Alternatives to Microsoft Paint for all platforms with any license

  • 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

    • Paint is a simple tool, while gimp is advanced. its like saying an F1 racing car is an alternative to a gokart
      Guest 10/13/2015
  • Paint.NET icon


    Paint.NET is a free image and photo editing software. It features an intuitive and innovative user interface with support for layers...

    Free Windows

  • 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

  • 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

  • MyPaint icon


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

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Pinta icon


    Pinta is a free, open source drawing/editing program modeled after Paint.NET . Its goal is to provide users with a simple yet...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD Xfce

  • 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

  • Photoscape icon


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

    Freemium Mac Windows

  • PhotoFiltre icon


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

    Free Personal Windows

  • PaintTool SAI icon

    PaintTool SAI

    PaintTool SAI is high quality and lightweight painting software, fully digitizer support, amazing anti-aliased paintings, provide easy...

    Commercial 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

  • Autodesk SketchBook icon

    Autodesk SketchBook

    Autodesk Sketchbook drawing software features an artist-friendly, gesture-based user interface that is so fast and intuitive even new...

    Freemium Mac Windows Android iPhone Windows RT Android Tablet ... iPad Kindle Fire

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  • Clip Studio Paint icon

    Clip Studio Paint

    Clip Studio Paint, previously Manga Studio or ComicStudio in Japan, is a family of software applications for Mac OS X and Microsoft...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • 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

  • MediBang Paint icon

    MediBang Paint

    A lightweight software for illustration and making comic books on Windows and Mac OS.

    Free Mac Windows Android Tablet iPad

  • 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

  • FireAlpaca icon


    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

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  • Sumo Paint icon

    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

  • KolourPaint icon


    KolourPaint is a free, easy-to-use paint program for KDE (a desktop environment for UNIX).

    Open Source Linux

  • 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

    • Yes this is fine ballance between size and functionality, similar to ms paint and lots of features missing in mspaint :)
      Guest 12/12/2015
  • DrawPile icon


    Drawpile is a drawing program that lets you share the canvas with other users in real time.

    Open Source Windows Linux

  • 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

  • LazPaint icon


    LazPaint is a free and open image editor that features layers and transparency. It supports the format OpenRaster so it can...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • 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

  • Tux Paint icon

    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...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD Haiku

  • JugiPaint icon


    JugiPaint is a painting software with diverse sets of tools for various types of illustration work. It provides many standard digital...

    Commercial 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

  • Photopea icon


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

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Android Chrome OS

  • PixBuilder icon


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

    Free Windows

  • FCorp Imaging icon

    FCorp Imaging

    Imaging is a Collection of Image Related Tools (Image Viewer, Image Converter, Image Resizer, Image Optimizer, etc). Features : 1....

    Commercial Windows

  • miniPaint icon


    Online graphics editing tool use HTML5 technologies like Canvas, Offline support, Drag and Drop.

    Open Source Web / Cloud

  • 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

Microsoft Paint Comments

New paint sucks

Comment by headphonerockergirl
about Microsoft Paint Feb 2015

The update for paint sucks. I like the previous version, it was better

[Edited by Venom88, March 07]


Paint sucks. The only thing it's good for is providing me s ...

Comment by OmgItsTheSmartGuy
about Microsoft Paint Jun 2011

Paint sucks. The only thing it's good for is providing me something to copy-paste on to.