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KolourPaint Alternatives

KolourPaint is described as 'simple painting program to quickly create raster images. It is useful as a touch-up tool and for simple image editing tasks' and is a digital painting tool in the photos & graphics category. There are more than 25 alternatives to KolourPaint for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Online / Web-based and iPad. The best alternative is Krita, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like KolourPaint are Paint.NET, Adobe Illustrator, Microsoft Paint and FireAlpaca.

KolourPaint 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 KolourPaint.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Linux

KolourPaint is a simple painting program to quickly create raster images. It is useful as a touch-up tool and for simple...

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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 within concept art, texture and matte painters, illustrations and comics.

    ⚫︎ Keyframe AnimationCompositions can be keyframed in Krita, allowing you to change the parameters over time.
    ⚫︎ LightweightKrita consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Support for LayersKrita supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableKrita is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Custom BrushesYou can use modified/custom brushes in Krita.
    ⚫︎ Pressure SensitivityKrita can change attributes like thickness or opacity, based on how much force you apply to your stylus/finger.
    ⚫︎ PortableKrita can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Krita vs KolourPaint opinions
    Most users think Krita is a great alternative to KolourPaint.
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    Krita is comparable to Photoshop and is thus an overkill, Kolourpaint is much simpler and is comparable to MS Paint.

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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.

    ⚫︎ Support for LayersPaint.NET supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
    ⚫︎ LightweightPaint.NET consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsPaint.NET can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ Dark ModePaint.NET supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    ⚫︎ PortablePaint.NET can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  3. Design quickly and confidently with Adobe Illustrator software. Sophisticated tools for drawing and typography, along with advanced color controls and creative effects, provide a comprehensive vector graphics environment.

    ⚫︎ Support for LayersAdobe Illustrator supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
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  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 .

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    Microsoft Paint vs KolourPaint opinions
    This alternative is disputed. Microsoft Paint is still a legitimate alternative to KolourPaint, but it might have issues that some users think are important.

    KolourPaint can do a few interesting things such as turning a picture into grayscale and (if memory serves) rotating RGB values for the image. Microsoft Paint can't do that stuff intuitively. I already have Microsoft Paint on my computer, and the reason I came here was to look for something that can at least convert an image into greyscale while keeping a simple and intuitive interface.

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  5. FireAlpaca is the image editor that can be used readily and easily. We made it possible to provide the completely free download, in order for our products to be experienced by more users from all over the world. It is available for both Mac and Windows users!

    ⚫︎ Support for LayersFireAlpaca supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
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    Drawing

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

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

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  7. Pixelitor is a cross-platform raster graphics editor written in Java. It supports image filters, drawing, layers, multiple undo, etc. Currently its main strength lies in the more than 70 image filters and color adjustments, some of which are unique.

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    PixBuilder

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    Free Photo Editing Software for PC.

    ⚫︎ Support for LayersPixBuilder supports the organization of elements through a hierarchical order that can be manipulated/viewed independently.
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  9. JSPaint is a free web-based remake of Microsoft Paint , a basic but popular image editor for the Windows operating system.

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    CinePaint

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux

    CinePaint is a deep paint application that edits EXR, DPX, 16-bit TIFF, JPEG, PNG and many other types of image files. CinePaint is available as a native application for Linux, Mac OS X, and BSD.

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    Discontinued

    The development is discountinued since 2013-05-06https://sourceforge.net/p/cinepaint/activity/?page=0&limit=100#599c65d15fcbc926952bcea9

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