After doing some searching online, it looks like is a common
tool people use to create and animate sprites. Here's a small tutorial
on how to get some basic sprite sheet testing running.


To install it, simply go to (be careful about
others sites you go to, I end up at a couple of malware sites before I
arrived at the proper one).

The direct download URL
is If that
doesn't exist, try to navigate to and click download, and
then "download 3.5". Be careful! There's a lot of adword links
that look like download pages.

Downloading sprite animation plugins

Next, you need to download the plugin! There's a couple of sprite sheet
plugins out there. I chose the spritesheet animation plugin:

Spritesheet animation plugin

Just download the "", which will contain
a dll file. Drag and drop that into C:\Program
Files\Paint.Net\Effects. C: is of course, interchangeable with
whatever drive you installed on.

After you've installed the plugin, restart It is now
available via:

Effects > Animations > SpriteSheetAnim :


And there you go! The plugin opens up and you can test various
animations with it.

Credit for the sprite sheet in the picture goes to 10firstgame's
wordpress blog