Alternatives to Paintbrush for all platforms with any license





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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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...

    Free Windows

  • 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

  • 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

  • Fresh Paint icon

    Fresh Paint

    Unleash your inner creative with Fresh Paint – the ultimate canvas for your big ideas. Fresh Paint is a fun and easy to use painting...

    Free Windows

  • PaintStar icon


    PaintStar is a versatile digital image processing software suitable for such tasks as retouching of photographs, composing and...

    Free Windows

  • Gpaint icon


    gpaint (aka GNU Paint), a small-scale painting program for GNOME, the GNU Desktop Environment. gpaint does not attempt to compete with...

    Open Source Linux BSD

  • Gnome Paint

    gnome-paint is a simple, easy to use paint program for GNOME. It is inspired by MS-Paint.

    Open Source Linux

  • Leonardo icon


    We believe artists deserve the best possible tools and we are determined to give it to them. The goal with Leonardo is to make the...

    Commercial Mac Windows

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    Paint +++

    Paint +++aims to fill the need for a basic, streamlined, and Mac-native image editor. Whether you need to quickly crop a photo, add...

    Commercial Mac

  • Paint XP for Windows 7 icon

    Paint XP for Windows 7

    Standalone old MS Paint program that allows you to get your old XP Paint interface in Windows 7. One of the major user interface...

    Free Windows

  • QAquarelle icon

    QAquarelle Discontinued

    Qaquarelle is a very young opensource Qt4-based painting application that is supposed to provide a native way of painting with...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Sketchable icon


    Seamlessly fusing the freedom and romance of your physical notebook with the power and flexibility of the digital world, Sketchable...

    Freemium Windows

  • EZ paint icon

    EZ paint

    EZ paint is a free alternative to Microsoft Paint . EZ Paint has over 50 interactive tools to make designing graphic...

    Free Windows

  • MyBrushes icon


    MyBrushes Paint for Mac app allows you to paint on infinite canvas and PLAYBACK whole drawing. MyBrushes is a good alternative to...

    Commercial Mac iPhone iPad

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  • Paintastic icon


    Paintastic allows you to make beautiful drawings, paintings, designs and greeting cards. With just a few strokes on your Android...

    Freemium Android

  • Wizardbrush icon


    Wizardbrush is a natural media painting software which has a lot of brushes and paper with realism style. You can create realistic...

    Commercial Windows

  • Pixi Paint icon

    Pixi Paint

    Pixi Paint is an open source, donation-optional pixel editor. Our primary focus is on ease of use and simplicity. Pixi Paint is fun...

    Open Source Mac Windows Web / Cloud

  • Painty icon


    Kid, if you have a dream to paint the best picture in the whole world, this is the place to start practicing (at least one of the...

    Free Android Android Tablet

  • Paintslate icon


    Paintslate: the easy to use and fun new painting program for users aged 5 to 55! [ Free license for Schools & Educational...

    Commercial Windows

  • Dibuja

    Gtk based basic paint program like MSPaint or Paintbrush but for Linux

    Open Source Linux

  • Microsoft PaintBrush Discontinued

    PC Paintbrush is graphics editing software created by the ZSoft Corporation in 1984 for computers running the MS-DOS operating system.

    Free Windows

  • S-Paint icon


    What program can compete with this mind of painting? Well now that competitor is here and the name is S-Paint. S-Paint is the first...

    Freemium Windows

  • Graphiter icon


    Graphiter is an easy to use, straight forward, and powerful Sketching App. Its aim is to reproduce a real life sketching workflow...

    Freemium Windows

Paintbrush Comments

Painfully weak. Even resizing is difficult because the re-s ...

Comment by Matrilwood
about Paintbrush Jun 2011

Painfully weak. Even resizing is difficult because the re-sizer doesn't adapt to the size of the image. For once there is something worse than MSPaint.