Alternatives to MyPaint 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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    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

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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

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    Microsoft Paint

    Paint (formerly Paintbrush) is a simple, ultra-basic graphics painting program that is included with almost all versions of Microsoft...

    Free Windows

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    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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    PaintTool SAI

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

    Commercial Windows

  • 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

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  • 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

  • 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

  • Artrage icon


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

    Commercial Mac Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

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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...

    Commercial Mac Windows Android Android Tablet

  • DrawPile icon


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

    Open Source Windows Linux

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  • Mischief icon


    Infinite Definition. Mischief uses a revolutionary new stroke representation. Get the richness of pixel-based brushes AND the...

    Freemium Mac Windows

  • Livebrush icon

    Livebrush Discontinued

    Livebrush is a drawing application. It employs an easy-to-use brush tool that reacts to your gestures through the use of velocity and...

    Free Mac Windows Adobe AIR

  • Verve Painter icon

    Verve Painter

    Verve (Dictionary: Energy and enthusiasm in the expression of ideas, especially in artistic performance or composition...) is the...

    Free Windows

  • Gimp Paint Studio icon

    Gimp Paint Studio Discontinued

    GPS (aka Gimp Paint Studio) is a collection of brushes, patterns, color gradients, accompanying tool presets and dynamics. Tool...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux GIMP

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    Gimp Painter

    GIMP with modified and enhanced workspace focused on painting.

    Open Source Mac 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

  • Black Ink icon

    Black Ink

    Black Ink is a digital painting software that uses your computer's rendering hardware to provide a perfectly responsive experience...

    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

  • Paintstorm icon


    Paintstorm Studio is created for professional digital painting. And a major role in this program play the brushes. We did our best so...

    Commercial Windows

  • Comicado icon

    Comicado Discontinued

    Comicado is an easy and lightweight graphic application for creating comics and other illustration works. Besides digital art...

    Freemium Windows

  • Pixeluvo icon


    Pixeluvo is a beautifully designed photo and image editor for PC. It supports everything from simple color and contrast tweaks...

    Freemium 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

  • MangaLabo icon


    MangaLabo is an easy-convenient comic illustration tool. You can handle the overall steps, Draft -> Panel Layout -> Ink...

    Commercial Windows

  • openCanvas icon


    openCanvas, popularly abbreviated as oC, is a popular Japanese image editing program. openCanvas is a paint software package that...

    Commercial Windows

  • SpeedyPainter icon


    "SpeedyPainter" is a simple and lightweight painting software. It is written in C++ and uses the OpenGL graphics library. ...

    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

MyPaint Comments


Comment by zionpronink
about MyPaint Oct 2016

mypaint looks awesome, but CRASH everytime on windows............


free but not so good as Gimp or MyBrushes

Comment by kwokkenneth
about MyPaint and MyBrushes Nov 2014

Frankly speaking, it is not so good. I prefer to a more professional one, MyBrushes is the choice.

Mybrushes mac art



Positive Comment by Aculeo
about MyPaint Sep 2013

Really awesome for sketching/drawing mockups. Lots of brushes and very nice UI.


The strength of MyPaint definitely lies in the strong/strai ...

Comment by xxavx
about MyPaint Jun 2011

The strength of MyPaint definitely lies in the strong/straightforward brush customization and unlimited canvas features. It virtually has no image filters, nor any fancy tools you can find in any-other-image-editor, only a color selector, and layer feature... but you don't need them to doodle around!!!! If you double click the MyPaint icon, you are ready to draw in a new canvas with access to infinite brushes. As a friend of mine likes to repeat, MyPaint is best used together with Photoshop/GIMP: doodle in MyPaint, edit in Photoshop/GIMP. I guess, something in between would be PaintToolSAI


Just found this software when looking around for a painting ...

Comment by Gurudev1000
about MyPaint Jun 2011

Just found this software when looking around for a painting tool that wil be faster to delivery than GIMP. Works perfect so far. The interface is really going the way the makers want it to - right after installing it I was up with doodling around without having to worry about complicated settings and such.... Hope this software catches up with more people. Perfect lightweight painting tool!!