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Pixel Sorter


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Pixel Sorter

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Create and experiment with pixel sorting in After Effects & Premiere Pro with ease

Pixel Sorter brings the pixel sorting glitch effect to After Effects and Premiere Pro. Create a multitude of different glitch effects quickly and easily with an intuitive UI, and have fun sorting!

Pixel Sorter was the first tool to bring the pixel sorting glitch effect available for motion designers and video editors to After Effects and Premiere Pro. Experimenting with Pixel Sorting just became so much easier! Since its launch, AEPS had a huge success in Broadcast TV, Live performances, VJs, Music Videos, Video Games, Photography and even Apparel! Version 3 brings a lot of new useful features.

Pixel Sorting in After Effects and Premiere Pro

Pixel Sorter was the first tool to bring the pixel sorting glitch effect available for motion designers and video editors within After Effects. Experimenting with Pixel Sorting then became so much easier.


Using masks as constraint

A new feature allows you to use masks to constraint the sorting.

Adding Noise

It’s now simpler than ever to add details to the sorting effect, with the use of the new Noise section.

Mirror Sorting

A new feature allows for smoother, loopable animations.

Floating Particles

Create the illusion of floating particles emitting from the image.


More Examples

Pixel Sorter has been used in a wide variety of media:

The Peripheral

Beautiful use of Pixel Sorter in this Prime Video series main title

Watch Dogs 2

Ubisoft made an extensive use of Pixel Sorter in their trailers, cinematics and in-game UI.

Watch on Youtube


Shared Memories

This experimental short film made by Benjamin Bardou and Ash Thorp uses AEPS in all its elegance!

Shared Memories from Benjamin Bardou on Vimeo.

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Pixel Sorter Render Only Licenses are also available

Note: The render only license can only be used on headless render machines using the command line renderer and you must own at least 1 full license of AE Pixel Sorter in order to purchase them.


Compatible with

  • After Effects 2024, 2023, 2022
  • Premiere 2024, 2023, 2022


3.0.0 –  Sep 5, 2023

Top new features of v3:
– Premiere Pro compatible
– Constraint masks
– Stretch mode
– Noise
– More control
– New animation settings
– New looks settings

2.2.2  –  Apr 29, 2022

– Fixed licensing issues
– Apple M1 Support (for real this time)

2.2.1  –  Mar 28, 2022

– Fixed licensing issues

2.2.0 –  Jan 31, 2022

– Now available for Premiere Pro

2.1.1  –  Jan 16, 2022

– Online activation support

2.1.0 –  Nov 24, 2021

– Compatible with Apple M1 Silicon
– Supports AE 2022’s Multi-frame rendering (MFR)

2.0.8 –  Apr 7, 2020

  • Updated licensing to support time-limited licenses

2.0.6a  –  Oct 16, 2019

  • Compatible with macOS Catalina

2.0.6  –  Oct 4, 2019

  • Fixed licensing issues related to network users
  • To regroup with Topograph, AE Pixel Sorter is now under Gabgren 2000 category in the Effects menu, and no longer under Pixel Sorting

2.0.5  –  Aug 20, 2019

  • “Cycle” is now an infinite angle UI for easier animation
  • Licensing issues fixed
  • Optimized blur speed

2.0.4  (Current version)  –  Oct 17, 2018

  • Added “Cycle” option

2.0.3  –  Oct 16, 2018

  • Now supports deep color modes (16, 32 bits)
  • New output type: Gradients
  • Rotation / Angle Sort
  • More sorting modes
  • Sorting Blocks and Resolution features for bigger and bolder sorted pixels
  • Offset, Length, Randomization
  • Feather in/out
  • Faster, multi-threaded core algorithm

2.0.2  –  Oct 10, 2018

  • Initial release of AEPS2
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