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About Desktop Ponies

Hello and welcome to the Desktop Ponies Team.

We make animations for the Desktop Ponies application which allow these cute little ponies to run all over your desktop. Feel free to watch us and if you know how to sprite, add some animations which can be submitted on our ponychan thread.

- Group membership -
This group is for members who have contributed to the project and created animations that were included in the program. Please don't ask us to let you join this group if you haven't contributed anything yet. Instead, go to our ponychan thread (linked below) and see how you can help out.
Or you could always just watch us instead. :)

- Requests -
This group does not accept requests. If you want us to make a pony for you or add a certain character to the program, you should visit the individual members' accounts and check if they are open for suggestions or requests.

- Desktop Ponies download -
You can always find the newest version of our program in our ponychan thread.
on right by 1m3Our Ponychan thread.

- Templates & Tutorials -
Please make sure to read our terms of use as detailed below.
:bulletblue:You can download our templates pack here.
:bulletblue:Direct link to base pony download with tutorial video.

- Notable Links -
Our Ponychan thread. You can download the program here. This is also the place to go if you want to contribute, report bugs or have other questions about the program.

Our OC thread (currently read-only). Find or showcase desktop ponies not from the cartoon series.

All these sprites are fan made and fall under the CC BY-NC-SA 3.0, therefore people cannot charge money or receive it (via donations or voluntary payment) at all.
Credit is to be given when these sprites and bases are used.

We are not affiliated with Hasbro in any way and characters remain property of their respective owners. Current base pony model along with several animations made by monkeyjay.

Gallery Folders

Svengallop, full Desktop Ponies pack. by Anonycat
Desktop Ponies - A Beginner's Guide by Botchan-MLP
Animated Tardis (FOR REAL) by Anonycat
Desktop Ponies Tutorial by Botchan-MLP
Mane Six
Twilight Sparkle (Equestria Girls) trotting by Botchan-MLP
Twilight Sparkle (Equestria Girls) idle by Botchan-MLP
Princess Twilight crystallized by Botchan-MLP
Pinkie Pie wedding dance by Botchan-MLP
Background Ponies
Changeling #6 flying by Botchan-MLP
Changeling #6 trotting by Botchan-MLP
Changeling #6 idle by Botchan-MLP
Changeling #5 trotting by Botchan-MLP
Aria Blaze trotting by Botchan-MLP
Sonata Dusk trotting by Botchan-MLP
Adagio Dazzle trotting by Botchan-MLP
Starlight Glimmer trotting by Botchan-MLP
One Shots
Mr. Shy flying by Botchan-MLP
Mr. Shy trotting by Botchan-MLP
Mr. Shy idle by Botchan-MLP
Mrs. Shy flying by Botchan-MLP
Secondary Characters
Starlight Glimmer munching popcorn by Botchan-MLP
Starlight Glimmer trotting by Botchan-MLP
Starlight Glimmer idle by Botchan-MLP
Young Granny Smith trotting by Botchan-MLP
Tank flying by Botchan-MLP
Owlowiscious flying by Botchan-MLP
Owlowiscious idle by Botchan-MLP
Opal gait by StarStepPony
G1,2,3,3.5 Ponies
Toola-Roola trotting by Botchan-MLP
Toola-Roola idle by Botchan-MLP
Zipzee by james539
Firefly loop-the-loop by Botchan-MLP
Homes and Props
Flax and Wheat Goops For Stuff stand by Anonycat
Rocky by Anonycat
Madame LaFlour by Anonycat
Sir Lints-a-lot by Anonycat
OCs, Tumblr, Fanon Ponies
John de Lancie trotting by Botchan-MLP
Fluffle Puff trotting by Botchan-MLP
Scruffy Walk Right by Anonycat
Scruffy Blink Right by Anonycat
Changeling #6 flying by Botchan-MLP
Star Step
Applejack Sleeping by StarStepPony
Pinkie and Gummy by DeathPwny
Lily Longsocks, idling. by Anonycat
Rarity Gala Dress Right by The-Coop
Fiddelsticks by james539
Lesson Zero Twilight Sprite by supersaiyanmikito
Twinkleshine trotting right and blinking by fanofetcetera
Desktop Ponies S1 Luna Folded Wings by Starlyk
Unisonoflove by ponynoia
Filly Luna - Standing by RJ-P
Trotcycle Carrot Left by Auraion
Ms. Peachbottom Desktop Pony by Loaded--Dice
Steglad aka Humle aka the wizard
Cheerilee trotcycle by Steglad
mlp:fim Shining Armor Stand by emeralddarkness









So it seems that there is a lot of confusion about what is and is not allowed to do with our sprites. Some are under the impression that anything goes with them while some are scared that because we asked a few people to stop doing some things with our sprites that all uses of them are banned. That is not the case.

Our sprites are free use for non commercial purposes.

This means you can
*Make trot cycle ponies for yourselves or friends, just do not try to get anything out of it like money or points or what have you even if it is through voluntary donations. Also, please credit us, don't say you created it out from nothing.

*You can use our sprites in non-profit games or videos. Please just put us in the credits somewhere and once again keep it free for the community. We love seeing our stuff being used and enjoyed by everyone.

*You can edit existing ponies to make new poses, ponies, interactions, etc, but please give credit to the original animator. We made the bases to be used so please use them, but don't repost them as your own. Plus if you work on a canon pony, if they are done well enough you can have them put in the program itself. We like having new members and enjoy seeing the creativity of everyone here.

The one thing we don't like seeing are others stealing from us or trying to profit off unsuspecting or unknowing individuals. Desktop Ponies was  made to be used freely by everyone so please keep it free and credit the individuals who work hard to make these like you should any other artist who's work you use or modify.
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TheRealWhiteRainbow0 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
can i join?
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Moonstar2016 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
i tried using the download but i did not understand it. I tried it on Photoshop Cc but no luck so i'm dumping the app. Also fyi i'm 13 i tried watching the videos tutorials but since i don't have the correct setup on Photoshop seems as i can't make a pony oc....... Suddenly... I feel as if i got a ripoff 
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I-am-Ayla-Cat Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2017  Student Digital Artist
I can see a variety of characters that are not added by default. Do I add them myself, or is there a special updater for it?
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sonbreezie Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2017  Student Filmographer
Thank goodness it works on Mac! I loved this program as a kid!
SMBZ200 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2017
Will you guys make Fallout Equestria on this?
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OSBKannora Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2017  Hobbyist
Sorry, but the latest version is v1.60 right? Will you update the program and, if so, when?
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TheNeptune-Arts Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
is the program safe?
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FenekFoxMai Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2017   Digital Artist
Hello,i have seen in so many years there was a app ''desktop pony'' and now i can't find it,is it deleted or something?.
Yukkurifan64 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2017   General Artist
This group is still active?
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Sea-Gnash Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Is Sassaflash planned to be added at all? I think there would be some of us who would appreciate her inclusion, even if she isn't the biggest of background ponies.
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rhoenicx Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2016
May i ask if you are planning to make Thorax from season 6? it would be great to see him in desktop ponies :D
Um, there's no Spitfire at all? Could someone make a Spitfire please?? I would really like that :)
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Derp-Ina-Derpy-doo12 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
what is a desktop pony anyway?
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Crystallite-Draws Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
May i ask why luna isnt in the desktop pony thing i downloaded?
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rainbowdash10908 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
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