Aseprite Extension

Developer David Capello
3.0  |  1 Vote
Category Plugin Files
Format Zip


An ASEPRITE-EXTENSION file is a plug-in used by Aseprite, an animated sprite editor and pixel art tool. It can be used to add an additional palette, language, theme, or other functionality to the program. ASEPRITE-EXTENSION files are .ZIP packages that contain several other files.

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Screenshot of a .aseprite-extension file in Aseprite 1.2
ASEPRITE-EXTENSION file open in Aseprite 1.2

As of version 1.2, Aseprite users have been able to install user-created plug-ins that contain additional features. Aseprite's documentation refers to these plug-ins as extensions. Each Aseprite extension is saved as an ASEPRITE-EXTENSION file.

ASEPRITE-EXTENSION files are ZIP files that have been renamed to use the .aseprite-extension extension, so Aseprite can recognize and load them more easily. The files' contents differ based on the type of feature they are used to install. For example, an ASEPRITE-EXTENSION file used to install an additional language will contain a .JSON and .INI file, while an ASEPRITE-EXTENSION file used to install a new theme will contain a JSON, .XML, .PNG, and ASEPRITE-DATA file.

How to open an ASEPRITE-EXTENSION file

You can install an ASEPRITE-EXTENSION file in Aseprite (multiplatform). To do so:

  1. Select Edit → Preferences → Extensions.
  2. Select Add Extension.
  3. Navigate to and open your ASEPRITE-EXTENSION file.

If you want to view an ASEPRITE-EXTENSION file's contents, you can rename it to use the .zip extension and decompress it with any Zip-decompression utility.

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Updated March 17, 2022

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