Create Pixel Art From Your Phone or Tablet! – Dots App Review
Do you ever get an itch to relive the nostalgia of the 8-bit era of gaming? Do you ever wonder what modern day icons would look like if they were sprites in an old school game? Did you ever want to create pixel art right on your iPhone, iTouch or iPad? If so, then the iOS app simply titled: “Dots (Pixel Art)” promises just that. Dots is an app developed by BEYONDF and has been on the Apple App Store since December, 2012. The developers promise a simple & easy way to create pixel art, let’s take a look.
– App cost $1.19!
– Clean simple interface.
– Different grid sizes for more or less detailing.
– Reference grid can be toggled on and off.
– Two options to insert reference layer.
– Create Multiple layers.
– Multiple layers can also be used as animation frames for gif export!
– Keeps History of colors used and are easy to switch.
– Auto-saves project file.
– Updates still being integrated.
– Paint bucket tool.(Saves you with color changes.)
– No eye dropper tool.( Under Meh’s cause it does invoke creativity).
– Upload Directly to social media such as:
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.
– No direct eraser tool, besides holding down, which auto switches to transparent.
– Can’t export vector file. (though, can export 2048×2048 images).
I find this to be the BEST pixel art app for iOS devices. Prior to using this app I downloaded a raster of other apps that promise an easy way to create pixel art, but this apps well thought out all around. It creates a honest feeling of drawing with pixels and has a intuitive interface for any quick fixes. With the ability of multiple layers and ability to create gif animations makes this a great package for $1.19!
This is a great and well thought out app. If you are into or want to get into creating pixel art this is a really great option no matter which iOS device you have!
Dots App Review
- FInal Rating
- App cost $1.19.
- Clean simple interface.
- Create Multiple layers.
- Multiple layers can also be used as animation frames for gif export!