Your picture as a pixel pattern 

The best thing about Pixelhobby is that you can pixel your own photos. You can do it yourself with the Pixelhobby Designer design patterns from any photo or image of your choose. Think for example of your children, grandchildren, pets, loved one, a random image from the internet etc.

The program is completely free and easy to use. The costs of the entire project depends on how many baseplates you'll use.


But how exactly does it work?
And how do I get a nice pattern?


Click on the download button to download the Pixelhobby designer software. Then select the location where you want to save the software.

Click on new and import your favorite photo.

Make a nice cutout and choose the number of base plates. The more base plates you use, the clearer and more beautiful the result will be.

If necessary, adjust the photo in the software with the editing tools.

Are you satisfied with the pattern?

Then you can print it out.

Choose the "letter" option as the paper size (not A4) and scale the pattern to 100% or do not scale the pattern (do not adjust to page).

You can find the required materials on the first page of the printed pattern.


Quality Photo

You can first test the photo in the Pixelhobby Designer.

Are you not getting a desired result?

Then you can check for yourself if the photo has the right quality and exposure. Below you will find some tips and tricks for a good photo.


Every photo can be imported in the 'Pixelhobby Designer', but not every photo becomes a beautiful Pixelhobby pattern. What do you pay attention to when choosing a good photo?



  • A portrait photo (for example a yearbook picture) or photo by a photographer is almost always good.

  • Crop the picture as clos as possible. This ensures that the details come out even better.

  • The larger the project, the more beautiful and clear the project will become.


  • Choose a photo that is not overexposed or too dark.

  • Use a photo with a clear contrast (not faded).

  • Pay attention to shadows on faces.





Are you not satisfied with the colors in the project? You can also opt for a black and white project. You can do this by moving the "saturation" bar all the way to the left. You can find this bar in the "Pixelhobby Designer" under the heading "adjust colors".



Make sure the photo is larger than 1 MB (click with the right mouse button on the photo and after that on properties).

Too bright.


Proper exposure, good contrast, sharp, many details & a correct size.

Too much shadow
(light from behind)
contrast is gone.

Picture is too small: the pixels are visible,

no details and not sharp enough.


Pixelhobby Designer

This is an instructional video from the Pixelhobby Designer.

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Not suitable for MacOs / Linux / Tabled 


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