Allegro Sprite Editor
Allegro Sprite Editor is a software utility which can help people passionate about pixel art create their own designs and animate them.
Can be used on any PC
Surprisingly enough, this tool is portable, and therefore you are not required to install it on your machine. This means the Windows registry and Start menu/screen are not going to suffer any changes.
It is important that you also know it is possible to use Allegro Sprite Editor on any computer you can connect to, by simply placing the program files to removable data drive.
Many configurable drawing, editing and animating options
This software app contains quite a large palette of colors, as well as many editing tools, including a pencil, spray, eyedropper, eraser and paint bucket. Aside from that you can insert lines, geometrical shapes and contours, as well as blur certain areas. The pen’s opacity, size, shape and angle can be modified.
Aside from that, it is possible to invert colors, replace a particular shade with another throughout the entire project, add effects from a built-in list (sharpen, detect edges, contrast etc.) and change color mode (grayscale, RGB, indexed).
The canvas can be flipped, duplicated and rotated, and it is also possible to establish its size, as well as the sprite size by inputting the width and height. An unlimited number of frames can be added, and you can control the duration of each frame and play your animation.
To sum up, Allegro Sprite Editor is a well-rounded piece of software, with a good response time and sufficient options to help you create all kinds of projects. It does not require many system resources and it has impressive import and export capabilities (ASE, BMP, FLC, GIF, ICO, JPG, PNG, TGA).