A downloadable tool for Windows and macOS

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Pixel-Me is probably the most sophisticated pixelart character-generation tool for an almost unlimited number of portraits.
Create outstanding pixelart-avatars for your Steam account and social media profiles; create striking images of your friends and family or use it to depict your team or for ingame-artwork.

During the last six years, I handcrafted hundreds of custom pixelart portraits, storing all the different parts created for these images. With a total now of over 700 elements like noses, beards, eyes and the likes this tool will allow you to create billions of diferent images of virtually any person.

Just some of the many various images you can make with Pixel-Me

Random functions for the individual parts of the overall image will help you generate a wide range of different characters and most layers can be activated or hidden, corresponding to your needs.

You can move elements up and down, shuffle or deactive them

Pixel-Me currently comes with:

  • colorable skin
  • 7 colorable Backgrounds (1 transparent)
  • 4 Foreheads
  • 6 Necks
  • 48 Chins
  • 15 pairs of Ears
  • 66 pairs of Eyes
  • 37 Noses
  • 116 colorable Lips
  • 186 colorable Hairstyles
  • 50 pairs of coloarable Eyebrows
  • 82 colorable Beards
  • 11 set of colorable Clothes
  • 27 Decorative elements (usable twice)
  • 39 pairs of Glasses

I expect to update the app every once in a while with new elements.

You can take a look at the planned updated and app's roadmap on  https://trello.com/b/aKE7Uk2y/pixel-me

The results are yours to use in any way, both personal and commercial. Files are saved as PNGs and editable Pixel-Me files.

For the time being, Pixel-Me unfortunately only supports one specific skin tone. I am working on a solution for that.

Version history

Bugfix: Removed a delay while saving

Added coloring option for eyes, lips and eyebrows
Added transparent background (only 512x512 images are transparent)
Added compatibility for versions 1.21 and earlier

Added coloring option to hairs, clothes and backgrounds
Reworked hairs and backgrounds
Added Instructions-page
Lock-button to protect elements from editing
Added backwards compatibility to savefiles
Added a full-white background
Added much more feedback to the info-line
Improved the positioning of several elements
Bugfix: Fixed activation of buttons after loading savefiles

Fixed two bugs related to the save/load screen

Added Mac-version, made "Open Folder" multiplatform-compatible

Initial release

PlatformsWindows, macOS
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
Tags16-bit, 8-Bit, Characters, editor, Generator, graphic, Pixel Art, portrait, software


Buy Now14.99€ EUR or more

In order to download this tool you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of 14.99€ EUR. Your purchase comes with a Steam key. You will get access to the following files:

Pixel-Me_Win_v131.zip 3 MB
Pixel-Me_Mac_v131.zip 6 MB

Development log


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Hi, I bought this on Steam, and was wondering if there is the possibility of adding a batch creation and batch save options. I know it sounds like a power user option, but I would like to have a bunch of them and manually go through all of them and choose the coolest ones instead of constantly clicking random and saving them one by one

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I can't purchase. I tried 2 different paypal account without success. Do you have another way to purchase or could you tell me how can I fix this problem. Let me know ASAP, thank you.

I just got the same issue? Please reply,  I would like to purchase too.


There will be no reply.

Sadly, the developer of this software, Tassilo Rau, passed away in November 2019 (https://twitter.com/BumblebeeGames/status/1195011390303621120?s=20).


Hey just baught your tool and I must say it is pretty good!
Have you ever considered to enhance it with some props like helmets (knight helmet or leather etc.) and other wearables (medival armor, futuristic clothes). Your great tool is limited to modern time.

Because that is exaclty what a lot of people (me included) would want for their hobby video games and nobody offers this on itch or the unity playstore. So if you could pull that one off, I would even do an extra video on my gamemaker tutorial channel (I try to give creators free cloud) and recomment you!

can I use that in a game that I would sell on stores ? I wouldn't sell the assets I will sell the game that I made with the assets.


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Hey I've got a question, does this programme auto update when you update it or would I have to download the new version off here? I would get it on Steam for convenience but I really don't like the Steam Subscriber Agreement. Also I've never used itch.io before so I have no idea how it works with purchases.


Hey, you should update your "platforms" list here to include windows. I almost didn't buy it because it said it was MacOS only! 

Oh my, thanks for pointing that out!

Will insta-buy as soon as you have more skin tones! Already looks very promising, and looking forward to seeing how this tool grows and changes. :)

Glad to hear. Skin-tones is my most important, but unfortunately most difficult task for Pixel-Me.  Hope to be able to come up with it soon.

I understand how difficult it will be to implement, but I'm sure everyone appreciates how dedicated you are!


I just toyed a bit with the tool and it's very responsive ... and I already have another request xD : it would be awesome if backgrounds were not mandatory. Unless I'm mistaken, I saw no option de "deactivate" the background. It would be cool to be able to have the character only without the bg.

Also, beside my request for african chars, it would be cool to be able to "ajust" the colors of current chars , actually this would be very useful for a more accurate "rendering".


Regarding the toning of the characters: That's exactly what I am trying to do. I want to add a color-field that you can use to set the characters skin-tone by setting it to a specific color. If I get this to work properly, it could get extended to eye-color and clothes as well.

I already have transparent backgrounds on my list, shouldn't be too much of a problem. I'm sure v1.2 is going to bring a lot of neat features.

Thanks for your feedback!

Yeaaaaaaaah, can't wait to get my hand on 1.2  .

Thank you for your hard work. ^^

Seconding interest in transparent backgrounds! :)


Also I tried to add my request as comment on trello, but it did not seem to be possible. I would like to request more african traits (I'm black african, so I would like to make some pixel portrait for my relatives and I). Thanks

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That is something I've got very high on my list. I made some african portraits in the past, but had to do so manually. I am working on a solution to automate that for the app. I'll keep you updated! Trello is not open to be edited by the public, unfortunately,  but I'll add your request right away.

Thanks for the very fast reply. Sorry I have not noticed it before. I just tried to buy the software right now, but it is not letting me to. Is there another way to buy (that does not involve paypal or to pay you directly and get the key?). The visa card I have my money on seems not to be working with paypal at the moment.

EDIT: my bank fixed the issue. I'm finaly on board ^^


I just noticed that you are gonna realse this on Steam too. If I buy it now (because I really want to xD) , will I get a steam key when the steam version is out? (I'm kind of a steam junkie ^^).

Yes, luckily itch.io offers support for sending out Steamkeys to existing users and I will happily use that. Glad to see you onboard!

Then I'm looking forward to it. I can't wait to have my hand on this little jewel ^^

Congrats for the steam lanch ^^


is it possible to make portraits of kids using this tool? 


That  depends on the age. I'd say anything beyond 11 might work. However, I just added a smaller body to the Requests-list, as that might strongly enhance the childish look. Will try to add it to the tool ASAP.


I love it!

A medieval version of this would be amazing


Just added your request to https://trello.com/b/aKE7Uk2y/pixel-me
Will be considered for the next update. Thank you!