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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 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

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    • Discontinued Last release from March 1st, 2015. See https://pinta-project.com/pintaproject/pinta/releases/1-6
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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 Windows. It opens and saves files as Windows bitmap (24-bit, 256 color, 16 color, and monochrome...

    Free Windows

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  • 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

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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    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated.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.
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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

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  • 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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  • Artrage icon

    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

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    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

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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.
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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

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    • 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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    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

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    • Discontinued Merge branch 'gimp-2-8' of https://github.com/GNOME/gimp into gimp-2-8. See https://github.com/seagetch/gimp-painter
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    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

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    openCanvas

    openCanvas, popularly abbreviated as oC, is a popular Japanese image editing program. openCanvas is a paint software package that can be used by experts and novices alike. openCanvas has functions that will enable recordings...

    Commercial Windows

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    Leonardo

    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 best painting application ever.

    Commercial Mac Windows

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  • Tayasui Sketches icon

    Tayasui Sketches

    Sketches is a perfect mix of beauty, simplicity and power, a truly unique combination you won't find anywhere else. Sketches is the ideal canvas, perfect for getting down ideas, illustrations, painting, anything your creative...

    Freemium Mac iPhone Android Tablet iPad

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    FotoSketcher

    Turn your photos into beautiful paintings, sketches or drawings in seconds. FotoSketcher is a 100% free program which can help you convert your digital photos into art, automatically. If you want to turn a portrait, the photograph of...

    Free Windows PortableApps.com

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  • Artecture Draw, Sketch, Paint icon

    Artecture Draw, Sketch, Paint

    Artecture enables you to sketch, draw and paint like never before. If you love to draw, regardless you are an amateur or a pro, this drawing app provides all the tools and brushes that you’d love.

    Free Android

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  • Gnome Paint icon

    Gnome Paint

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

    Open Source Linux

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  • PaintStar icon

    PaintStar

    PaintStar is a versatile digital image processing software suitable for such tasks as retouching of photographs, composing and authoring images, image morphing, screen capture, and displaying image thumbnail in Windows Explorer...

    Free Windows

  • Gpaint icon

    Gpaint

    gpaint (aka GNU Paint), a small-scale painting program for GNOME, the GNU Desktop Environment. gpaint does not attempt to compete with GIMP, it is just a simple drawing package based on xpaint, along the lines of Microsoft Paint. ...

    Open Source Linux BSD

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  • Flame Painter icon

    Flame Painter

    Flame Painter is a unique paint program that lets you create original artworks with flame brushes. Flame Painter was created within 'I am an Artist' experimental project. The initial vision was to create an application for...

    Commercial Mac Windows

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  • TwistedBrush Studio icon

    TwistedBrush Studio

    TwistedBrush is a digital paint software and photo editor that supplies a wide variety of natural art tools. TwistedBrush Pro Studio includes over 5000 brushes and full brush editing all at a great price. Great for original...

    Commercial Windows

  • 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 changes in Windows 7 is that the addition of ribbon interface to Paint program. The new ribbon...

    Free Windows

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  • HeliosPaint icon

    HeliosPaint

    HeliosPaint is a freeware paint program for creating and editing images. It runs on Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and Unix and is written in Sun Microsystem's Java programming language.

    Free Mac Windows Linux

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    Sketchable

    Seamlessly fusing the freedom and romance of your physical notebook with the power and flexibility of the digital world, Sketchable provides the best creative experience on the market.

    Freemium Windows

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  • Pixia icon

    Pixia

    Pixia is a freeware bitmap graphics editor program for Windows, created by Isao Maruoka. It was originally designed for the anime/manga community but has also been used in other branches of art. Besides the primary Japanese...

    Free Windows

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    QAquarelle

    Qaquarelle is a very young opensource Qt4-based painting application that is supposed to provide a native way of painting with emulated traditional instruments, including watercolor simulation, full support for tablets and...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    • Discontinued Latest vsersion: 0.0.4 from 2010-02-09. See https://sourceforge.net/projects/qaquarelle/files/
  • Deleter CGillust icon

    Deleter CGillust

    Deleter CGillust (CG Illustration) is an early clone of OpenCanvas with a trial version that is not time limited. It has OpenCanvas' brushes, wacom support, and layer modes functionalities. Saving and export feature is locked down...

    Commercial Windows

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    MyBrushes

    MyBrushes Paint for Mac app allows you to paint on infinite canvas and PLAYBACK whole drawing. MyBrushes is a good alternative to Microsoft Paint and Apple Mac Paint. It's based on a former...

    Commercial Mac iPhone iPad

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