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Drawing Alternatives

Drawing is described as 'This application is a basic image editor, similar to Microsoft Paint, but aiming at the GNOME desktop' and is a digital painting tool in the photos & graphics category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Drawing for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, and Windows S. The best alternative is Krita, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Drawing are Paint.NET, MyPaint, Microsoft Paint and LazPaint.

Drawing alternatives are mainly Image Editors but may also be Digital Painting Tools or Photo Editors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Drawing.
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Drawing iconDrawing
  • FreeOpen Source
  • Linux

This application is a basic image editor, similar to Microsoft Paint, but aiming at the GNOME desktop.

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  1. Krita is a professional Free and open source (FOSS) painting program. It is made by artists that want to see affordable art tools for everyone withith concept art, texture and matte painters, illustrations and comics.

    Main Window
  2. is a free and very capable image editing software for Windows. Great alternative to Photoshop for people that do not need all the stuff PS offers.


  3. MyPaint is a fast painting program with an emphasis on full-screen use. It lets you focus on the art instead of the program. You work on your canvas with minimum distractions, bringing up the interface only when you need it.

    The 0.9.0 interface
  4. 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, all with the .

    Windows 7 Paint
  5. Raster & vector graphic editor with many tools and filters, written in Lazarus (Free Pascal). Portable, 32bit (under 3mb) & 64bit (3.55mb) versions, ORA format & 16384x16384 image support. In app 3D import & rendering.

    Main UI

  6. 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.

    Main UI
  7. KolourPaint is a simple painting program to quickly create raster images. It is useful as a touch-up tool and for simple image editing tasks.

  8. Gpaint icon


    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD

    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.

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    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Image annotation for Elementary OS.

  10. Image Online Editor

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online

    Blazing fast Free online image editor tool to adjust brightness, contrast, hue, saturation, gamma etc. Drop your image in tool and start editing using image filter controls. No signup and no restriction to use this tool.

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