Pixia Mascot by Monami, introducing Pixia, a raster painting program for Windows

Pixia mascot designed by ASAMI.

Pixia is a raster painting program and graphics editor specifically well–suited for many forms of digital painting.

Pixia offers a lightweight painting environment for digital painting and artwork of all types! Unlike other digital painting and editing tools, Pixia strips the bloatware features away, leaving a fast, focused environment that ensures you can paint without any distraction.

The original Japanese Edition of Pixia was created and developed by Isao Maruoka and has been aggressively raised by its fans ever since! Read about Isao's vision for Pixia here (from Google Translate).

*NEW!* A sister program, exPhoto, is released for photo editing! Check it out!

Tablet Options

Tablet Pressure Support

Pixia boasts full pressure–sensitivity compatibility with today's top brands of Tablets, such as Wacom and Intuos. Now you can draw beautiful line art and paint with professional ease!

Layers Panel

Full–Feature Layers

Paint masterfully with layers! Pixia supports over a dozen layer modes (such as Hybrid [Multiply], Lighten, Darken, Highlight, Luminosity, and Overlay) and full layer masks with advanced Alpha Channels.

Brushes Panel

Extendable Brushes

Enjoy creative painting with Pixia's built–in brushes panel. Increase or Decrease brushes sizes dynamically with Pixia's brush size scale. Flip brushes vertically and horizontally and make your own, too!

Painting Tools

Essential Painting Tools

Experiment with painting techniques with Pixia's Color (Paintbrush), Blur, Rub, and Blur 2 tools. For those who like advanced tools, Pixia offers Dodge, Burn, Clone, Noise, and Stir as well!

Color Wheel and Palettes

Palettes and Rich Color

Define colors with Pixia's 6–tier Color Palette panel. Enjoy blending and painting with millions of full color. Use Pixia's wheel, triangle, or square and 4 additional ways to view and change color.

PSD Save File

Photoshop PSD Support

Work on and save your artwork files as PSDs. Never worry about being unable to cross–edit your illustrations. Open them in Pixia, Photoshop, or any other PSD–compatible program!

Filters Window


Pixia comes with several built–in filters for your painting fun, such as Blur, Mosaic, Edge, Shadow, Sharpness, and Toning (great for comics)! Pixia has many custom filters you can download, too!

Selection Tools

Paths and Selection Tools

Don't like to draw line art with a tablet? Use Pixia's Bezier (Paths) tools to draw smooth, crisp lines! Or use Pixia's plethora of other selection tools from traditional Circles and Squares to Line, Polygon, Free Bezier, and more.


Advanced Gradients

Apply gradients to your canvas like you've never done before! Specify color and textures in all 4 corners to make gradient designs like you've never been able to in other painting tools!

Textures Partsbox


Create and apply textures to your canvas as fills –– or use them as a Brush Pentip! Pixia's Partsbox is your personal Texture database. You can also define and save your own Textures!

Textures Partsbox

Advanced Image Adjustments

Modify and enhance your image and line art with ease using Pixia's color and tone correction tools: Color Adjustment, Color and Contrast, Color Balance, Tone Balance, and more.

Textures Partsbox

Painting Transparency

Never paint outside the lines again! Use Pixia's Transparency tool to "lock" color in where you've already painted. No more wasting time erasing out–of–bounds color, or messing with masks!

Join Our Community!

Join Pixia's English community to contribute ideas and share your artwork and Pixia program customizations!

We'd love to have you! In Pixia's English Discussion Forum, we not only share our artwork, but we discuss program bugs and glitches, English translations, share tutorials, and get to talk with Isao and Soldier!

Join Us!