HeliosPaint Alternatives

    HeliosPaint is described as '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' and is an app in the Photos & Graphics category. There are more than 25 alternatives to HeliosPaint for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Android, iPhone and Linux. The best alternative is MyPaint, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like HeliosPaint are Autodesk SketchBook (Freemium), Clip Studio Paint (Paid), PaintTool SAI (Paid) and Microsoft Paint (Free).

    This page was last updated May 5, 2021

    1. 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.
    2. 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.


      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      ImEditor is a simple image editor, supporting PNG, JPEG, WEBP, BMP, and ICO file types. It offers several tools to easily modify an image.
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    3. 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 often like guide layers and panels.
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    4. DrawPad Graphic Design and Drawing software is an easy-to-use image composition and manipulation program, an essential tool for all types of graphic design projects. Easily draw and create graphic images.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • BSD
      Easily create drawings and edit images. Add arrows, text, and effects to your drawings and pictures, or crop and resize your images. The application is for the most part feature complete and will receive bug fixes as necessary.
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    5. 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.
    6. 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 OpenGL-based processing in GPU.

      Discontinued

      Latest vsersion: 0.0.4 from 2010-02-09. See https://sourceforge.net/projects/qaquarelle/files/

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    7. ChibiPaint is an open source oekaki applet, a software that allows people to draw and paint online and share the result with other art enthusiasts. - Filter, Tablet Pressure, Multiple Layers, Rotating Canvas, High-Quality Brushes... - Open Source.

      Discontinued

      Last update was in 2008, 9 years ago, no development update

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    8. 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.
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