Image editors

Discussion of tools and resources for game developers

Post » Sat Feb 21, 2009 3:03 pm

Almost every game needs graphics, and not everyone can afford Photoshop or Corel. Let's make a list of free image editing tools.

I'll kick things off with a less known one, Artweaver. It is basically a freeware clone of Photoshop 6. It's shortcuts aren't particularly well thought out, and I don't think it's well suited for pixelart, but apart from that it's quite good.
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Post » Thu Mar 05, 2009 12:19 am

http://www.sumo.fi/products/sumopaint/

Sumo Paint. It's like photoshop. But done with flash. So essentiall its photoshop in a web browser. Pretty damn cool if you ask me.
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Post » Mon Mar 09, 2009 5:32 pm

GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program). It takes a little getting used to for people who are used to programs like Photoshop, but it's open source and free. I've been impressed with the program. It's kinda overkill for basic sprite art, but for more complex stuff it's great. Here's the link:

[url:2hqkspt6]http://www.gimp.org[/url:2hqkspt6]
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Post » Mon Mar 09, 2009 5:35 pm

Here's another great little program that I found for those of us who are interested in making tiled maps. It's by a Brazilian developer who codes in Java. Anyway, it's about half a meg in size, easy to use, allows you to make custom tile sets and use as many as you want, supports pretty much unlimited map layers, etc. And it's free. It's called Tiled. FYI to use it you have to download the current incarnation of Java. Here's the link:

[url:219d474p]http://mapeditor.org/[/url:219d474p]

And here's a link to Java:

[url:219d474p]http://java.com/en/[/url:219d474p]
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Post » Wed Mar 11, 2009 7:33 pm

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Post » Thu Apr 02, 2009 10:41 am

For whatever reason no one mentioned Paint.NET, which is a shame, it's a fairly capable editor.

I also stumbled into Pixia at some point, but I haven't actually tried it yet, so can't really tell if it's any good.
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Post » Wed Apr 08, 2009 10:20 am

Inkscape
Best free vector-based editor.
http://inkscape.org
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Post » Thu Apr 09, 2009 11:21 am

[quote="Ceric":1m3s7rft]GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program). It takes a little getting used to for people who are used to programs like Photoshop, but it's open source and free. I've been impressed with the program. It's kinda overkill for basic sprite art, but for more complex stuff it's great. Here's the link:

[url:1m3s7rft]http://www.gimp.org[/url:1m3s7rft][/quote:1m3s7rft]

I would reccomend gimp, great peice of software.
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