Here are 3 free image to pixel art maker software for Windows 10.
There are many image enhancers available for Windows 10 with a lot of effects and other features, but these are not handy when you have to turn a photo into a pixel art. So, if you are also looking for some way to make pixel art from images, then you are at the right place. This article covers multiple software that can help you make this task possible.
Let’s start with the first image to pixel art software available in this list for Windows 10.
Spritecraft is the simplest image to pixel art maker software for Windows 10 in this list. It turns your image into Minecraft like pixel art. Everything is to the point and interface is really simple. You can insert GIF, PNG, JPG, or BMP image and click Create… button to generate the output. A separate window is opened to preview the output. If you find output good, then you can save it to your PC as PNG image.
There are two options for Max Height to generate the output: 30 and 60. I will suggest you to select Max Height as 60 for better output.
GIMP is an advanced image editor software that is good enough to convert image to pixel art. After installation, you need to go to Filters → Blur → Pixelize option. After that, a small window will be in front of you. Using that window, you can set Pixel width & height (together and separately) and preview the output within that small window. You need to press OK button to apply new changes and view them on its interface. If the converted image is good, you can save it to PC or continue adjusting the Pixel height and width. Moreover, you can also apply other filters like Light and Shadow to make the pixel art image better.
Apart from the filters, this image editor software can be used to resize, convert images, and do many other things. Its full review can be found here.
Paint.NET is another useful image editor that provides Pixelate effect to convert images to pixel art images. Its interface is also more user-friendly than GIMP, but GIMP has more features.
After installing Paint.NET, you need to go to Effects → Distort → Pixelate option. It will open a small box where you can set the Cell size using the slider to turn image into pixel art. The output is also visible in real-time. If the output is as per your need, you can save it to PC.
This free image editor has many other features. For example, it supports a huge list of input image formats, lets you convert images (one at a time), add layers, many good plugins, etc.
Its detailed review is here.
If you ever have the need to convert your image to pixel art, then look no further than these handy software. Among these software, if I have to select only one, then I will choose Spritecraft. It is perfect to quickly generate pixel art image. Also, the software is too easy to use. Other software are also good, no doubt, but Spritecraft would be perfect.