Alternatives to Iris for all platforms with any license

Platforms

Desktop

Tablet

Indie / Classic

Other Platforms

  • GIMP icon

    GIMP

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

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com 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

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    Pixelmator

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

    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 Windows. It opens and saves files as Windows bitmap (24-bit, 256 color, 16 color, and monochrome...

    Free Windows

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    Adobe Photoshop Elements

    Adobe Photoshop Elements combines power and simplicity so you can make ordinary photos extraordinary; tell engaging stories in beautiful, personalized creations for print and the web; and easily find and view all your photos.

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • Acorn icon

    Acorn

    Acorn is a photo editor built for the rest of us. With a simple interface and tools for adding everything from text, shapes, and effects, you can make the perfect picture in seconds and minutes, not hours and days.

    Commercial Mac

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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

  • Gnome Paint icon

    Gnome Paint

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

    Open Source Linux

  • PaintStar icon

    PaintStar

    PaintStar is a versatile digital image processing software suitable for such tasks as retouching of photographs, composing and authoring images, image morphing, screen capture, and displaying image thumbnail in Windows Explorer...

    Free Windows

  • 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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    DeepSkyStacker

    DeepSkyStacker is a freeware for astrophotographers that simplifies all the pre-processing steps of deep sky pictures. Registering / Stacking / Simple post-stacking processes to quickly view the final result. / Saving the resulting...

    Free Windows

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    CodedColor PhotoStudio

    CodedColor PhotoStudio by 1STEIN is a Windows photo viewer and editor to organize, edit, resize, reformat, correct, compare, sort, watermark, annotate and print digital images, and to edit EXIF and IPTC data in digital photos. You can...

    Freemium Windows

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  • Ultimate Paint icon

    Ultimate Paint

    Ultimate Paint is a full-featured 32-bit Windows graphics program for image creation, viewing and manipulation. UP supports JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, PCX, AVI (reading only), TGA, WMF/EMF, ICO (reading only), IFF/LBM and WAP BMP image...

    Freemium Windows

    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated. Last version, 2.88, released on 6 october 2005, can be still downloaded from the official website.
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    Saint Paint Studio

    Saint Paint is the ideal paint package for creating and editing True Colour, 256 colour, 16 colour, and Monochrome graphics, and animating in any mode or combination of modes, with AVI editing support. It features all the essential...

    Commercial Windows

    • Discontinued No updates since 2008.
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    PhotoPad Image Editor

    PhotoPad image editing software is a free digital photo editor for Windows. - Easily edit family photos and other images - Load multiple image formats - Crop, rotate, resize and flip digital photos PhotoPad is designed to be...

    Free Windows

  • PhotoStyler icon

    PhotoStyler

    PhotoStyler is the easiest way to style your digital photos with your Mac. This simple, fast and accurate native solution combines the powers of Apple’s core technologies with the flexibility and efficiency of proprietary...

    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 convenient interface and a detailed help system, the software is simple to learn but provides enough...

    Freemium Windows

  • NeoPaint icon

    NeoPaint

    NeoPaint is a full featured artist's studio for Windows that's easy-to-learn, powerful and affordable! It's simple enough for beginners yet packed with powerful features and advanced tools. NeoPaint makes it easy for...

    Commercial Windows

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    Photopainter

    Photopainter is both a natural-media painting software and an image processing system at the same time. You can not only use it to retouch your photo, but also turn your photos into natural style painting and create new works...

    Commercial Windows

    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated. Last version, 1.5.2.5, released in December 2007, can be still downloaded from the official website.
  • Wizardbrush icon

    Wizardbrush

    Wizardbrush is a natural media painting software which has a lot of brushes and paper with realism style. You can create realistic picture with it. You can not only use it to paint pictures, but also handle your digital photos, even...

    Commercial Windows

  • Fhotoroom HDR icon

    Fhotoroom HDR

    Fhotoroom HDR is an easy to use powerful image editor that can take your JPEG's, Digital Camera RAW and High Dynamic Range photos and help you fix exposure, color, and distortion problems or quickly and easily make your photos...

    Freemium Windows

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    Paintslate

    Paintslate: the easy to use and fun new painting program for users aged 5 to 55! [ Free license for Schools & Educational Establishments ] Toolset Paintslate offers a wide range of drawing tools from pencil to smudge tool...

    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]

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