Alternatives to MyPaint 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

  • 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

    Paint.NET is a free image and photo editing software. It features an intuitive and innovative user interface with support for layers, unlimited undo, special effects, and a wide variety of useful and powerful tools. An active and...

    Free Windows

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    Krita

    Krita is a complete creative sketching and painting application with advanced, commercial quality features. It's free, open-source and available across all major desktop platforms. HIGHLIGHTS User Interface - An intuitive...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux PortableApps.com

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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 on Linux, Mac, and Windows. On Windows, Pinta requires the...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD Xfce

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

    Pixelmator, the beautifully designed, easy-to-use, fast and powerful image editor for Mac OS X has everything you need to create, edit and enhance your images.

    Commercial Mac iPad

  • Microsoft Paint icon

    Microsoft Paint

    Paint (formerly Paintbrush) is a simple, ultra-basic graphics painting program that is included with almost all versions of Microsoft Windows. It opens and saves files as Windows bitmap (24-bit, 256 color, 16 color, and monochrome...

    Free Windows

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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 Photoshop. gimpshop.com is owned by a greedy domain squatter...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

    • 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
  • 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 users can be productive within minutes. A natural drawing experience. Professional-grade...

    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 and stable operation, this software make digital art more enjoyable and comfortable. Details: ...

    Commercial Windows

  • 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

  • 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 Windows used for the digital creation of comics and manga. It delivers powerful cutting edge...

    Commercial Mac Windows

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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 multiple layers and alpha channel editing. It is based around the...

    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.
  • 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 beautiful, personalized creations for print and the web; and easily find and view all your photos.

    Commercial Mac Windows

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    FireAlpaca

    FireAlpaca is the image editor that can be used readily and easily. We made it possible to provide the completely FREE download, in order for our products to be experienced by more users from all over the world. It is available for...

    Free Mac Windows

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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 a stripped down, elegant interface.

    Commercial Mac Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

    • Wonderful small program, imitates brushes perfectly
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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 drawing, painting, and printmaking. It is intended to be used in...

    Commercial Mac Windows Android Android Tablet

  • DrawPile icon

    DrawPile

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

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • Mischief icon

    Mischief

    Infinite Definition. Mischief uses a revolutionary new stroke representation. Get the richness of pixel-based brushes AND the scalability of vectors. Zoom in to any size and get a PERFECT edge. Export at ANY size and...

    Freemium Mac Windows

  • Livebrush icon

    Livebrush

    Livebrush is a drawing application. It employs an easy-to-use brush tool that reacts to your gestures through the use of velocity and other motion controls. By combining simple motion controls with customizable brush styles, Livebrush...

    Free Mac Windows Adobe AIR

    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated. Last version, released in October 2014, can be still downloaded from the Facebook page.
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    Verve Painter

    Verve (Dictionary: Energy and enthusiasm in the expression of ideas, especially in artistic performance or composition...) is the result of a curious idea I had to try using the graphics hardware to run a fluid dynamics simulation....

    Free Windows

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    Gimp Paint Studio

    GPS (aka Gimp Paint Studio) is a collection of brushes, patterns, color gradients, accompanying tool presets and dynamics. Tool presets are a simply saved tool options, highly useful feature of the GIMP. The goal of GPS is to...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux GIMP

    • Discontinued The project seems to be no longer developed. Last version, 2.0, released in August 2013, can be still downloaded from GitHub.
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    Photopea

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

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Android Chrome OS

  • 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 easy-to-use interface, fun sound effects, and an encouraging cartoon mascot who guides children as they use...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD Haiku

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    Pixeluvo

    Pixeluvo is a beautifully designed photo and image editor for PC. It supports everything from simple color and contrast tweaks, cropping and resizing, to complex photo montage with multiple layers, masks and effects.

    Freemium Windows Linux

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    JugiPaint

    JugiPaint is a painting software with diverse sets of tools for various types of illustration work. It provides many standard digital painting features like layers, brushes, selections, transformations, etc., as well as some less...

    Commercial Windows

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    Gimp Painter

    GIMP with modified and enhanced workspace focused on painting.

    Open Source Mac Windows

    • Discontinued Merge branch 'gimp-2-8' of https://github.com/GNOME/gimp into gimp-2-8. See https://github.com/seagetch/gimp-painter
  • 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 no matter your picture's size. Black Ink doesn't copy other software solutions, it...

    Freemium Windows

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    SpeedyPainter

    "SpeedyPainter" is a simple and lightweight painting software. It is written in C++ and uses the OpenGL graphics library. Among its features: . reference view that follows canvas movements. Available using the F3 key ....

    Free Windows

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    Paintstorm

    Paintstorm Studio is created for professional digital painting. And a major role in this program play the brushes. We did our best so that you can easily and quickly adjust the brushes suitable for your painting style. .

    Commercial Mac Windows iPad

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    Comicado

    Comicado is an easy and lightweight graphic application for creating comics and other illustration works. Besides digital art standards , it provides editable brushes and editable panels. Has a free Lite version. Features: ...

    Freemium Windows

    • Discontinued Discontinued, succeeded by JugiPaint: http://alternativeto.net/software/jugipaint/
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    Pixelitor

    Pixelitor is a cross-platform raster graphics editor written in Java. It supports image filters, drawing, layers, multiple undo, etc. Currently its main strength lies in the more than 70 image filters and color adjustments, some of...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • PixBuilder icon

    PixBuilder

    Free Photo Editing Software for PC PixBuilder Studio is a free image editing software program for digital photo editing, images processing, and resizing. For digital photo editing, you can use its many professional quality...

    Free Windows

  • MangaLabo icon

    MangaLabo

    MangaLabo is an easy-convenient comic illustration tool. You can handle the overall steps, Draft -> Panel Layout -> Ink Sketching -> Tone Placing -> Comic Organizing, with MangaLabo. MangaLabo is suitable to all levels...

    Commercial Windows

  • PixelStyle icon

    PixelStyle

    PixelStyle Photo Editor for Mac is an all-in-one photo editing and graphic design software, providing professional high-quality photo processing tools to edit the photos, enhance and touch up photos on Mac OS X.

    Freemium Mac

MyPaint Comments

CRASH

Comment by zionpronink
about MyPaint Oct 2016

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

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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

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Great

Positive Comment by Aculeo
about MyPaint Sep 2013

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

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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

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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!!

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