Alternatives to Pixelmator 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

  • 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

  • Autodesk Pixlr icon

    Autodesk Pixlr

    Pixlr is a fun and free photo editor that lets you quickly crop, re-size, and fix any picture, remove red-eye, and whiten teeth. Then...

    Freemium Mac Windows Web / Cloud Android iPhone Android Tablet ... iPad

  • 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

  • Photoscape icon


    Free, but very high quality photo editing software, that enables you to fix and enhance photos.

    Freemium Mac Windows

  • CorelDRAW Graphics Suite icon

    CorelDRAW Graphics Suite

    With vector illustration, page layout, photo-editing and tracing software, CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X7 is ideal for professional and...

    Commercial Windows

    • CorelDraw is vector based , pixelmator is raster based
      Guest 8/7/2015
  • GIMPshop icon

    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

  • Adobe Photoshop Express icon

    Adobe Photoshop Express

    Edit, share, and upload photos on-the-go, or access your entire online photo library with a finger-flick using Adobe Photoshop Express...

    Freemium Android iPhone Windows RT Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad

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    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

  • Aviary Photo Editor icon

    Aviary Photo Editor

    Aviary Photo Editor is a fun and simple way to make beautiful photos in seconds. Use professionally designed filters, creative...

    Freemium Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

  • 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

  • Acorn icon


    Acorn is a photo editor built for the rest of us. With a simple interface and tools for adding everything from text, shapes, and...

    Commercial Mac

  • Corel PaintShop Pro icon

    Corel PaintShop Pro

    PaintShop Pro is a photo editor with additional organizing capabilities, including keyword tags, auto sorting and facial recognition.

    Commercial Windows

  • Sumo Paint icon

    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...

    Freemium Web / Cloud

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  • Fotor icon


    Get ready to take your photos where no photo has gone before with Fotor. Some photos deserve special attention on a full screen. ...

    Freemium Mac Windows Web / Cloud Android iPhone Windows RT ... Windows Phone Kindle Fire

  • Artweaver icon


    Artweaver is a simple Freeware program for creative painting, i.e. Artweaver offers you all artistic effects which you need for your...

    Freemium Windows

  • PicsArt  icon


    With PicsArt, you can transform your photos into works of art using dynamic creative tools—all with the tip of your finger and all...

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

  • GimPhoto icon


    GimPhoto is GIMP binary hacked to emulate Adobe Photoshop gui. with new menu layout, great selection of plugins, and many...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Photoline icon


    Photoline is a professional image editor which offers creatives a mostly non-destructive workflow for 8/16/32bpc image processing and...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • PicMonkey icon


    PicMonkey is a feature-rich online photo editor that works right in your browser; no downloads necessary. Touch-up tools like Teeth...

    Freemium Web / Cloud Android iPhone

  • Hornil StylePix icon

    Hornil StylePix

    Hornil Stylepix, or simply StylePix, is a graphics editing program with a number of advanced features. StylePix is an acronym for...

    Freemium Windows

  • LazPaint icon


    LazPaint is a free and open image editor that features layers and transparency. It supports the format OpenRaster so it can...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • Microsoft Expression Design icon

    Microsoft Expression Design Discontinued

    Microsofts professional illustration vector and raster graphic design tool for web images. More oriented towards editing web graphics...

    Free Windows

  • 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

  • XnRetro icon


    XnRetro allows you to create stunning images with vintage or instant effect.

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone Android Tablet ... Windows Phone iPad

  • 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

  • Autodesk Graphic icon

    Autodesk Graphic

    Autodesk Graphic is a modern full-featured graphic design and illustration application, created specifically for Mac OS X. Packed with...

    Commercial Mac iPhone iPad

  • Serif PhotoPlus icon

    Serif PhotoPlus Discontinued

    PhotoPlus is the free, feature-restricted image editing software by Serif that enables you to fix and enhance your digital photos;...

    Freemium Windows

  • GraphicConverter icon


    GraphicConverter is computer software that displays and edits Raster graphics files. It also converts files between different formats....

    Commercial Mac

  • PixBuilder icon


    Free Photo Editing Software for PC PixBuilder Studio is a free image editing software program for digital photo editing, images...

    Free Windows

  • Photogene icon

    Photogene Discontinued

    Photogene is the ultimate tool for all your photo editing needs: - It's a full featured photo editor.? - Supports exporting and...

    Commercial iPhone iPad

Pixelmator Comments

Better than Paint.NET

Positive Comment by OmgItsTheSmartGuy
about Pixelmator and Paint.NET Oct 2011

I use Paint.NET as my preferred paint tool in Windows. Pixelmator, my favorite on Mac, is a lot better in every way.


Not so much an alternative to PhotoShop, but a real (and we ...

Comment by Pretz
about Pixelmator Jun 2011

Not so much an alternative to PhotoShop, but a real (and welcome) alternative to PaintShop Pro for the hundreds of quick image edits that most of us need in our daily work.


Pixelmator Didn't Get 'Er Done for me. While I like the pho ...

Comment by Autonut
about Pixelmator Jun 2011

Pixelmator Didn't Get 'Er Done for me. While I like the photo editing, the creative ways you can use type in Photoshop simply can't be beat. I realize the interface is a kludge from years of upgrades/changes/whatever but PixelMater just couldn't do type as well as Adobe. I wish it would, I love editing photos in PixelMater or even iPhoto better than I do in Photoshop.


Amazing to use in general. A simplified tool-set that has b ...

Comment by jebus
about Pixelmator Jun 2011

Amazing to use in general. A simplified tool-set that has been constantly and aggressively refined and added to since its beginnings makes for an approachable editing application with powerful features at your fingertips. It has improved considerably since release and the development staff are very responsive.