga emulator! Great!

Seriously, if someone brought Dpaint 5 out on the PC i would be in heaven  :D

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Re: ASE Sprite editor
« Reply #6 on: 2011-Nov-04 »
Do you know that DPaint was also done on windows as native?
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Re: ASE Sprite editor
« Reply #7 on: 2011-Nov-04 »
Do you know that DPaint was also done on windows as native?

Yes & it was crap, not even close to the Amiga version  :(
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Re: ASE Sprite editor
« Reply #8 on: 2011-Nov-04 »
brilliance was quite nice too. maybe a mix? Animation and onion skin (light table) is a required spot for me.

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Re: ASE Sprite editor
« Reply #9 on: 2011-Nov-04 »
ASE has onion skinning, although I have not had a chance to play with it fully yet.

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Re: ASE Sprite editor
« Reply #10 on: 2011-Nov-05 »
ProMotion beats them all...

It's commercial but has the full feature set. I especially like its palette sorting functions, dithering patterns, etc.
Haven't seen anything on par with it yet. It's like nuclear DPaint on steroids.

And it's all about pixels, no photo editing in there...

It's just been upgraded to 6.5 which finally added support for non-square pixels, to draw in Atari/Apple II/C64 style.

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Re: ASE Sprite editor
« Reply #11 on: 2011-Nov-09 »
Why is no one rewriting DPaint for the PC? I mean, it's a pretty easy program, isn't it?

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Re: ASE Sprite editor
« Reply #12 on: 2011-Nov-09 »
Why is no one rewriting DPaint for the PC? I mean, it's a pretty easy program, isn't it?

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Re: ASE Sprite editor
« Reply #13 on: 2011-Nov-18 »
@Kitty:
ProMotion is DPaint on the PC, or as close as you need to get. I have used it for years although I think a lot of the "improvements" that have been made sometimes clutter the whole experience of using it.

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Re: ASE Sprite editor
« Reply #14 on: 2011-Dec-24 »
Why is no one rewriting DPaint for the PC? I mean, it's a pretty easy program, isn't it?

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I do all my pixel work with it.  :good: