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jun:
TOOLS, RESOURCES AND LINKAGEPlease refer to this thread before requesting help finding a link or choosing a program, because chances are your answer is on this thread.
Here is a collection of various links that will probably come in handy from time to time.
If you are willing to share anything, don't hesitate and post it here (do not chitchat on this thread if you have nothing to contribute though), but remember, illegal software or similar items are strictly forbidden.

If there are any errors or anything that needs to be fixed, feel free to drop me a PM.

Pixelation is not responsible for any content on the external links, so click at your own risk.
Enjoy!

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- PIXELLING TOOLS -

* Aseprite - https://www.aseprite.org/ - win - mac - unix
* GraphicsGale - http://www.humanbalance.net/gale/us/ - free - win
* Tiled - https://thorbjorn.itch.io/tiled - free - win - mac - unix
* Cosmigo ProMotion - https://www.cosmigo.com/ - win
* GIMP - http://www.gimp.org/ - free - win - mac - unix
* Adobe Photoshop - http://www.adobe.com/ - win - mac
* GrafX2 - http://pulkomandy.tk/projects/GrafX2 - free - win - mac
* Painter  - http://www.corel.com/ - win
* Ultimate Paint  -  http://www.ultimatepaint.com/ - free - win
* Paint.NET  - https://www.getpaint.net/ - free - win
* Timanthes (c64)   - http://noname.c64.org/csdb/release/?id=30789 - free - win
* GangEd (c64)  - http://www.thegang.nu/releases.php?year=2005&type=4 - free - win
* Pixen  - https://pixenapp.com/ - free - mac
* Pyxel  - http://pyxeledit.com/ - win - mac
* Iconographer  - http://www.mscape.com/products/iconographer.html - mac
* Gpaint  - http://sourceforge.net/projects/gpaint - free - unix
* XPaint  - http://sourceforge.net/projects/sf-xpaint - free - mac - unix
* mtPaint  - http://mtpaint.sourceforge.net/ - free - win  unix
* Rendera  - http://rendera.sourceforge.net/ - free - win - GAME ENGINES -

* Game Maker - https://www.yoyogames.com/ - win - mac - unix
* Unity - https://unity3d.com/ - free - win - mac - unix
* UnrealEngine - https://www.unrealengine.com/en-US/blog - free - win
* Blender - https://www.blender.org - free - win - mac - unix
* Godot Engine - https://godotengine.org/ - free - win - mac - unix
* Oxygine - http://oxygine.org/ - free - win - mac - unix
* Construct - https://www.scirra.com/construct2 - free - win - mac - unix
* Construct2 - https://www.construct.net/ - free - web - OTHER UTILITIES -

* Sfxr (Sound Generation System) - http://www.drpetter.se/project_sfxr.html - free - win - unix
* Bfxr - http://www.bfxr.net/ - free - win - mac
* Royalty free Gamesounds - https://gamesounds.xyz/ - free
* GifCam - http://blog.bahraniapps.com/gifcam/ - free - win
* WebMCam - https://github.com/thetarkus/WebMCam/releases - free - win
* MSGifAnimator - https://archive.org/details/MicrosoftGifAnimator - free - win
* Irfan View - http://www.irfanview.com/ - free - win
* XnView - http://www.xnview.com/ - free - win - mac - unix
* PureRef - https://www.pureref.com/ - free - win - mac - unix
* UnFREEZ - http://www.whitsoftdev.com/unfreez/ - free - win
* Avidemux - http://fixounet.free.fr/avidemux/ - free - win - mac - unix
* Take ONE - http://www.take1.de/ - free - win
* Easy Graphic Converter - http://www.etrusoft.com/graphic-converter/ - free - win
* Graphic Converter - http://www.lemkesoft.com/ - mac
* GIFBuilder - http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/235 - free - mac
* EZToon - http://www.superfundungeonrun.com/easytoon/ - free - win
* ArtRage - http://www.ambientdesign.com/artrage.html - free - win - mac
* Bitmap Font Writer - http://www.stefan-pettersson.nu/site/bmpfont/ - win
* BitFontMaker2 - http://www.pentacom.jp/pentacom/bitfontmaker2/ - free - web
* Clickteam tools - http://www.clickteam.com/ - win
* Mobile Game Dev Tools - http://mgdc.ru/board/showthread.php?t=391 - free
* ColorCop - http://www.oudje.nl/lessen/colorcop/colorcop.htm - free - win
* GIF Movie Gear - http://www.gamani.com/gmgdown.htm - win
* Giffy - http://www.brothersoft.com/graphics_design/gif_tools/giffy_16084.html - free - win
* Crossover - https://www.codeweavers.com/products/ - mac
* Drawpile - https://drawpile.net/ - free - win - mac - unix
* Darwine - http://darwine.sourceforge.net/index.php - mac
* Pixel Checker by 0xDB - http://www.dennisbusch.de/dateien/PixelChecker2.zip - free - win
* Tilesize/Screensize galculator by goshki - http://jsfiddle.net/17xo94wh/5/ - free - web
* Texture Packer - https://www.codeandweb.com/texturepacker- free - win - mac - unix - PIXEL ART TUTORIALS -

* Pixelation - Pixels and Art Glossary - https://pixelation.org/index.php?topic=19594.0
* Pixelation's Video Tutorials - http://pixelation.org/pixelation/index.php?topic=2144.0
* The Pixel Art Tutorial - http://pixeljoint.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=11299
* Tsugumo - http://www.yarrninja.com/pixeltutorial
* St0ven's Background Art Tutorials - Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3
* Cyangmou's Tutorials - http://cyangmou.deviantart.com/gallery/37668128/Tutorials
* Pix3m's Tutorials - http://pix3m.deviantart.com/gallery/37098265/Tips-and-tutorials
* Finalbossblues' Tutorials - http://finalbossblues.com/pixel-tutorials/
* Gas13 - http://gas13.ru/tutorials/
* Derek Yu - http://makegames.tumblr.com/post/42648699708/pixel-art-tutorial
* Natomic - https://web.archive.org/web/20130706052015/http://www.natomic.com/hosted/marks/mpat/
* Drububu - http://www.drububu.com/tutorial/index.html
* RhysD (Iso) - https://www.scirra.com/store/ebooks/learn-isometric-pixel-art-3
* Pixel NascImpact (Iso) - http://pixel.nascimpact.com/tutoriaux.php
* FoY Background Tutorial - https://web.archive.org/web/20130604154027/http://www.barnettcollege.com/tutorial1.htm
* Walk animation Tutorial - https://web.archive.org/web/20111229192117/http://www.manningkrull.com/pixel_art/tutorials/walking.asp
* Alex Hanson White's Beginner Tutorials - Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3 - Part 4 - Part 5 - VARIOUS TUTORIALS -

* Art Tutorial - http://androidarts.com/art_tut.htm
* Light - http://www.itchy-animation.co.uk/light.htm
* Perception and Composition - http://www.androidblues.com/visualperception.html
* Animation 1 - http://www.awn.com/tooninstitute/lessonplan/lesson.htm#top
* Animation 2 - http://www.idleworm.com/how/index.shtml
* Game Maker Tutorials - https://www.yoyogames.com/learn
* Creating a font from Scratch - http://www.iamcal.com/misc/fonts/pixfonttut/part1.php
* Setting the GIMP for Pixel Art - http://archive.eglug.org/gimpixel
* Optimizing Tilesheet Layouts - http://www.elitepigs.de/blog/archives/17
* Info-graphics Tutorial - http://abload.de/img/9ctxbykk7xlj.jpg
* HD-Remakes - http://www.fortressofdoors.com/doing-an-hd-remake-the-right-way/
* SD3 Styleguide - http://files.byondhome.com/TheMonkeyDidIt/BoilerRoomStyleGuide.html
* OoT Puzzlestructure - http://garethrees.org/2004/12/01/ocarina-of-time/
* Basic Colour Schemes - http://www.tigercolor.com/color-lab/color-theory/color-theory-intro.htm
* Color Rules - http://www.writedesignonline.com/resources/design/rules/color.html
* Dimensions of Color - http://www.huevaluechroma.com/index.php
* Sidescroller Tiles - http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/AdamSaltsman/20090716/2403/Sexy_Tiles_Sidescrollers.php
* Animated Dialogue - http://www.angryanimator.com/word/2010/11/26/tutorial-3-dialog/
* Colour Banding - https://simonschreibt.de/gat/colorbanding/
* Writing for Videogames - https://www.polygon.com/2016/8/15/12455728/how-to-get-a-job-writing-games-maybe
* Principles of Animation - http://minyos.its.rmit.edu.au/aim/a_notes/anim_principles.html
* Principles of Animation - http://minyos.its.rmit.edu.au/aim/a_notes/anim_principles.html
* Pixelprospector - http://www.pixelprospector.com/
* Camera in Games - http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/ItayKeren/20150511/243083/Scroll_Back_The_Theory_and_Practice_of_Cameras_in_SideScrollers.php
* Pacing in Games - http://www.gamasutra.com/view/feature/4032/beyond_pacing_games_arent_.php?print=1 - ART REFERENCES -

