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The PixelJoint FAQ

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Category: The Lounge
Forum Name: Resources and Support
Forum Discription: Help your fellow pixel artists out with links to good tutorials, other forums, software, fonts, etc. Bugs and support issues should go here as well.
Printed Date: 18 July 2019 at 3:11pm

Topic: The PixelJoint FAQ
Posted By: Hatch
Subject: The PixelJoint FAQ
Date Posted: 06 November 2009 at 8:21pm
The PixelJoint FAQ

If there's anything you think should be added to this FAQ, or you see anything that should be changed, please post a reply to this thread detailing your suggestion. This thread will be cleared of replies regularly to keep the focus clear. If your post disappears, don't be alarmed: we got it. If your suggestion was not incorporated into the FAQ, don't keep posting. We decided, for whatever reason, that it was not right for inclusion.

If you'd rather not post your suggestion publicly, feel free to PM me.

General info
  • - Where can I learn how to make pixel art?
  • - What do I need to create pixel art?
  • - Why do people criticize my art?
  • - How do I hire a pixel artist for a project/job?

The main site
  • - Why should I register and be a Pixeljoint member?
  • - How do I level up? What does leveling up do?
  • - How do I change my rank theme?
  • - Can I change my Pixeljoint handle?
  • - How do I change my avatar?
  • - How do I revise one of my gallery pieces?
  • - Why do some of the images in the gallery display as a red X?
  • - How do I make a suggestion?
  • - I found a gallery piece that violates the PixelJoint rules. What should I do?
  • - I found a gallery piece I'd like to use in my project. Can I?
  • - How can I support this fine site?
  • - When should I report a comment/gallery piece?
  • - How do I report a comment/gallery piece?
  • - Why isn't my submission showing up on the front page?
  • - I suspect a piece of art is a rip, but I can't put my finger on the original. What should I do?
  • - How can I search for pixel-art in the gallery?

The forum
  • - How do I post an image?

Pixel art submission and rejection
  • - How do I submit my art to the site?
  • - Why is my submission still awaiting approval?
  • - Why was my submission sent back?
  • - Why wasn't my Lil'Dude or Wee accepted?
  • - Why was my pixel art sent back when other crap is allowed in?
  • - Can I submit pixels created by another as a showcase of sorts?
  • - I got an error when I tried to submit something! What does it mean?
  • - What counts as a valid preview image?
  • - Can I submit a pixel that I made with another member? Can I create a collab account?

Technical stuff
  • - What is RSS?
  • - What is IRC and how do I connect to the PixelJoint channel?
  • - What file format should I use for pixel art?
  • - How do I know if my pixel is being saved as a png8 or png24?
  • - How do I make my GIF transparent?
  • - When I zoom images in the gallery, they get all blurry. Help!
  • - How can I see the specs of an image, such as color count, frames, etc.?

  • - Can I tell what position I came in if not 1st, 2nd, or 3rd?
  • - Can I edit my challenge entry whilst the voting is on?
  • - I have an existing piece that happens to fit in the current challenge. Can I submit it?
  • - Can I have multiple entries for a challenge?
  • - How can I verify that my challenge entry conforms to the restrictions?

Posted By: Hatch
Date Posted: 06 November 2009 at 11:04pm
General info

Posted By: Hatch
Date Posted: 06 November 2009 at 11:33pm
The main site


Posted By: Hatch
Date Posted: 07 November 2009 at 12:54pm
The forum

Posted By: Hatch
Date Posted: 07 November 2009 at 12:54pm
Pixel art submission and rejection

Posted By: Hatch
Date Posted: 07 November 2009 at 1:01pm
Technical stuff


Posted By: Hatch
Date Posted: 08 November 2009 at 3:56pm


Posted By: Manupix
Date Posted: 09 July 2010 at 10:37am
How can I search for pixel-art in the gallery?

There are two search engines: the PJ search engine (click search at the bottom of each page) and Google (use the search box at the top of each page).

The PJ search engine works well with one keyword only, and returns images in the form of a gallery: most useful to find previous images of the subject you have in mind, let's say a - dragon . You can refine your search using criteria such as dimensions, color number, isometric, etc.

However if you want to search for pieces featuring a dragon and knight, and - use those keywords , you'll only get pieces where those words appear in that specific order: little or nothing.

Using Google is better in this case, although the results appear as a - list without images .

Posted By: jalonso
Date Posted: 27 July 2014 at 5:57am
There is no valid reason why PJ gallery previews need to be under 10k anymore.
Because early pixelart had so many restrictions and file size was chief among them its just something we like to keep.
If your preview is over 10k it will not show on the Front Page Section with New Art, Weekly Showcase (WS) and Hall of Fame (HoF).
It will however be seen everywhere else.
You don't have to make your preview under 10k but you should.

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