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  • LibreOffice - Draw icon

    LibreOffice - Draw

    Draw lets you produce anything from a quick sketch to a complex plan, and gives you the means to communicate with graphics and diagrams. With a maximum page size of...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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  • CorelDRAW Graphics Suite icon

    CorelDRAW Graphics Suite

    With vector illustration, page layout, photo-editing and tracing software, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X7 is ideal for professional and occasional designers tackling any...

    Commercial Windows

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  • Autodesk SketchBook icon

    Autodesk SketchBook

    Autodesk Sketchbook drawing software features an artist-friendly, gesture-based user interface that is so fast and intuitive even new users can be productive within...

    Freemium Mac Windows Android iPhone Windows RT ... Android Tablet iPad Kindle Fire

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  • Seashore icon


    Seashore is an open source image editor for Mac OS Xs Cocoa framework. It features gradients, textures and anti-aliasing for both text and brush strokes. It supports...

    Open Source Mac

    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated. Last versions, 0.1.9 and 0.5.1, released in 2007 and 2010, can be still downloaded from the official website.
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    Corel Painter

    Corel Painter is a raster-based digital art application created to simulate as accurately as possible the appearance and behavior of traditional media associated with...

    Commercial Mac Windows Android Android Tablet

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    Drawpile is a drawing program that lets you share the canvas with other users in real time.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    Xara Designer Pro

    Xara Designer Pro X10 is a fully integrated single package solution for all your graphic design needs, for print and the web. Illustration, photo editing, DTP and...

    Commercial Windows

  • Serif Drawplus icon

    Serif Drawplus

    Serif DrawPlus is the affordable, all-in-one, creative powerhouse for drawing, sketching, painting, designing, illustrating and animating! DrawPlus is your...

    Freemium Windows

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    • Discontinued Serif will not release another major version of any of our ‘Plus’ range applications. They will however continue to be available for the foreseeable future.

Clip Studio Paint Comments

Corel Painter

Positive Comment by JuliaLee312
about Clip Studio Paint 6 days ago

For me, Painter is in top 10. I tried a lot of software and Painter suited me more so I stuck with it. Some say it's a bit pricey but I managed to find here some discounts and coupons to lower the price and it was worth it :)


Clear up confusion

Comment by EtherealAshe
about Clip Studio Paint Jan 2017

CLIP STUDIO PAINT is created by CELSYS, and is distributed to other countries by Smith Micro. At first Smith Micro distributed it with the name of Manga Studio 5, as a successor to Manga Studio 4 (which was originally called Comic Studio 4 in Japan). But because CLIP STUDIO PAINT was not technically part of the Comic Studio series, Manga Studio 5 slowly changed it's name to CLIP STUDIO PAINT (either it was something they did on their own or was forced by CELSYS, we probably will never know).

They changed it so the digital version of Manga Studio 5 would be called CLIP STUDIO PAINT while the physical edition would still be Manga Studio 5 (which resulted in mass confusion to people who didn't know that CLIP STUDIO PAINT = Manga Studio 5). Then as of ver 1.5.0+, they changed it so all versions would be called CLIP STUDIO PAINT.