* Anatomy 1 - http://www.figuredrawings.com/linksanatomy.html
* Anatomy 2 - http://www.fineart.sk/
* Andrew Loomis - http://www.fineart.sk/index.php?cat=1
* Andrew Loomis and other Anatomy eBooks - http://basangpanaginip.blogspot.com/2006/01/downloads.html
* Kuler - https://color.adobe.com/
* Il Libro dell'Arte - http://www.noteaccess.com/Texts/Cennini/index.htm
* Facial Expressions App - http://mrl.nyu.edu/%7Eperlin/facedemo/
* Posemaniacs - http://www.posemaniacs.com/blog/
* Figure drawing practice - https://line-of-action.com/practice-tools/figure-drawing/
* Figure drawing - Live sessions - https://www.youtube.com/user/onairvideo
* Posemaniacs - http://www.posemaniacs.com/blog/
* 36 Dramatic situations - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Thirty-Six_Dramatic_Situations
* Ken Hultgren - Animal Drawing - http://drwbook02.narod.ru/cover.html
* Free textures - http://texturelib.com/ - VIDEOGAME REFERENCES -

* Metal Slug Database - https://retrogamezone.co.uk/metalslug/
* VG Museum - http://www.vgmuseum.com/
* Game Sprites Archive - http://www.gsarchives.net/index2.php
* VG Maps - http://www.vgmaps.com/
* Spriter's Resource - http://www.spriters-resource.com/
* The Shyguy Kingdom - http://tsgk.captainn.net/
* Sprite Database - http://sdb.drshnaps.com/
* The Mugen Fighters Guild - http://www.mugenguild.com/
* RetroGameZone - http://www.retrogamezone.co.uk/
* The People's Sprites - http://panelmonkey.org/
* Păo da Mugen - http://forum.paodemugen.com.br/index.php?showforum=106
* HOL Amiga Database - http://hol.abime.net/
* Books for Game Designers - http://manojalpa.net/me/books-for-game-designers/
* 100 Best Amiga games - http://www.lemonamiga.com/games/votes_list.php - FONTS -

* 04 - http://www.04.jp.org/
* dafont - http://www.dafont.com/bitmap.php
* 1001 Free Fonts - http://www.1001freefonts.com/ - COMMUNITIES -

* PixelJoint - http://www.pixeljoint.com/
* TIGSource - https://forums.tigsource.com/
* Isocity - http://www.kennethfejer.com/isocity/
* PixelDam - http://www.x-panded.com/pixeldam/ - PIXELIZED EYE-CANDY GOODNESS -

