Animated sprite editor & pixel art tool -- Fork of the last GPLv2 commit of Aseprite
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Copyright (C) 2001-2016 David Capello
Copyright (C) 2016-2018 LibreSprite contributors


LibreSprite is a free and open source program to create animated sprites. Its main features are:

  • Sprites are composed by layers & frames (as separated concepts).
  • Supported color modes: RGBA, Indexed (palettes up to 256 colors), and Grayscale.
  • Load/save sequence of PNG files and GIF animations (and FLC, FLI, JPG, BMP, PCX, TGA).
  • Export/import animations to/from Sprite Sheets.
  • Tiled drawing mode, useful to draw patterns and textures.
  • Undo/Redo for every operation.
  • Real-time animation preview.
  • Multiple editors support.
  • Pixel-art specific tools like filled Contour, Polygon, Shading mode, etc.
  • Onion skinning


LibreSprite originated as a fork of the Aseprite application, developed by David Capello. Aseprite used to be distributed under the GNU General Public License version 2, but was moved to a proprietary license on August 26th, 2016.

This fork was made on the last commit covered by the GPL-2.0+ license, and is now developed independently of the proprietary Aseprite.


LibreSprite includes color palettes created by:

It tries to replicate some pixel-art algorithms:

And it uses the following third-party libraries:


This program is distributed under the GNU General Public License version 2, which means that compiled versions can be generated under GPL terms.