The basic but free Phatboy ImageSlicer simply splits large image files into smaller pieces. To chop up a large image, you just select it, specify the output folder, and choose the tile size. Since the program won't let you abort an image slice once it has started, we'd suggest first using the preview window to make sure all is well. The interface won't confuse even newbies, since it's not overburdened with icons or menu items. However, when we tried to maximize the rather small window, it stayed the same size but turned the rest of our screen into white space, obscuring the close icon and forcing us to disable the app via the Task Manager. Though clearly not intended for average users, graphic designers or those who regularly work with sprite sheets will find Phatboy ImageSlicer handy.
What's new in version 1.0
ReleaseNovember 7, 2008
Date AddedMarch 19, 2004
Operating SystemsWindows 95, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP, Windows NT
It slices, it dices, it cuts things into squares. If you have ever found a good sprite sheet on the Internet and spent hours cutting out each image, Phatboy Games has a solution for you. All you do is simply open the sprite sheet, decide the size of the tiles, and press go--it's that simple. You can even preview the tiles before saving to make sure you have the right size.