* Army of Trolls - http://www.armyoftrolls.co.uk/
* ArtCity -Demoscene - http://artcity.bitfellas.org/
* Cyangmou - http://cyangmou.deviantart.com/gallery/
* Derek Yu - http://www.derekyu.com/art/pixel.html
* Eboy - http://www.eboy.com/
* Gas13 - http://gas13.ru
* Habbo - http://www.habbo.com/
* Head over Heels - http://retrospec.sgn.net/games/hoh/screenshots.html
* Kenneth Fejer - http://www.kennethfejer.com/
* ColorCycling - http://www.effectgames.com/demos/canvascycle/
* Lexaloffle - http://www.lexaloffle.com/
* Lovepixel - http://www.lovepixel.idv.tw/
* Mr. Wong's - http://www.mrwong.de/
* Nvision - http://nvisionillustration.com/pixels.html
* Pico 8 - https://twitter.com/search?q=%23pico8&src=typd
* PixelHugger - http://www.pixelhugger.com/
* PixelMuseum - http://www.pixelmuseum.com/
* Pixel NascImpact - http://www.nasc.fr/
* Pixelstamps - http://pixelstamps.gas13.ru
* Ptoing - http://www.ptoing.net/
* Quickhoney - http://www.quickhoney.com/
* Pixel Art Magazine - https://flipboard.com/@pixelartm/pixel-art-rqmr6j9ty
* Pixelation's Feature Chest - http://pixelation.org/index.php?topic=2076.0
* Pixelation's Ramblethread! - http://pixelation.org/index.php?topic=8110.0
* Retronator - http://www.retronator.com/
* Supertotto - http://www.supertotto.com/ - MISC GOODNESS -

* Interactive Atlas - http://geacron.com/home-en/?&sid=GeaCron313101
- JOBS -

* Reddit - https://www.reddit.com/r/gameDevClassifieds/
* Pixeljoint - http://pixeljoint.com/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=11
* Pixelation - http://pixelation.org/index.php?board=6.0
* Tigsource - https://forums.tigsource.com/index.php?board=40.0
* Deviantart - http://forum.deviantart.com/jobs/offers/
* Indiegamer - http://forums.indiegamer.com/forums/help-wanted-paid-only.15/
* Upwork - https://www.upwork.com/o/jobs/browse/?q=pixel-art -not recommended

* Pixelation - Ultimative Pixel Art Business Guide - https://pixelation.org/index.php?topic=23286.msg188678#new
* Freelancing 1 - http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/AdamSaltsman/20090508/1343/Going_Commando.php
* Freelancing 2 - http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/AdamSaltsman/20090724/2571/Pixel_Art_Freelance_Best_Practices__Guidelines.php
... And of course The Search bar and Google are always your friends!


