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Recommended image editors?

PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2015 10:15 am
by Jeimuzu73
I'm looking for a better image editor to replace Game Maker's in-built one (the one I use the most) for creating sprites.
Preferably I'm looking for a free one that supports these functions:
  • Improved colorization (Like turning grey into red, something I can't do with GM's image editor)
  • Handling transparent backgrounds and erasing background colors
  • Improved resizing and anti-aliasing
  • A bigger palette (supporting colors like orange and purple)
  • Being able to preview it as an animation and save as .png strips (and load those strips to create an animation of subimages)
  • A strip creator (for cutting large images into equally sized blocks)

I greatly appreciate any recommendations.

Re: Recommended image editors?

PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2015 12:15 pm
by zrrion the insect
Paint.NET has all but the last two points covered. It is what I use most of the time and I would highly recommend it.

Re: Recommended image editors?

PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2015 7:29 pm
by Caligari87
GIMP (Maybe plus G'MIC and GAP plugins) *should* be able to do most of that to some degree or another. Maybe not the strip view style, but it does have animation ability via layers. Free, very powerful. I like it, but it's not for everyone.

8-)