Animated sprite editor & pixel art tool for your Mac

Aseprite for Mac

Aseprite for Mac

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  • Latest Version

    Aseprite 1.3.6 LATEST

  • Review by

    Sophia Jones

  • Operating System

    macOS 10.12 Sierra or later

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  • Author / Product

    David Capello / External Link

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Aseprite for Mac lets you create 2D animation for videogames. From sprites to pixel-art, retro-style graphics, and whatever you like about the 8-bit and 16-bit era.

Basic Elements of a Sprite

A frame is a single still image in a sprite. Adding and altering frames creates a sequence of images called an animation. The details of how Aseprite for macOS cycles through frames are described in greater detail in the animation section. Frames are represented horizontally in the timeline, from left to right.

Each frame's image is produced from a stack of one or more layers, represented in order from bottom to top on the timeline. Layers at the top of the timeline are drawn first, and every subsequent layer is added over the top of it. Layers assist you by divide a single complex image into separate graphic component parts.

Each frame-layer intersection is called a cell. The contents of any specific cell may be moved, edited, and deleted without affecting the contents of other cells, which make them ideal for isolating and editing specific elements of a graphic while preserving parts that do not change.


The color profile indicates which color space is meant to live the RGB values of the image. It is used to match RGB values in one device (e.g. your monitor, where you create your image) with another device (e.g. the user that will watch your image in her/his monitor). Images on the Internet generally use the sRGB color space.

Background from Layer

If there is no background layer, you can convert any transparent layer to the background using the Layers > Background from Layer menu. All transparent pixels will be filled with the active background color.

Note: Saving is disabled in demo version.

Also Available: Download Aseprite for Windows

What's new in this version:

- New Afrikaans, Arabic, Dutch, Japanese, and Turkish translations, thanks to the help of several contributors
- Fixed some random crashes when resizing sprites
- Fixed bug updating the correct copy+move cursor in the timeline
- Minor UI improvements in File > Export > Export As dialog