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pixel (format)
 

pixel
 

 

 
Token:
pixel
 
Point Type:
 
File Types:
 
Max Filesize:
2.5mb
 
Description:
pretty pictures
Image file that follows the pixelart-aesthetics. If you wanna submit actual drawings etc, check the other visual-formats.
::|CONTENTS
  1. Tools
  2. Restrictions on submit
  3. XHB Host Halp
  4. See also
Pixel is for pixel art, either animated or not. Typically each pixel is placed one at a time using a pencil tool. Large pixel art can take days, weeks, even months depending on how many time-outs an artist takes from a project.

Tools



Huge list of pixel art tools
by BotB's own ui

Restrictions on submit



Color count may not exceed 256 unique colors.
File format must have indexed colors and be browser friendly (BMP / GIF / PNG8).

XHB Host Halp



The rules for a pixel XHB may or may not include a palette and/or size restriction. Even if a size restriction is not included in a battle's rules, it's a good thing to consider. The 8-bit era saw resolutions from around 256x240 to 320x200, but these did not always have square pixels. The PC's VGA had a hacky thing called x-mode that demo scene programmers found by manipulating the refresh rate, achieving 320x240 which has a 4:3 ratio and a square pixel.

Note that pixel entries must only include original art (and possibly art included in the bitpack)--that means no pasting images into your entry.

See also



I Am New To Pixeling
Wikipedia's explanation

Pixel Joint
is an online competitive pixel art community
Wikipedia's guide to classic computer palettes

Wikipedia's guide to classic vg console palettes

 
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