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GIMP Alternatives for Windows S

GIMP is not available for Windows S but there are some alternatives with similar functionality. The best Windows S alternative is Krita, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to GIMP and nine of them are available for Windows S so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows S alternatives to GIMP are Paint.NET, Photoscape, Polarr and Adobe Photoshop Express.

GIMP 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 GIMP.
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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.

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    Free and open source and with non destructive image manipulation capabilities

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    It is easy to use and has many useful features. It focuses on creating your art and not on making tons of configurations like Gimp or Photoshop.

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    Mosrod

    Krita doesn't have photo editing tools and focuses on painting

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    mrdaltro

    It is really AMAZING how this piece of software has evolved in a short time. Just a year ago, it's true: it was just kinda Illustrator alternative. But nowadays Krita incorporated a lot of features that can for sure make it a good substitute for PS or GIMP as well. A good bunch of filters, layers and styling options for layers, adjustment layers, RAW support, very nice interface (way more producer-friendly than GIMP). I'm really surprised on how this project is evolving.

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    Photo Manipulation and raw Painting/Drawing tools have been part of the program for QUITE a while now (some odd 5 years or so). Ignore anyone who says otherwise.

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    Krita has effect layers like Photoshop and the most powerful brush engine

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    It's like comparing Microsoft Word and Microsoft Powerpoint.

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  2. Paint.net 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.

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    Much simpler to master for the occasional user

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    CraftKittyScotland

    GIMP is so sophisticated and complicated that the average user will find it a challenge to master it.

    Paint.NET, on the other hand, is much easier and less challenging to learn how to use it. I use it all the time for my video editing, logo making, and music photo making, since I'm an electronic music producer.

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    It is only for windows users.

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    Excellent Software lightweight, easy to use for fast editing.

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    zippy123

    A more user friendly interface, great for simple editing jobs.

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    it just has 100 times less features and is kept wayyyy too simplistic

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    ive been using paint.net for a long time. the interface is very user friendly. someone like me with limited computer knowledge will find it very easy to use. i tried gimp and PS although they are powerful, they are very complicated to use.

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  3. PhotoScape is a fun and easy photo editing software that enables you to fix and enhance photos.

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    Almost everyone thinks Photoscape is a great alternative to GIMP.

    Photoscape is a great program, I use it myself but won't do the more complex editing GIMP can do.

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    VoceClassica

    GIMP is BIG because it has countless tools that make it a true photoshop rival. Photoescape has a beautiful interface but is focused on implementing effects on ONE single photo at a time. CROP functions and LAYER management very very limited. Unsuitable for complex professional creations. Good instead for amateurs and hobbyists of photography.

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    Polarr

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Windows S
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    From high-precision light and color tools, to advanced clarity and dehaze settings, to the ability to create and save your own filters. Polarr is the ideal photo editor for bloggers, students, and photo professionals alike.

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    Most users think Polarr is a great alternative to GIMP.
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    Adobe Photoshop Express

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Windows S
    • Android Tablet
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad

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

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    No way comparable to GIMP, much too simple in functions. It doesn't give as much options for editing images, as GIMP does.

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  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.

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  7. 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.

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    Sketchable

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows
    • Windows S

    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.

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    Graphiter

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows
    • Windows S

    Graphiter is an easy to use, straight forward, and powerful Sketching App. Its aim is to reproduce a real life sketching workflow using simple tools, such as, a Graphite Pencil, a Blend tool and an Eraser.

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    The program is no longer updated. Last version, 2.0, released in September 2016, can be still downloaded from the Microsoft Store.

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