GIMP Alternatives

    The most popular alternative is Paint.NET. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Pixlr or MyPaint. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to GIMP so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting GIMP alternatives are Adobe Photoshop (Paid), Affinity Photo (Paid), Photopea (Free) and Pixelmator (Paid).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Jan 12, 2021

    • 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...


      Latest vsersion: 0.0.4 from 2010-02-09. See

      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
    • Pocket Paint is a paint editor that, among others, allows setting parts of pictures to transparent and zooming up to pixel level.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Android

    • web 2.0 image tool for converting images online and apply effects like crop, resize, filters ... have a try it's free !
    • Photo Toolbox is an utility software that allows you to edit, retouch and fix your digital photo.
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      • Windows
    • Standalone old MS Paint program that allows you to get your old XP Paint interface in Windows 7.
      • Free
      • Windows
      Like Paintbrush and GIMP, you can fill in colours without those annoying soft edges if set correctly (FireAlpaca requires hitting the same spot several times). The classic versions did have a few more colours, though.
      Positive comment • 9 months ago

    • PhotoGlory is simple and intuitive photo restoration software. Enhance your retro pics with 100 built-in effects and use many other effective tools.
    • Paint +++aims to fill the need for a basic, streamlined, and Mac-native image editor.
      • Mac
    • Bazaart® is an award winning photo collage app. It allows you to create masterpieces on the go,and seamlessly work with Adobe Creative Cloud.Bazaart is only available on IOS devices.
    • Tree Studio is a product born from TwistedBrush Pro Studio but with a focus on 2D tree creation with a simpler, streamlined interface. Tree Studio has pairs of brushes for each tree type - one for the frame and one for the leaves.
    • Paint Studio is a product born from TwistedBrush Pro Studio but with a focus on natural media painting and drawing with a simpler, streamlined interface.