Convert Any Image Into Pixel Art Using Gimp

it’s quick and easy

If you like to add some vintage like retro game feeling to your website, try use pixel art images might be a good idea. Here’s a quick howto.

Install GIMP

GIMP is an open source image processing program available on macOS, Linux and Windows. Visit to download and install.

If you are like me who uses macOS and have the mighty homebrew package manager installed, simply run:

brew install gimp

Start Converting

Start the gimp, open your image-to-be-converted, then from the menu select Filters/Blur/Pixelize...

On the dialog box, you want to adjust Block Width and preview the results.

That’s it!

Adjust the Block Width