Spoiler- Dead and/or irrelevant links-
PD Pro Digital Painter - http://www.squirreldome.com/cyberop.htm - free - win
PixelStudio - http://pixelstudio.virtualuna.de/ - free - win
ProjectOne (c64) - http://noname.c64.org/csdb/release/?id=39261 - free - win
JDraw - http://www.j-domain.de/homepage.php?page=20 - free - :java:
KDE Icon Editor - http://w1.1358.telia.com/~u135800018/prog.html - free - unix
Photobie - http://www.photobie.com/ - free - win
Toolkit - http://www.toolkitzone.com/toolkit.php?downloads - free  - win
SCI Studio - http://www.bripro.com/scistudio/index.php - free - win
IS-CGB-Character - http://www.intsys.co.jp/tools/cgb/character/download.html - free
Tile Set Maker - http://www.geocities.com/kzsite2/TileSetMaker3BETA.zip - free - win  -- blocked webpage | connection not private
MiniColorPicker - http://www.daantje.nl/gpl-projects/minicolorpicker/ - free - win - unix
St0ven - http://www.spriteart.com - [Mirror]
Zoggles - http://www.zoggles.co.uk/asp/tutorials.asp?show=index
Matriax - http://www.matriaxweb.com/tutoriales/tuto.htm
Pixelfreak (Iso) - http://www.pixelfreak.com/en/tutorial0.html
Rich Grilloti Pixeljam Games Article - Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3
Grass - http://www.elverquisst.se/tutorials/grasstut/grasstut.html
Coloring Tutorial - http://www.itchstudios.com/psg/main.php?id=ps55paint
Anatomy 2 - http://www.vh.org/adult/provider/anatomy/atlasofanatomy/index.html
Preston Blair's Animation Book Part 1 - http://www.animationarchive.org/2006/05/media-preston-blairs-animation-first.html
Preston Blair's Animation Book Part 2 - http://www.animationarchive.org/2006/05/media-preston-blairs-animation-1st.html
GFX Zone - http://www.gfxzone.org/frames.html
Bio Motion Lab - http://www.biomotionlab.ca/Demos/BMLwalker.html
Artnatomy (Facial Expressions App) - http://www.artnatomia.net/uk/artnatomy.html
Posemaniacs' 30 seconds Pose Drawing - http://www.posemaniacs.com/blog/thirtysecond - requires flash
Walk Cycle App - http://www.addictinggames.com/wireframeskeleton.html - requires flash
The Dig - 1 - http://home.comcast.net/~ervind/digbm1.html
The Dig - 2 - http://home.comcast.net/~ervind/digfacs.html
The Dig - 3 - http://home.comcast.net/~ervind/digsc1.html
RO Monster Database - http://www.roempire.com/database/?page=monsters&act=view
Gaming Ground Zero - http://www.gaminggroundzero.com/home.html
Emu Gif Animation - http://www3.emu-zone.org/host/emugif/index.htm
Emugifs - http://www.emugifs.emuita.it/
SF3 - http://www.zweifuss.com/
Guilty Gear Sprites - http://www.newwavemugen.com/~xenozip/#charactercostumes
Random Select - http://randomselect.i-xcell.com/
Mugen-Infantry - http://www.mugen-infantry.net/
Atomic Media - http://atomicmedia.net/
Adam Tierney -  http://www.adamtierney.com/
Adeptvormgeving - http://www.adept-vormgeving.com/
Ala Webstatt & Chmork.net - http://www.ala.ch/portfolio/
Artoholic -  http://www.artoholic.org/
Bongo - http://park12.wakwak.com/~bongo/
Dot16 - http://www.dot16.pixeltemple.com/
Drububu - http://www.drububu.com/
Electriconland - http://electriconland.com/
Etherbrian - http://etherbrian.typepad.com/
Final Redemption - http://finalredemption.com/index.htm
Fly Guy - http://www.trevorvanmeter.com/flyguy/
Henk Nieborg - http://www.henknieborg.nl/home.html
I am not original - http://www.iamnotoriginal.com/
Iconwax - http://hiroex.pure.cc/iwm/
Josh Astorian - http://www.joshastorian.com/
Keops - http://www.llama-land.net/keops/online/
Ku_Bo - http://members.at.infoseek.co.jp/KU__BO/dot.html
KYMG - http://kymg.net/
Littlefactory - http://www.littlefactory.com/
Monsoon2D - http://www.monsoon2d.com/
Move your feet - http://www.veer.com/ideas/move/
Paul Robertson - http://probertson.livejournal.com/
PixelBlocks - http://www.pixelblocks.com/cgi-bin/WebObjects/pbonline
Pixelfreak - http://www.pixelfreak.com/
PixelJam - http://www.pixeljam.com/core/index.html
Pixeltees - http://pixeltees.com/
Pixinspace - http://www.pixinspace.com/
Pixture Studio - http://www.pixture.com/
Ronz - http://www.yomogi.sakura.ne.jp/~ronz/trash/
Sir's c64 Art Gallery - http://www.ravenger.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/gallery/index.htm
sj-gfx - http://sj-gfx.com/
Tanuki X - http://www.christessmer.com/
rpg-icons - http://rpg-icons.com/

Cyangmou:
Great Work Jun :y:,
I just added a collection with the Pixelation Highlights right at the top, because it's basically what makes our community.
I felt like it would add a lot, hope you are ok with it.

questseeker:
Some dead link repair, courtesy of the Wayback Machine and Google:

PixelStudio - http://pixelstudio.virtualuna.de/ - free - win
shifted to
http://www.virtualuna.de/wiki.php?page=PixelStudioC

JDraw - http://www.j-domain.de/homepage.php?page=20 - free - :java:
moved to
http://jdraw.sourceforge.net/

jun:
@Cyangmou  :y: Hey man, whatever makes it better! Thanks a lot!
@Questseeker : Thanks, noted!

yaomon17:
Need additional help hosting and posting your pictures? Check this guide:  http://pixelation.org/pixelation/index.php?topic=3466.0

The link 404's should be
http://pixelation.org/index.php?topic=3466.0

Other than that, spectacular work  :y:

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