Alternatives to Microsoft Expression Design for all platforms with any license

  • Inkscape icon


    An Open Source vector graphics editor, with capabilities similar to Illustrator, CorelDraw, or Xara X, using the W3C standard Scalable...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • Krita icon


    Krita is a complete creative sketching and painting application with advanced, commercial quality features. It's free, open-source...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Adobe Illustrator CC icon

    Adobe Illustrator CC

    Design quickly and confidently with Adobe Illustrator software. Sophisticated tools for drawing and typography, along with advanced...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • Autodesk Pixlr icon

    Autodesk Pixlr

    Pixlr is a fun and free photo editor that lets you quickly crop, re-size, and fix any picture, remove red-eye, and whiten teeth. Then...

    Freemium Mac Windows Web / Cloud Android iPhone Android Tablet ... iPad

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    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

  • Photoscape icon


    Free, but very high quality photo editing software, that enables you to fix and enhance photos.

    Freemium Mac Windows

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    PhotoFiltre has two series, PhotoFiltre 6 and PhotoFiltre 7 (from version 8, the project was renamed as...

    Free Personal Windows

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    Adobe Fireworks Discontinued

    Adobe Fireworks is a bitmap and vector graphics editor. Rapidly prototype websites and application interfaces with Adobe Fireworks...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • GIMPshop icon

    GIMPshop Discontinued

    GIMPshop is essentially Gimp with some cosmetic changes. The Gimp’s menu structure and naming conventions are a constant source of...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • Adobe Photoshop Express icon

    Adobe Photoshop Express

    Edit, share, and upload photos on-the-go, or access your entire online photo library with a finger-flick using Adobe Photoshop Express...

    Freemium Android iPhone Windows RT Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad

  • Canva icon


    Canva gives you everything you need to easily turn ideas into stunning designs. Create designs for Web or print: blog graphics...

    Freemium Web / Cloud iPhone iPad

  • Seashore icon

    Seashore Discontinued

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

    Open Source Mac

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    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

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    FireAlpaca is the image editor that can be used readily and easily. We made it possible to provide the completely FREE download, in...

    Free Mac Windows

  • 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

  • Corel PaintShop Pro icon

    Corel PaintShop Pro

    PaintShop Pro is a photo editor with additional organizing capabilities, including keyword tags, auto sorting and facial recognition.

    Commercial Windows

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    Sumo Paint

    Sumo Paint is a powerful image editor with a long-standing history as a fully capable Photoshop clone in the browser. Being designed...

    Freemium Web / Cloud

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

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

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  • Artweaver icon


    Artweaver is a simple Freeware program for creative painting, i.e. Artweaver offers you all artistic effects which you need for your...

    Freemium Windows

  • GimPhoto icon


    GimPhoto is GIMP binary hacked to emulate Adobe Photoshop gui. with new menu layout, great selection of plugins, and many...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Photoline icon


    Photoline is a professional image editor which offers creatives a mostly non-destructive workflow for 8/16/32bpc image processing and...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • Luminance HDR icon

    Luminance HDR Discontinued

    Luminance HDR (ex-Qtpfsgui) is an open source graphical user interface application that aims to provide a workflow for HDR imaging.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Serif Drawplus icon

    Serif Drawplus Discontinued

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

    Freemium Windows

  • Fotografix icon


    In addition to being totally portable, Fotografix has a ridiculously small footprint. Its a 370Kb download and about 700Kb once...

    Free Windows

  • RealWorld Paint icon

    RealWorld Paint Discontinued

    RealWorld Paint is an free portable image/photo/animation editor. It supports layers with styles and can import and export Photoshop...

    Free Windows

  • Serif PhotoPlus icon

    Serif PhotoPlus Discontinued

    PhotoPlus is the free, feature-restricted image editing software by Serif that enables you to fix and enhance your digital photos;...

    Freemium Windows

  • Bloom icon


    Bloom is a fast, light-weight, cross-platform procedural graphics editor that lets you tweak any action you have ever performed -...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

  • PixBuilder icon


    Free Photo Editing Software for PC PixBuilder Studio is a free image editing software program for digital photo editing, images...

    Free Windows

  • PixelStyle icon


    PixelStyle Photo Editor for Mac is an all-in-one photo editing and graphic design software, providing professional high-quality photo...

    Freemium Mac

  • Pixelitor icon


    Pixelitor is a cross-platform raster graphics editor written in Java. It supports image filters, drawing, layers, multiple undo, etc....

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    Project DogWaffle

    Project Dogwaffle lets you be creative without the fear of mom or wifey yelling at you because you messed up your clothes again. No...

    Freemium Windows

  • CinePaint icon


    CinePaint is a deep paint application that edits EXR, DPX, 16-bit TIFF, JPEG, PNG and many other types of image files. CinePaint is...

    Open Source Mac Linux

  • PictBear icon


    PictBear is an image editor and paint program that is very friendly toward the beginning user, PictBear is very straightforward and...

    Free Windows

  • PhotoFiltre Studio icon

    PhotoFiltre Studio

    PhotoFiltre Studio is a complete image retouching program. It allows you to do simple or advanced adjustments to an image and apply a...

    Commercial 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

Microsoft Expression Design Comments

Unfortunately Discontinued.

Comment by Slulego
about Microsoft Expression Design and Microsoft Expression Encoder, Microsoft Expression Web Nov 2014

I found out about this software about two years after it was discontinued. Why didn't I know anything about it? this is an amazing tool! I don't like using discontinued software because it may be unsupported by future operating systems.

[Edited by Venom88, November 26]