No, Steam is not required. Simply run the executable after you have downloaded the application.
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Pixelpart community » General Discussion · Posted in Export as GIF
Yeah, the gif export needs some work. But as I mentioned in my other comment, you can set the background color under View > Set background... before exporting.
Pixelpart community » General Discussion · Posted in Export as Frames
Thank you for the feedback! Concerning the background: You can set the background color under "View > Set background..." in the main menu to any color and also include a background image. But what I think needs to be done is to inform the user that jpegs don't support transparency or as you said offer a convenient way to set the background color from the export dialog.