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  • Krita icon

    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...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux PortableApps.com

    • It's got almost everything that I wanted in Paint Tool SAI. The only downside... no blur tool. I am really looking for a painting software with a blur tool. So... 4.5/5 stars Guest • Jun 2015 Disagree   Agree
    • Very advanced program that is absolutely free, only downside is that it's not as lightweight as SAI Guest • May 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • Too glitchy and too hard to use. It will zoom in and out randomly making it hard to draw. Guest • Apr 2017 Disagree   Agree
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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...

    Free Mac Windows

    • It has most of the functions that SAI has. Guest • Nov 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • you can paint things in, even on different layers Guest • Dec 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • easy to start, and very user friendly. It may not sync very well but very fun to play around with. Guest • Mar 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • Has just about anything you could want, including pressure sensitivity, layers, and a variety of brushes. There's even an onion skin mode for animation! :D Guest • Apr 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • Its free and is for both Mac and Windows. It has a variety of brush settings and brush smoothers that work for both mouse and tablet. Guest • Apr 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • Antialiased lines almost as good as SAI and the best brush engine of all competitors regarding flexibility and edition through easy to learn scripting. Guest • May 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • it's free and supported on mac and very similar to sai Guest • Jun 2017 Disagree   Agree
  • 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

    • I usually use it and I really like the way the lines look like. But now it's a little bit complicated to cope with all the brushes and drawing in digital programs. Guest • Jan 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • Very similar interface, just needs to improve the vector tool Guest • Aug 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • 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...

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

    • Definitely not in any way similar to Paint Tool Sai, there is a lot less tools to work with. Guest • Jun 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • There are multiple layers and pretty good pencils. sixelapixelspriteDec 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • 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...

    Free Windows

    • No layers and not nearly as powerful as SAI Guest • Dec 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • paint offers no layers and not enough tools or functions to even compare to sai. Guest • Mar 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • I dont think its the best but you technically can use layers using to color layer trick Guest • Apr 2017 Disagree   Agree
  • Corel Painter icon

    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...

    Commercial Mac Windows Android Android Tablet

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  • Seashore icon

    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.
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    SketchPort

    SketchPort is an online drawing community with free software for PC, Mac, iOS, and Android. Draw, chat, vote, be inspired, be challenged and earn badges!

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web Android ... Android Tablet iPad

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  • Verve Painter icon

    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...

    Free Windows

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  • 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...

    Free Mac Windows Adobe AIR

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

PaintTool SAI Comments

PLEASE SUPPORT MAC COMPUTERS, PTS!!! TT-TT

Comment by Yami
about PaintTool SAI May 2016

I've been drawing on Paint Tool SAI for a very long time. This program was probably one of my first drawing programs I ever picked. When I got a new computer, Paint Tool SAI doesn't support macs. I'm really disappointed because I adore this program so much!! TT~TT Please make a version that supports macs because I don't want to use any other programs!

This program moves very smoothly. It's perfect for all artists. I definitely recommend this for any beginners who is starting out.

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Offers more (editing options) than basic software such as M ...

Comment by xxavx
about PaintTool SAI Jun 2011

Offers more (editing options) than basic software such as MSPaint or even MyPaint, while leaving out all the complexity of Photoshop's filters and tools. It makes the painting process very smooth and comfortable.

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