Alternatives to GIMP for Linux with any license

  • Krita icon

    Krita

    Krita is a complete creative sketching and painting application with advanced, commercial quality features. It's free, open-source and available across all major desktop platforms. HIGHLIGHTS User Interface - An intuitive...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux PortableApps.com

    • It is easy to use and has many useful features. It focuses on creating your art and not on making tons of configurations like Gimp or Photoshop.
      Guest • Oct 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • Krita lacks a selection tool that is pixel accurate. It's impossible to select a range of i.e. 200px*400px. In Krita you have to guess.
      Guest • Dec 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    MyPaint

    MyPaint is a fast, distraction-free, and easy painting tool for digital artists. It supports graphics tablets made by Wacom, and many similar devices.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux PortableApps.com

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    Pinta

    Pinta is a free, open source drawing/editing program modeled after Paint.NET . Its goal is to provide users with a simple yet powerful way to draw and manipulate images on Linux, Mac, and Windows. On Windows, Pinta requires the...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD Xfce

    • Discontinued Last release from March 1st, 2015. See https://pinta-project.com/pintaproject/pinta/releases/1-6
    • Doesn't have many of the expected editing functions compared to it's base: Paint.NET
      Guest • Dec 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    GIMPshop

    GIMPshop is essentially Gimp with some cosmetic changes. The Gimp’s menu structure and naming conventions are a constant source of frustration for users accustomed to Photoshop. gimpshop.com is owned by a greedy domain squatter...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

    • Discontinued "It has been five years, the software has stagnated (due in no small part to my becoming discouraged by this one profiteer who trumped me, stole much of my traffic and bumped my site down to the second result when you search for "Gimpshop"). I assumed the guy would just give it up as I sadly let the project stagnate, but that hasn't happened." | Source: http://ask.metafilter.com/144788/What-are-my-intellectual-property-rights-here
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    Polarr

    From advanced image filters to professional local adjustments, Polarr Photo Editor is the most versatile and powerful online photo editor in the web.

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Android iPhone Blackberry Windows RT Android Tablet iPad Chrome

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    GimPhoto

    GimPhoto is GIMP binary hacked to emulate Adobe Photoshop gui. with new menu layout, great selection of plugins, and many additional resources for more professional look and feel as digital photo retouching and image editing...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    LazPaint

    LazPaint is a free and open image editor that features layers and transparency. It supports the format OpenRaster so it can interoperate with MyPaint, Gimp and Krita. LazPaint has been written with Lazarus / Free Pascal and BGRABitmap.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com

    • Cool render features, minimal but complete UI
      Guest • Dec 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    Pixeluvo

    Pixeluvo is a beautifully designed photo and image editor for PC. It supports everything from simple color and contrast tweaks, cropping and resizing, to complex photo montage with multiple layers, masks and effects.

    Freemium Windows Linux

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    SketchPort

    SketchPort is an online drawing community with free software for PC, Mac, iOS, and Android. Draw, chat, vote, be inspired, be challenged and earn badges!

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Android Android Tablet iPad

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    Tux Paint

    Tux Paint is a free, award-winning drawing program for children ages 3 to 12 (for example, preschool and K-6). It combines an easy-to-use interface, fun sound effects, and an encouraging cartoon mascot who guides children as they use...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD Haiku

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    Photopea

    Photopea is an online photo editor, which can open, edit and save PSD and XCF - Photoshop and Gimp files. You can convert between PSD, XCF, JPG, PNG and many other formats. .

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Android Chrome OS

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    CinePaint

    CinePaint is a deep paint application that edits EXR, DPX, 16-bit TIFF, JPEG, PNG and many other types of image files. CinePaint is available as a native application for Linux, Mac OS X, and BSD.

    Open Source Mac Linux

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    showFoto

    ShowFoto is the standalone image editor of the digiKam project. It runs without digiKam images database support, but provides all Image Editor functions.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux KDE

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    Pixelitor

    Pixelitor is a cross-platform raster graphics editor written in Java. It supports image filters, drawing, layers, multiple undo, etc. Currently its main strength lies in the more than 70 image filters and color adjustments, some of...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    AzPainter

    AzPainter is a full color painting program for linux. It's a lightweight tool with tablet pressure support, and provides basic functions such as selection, layers, filters. you can use it for painting, image editing, or pixel art...

    Open Source Linux

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    Fotowall

    Fotowall is an opensource creative tool that lets you play with your pixels as youve ever wanted! Make the perfect arrangement with your photos, add text, live video from your webcam and the best internet pictures.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

    • Discontinued The project is no longer developed. Last version, 0.9, released in 2011, can be still downloaded from the official website.
  • PencilSheep

    Layers, filters, layer styles, adjustment layers, masks, selections, brushes, undo/redo, graphics tablet support, raw file import, etc. Interactive filter layers Full GPU acceleration Full HDR support.

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud

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    Gnome Paint

    gnome-paint is a simple, easy to use paint program for GNOME. It is inspired by MS-Paint.

    Open Source Linux

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    SharpShot

    SharpShot is a multi-platform picture editing software. It is meant for people who think Adobe Photoshop or GIMP are too cumbersome for everyday picture editing, while other simpler software like...

    Free Mac Windows Linux

  • Amazon Paint icon

    Amazon Paint

    Amazon Paint, the industry standard paint system, has been used on such films as Shrek, Moulin Rouge, Monsters Inc, The Matrix, Titanic, The Fifth Element, and Starship Troopers. With an extensive palette of tools in addition to the...

    Commercial Linux

    • Discontinued The last version, 3.5, was released in May 2002.
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    Gpaint

    gpaint (aka GNU Paint), a small-scale painting program for GNOME, the GNU Desktop Environment. gpaint does not attempt to compete with GIMP, it is just a simple drawing package based on xpaint, along the lines of Microsoft Paint. ...

    Open Source Linux BSD

  • Mapivi

    Open-source and cross-platform (UNIX, Mac OS X and Windows) picture manager / organizer written in Perl/Tk. Mapivi is a photo management tool with focus on JPEG pictures. Mapivi supports adding, editing and searching of IPTC/IIM...

    Open Source Windows Linux

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    MAGIX Photo Designer

    Optimize your digital pictures the way you usually do: adjust color and brightness, correct image sharpness and lighten precisely defined areas. With just a few clicks, you can crop, rotate, mirror, and edit your photos in detail. You...

    Free Windows Linux Wine

    • Discontinued The program seems to be no longer updated. Last version, v7, released in 2011, can be still downloaded from the official website.
  • Dibuja

    Gtk based basic paint program like MSPaint or Paintbrush but for Linux.

    Open Source Linux

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    QAquarelle

    Qaquarelle is a very young opensource Qt4-based painting application that is supposed to provide a native way of painting with emulated traditional instruments, including watercolor simulation, full support for tablets and...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

    • Discontinued Latest vsersion: 0.0.4 from 2010-02-09. See https://sourceforge.net/projects/qaquarelle/files/
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    TiltShift Generator

    TiltShift Generator is a web service that adds cool camera effect to your picture on the fly. It's published as a free web service and AIR app.

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud iPhone

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    Phoduit

    Phoduit is a non-destructive photo editor with a node-based user interface. Rapidly refine and retouch your photos, batch process, develop RAW images and more.

    Commercial Windows Linux