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  • Pinta icon

    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...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD Xfce

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    • Discontinued Last release from March 1st, 2015. See https://pinta-project.com/pintaproject/pinta/releases/1-6
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    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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    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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    Seashore

    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    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated.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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    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...

    Commercial Mac Windows

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    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...

    Commercial Mac

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    Fotor

    Get ready to take your photos where no photo has gone before with Fotor. Some photos deserve special attention on a full screen. Fotor’s powerful desktop photo...

    Freemium Mac Windows Web / Cloud Android iPhone ... Windows RT Windows Phone Kindle Fire

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    Artrage

    A simple but lovely natural media painting and sketching program. Art oriented, but capable of loading/saving photoshop files. A very cheap alternative to Painter, with...

    Commercial Mac Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet ... iPad

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Krita Comments

Unbelievably cool!

Positive Comment by JohnnyWild
about Krita Feb 2017

The best graphic editor for artist you can get absolutely for free!

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Simply Amazing

Positive Comment by Satuim
about Krita Jul 2016

I just discovered Krita this year, and found it to be a great painting (and even photo editing) tool.
It's a must have in anyone's Open Source collection

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Available for OS X but hard to use

Negative Comment by malthejorgensen
about Krita Feb 2016

Krita can be run on OS X, but is very but hard to use and I had to give up using the application as it was taking me minutes to simply add some text to an image.

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PSD-format support

Positive Comment by ingothomas
about Krita and GIMP Nov 2015

Not sure why this is not widely reported, KRITA is the only open-source graphics program to (almost) fully support the commercial Photoshop PSD format. GIMP supports only 8-bit RGB as far as I know.

KRITA is the only free program I found, allowing opening and conversion of layered PSD files, therefore the only gateway between the professional graphics processing standard and the open-source community - or simply, users, unable to afford massive license fees.

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Version 2.8.0 out today - first release that is ready for end-users on Windows

Comment by tabakis
about Krita Mar 2014
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Krita is geared more towa artists rather than photographers ...

Comment by HomeyD5
about Krita Jun 2011

Krita is geared more towa artists rather than photographers, and has a toolset which reflects that. While a number of photography-specific tools are missing, Krita can still be a very powerful photo editor when suplemented by another program to handle the basic raw conversion and curve editing. The fact that Krita supports deep color gives it a big advantage over GIMP, at least until the next full version release of GIMP.

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