Pixia v6.03z Updated

billon on 9 Jul 2018
  • 16MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 8 Jul 2018
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

Pixia is a powerful raster graphics editor with a unique user interface. It includes various photo filters, brushes, layers, text and broad file format support. Note that the program has a fairly unique interface so, when learning Pixia, it's easier to discard everything you know about other editors like Photoshop or Paintshop and start from scratch with the tutorials and help files.

64-bit version compatible only with Win8+.

System Requirements: Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and install to the default folder
  2. Optionally, download and install help files and additional filters
  3. Copy all files to a folder of your choice
  4. Uninstall the program
  5. Launch pixia.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Artweaver Free
What's new? See:

Note: Pixia 64-bit is at ver. 6.04u.

27 comments on Pixia  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

Local 2007-06-03 16:02

I can't get this to install at all.
All I get when opening the executable is a blank window with a ,rather nice I must say, cross in the corner and an ok button to press.

I can only find one version on the website too, anyone got a version that works?

Andrew Lee 2007-06-06 09:40

This happens to me for V4.1 too. I was testing the latest version but couldn't move beyond the blank windows with OK button. Any pointers will be great!

Local 2007-07-23 17:08

It seems that there was a srew up with the last release.
It's been fixed and the new download works fine.

It's not quite as effective as Gimp or Photoshop but for an 8MB download it's pretty fine.

Yargh 2007-12-06 10:38

How is this portable? Version 4.1 is available only as an installer. Does anyone actually have a portable version of this?

Loner 2008-01-08 17:49

My second attempt at this program, this version and an earlier one, and both times I have been unimpressed. I really wanted to work with layers, and followed the volunteer tutorial, and it still is not so easy to work with. On the intro of this program here it says to discard Photoshop......I don't think so!! Not in favor with something so difficult to learn. Thanks for the freebie, but no thanks just the same.

Webfork 2008-10-13 15:22

A lot of interesting and cool brushes, filters, and other tools make this a fun graphics tool to play around with but the hectic AI keeps it from really being useful for everyday projects. Mostly it is a toy, not something you can do graphics work with (like for example PhotoFiltre: http://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=12)

Pixia user 2010-02-18 09:25

This is intended as a Paint program rather than an image editor so comparing it to Photoshop is ridiculous. As a paint program it is very good and not that difficult to learn

Geddich Nixan 2010-02-23 10:53

I updated my Pixia from an older version (both used as portables) and now the toolbar buttons are blackened out. It is still useable thanks to the popping up denotations of the buttons when hovering over them with the mouse, but it is still an annoyance. Anyone experiencing the same phenomenon, or has an idea how to tackle this? I am using XP SP3.

mjwiech 2010-03-29 21:52

The same. All toolbar icons are just black squares.

Using XP SP3.

kewls 2010-04-14 22:18

i am having the same problems :(

skod 2010-08-23 09:41

not portable , impossible to instal on mashines with no admin rights, and uniextract cant extracktit. so not so portable. :)

if someone could make it portable i would be most happy, and it goes for all the programs in here that aint portable without installing em first :) best regards skod.

groskwik 2010-10-14 22:30

It's not a "Toy" as someone said. And it's fully portable. You have mask, tranparency, layers bezier curves .... I'm a photofiltre fan but it has more features than photofiltre (and less than photofiltre studio).

local 2011-02-09 04:15

I'm having the same problem, i cannot get this to install on my computer, When the install setup program is run nothing actually happens, I have shut down and restarted the program various times, also i am not able to delete the file. Nothing comes up and no version of pixia is installed on the computer. Can someone please help me? If it helps i'm on a samsung running vista.

Napiophelios 2012-09-26 11:42

The download link seems broken

You have to go to website:


Checker 2012-09-26 12:32

Sorry, I simply forgot to change the link to the new version.
Thanks for notifying.


rodger123 2012-09-27 00:49

Unless this app has changed every folder you open it puts a hidden DB file into the folders-that is wht I quit using it.


Napiophelios 2012-09-28 03:00

@roger123: I cant reproduce the db file generation but try going to: Pixia toolbar>File>Preferances>Layer and check the "No Redrawing Thumbnail" box and see if that helps.
I am not sure if its refering to the windows Thumbs.db files or just the programs thumnail display but its worth a try.
In XP you can disable the Thumbs cache using explorer folder options.


rodger123 2012-09-29 01:14

Napiophellos:I have not used it since I found those files,maybe that option would work but it was not thumbs.db as I have that disabled-it was a hidden file and cant remember the name-but you have to select show hidden files and show protected system files in folder options-then I saw the files in every folder I opened with Pixia.


Napiophelios 2013-02-10 02:05

Whoa dejavu...

The download link seems broken

You have to go to website:


rogerthedodger 2013-02-10 02:24

yep download link definitely busted, and the website only lists an installer?


joby_toss 2013-02-10 02:50

Download link fixed.
@rogerthedodger: you need to follow "How to extract" instructions.


Checker 2013-02-10 10:30

I forgot to change the download link ... again. (I'm an old man) ;)
Sorry for that.


Fixitman 2013-02-10 16:52

Just get Paint.net, works much like photoshop, but very easy to understand, installs easily, has layers, has add-on tools, no install problems... there's even a program for Linux based on it (Pinta.) I use it even when something simple like Paint (in Windows) would do, but also for more complex tasks. It's not something you'd use in a professional environment, but then again you wouldn't be using a freeware program if that were your occupation.
Pixia is buggy, even according to the Japanese creators website.


Checker 2013-02-10 17:57

@ Fixitman: But Paint.net is not portable ... or is it?


webfork 2013-02-10 20:55

Checker: a portable version of Paint.net is available, but untested and not something I would use: http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=61988#p61988


Fixitman 2013-11-01 23:15

Webfork is correct, there is a portable version. Worked fine for me on XP. I also like the knockoff of it called Pinta available for Linux. It's not full-featured yet, but it certainly works.
Off-topicP If you really want portable, put your favorite version of Linux including whatever programs you want on a USB stick and you've got an entire portable OS!


AndTheWolf 2013-11-13 17:48

Download link still pointing to Pixia 6.00G rather than to 6.00H and gets a "not found" error.


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