I've been working on this pixel art editor for almost a year now, and it's starting to feel good enoughto bring it out into the open! So here it is! The open beta isn't entirely free, but the trial is generous. No locked down features or anything, just a 30 minute countdown, after which you have to save\quit and restart.
PXL8 is designed with "real" 8bit images and low resolutions in mind, so i hope you guys will like it. Some fundamental parts of it is quite different from other painting programs, so i suggest watching the instruction video on the website and giving yourself some time to adjust to it before giving up. It becomes very fast and flexible when you get used to it, allowing you to place more pixels per minute than with any other software.
Being beta, there's probably some bugs, and there's still things left to improve, but i think it's getting pretty solid and worth trying out now. I hope to get lots of good feedback so i can make this even better
get it from www.pxl8.it
. There's a demo video there as well.