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Pixia 6.03c running on Windows 10.
Pixia 6.03c running on Windows 10.
Original author(s) Isao Maruoka,Tacmi Co.
Developer(s) Isao Maruoka
Initial release 2000; 17 years ago (2000)
Stable release
6.03c / November 2, 2016; 8 months ago (2016-11-02)
Operating system Microsoft Windows (Windows 2000 / XP / Vista / 7); older versions support Windows 95 / 98 / ME / NT 4.0
Available in Multilingual (9)
Type Raster graphics editor
License Freeware
Website www.pixia.jp

Pixia is a freeware raster graphics editor program for Windows, created by Isao Maruoka. It was originally designed for the anime/manga community but has also been used in other branches of art.

Besides the primary Japanese interface, it is also available in English, French, Italian, Spanish, Hungarian, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Polish, Korean and German. The program supports multiple layers, transparency effects, standard file formats and a number of RGB file formats including .PSD. The main file extension used by this program is .PXA. The program also has a native support for Wacom tablets, for example the 4.2a version added support for Wacom Bamboo tablets. An advanced version of this software called Phierha with better UI and more functions is also available.


A CNET Editors' Review in January 2011 called Pixia "one of the most capable and professional Photoshop alternatives we've tried."[1]

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