As an art enthusiast exploring the world of pixel art, I find joy in creating these little pieces. While I lack formal training, I value each creation and treat them as a learning journal.
To ensure the longevity1 and accessibility of them, I adhere to a simple organization method.
For each artwork, I create a dedicated folder and store the following files:
- The original file in the editor’s format2 for future editing.
- A 1x PNG backup of the original, safeguarding against potential inaccessibility3 and compatibility with other applications.
- PNGs scaled from 10x to 1000x, making it easy to view and share.
- Relevent reference images in TIFF or PNG, if applicable.
To easily identify each piece, I set the folder’s icon to represent the work, it looks like this: ![The folder containing my pixel arts][ss]
I’m considering a macOS version of Pixel Companion to streamline this process. However, I’m unsure if others would find this useful. Therefore, I warmly welcome your insights on how you organize your projects. Feel free to reach out to me and share your thoughts.