Alternatives to Microsoft Paint for all platforms with any license

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  • 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

    • Paint is a simple tool, while gimp is advanced. its like saying an F1 racing car is an alternative to a gokart Guest • Oct 2015 Disagree   Agree
    • Free, open source, feature rich, stable and time-tested. Guest • Jan 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • GIMP is a complex program designed to manipulate complex images, while paint is simple for simple cases. felixeisenkolb13 days ago Disagree   Agree
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    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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    GIMPshop

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

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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    • Discontinued "It has been five years, the software has stagnated (due in no small part to my becoming discouraged by this one profiteer who trumped me, stole much of my traffic and bumped my site down to the second result when you search for "Gimpshop"). I assumed the guy would just give it up as I sadly let the project stagnate, but that hasn't happened." | Source: http://ask.metafilter.com/144788/What-are-my-intellectual-property-rights-here
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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    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated.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.
    • Although Seashore is now discontinued, it was one of the closest open source equivalents to Microsoft Paint for Mac users. It's a shame it's discontinued. JohnFastmanDec 2016 Disagree   Agree
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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 for the browser, it's accessible...

    Freemium Web / Cloud

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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]

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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.

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