Alternatives to Iris for all platforms with any license




Indie / Classic

Other Platforms

  • GIMP icon


    GIMP is a free program for such photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. Essentially it's the closest thing to...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD Haiku AmigaOS ... Xfce

  • Adobe Photoshop icon

    Adobe Photoshop

    Adobe Photoshop is a raster graphics editor developed and published by Adobe Systems for Windows and OS X.

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • Pixelmator icon


    Pixelmator, the beautifully designed, easy-to-use, fast and powerful image editor for Mac OS X has everything you need to create, edit...

    Commercial Mac iPad

  • Microsoft Paint icon

    Microsoft Paint

    Paint (formerly Paintbrush) is a simple, ultra-basic graphics painting program that is included with almost all versions of Microsoft...

    Free Windows

  • Acorn icon


    Acorn is a photo editor built for the rest of us. With a simple interface and tools for adding everything from text, shapes, and...

    Commercial Mac

  • Adobe Photoshop Elements icon

    Adobe Photoshop Elements

    Adobe Photoshop Elements combines power and simplicity so you can make ordinary photos extraordinary; tell engaging stories in...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • PaintStar icon


    PaintStar is a versatile digital image processing software suitable for such tasks as retouching of photographs, composing and...

    Free Windows

  • showFoto icon


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

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux KDE

  • DeepSkyStacker icon


    DeepSkyStacker is a freeware for astrophotographers that simplifies all the pre-processing steps of deep sky pictures. Registering /...

    Free Windows

  • Gnome Paint

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

    Open Source Linux

  • CodedColor PhotoStudio icon

    CodedColor PhotoStudio

    CodedColor PhotoStudio by 1STEIN is a Windows photo viewer and editor to organize, edit, resize, reformat, correct, compare, sort...

    Freemium Windows

  • Ultimate Paint icon

    Ultimate Paint Discontinued

    Ultimate Paint is a full-featured 32-bit Windows graphics program for image creation, viewing and manipulation. UP supports JPEG...

    Freemium Windows

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  • Amazon Paint icon

    Amazon Paint Discontinued

    Amazon Paint, the industry standard paint system, has been used on such films as Shrek, Moulin Rouge, Monsters Inc, The Matrix...

    Commercial Linux

  • PhotoPad Image Editor icon

    PhotoPad Image Editor

    PhotoPad image editing software is a free digital photo editor for Windows. - Easily edit family photos and other images - Load...

    Free Windows

  • PhotoStyler icon


    PhotoStyler is the easiest way to style your digital photos with your Mac. This simple, fast and accurate native solution combines the...

    Commercial Mac

  • Home Photo Studio icon

    Home Photo Studio

    Home Photo Studio is powerful and easy-to-use photo editing software offering a complete set of image manipulation tools. Thanks to a...

    Freemium Windows

  • NeoPaint icon


    NeoPaint is a full featured artist's studio for Windows that's easy-to-learn, powerful and affordable! It's simple enough...

    Commercial Windows

  • Photopainter icon

    Photopainter Discontinued

    Photopainter is both a natural-media painting software and an image processing system at the same time. You can not only use it...

    Commercial Windows

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  • Wizardbrush icon


    Wizardbrush is a natural media painting software which has a lot of brushes and paper with realism style. You can create realistic...

    Commercial Windows

  • Saint Paint Studio icon

    Saint Paint Studio Discontinued

    Saint Paint is the ideal paint package for creating and editing True Colour, 256 colour, 16 colour, and Monochrome graphics, and...

    Commercial Windows

  • Artizen HDR icon

    Artizen HDR

    Artizen HDR is an easy to use powerful image editor that can take your JPEG's, Digital Camera RAW and High Dynamic Range photos...

    Freemium Windows

  • Paintslate icon


    Paintslate: the easy to use and fun new painting program for users aged 5 to 55! [ Free license for Schools & Educational...

    Commercial Windows

Iris Comments

This program looks much better than it actually is.

Negative Comment by baramuro
about Iris and Acorn, Pixelmator Jun 2011

I was the one who added the program because it was part of a bundle I purchased but unfortunately this program looks much better than it actually is. Released over a year ago it was never updated and it features don't even come close to Acorn or Pixelmator. The make it worse it is overpriced. IMO save your cash and get something better.

[Edited by Venom88, May 03]